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Dec 03, 2012

2012 has been an incredible year for Great Britain. The country united to celebrate the Queen’s Jubilee and the stage was set for spectacular sporting achievement! So when you reflect on 2012, how was the year for you? Did you achieve your greatest aspirations, did you live life according to your own values and did you enjoy some moments of memorable family time? I hope you can reflect on a joyous year and look ahead with optimism for 2013.

Of course there will always be things you wished you had done, goals you had achieved and hobbies you had started. Instead of dwelling on what was...

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Nov 26, 2012

So many mums tell me how stressful they find life and how overwhelmed they feel about the challenges they face. If you’re feeling like this, it is important you understand you can empower yourself to make small changes in your life that will help you regain a sense of direction for a happier future.

One of the most important things you can learn to do is make better use of your time. If life seems to be rushing by, allow yourself the opportunity to slow down. You must be able to reflect on the challenges you face and assess how you can manage them in a calm, structured way. If you do...

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Nov 26, 2012

Here are some top tips to help you ensure you achieve success with your business!

Have a complete understanding of your own objectives

In order to be successful, you must firstly validate what success means to you. Consider what it is you want to achieve, how you want to spend your time and what resources you have available to help you to realistically achieve your goals. Realising what it is you want to achieve will focus your mind and prevent you from veering off the path of success.

Manage your time as effectively as possible

If you manage your time as effectively as possible, you...

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Nov 26, 2012

Before you consider decking your house with beautiful Christmas decorations, here are some top tips to de-cluttering your home quickly and easily in preparation for the party season!

a) Clear the work surfaces in your kitchen, lounge and dining room, leaving only ornaments and everyday essentials on display. This will have an immediate impact of making your home look organised, neat and tidy.

b) Store the bulk of your children’s toys in their bedrooms or playroom rather than in the communal living areas. It is worth keeping a pretty basket in the lounge so any stray toys that still...

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Nov 19, 2012

Mums’ Struggles Made Simple [#MSMS]

Thanks to all mums who took part in my recent Make The Most Of Your Time survey. Your responses were quite typical from those I hear from so many mums who contact me, so you are not alone! I will now provide an overview to the questions and some solutions to the issues you face.

i) My first survey question asked how you would rate your time management. 
75% of participants advised that they do manage to organise their time, whilst others struggled to do so.  However no one responded that they were ‘good’ or ‘great’...

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Nov 19, 2012

Mums’ Struggles Made Simple [#MSMS]

Thanks to all mums who took part in my recent Make The Most Of Your Time survey. Your responses were quite typical from those I hear from so many mums who contact me, so you are not alone! I will now provide an overview to the questions and some solutions to the issues you face.

i) My first survey question asked how you would rate your time management. 75% of participants advised that they do manage to organise their time, whilst others struggled to do so.  However no one responded that they were ‘good’ or ‘great’ at...

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Nov 12, 2012

Christmas is a joyous occasion for most families. It brings lots of laughter and cheer, exciting events and plenty of good food! It also brings with it a great deal of clutter – from decorations, greetings cards, wrapping paper, constant catering and the coming and going of excited guests bearing gifts! This could add up to a very cluttered home, especially if you’re currently living in a disorganised space.

My top tip to tackling Christmas clutter is to create a harmonious organised home long before the festivities begin. De-cluttering your home is a great thing to do as it...

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Nov 12, 2012

Being able to run a successful business, enjoy quality family time and mange a busy household is only achieved through careful planning and scheduling. This means having the ability to harness all those skills such as delegating, prioritising and organising, and using them as effectively as possible.

In this month’s Succeed, I discussed the importance of being able to say “No” when other people become demanding, resulting in your time and energy becoming diverted onto tasks that have little or no benefit to you or your business. If you find it difficult to say no, you may...

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Nov 05, 2012

Eek! Christmas is on its way – are you ready for the festivities to begin? More importantly, is your house? As well as all the usual activity and chaos, Christmas brings with it gaudy decorations and lots of new presents. Do you have space for Christmas this year? Do you relate to one of these descriptions?

  • How on earth can you possibly consider adding tinsel, twinkly lights and a tree in your living room amongst all this clutter?
  • You’re actually wondering whether you can hide your clutter behind streamers, tinsel and shiny paper… Hmm…
  • You are super organised and...
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Nov 05, 2012

Eek! Christmas is on its way – are you ready for the festivities to begin? More importantly, is your house? As well as all the usual activity and chaos, Christmas brings with it gaudy decorations and lots of new presents. Do you have space for Christmas this year?

Do you relate to one of these descriptions?

  • How on earth can you possibly consider adding tinsel, twinkly lights and a tree in your living room amongst all this clutter?
  • You’re actually wondering whether you can hide your clutter behind streamers, tinsel and shiny paper… Hmm…
  • You are super organised and...
Continue Reading...
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