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Marathon not sprint

It's a phrase I've heard countless times "It's a marathon - not just a sprint" and it's useful. You could say this about virtually anything that it's a longer process, journey, ride than you might think it is.  That the finishing line is further...

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In the middle of it all

In 2013 I decided to host my first ever 3 Day Live Event.  A baptism by fire if ever there was one. I was so nervous I thought my knees would give wayI was off course and had too many slides and not enough timeI slapped my...

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Brilliant question

When I was asked yesterday, during a talk I gave to a 100+ women in financial services "What's the best career advice you have for us Kay?" it made me stop in my tracks.  It's such a good question and, the challenge is, finding just ONE is tricky....

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Above and below

Ha!  It's such a great throw down and when I heard it I knew to share it with you.  "We all exercise below the neck, what about regular exercise above the neck?" You know we're encouraged to consider all manner of exercise and practices for the well-being in...

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You’re worth it

Hello there  Chatting with my friend Kathy this week I was telling her about the private Chess and French lessons I'm investing in at the moment.  It made me look back and realise something I hadn't paid much attention to and that is... When I want to get...

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An Empty Cup

When Denise told me "No one, I'm senior enough that I'm expected to just get on with it" it sent up a BIG red flare for me.  And for Denise. We were discussing just how much time she was having to devote to day-to-day to the well-being of her team....

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Selfish – or is it?

When you take that short intake of breath, maybe say a curse word under your breath and then say "Yes, OK of course I will" to yet another request, there's a cost. So many women tell me how overstretched they feel and how the lines between work/home have become...

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Easy … or is it?

When we decided to go to Manchester for an art exhibition this week, it would have been so easy to have changed our mind and here are just a few of the reasons. The 500 mile round tripFuel and an overnight stay in a hotel2-days from our 'staycation' breakHounds into...

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What was I thinking?

It's so easy to upset or to disconnect with someone when you give your opinion - or a sense of your opinion - too soon. I've found a really useful little word which acknowledges what you've just heard without committing you to what...

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Only 10 Minutes

"I'll take that up when I have more time" or "When I'm on my holidays maybe I'll try again" or "I never seem to have enough time to ___" fill in the blank.  That was a conversation I had with my VIP Client Group this very week. We were talking...

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