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How to switch off and have a life outside of work

Let’s face it, we live and work in a world where work never ends. There is always more work to be done – more calls we can make, more emails coming in, more meetings to attend, more ideas we can follow up on.

How to be more efficient

Ten top tips on how to be more efficient when conducting personal admin, in collaboration with General Accident Insurance.

 

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Five good reasons to stop working late

Is 2016 the year you’ve told yourself you’ll leave work on time? Or get some more sleep? Or start taking up running or tennis or singing again?

 

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7 ways to recharge on the move

How do you survive in crazy season? How do you make sure you arrive, not just on time but on form, ready to perform at your best for that client, event or negotiation?

5 Warning Signs of Work Life Blur

Has technology allowed you greater choice or greater distraction? Has flexibility given you greater work-life balance or work-life blur? Are you working from home, or living at work?

 

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Balancing business and family – how do you do it?

Organiser, Action Hero, Juggler or Dancer – which are you?

 

Responsibility: Burden or Empowerment?

When we feel overwhelmed and burdened by responsibility, helpless, unable to take action or make a difference, are we actually taking responsibility?

 

What happens when you try to please everybody

So you think you want to please everybody? Here’s what really happens…

 

From Dream to Done: 3 Essential Ingredients

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’?

 

What to do when things don’t go to plan

Unexpected things happen. Injury, illness, home emergencies, client emergencies, school holidays, sick days, last minute projects, surprise visitors…

 

Not enough time? That can be good for your productivity!

When you run your own business, there is always so much to do. It seems like as entrepreneurs, our work is never done.

 

Networking Introductions – promoting yourself with clarity and confidence

Three key ingredients to delivering great networking introductions with clarity and confidence

 

Is your business firing you up or burning you out?

We all start fired up. But the late nights and constant learning curve can take their toll.

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What having kids has taught me about productivity

Having kids means you have less time to yourself, but what if it can actually be good for your productivity?

 

The art of slowing down

In the world of productivity we often talk about getting things done faster, smarter, easier. But what about slower?

 

Is guilt stealing your time?

Feeling guilty about what you don’t have time for? Here’s what guilt really does to your productivity.

 

5 unexpected things I learned this summer

How breaking our own rules can help us discover just how valuable they are.

 

Is it time to let go of work-life balance?

Has work-life balance become a holy grail that no one seems to get?

 

Two-and-a-half words that will improve your productivity

Tiny words that have a huge impact on our resistance, motivation and productivity.

 

Dealing with uncertainty − Part 1: Welcome to the void

The void can be a playground or an assault course, a sanctuary or a prison. It all depends on what we bring in.

 

Dealing with uncertainty – Part 2: Bringing clarity to the void

Are you living in the void right now? Are you working in a season of high uncertainty? Here are five survival strategies

 

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What to do when business goes quiet

What do you do in those quieter times? Is it business as usual, do you kick back and relax, or do you take the opportunity to do something else?

 

Seven productivity tips for the small business owner

How do you remain productive, when there are so many distractions? How do you stay focused when there are so many things to think about in your business?

 

9 surprising truths about workplace productivity

It’s one thing getting yourself organised and focused, but what about everyone else in the office?

 

9 ways to change your bad business habits

According to recent research, 3 out of 10 British businesses say they haven’t questioned their bad habits at all and 2 out of 10 don’t want to make the effort.

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The art of switching off

In this day and age, when so many of us work with our heads rather than solely with our hands, switching off may not be as simple as leaving work and going home.

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10 ways to achieve balance

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3 ways to work more proactively and productively with your boss

So you’ve landed yourself your first job. You’re keen, you’re raring to go, you want to get stuck in, prove yourself and learn as much as you can.

 

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How to Juggle… The Annoying Stuff

Can you have a life and have kids too? Where are YOU on your To Do List? Tips for working parents on how to manage the annoying stuff that sucks up your time

 

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How to build stamina at work and create a better balance for the year ahead

The rush towards the new year can be a challenging time at work. Build your resilience and stamina, and make a better work-life balance one of your new year’s resolutions.

How tech can free up two hours to transform your business

An estimated £9bn could be added to the economy if SMEs could find an extra two hours a week. How can you make those time-savings?

 

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How to chill the f&*K out

Two hours and 45 minutes: that’s how much free time, on average, we get each working day. So why waste it stuck in work mode? But 75% of us find it hard to relax when we get home.

 

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Battling Brain Drain? Hack Your Workday With ‘Attention Management’

In our new “Power Hack of the Week” series, we highlight one quick thing you can do each week to improve your personal, career or money life. Today, we’re featuring “attention management,” a productivity strategy that helps you master job tasks by tackling them at key moments throughout the workday.

 

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How to beat procrastination: tips from the experts

More than half of the population admits to being affected by procrastination. One in four people describe themselves as chronic procrastinators. What’s more, thanks to the rise of smartphones and social media, chronic procrastination has increased by 300-400% in the last 40 years.

 

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Booked review: How to be Really Productive, by Grace Marshall

Research, psychology and personal advice on how to get more done and feel less stressed

 

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How to increase your productivity

Ta-da lists, boundaries and how to tackle a world where there is too much to do and never enough time to do it in

Interviews

The Extraordinary Business Book Club

Alison Jones interviews Grace on writing, productivity and collaboration – essential listening for anyone with ‘write book’ on their to-do list!

 

The Hidden Why

Grace talks passion, purpose and productivity with Leigh Martinuzzi on episode 229 of The Hidden Why.

 

Beyond Busy

Grace joins Graham Allcott on his podcast to talk productivity, work/life rhythm, taming the lizard brain and confessions of a productivity author.

 

People Management Industry Insight

Grace shares insights on how to improve productivity and fuel growth with the CIPD community.

 

The Creative Life Show

Joanne Pieters interviews Grace on creative living, people-pleasing and her “mid-life crisis in her mid-twenties”.

 

Be Your Own Best

Lisa Mueller interviews Grace on success, overcoming challenges and her advice to her younger self for the Inspirational Women series.

 

On the Write Track

Bec Evans interviews Grace on procrastination, perseverance, treacle and writing productively.

 

Psychologies Life Labs

Amanda Alexander interviews Grace for Psychologies Magazine on how to avoid overwhelm and feel really productive in the run up to Christmas.

 

The Head Trash show

To celebrate Fight Procrastination Day (yes really!) Grace unpicks procrastination with Alexia Leachman on The Head Trash Show podcast.

 

Microentrepreneur Podcast

Julie Hall interviews Grace about the strategies you can use as a micro-entrepreneur, to help you become more productive, more focussed and happier with your choices, especially if you’re naturally disorganised.

 

Let’s Talk Business

If you never get to the end of your list of jobs, help is at hand. Alan Coote interviews Grace Marshall, on her new book ‘How to Be Really Productive’.

 

Share Radio

Nick Peters talks to Grace Marshall on the Shop Floor show on Productivity at work and her new book ‘How to be REALLY Productive

 

The Profit Margin

Naomi McMullan interviews Grace Marshall on productivity tips to make the most of your day alongside Rory’s Story Cubes, Adoreboard and 16 year old entrepreneur Mason Robinson.

 

Premier Christian Radio, Woman to Woman show

Grace talks faith and productivity with Maria Rodrigues on the Woman to Woman show

 

Imran Azam at Thinking Digital Manchester

Imran Azam interviews Grace on her new book, How to be Really Productive, at Thinking Digital Manchester

Video Interviews

Michael Sliwinski, Productive Magazine

Khiv Singh, The Art of Working

Graham Allcott, Think Productive

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