Office politics are often thought of as a bad thing. It’s something that can be viewed as ruthless and competitive employees indulge in to get ahead at other people’s expense.
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.
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.
Coaching is a big industry, but have you ever utilised the services of a business or life coach? You may think you’re doing just fine without a coach, so why would you need one? But, there are lots of surprising benefits of having a coach, as well as the more obvious ones.
Let’s look at a few key benefits of hiring a coach.
When you’ve got a million and one things to do, it can be hard to prioritise effectively. We tend to put off big tasks because they are so overwhelming, especially if you don’t have a plan of attack. So, we work on the smaller, more manageable goals but still have that big project looming over us.
Often, the only thing holding us back from achieving our goals and reaching our full potential at work is our confidence in ourselves or lack of it. Even if you have all the necessary skills and experience to go after that promotion or apply for a new job, failing to believe that about yourself can stop you from taking that step.
With a new year of work before us, it’s a great time to look ahead to the various challenges and opportunities we might face this year. So, I thought I’d share some advice for a challenge that we commonly face in the workplace – conflict, and how to deal with it in a professional manner.
While audits might not inspire you with a feeling of excitement, they are often necessary to help you take stock, assess your situation, and figure out how to progress from your current situation. Have you ever sat down and carried out this process for your life or career? If not, I would encourage you to do so.
Most of us spend at least a third of the day at work. That’s a big chunk of time, so if something at work is making us unhappy, it has a huge impact on our lives. What are the main issues that make people unhappy at work? Let’s look at some of these issues and what we can do to make them better.
In this video I will be covering how to balance your work life and personal happiness. Happiness needs to start from within and when you are able to accept what is going on around you, it is easier to feel that sense of fulfilment and life becomes both easier and enjoyable.