It’s official – I’m a Productivity Ninja!

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If you’re familiar with my blog, my coaching work, and my recent book, you’ll know that productivity is something of a professional specialty and a personal obsession of mine So I’m thrilled to be working with Think Productive as their new ‘Productivity Ninja’ for the Midlands, delivering their range of productivity workshops and helping even more people to tackle stress and increase their productivity. 12 November 2012: Think Productive Welcomes Grace Marshall as Productivity Ninja for the West Midlands Think Productive are delighted to announce that Grace Marshall will be joining us as ‘Productivity Ninja’ for the West Midlands. The unique role of […] Continue reading »

Working Lunch: Get It Done Before Christmas!

What have you started this year that’s now dragging? How would it feel to get it done, dusted and out of the way by Christmas? Join my on Thursday 22nd November at 12:30pm for a Working Lunch Session where we’ll work together to focus your energy, clarify your plan of attack and get you ready and raring to go – to get your ‘thing’ DONE by Christmas. How this works: This is a working call – bring your ‘thing’ in its current shape or form (project, to-do list, confusion, battle…). I’ll share with you my six steps to clarity and we’ll […] Continue reading »

What wakes you up?

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I am NOT a morning person. Night owl, yes. In fact I’ve been known to be more awake at 6am on the rare occasions that I’ve stayed up all night than if I’ve woken up at 6. Throw into the mix two children, who have both had their fair share of broken nights, 4-5am starts and illnesses that have thrown all routine out of the water. I admire people who are able to go to bed at 8.30pm in an attempt to get a full night’s sleep. But truth be told I’m far too attached to my evenings when I […] Continue reading »

Are you exhausted from doing it all yourself?

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There’s a saying that really riles me. “If it is to be, it’s up to me.” I know, I know. It’s meant to be empowering. To take action. Take responsibility. Take the reigns and be in charge of your own life. But. Too often it gets interpreted as “Do it yourself. You’re on your own.” When you’re faced with challenges. When stuff doesn’t work. When you’re overwhelmed. When you have too many ideas… or not enough. When you can’t see the wood for the trees. When you’ve lost your mojo. When you’re feeling cr*p. When you’re beating yourself up. When […] Continue reading »

Are you making the most of your finest assets?

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When you have your nose to the grindstone, it’s hard to see beyond the grindstone. It can be a great place to focus but only on what’s immediately in front of you. Sometimes you have to lift your head up, take a different view to see options and factors that are outside of the immediate picture, and go from “What can I do within this situation?” to “What can I bring into this situation?” Which is why I love the conversation I had with a newly appointed charity director last week. Like many charities, they have seen a significant drop […] Continue reading »

From Dream to Done: 3 Essential Ingredients

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Have you ever had a dream? One that you keep somewhere in the back of your mind as something you’d love to do ‘someday’? Someday is a safe place to hide dreams. Safe from the scrutiny of whether it’s doable, if you have what it takes, whether it would work. Safe from the pressures of having to justify or validate your dream, answering to questions of ‘how’, ‘when’, ‘where’ or even ‘why’. Someday is where dreams are safe. Where everything is possible, but nothing ever gets done. Writing a book was one of my ‘someday’ dreams. It’s a huge achievement […] Continue reading »

Due Date – and a BIG thank you

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Yesterday, after 40 days of writing and nearly 6 months of waiting, I finally launched my book, 21 Ways to Manage the Stuff That Sucks Up Your Time. Something that started out as a fleeting, pie-in-the-sky, ‘what the heck’ moment suddenly became very real and very public. Like any proud mama, I announced it far and wide, be it with butterflies in my stomach. What I was completely bowled over by, was the support and shout outs that came from so many wonderful friends and colleagues on Twitter, Facebook, blogs, local networks and beyond. It was a good thing that […] Continue reading »