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My 2 favourite tried and tested time saving business tools

This month is Stress Awareness month. I don’t know about you, but I never seem to have enough time to do what I want to do AND have enough quality time with the family. This is a continual source of friction for me which tends to raise my stress levels. Therefore, in this blog post …

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How to stay focused on your career progression when you are too busy to think

Long hours in a Big 4, city law firms and other large firms are often seen as the norm. In fact it can be easy to become so busy that it becomes impossible to stay focused on progressing your career. In this blog post I share an exclusive extract from the 2nd edition of ‘How …

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How to keep yourself constructively busy and motivated when work is light

Long hours in a Big 4 and other large firms are often seen as the norm. But what happens if you find yourself on the bench and scratching around for something to do? In this blog post I share an exclusive extract from the 2nd edition of ‘How to make partner and still have a …

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10 ways to stop procrastination from sabotaging your success

Procrastination is a deadly skill which will sabotage many a talented accountant, lawyer or consultant from achieving the career success they deserve. In this article, taken from an extract from Poised for Partnership, I discuss how to stop procrastination from seizing up your career and future. How to stop procrastinating From time to time, everyone …

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5 often forgotten ways to get back up to speed after a holiday

As the first of September rapidly approaches, many of us are returning from our annual summer break. As I found out personally, getting back up to speed after a week out isn’t as easy as it may seem. Here are a few tips to help you keep your post-holiday relaxed state for just that little bit …

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8 tried & tested ideas to help keep you going when you are exhausted in the middle of a deal

How many times have you been absolutely shattered but needed to keep on working at full tilt? Maybe you are in the middle of a deal which you are so near, but so far from closing? Perhaps you are involved in a negotiation where you have all agreed to ‘stay in the room’ until the …

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9 things to do if you’re feeling overwhelmed and get back in control

Jon Baker explores in this blog post, what it feels like to be overwhelmed, and 9 things you can do to reduce your stress levels and get back under control.  Are you feeling overwhelmed, slightly out of control and worrying that you’re getting less done than you should? What is overwhelmed? Overwhelmed can feel like …

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6 simple but effective email tips for everyone who struggles to keep their email under control

Today I reached Inbox Zero. It’s not something which happens often in my professional life. Despite penning articles such as how to permanently eliminate a cluttered inbox, I am ashamed to admit, that I have struggled, and still struggle on a daily basis to keep on top of my email. In this blog post I …

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Business Development Clinic: How can I save time with social media?

I am often asked about how to effectively use social media, without it taking up too much time. After all, most lawyers, accountants and consultants have chargeable time targets to hit. These targets don’t reduce just because you decide to use social media within your business development mix. In this blog post, I will give …

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