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The 5 Components of Self-Discipline

Last week, I attended a talk on self-discipline. Its a big issue as it’s hard to embed new habits and routines when our old ones are so ingrained. Here I share the five elements of self-discipline that we have to work on if we are to be motivated, productive and achieve the goals we set ourselves.

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Generation Y: 6 Key Facts

Yesterday, I sat as part of an expert panel at a Diversity & Inclusion event KPMG put on looking at the challenges ‘Five Generations in the Workplace’ will create for organisations in the near future. In this post, I share the 6 key facts we all need to know about Generation Y.

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Brits Lose Confidence at 25

Volvic released the results of research they conducted as part of their new campaign, which found that by the early age of 25, Brits have lost the confidence they felt they had in their early 20s. They didn't feel this confidence came back again until the age of 55. This post explores this reseach.

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My 5 Tips to Success

I was interviewed for the Coventry Radio Plus 'Talk Business' show on what factors I felt contributed to my success. Being interviewed for this radio show helped me reflect on how successful I actually am if I measure myself against what's important to me. Here are the factors I mentioned.

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Having the Confidence to Pursue Your Dreams

This month we have a guest post from Reader's Digest, designed to help you follow through on all those great ideas you have. It can be frustrating when you have all these ideas and you just can't seem to make them happen. Here's a few tips to help you through that and make those dreams a reality.

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Expectations: A Severe Case of the 'Shoulds'

I'm nearly 30 - I should be married by now. I should have kids by now. I should own a house by now. I should be settled in my career by now. I should not be eating this chocolate! Sound familiar? Sounds like a severe case of the 'shoulds' to me. We put a lot of pressure on ourselves to have all these things before a certain age. This post explores these high expectations, usually set by others, and how we can manage them.

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Spring Sale: 30 Minutes Free Coaching

Yesterday, British Summer Time began. To celebrate this period of transition and make the most of the Summer months, I am offering you 30 minutes free coaching with the first coaching session you book in, potentially saving you a whopping £52.50. Be quick though - this offer ends May 31st!

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Why It's OK To Be Single At 30

Having seen quite a few clients already this year, and heard about their Christmas breaks, it reminded me of the pressure that people in their late 20s and early 30s face from family, friends and society to "settle down and have kids". I experienced the same questions over Christmas - "When are you going to have children? You're not getting any younger. I had three kids at your age." In this post, I explore why it's OK to be single at 30.

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'End of Year Review' Exercise

At the end of each year, I like to review what I've achieved that year, what's gone well and what I'd rather forget. This exercise is a great way to do that. It also encourages you to think about what you'd like to get out of 2015. By thinking ahead you gain an idea of what actions you need to put in place to achieve next year's goals.

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How To Think More Positively

We start to think about all the negative reasons for not trying something new, all the things that could wrong, and all the reasons why we're not up to the job. We start to doubt ourselves and our ability to cope with the worst case scenario. Here are two ways to overcome these doubts.

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Alice Stapleton

About Alice

Alice coaches those who want to change career but don’t know what they want to do instead. She offers Career Coaching designed to help graduates, early career-changers, and parents returning to work gain a clear vision of what career is right for them, and how to achieve it.