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What does your glovebox say about you?

People spend an enormous amount of time in their cars throughout their lifetime, but what are their glove-box travel necessities? We were curious, so we got 10 photographers to photograph their car and the contents of their glove-compartment. Are there similarities or differences across the globe? GoCompare went off to investigate here, and here are …

What makes a successful team? - Sarah-J Coaching Blog

What makes a successful team?

I recently ran a mini-workshop on the subject of teamwork. It brought up some interesting insights when I asked the group ‘what makes a successful team?’ This blog will cover some of the answers we discussed in the workshop to answer this elusive question. 

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Golden Advice for Changing Careers at 50

I know, it’s daunting to think about changing careers at 50 years old; more so than at almost any time before that. For those considering it, there is no easy, one-size-fits-all answer. Changing Careers at 50 That being said, if you have the ability and the motivation to do something other than what you’ve been …

How to Prioritise

We’ve all been there – you’ve got 100 things on your to-do list and at least half of them are urgent. You know you can’t fit them all into your day, or even your week, so how do you prioritise them?

The Benefits of Appreciation

No matter what stage of your life and career you’re at, I’m sure there is plenty for you to be thankful for. Unfortunately, we often take these things for granted and focus, instead, on the negative things in our lives and the challenges we have to face.

How to Stay Calm Under Pressure

We often find ourselves under pressure, whether that’s at work or in other parts of our lives. How we respond to this pressure can play a big part in our success in that situation. Imagine you have to present an idea to your seniors at work, for example, in pursuit of a major project that could further your career.

How to admit your mistakes and apologise properly

We may like to think that we’re always right, but every now and again something happens where the blame genuinely falls on you. When this happens, you need to resist the urge to go on the offensive or retreat into your shell. Yes, it’s time to admit to your mistakes and make a genuine apology for them. This isn’t easy for a lot of us, so here are a few tips to help you through it. Remember everyone has a different view of the world, and interactions – your view may not necessarily be right. You may have wittingly, or unwittingly, caused offence or distress so take ownership of it. This is a major source of self- growth.

How do I avoid overthinking?

I don’t know about you, but I for one am prone to overthinking. Whether it’s lying in bed at night obsessing over trivial things, or doubting yourself on major decisions because you’re overthinking them, overthinking can lead to increased anxiety and destroy your productivity and decisiveness.

It’s safe to say that it’s usually a bad thing if you are attaching to your thoughts. Sometimes it’s best to let them pass and not overanalyse. Sleep on things and let your brain process what’s happening overnight. So, let’s look at a few ways you can avoid overthinking.