Archive Monthly Archives: September 2010

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The Emotional Impact of Falling Behind

A major area of stress in our lives in trying to cope with ‘all the things that need to get done’. The challenges of trying to keep up with it all can be compounded when you start to feel guilty or overworked by constantly trying to catch up.

In this podcast, Sam and Chris explore the emotional impact of falling behind and simple shifts you can make to minimise the impact and quickly get back on track.

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How to: Work Smarter Not Harder

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Do you find the mis-communication is causing confusion, or even worse the total lack of communication is resulting in duplication or work?

When is the last time you reviewed your communication with your fellow workers?

More specifically do you take control and manage up the communication between you and your manager?

During this podcast Chris and Paul talk about how you can actively work smarter and not harder.

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6 Top Tips for Team Work

I’ve been buzzing for over 24 hours as ActionPodcast hit a major milestone on Monday – surpassing 50,000 downloads since we launched! The 21 months of being live, and nearly 3 months of practice and prep before that, have been such an amazing experience so far – and I can sum it up in two words: TEAM WORK!

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True team work!

It is such a joy to be part of the AP team, and I think this has been a vital factor in our success because we all truly love what we’re creating together. But it has very much been a roller-coaster ride, rather than smooth sailing – so I’m inspired to share some top tips for team work at this fortuitous time.Continue reading

The Dance of a Social Butterfly

Meeting new people in any situation can inspire a mixture of fear, excitement, nervousness and anticipation – depending on how easily we cope with the dance of the social butterfly. And even if you enjoy a chance to socialise, it isn’t always a bed of roses!

So when a listener wrote in recently, Sam & Paul were keen to present a bouquet of flowers as thanks:

“When I am in any situation especially social I am able to make a great impression and have fun/etc – but after a while I get tired/bored and cannot maintain the energy or enthusiasm. I have tried making goals – using NLP-type exercises and all of these help in the short term, but not for long. Can you please advise if you have any input?”

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Do You Take Your Own Advice?

As coaches, we are skilled in helping other people gain clarity, build self-belief, take action and generally find ways to consistently and constantly make progress towards their desired life. Of course, you don’t have to be a certified coach to be able to help other people do the same. We all, at times, offer our sound judgement, advice, support or guidance to friends, colleagues and family members.

Yet, how often do you follow your own advice to others?

Do you find yourself telling colleagues they should leave the office on time and get home to more important things while you stick around just a bit longer to write ‘just one more email’?

Have you told a particularly stressed friend that they really ought to take a break and treat themselves to an afternoon at a spa or R&R in the local park, while your common stress-busting strategy is to just keep fighting through it?

Do you and your partner often discuss how great it would be to take in more of the cultural treats and opportunities that your area of the country offers, only to see another six months pass without Continue reading

Learning from the Best!

Whether you are wanting to try something new (and don’t know where to start, or are worried you might not be good at it) or whether you are wanting to improve on something you are already doing, there is no point reinventing the wheel if someone has already done it successfully before.

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Sam's Doodle Beetle (C) 2010

Chris and Sam explore why learning from the best isn’t cheating, and Chris explains that there are key elements common to all successful achievement regardless of the type of activity you are wanting to excel at. Mixing in a pinch of every-day-action, and a bit of fun!

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Make A Wish List

During a recent podcast, I spoke briefly about a Wish List I’d made at the age of 11.

I found it the other week while sorting out old boxes of memories and paperwork. Finding it really touched my heart: the hopes and dreams of a young girl with an incredible imagination. What amazed me even more is that only a few of the 10 items on my list remain to be ‘done’!
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