Work/life balance

These posts are all themed around the challenges of balancing your work and home life

Why a “To-Do” list really doesn’t help you and what do to about it

Professionals, like you, normally want to get more out of their day so you can get more chargeable hours, without sacrificing their families. Time Management is an oxymoron, as time can’t be managed – you can only manage yourself. The humble “To-do” list has a great role to play in getting more done, but the …

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Make partner and still have a life – It’s a choice

I was having a conversation today about the whole ‘how to make partner and still have a life’ proposition. In the conversation we explored our reactions to an e-mail I had received from one of my network, which contained the damning and immensely sad lines: I don’t think my firm would approve of me wanting …

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27 reasons why you may have lost your career mojo

In yesterday’s post we looked at ways to identify if you are lacking in career ambition. In today’s post we look at the many reasons why you may have lost your career ambition: 1. Bored 2. Don’t trust your firm 3. Don’t trust your partner 4. Don’t trust your mentor 5. Don’t trust your counseling/line/staff/appraising …

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Are you self-medicating to keep up with your peers?

I’d had 3 hours sleep. An energy-sapping day networking at a conference loomed large in my consciousness. I was fairly confident that I would be fine and get through the day. How did I know that? The benefits of having two young children have taught me that adrenaline will get me through these tough situations …

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8 tips to help you sleep well in a hotel bed (part 1)

I don’t know about you but I never seem to sleep well for the first night in a hotel bed. I’ve just come back from another conference and night away from home, tired after long days with the delegates and also running on limited sleep. Add together the unexpected noises that are par for the …

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You don’t need to get yourself ‘out there’ or do you?

I was reading an article about Brooklyn Decker. Who? Yes, apparently she is the wife of American tennis player Andy Roddick and starting to make a name for herself as an actress, after turning her back on a very successful modeling career. In the article, Brooklyn claims her successful break into the world of acting …

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Put your happiness first, it makes everything easier – including making partner

Take a look at your big life goals since you were at school. I guess they probably went something like: Do well at school so I can get to university Do well at university so I can get the job I want Get the job I want so I can build the career I want …

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