7 Super Secrets from the Dragons Den

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It’s become a TV institution since it first arrived on our screens over 17 years ago, although for every success story on Dragons Den, there are many dozens more that have stood before the business giants in the Den and secured not a farthing of investment for their budding ventures. In some cases, it’s been […]

Work stress and burnout – too much or too little?

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In 2019 ‘BURNOUT’ made it into the WHO’s International Classification of Diseases. It’s the result of feeling emotional, physical and mental/work stress for prolonged periods of time and refers to growing feelings of exhaustion, mental distance &/or negativity towards our work. Clinical Psychologist Sofia Gerbase of Unmind, the mental health & wellbeing experts, refers to […]

How to kick the procrastination habit – Part 2

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In our last FIT Matters blog, I admitted to you that if there were an award for Best Procrastinator of the Century, I’d win hands down!  If I can put off until tomorrow what can (and should) be done today, then sure as night follows day, I’m a procrastination dead cert to bet on 👍 […]

Stop that procrastination thief!

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Procrastination is the thief of time, they say. If there were an award for Best Procrastinator of the Century, I’d win hands down! Seriously, if I can put off until tomorrow what can (and should) be done today, then sure as night follows day, I’m a dead cert to bet on 👍 It is said […]

What are YOU deciding for yourself this year?

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Well, if there was ever a good time to DECIDE this year is going to be a great year, it’s RIGHT NOW. I mean today, the first ‘proper’ working day of 2022 if we’re being honest, given we had a 4 day week last week and none of us were feeling particularly ‘back on it’, […]

Customer Service lessons from the 18 Rules of Happiness

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If you haven’t watched this award-winning biographical film, starring the awesome Will Smith and his (then) young son Jaden, then where the hell have you been for the last 15 years!?  I think I’m on my 10th watch so far – and I’m not done yet because there are some great customer service lessons in […]

Time flies – whether you’re having fun or not!

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This week, I’ve been reminded (yet again) that there’s no time like the present – time flies and life is indeed a present, a precious gift, if you choose to savour every minute of the time you have, as this beautiful story at the end of today’s blog confirms. We know that time waits for […]

Take a leaf out of the Scousers book

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No, I’m not referring to my partner in crime, David Cross, although I will have to admit he IS just as funny as the Scouser I’m talking about today. Must be something about people from Liverpool – they just have funny bones, wouldn’t you agree? 🤣 Ex medical rep and semi-pro footballer, award-winning comedian John […]

Row, row, row your (own) boat!

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I attended a brilliant webinar recently, delivered by Simon Rickman of PEAK Performance & Potential Ltd, facilitated by the CPD Standards Office, all about this evolutionary phase of the working world we’re entering into post-COVID – and how organisations can effectively transition people back into the workplace. Simon and I concur on a number of […]

Sleeping with my boss!

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Not sure who deserves a medal the most, yet I stand tall & proud to admit I’ve been sleeping with my boss since we launched on Valentine’s Day 2001 and all in all, it’s been a blast – I mean, not many of us can own up to that sort of saucy claim now, can […]