How To Be Good At Confrontation

How To Be Good At Confrontation

I was recently asked by Marie Claire to give some tips on confrontation and the more I thought about it, the more I realised how unfortunately deciding whether to “confront an issue” is likely to be a choice we have to make most days. How exhausting. Be it a rude...

How To Be Good At Confrontation

I was recently asked by Marie Claire to give some tips on confrontation and the more I thought about it, the more I realised how unfortunately deciding whether to “confront an issue” is likely to be a choice we have to make most days. How exhausting. Be it a rude...

Pick Your Tribe – Kick Ass at Work Lesson 9

Your Work Tribe are the people you chose to help you thrive and enjoy your work environment. We talk about “tribes” in our personal lives, but having a tribe at work is just as important. On average, we spend over 40 hours per week at work therefore, it’s vital that...

15 Powerful Weight Loss Tips

I’ve recently lost weight and I’m going to share with you my 15 Powerful Healthy Weight Loss Tips. I’m not a qualified nutritionist, Doctor or PT instructor, so I’ve written this blog post from a purely personal perspective. I hope it helps: Food is the Key  It’s TRUE...

How To Set Goals – Coaching Exercise

The key to setting realistic goals is to think bigger picture, yet be realistic at the same time. So, for example, if you want to own an organic baby food empire but you're: A single mother. Have three kids under 7. Work in a supermarket part time. You need to firstly...

How To Stop Being Lonely

I remember the time I first felt lonely. I had just moved to a foreign country on my own, started a new job and was going through a break up, literally all at once. I was on an emotional roller coaster, yet there was one HUGE emotion that stood out for me head and...

How Much Sex Is Normal?

How much sex is normal?  I’ve got this theory (unproven) that many women are simply not interested in sex. At all. I’m absolutely convinced that after a certain period of time, the sex in a long term relationship is not just infrequent, but non-existent. I can’t...

How To Control Your Temper

You've lost your temper. May be you were right. May be you were wrong. But you've lost your temper and now you look silly. We've all been there, I know I have countless number of times in the past, but thankfully I had a wake up call three years ago that helped me. I...

10 Ways To Instantly Boost Your Health

Hosting a weekly podcast on happiness & health has given me the opportunity to interview a number of super cool qualified people in the health arena. As such, I’ve quickly established proven health boosters that I’m happy to share with you now. In no particular...

One Guaranteed Method For Instant Happiness Now

Instant Happiness Fix sounds too good to be true.  How can we summons Happiness on demand? Is there such thing as an Instant Happiness Fix? Yes, there is. If you listen to my podcast released yesterday, it’s all about Instant Happiness. About how to flip the happiness...

Free Meditation Retreats

Yes, free meditation retreats. I've been dealing with clients recently who want to explore meditation in more depth, but either can't or won't to pay a fortune for a meditation retreat. So this got me researching retreats that are either free or good value for money....

Vagina Steaming

Yes you read that correctly, VAGINA STEAMING. Probably not a post for the men. But please do share with the ladies in your life......... So, Vagina Steam. Never heard of it? Well neither had I until I met You Need A Vicky for a podcast interview a few months ago. So...

How To Fit More Hours Into Your Day

How to fit more hours into your day? Impossible, right? WRONG! I LOVE this question because I believe I’ve come up with 10 effective ways to help you get back time. As in realistic, practical REAL ways to recover some time. If you follow my recommendations, I believe...

What Makes You Happy?

Have you ever sat down and given some thought as to when you last felt happy? What were you doing? For most people, when asked what makes them happy they don’t know. They’ve become so bogged down with “life”, they’ve lost track of the most important thing: Happiness....

The Most Sensational Detox Recipe Ever!

I've recently stumbled upon some of the yummiest detox recipes EVER and I'm happy to show case them with you. The first one being Nomato Meat Balls. Nomato what?! I hear you ask. Bear with me all will be revealed shortly.... If you don't want to read the background as...

How To Be & Stay Healthy Naturally

Written by Mituri Pradip Sharma of Nim-Véda Australia Who wants to be stuck in bed when everyone else is out having the time of their life? No one! That’s who. Let’s face it - you’re busy, I’m busy, we’re all up to our eyeballs in busy. We’re all also guilty of...

It’s Never As Bad As You Think – I’ve Got Proof!

It’s never as bad as you think and I've got first-hand proof! I’m talking about those events, normally job interviews or public speaking events, that when you think back, you want to change everything that you said or did. When you think back, you cringe over your...

What Do People Really Think of You?

Have you ever found out what people really think of you? It’s truly one of the most powerful and productive self-development exercises you will ever do. I use this exercise frequently with Client’s and it’s so simple yet uber uber effective. I get my Client to ask...

The Most Controversial Thing A Woman Can Do?

Written by Michelle Thole It was a baking hot day in May. You know, the sweat dripping down your back kinda weather?  I'd just finished leading a workshop for a well-known bank in the city. Pleased that it had gone well, I boarded the sweat box tube carriage heading...

How To Make Extra Money Part 3

This is part 3 of my 3-part series on how to make additional money. Enjoy! Online Trading This isn’t as complicated as it sounds and it’s fairly easy to do. The best platforms are: Plus500 & eToro.com, but please do your own research also. Both of these platforms...

How Not To Make a Bad Day Worse!

How many times have you had a bad day and felt embarrassed because you reacted poorly? I have many times. Bad days often can’t be avoided; but it’s important to be able to recognise the bad days when they arise and know how to conduct yourself. Not to make them worse...

Childless by Circumstance written by Fiona Tate

It’s Mother’s Day today here in New Zealand. Mother’s Day sucks. Don’t get me wrong, I love my mother, and I believe that as a group, mothers should be celebrated. But, I’m not part of that group, never have been, never will be. And no. It wasn’t my choice. I wasn’t...

How To Stay Energised At Work – Kick Ass At Work Lesson 8

Staying energised at work is one of the most common complaints I hear from my Client’s. In fact, it’s one of the most common complaints I hear about full stop: inside or outside of work! So, I’ve compiled 13 super easy tips that will help you find more energy: Sleep –...

How To Make Extra Money Part 2

This is Part 2 of my 3-part series on how to make additional money. This week we cover a more diverse range of money making ideas. Enjoy! Lionbridge A genuine “work from home” company. It has good reviews and offers the potential to earn a good side income....

How To Make Extra Money

People come for Coaching because they want to change their lives. However, one of the biggest obstacles is always money. As a Coach, firstly I need to stress that if it’s only your finances holding you back, then this is one of the easiest obstacles to overcome!...

Limiting Beliefs – Coaching Exercise

Limiting Beliefs are those that constrain the way we think or act. Limiting Beliefs are those beliefs that are so ingrained that they pass through our minds without us even noticing them. They can manifest from our parents belief system or from a bad experience we've...

The Wheel of Life – Coaching Exercise

I can guarantee if you go and see a Life Coach, one of the first exercises they will get you to do is fill out The Wheel of Life. It’s such a simple Life Coaching tool; yet extremely powerful and so simple to use. As you know, many Client’s come for Coaching because...

Don’t Work Long Hours – Kick Ass at Work Lesson 7

Finding yourself working at least 10 hours per day? Sometimes 12 hours and sometimes 14 to even 16 hours? On the contrary to thinking this shows commitment to your job and is a good thing: it's the exact opposite. It's unnecessary, unhealthy and a possible sign that...

Friends And Why They Are Needed For Survival

One of my closest friends said to me recently that I was her chosen family. It’s one of the biggest compliments I’ve ever been given. I’m lucky that I’m still actively friends with people from when I was 3 years old, so for me friends have always been there and...

Bad Boss Management – Kick Ass at Work Lesson 6

The difference between a good boss and a bad boss can be a life or death situation for your job. A good boss will motivate you, support you, encourage you and be proud of you. A bad boss will of course do the exact opposite. But worse. A bad boss can make your working...

Understanding Your Values To Change Your Life

For those of you who have had Life Coaching before, you will know what I mean by Values. For those of you who haven’t let me explain: They are: Your Life Principles Your judgement on what is important in life. Your deeply held beliefs on standards of behaviour Your...

20 Signs That You Need To Change Your Life

I’ve identified 20 Signs that indicate you may need to change your life. Signs are listed in no particular order. You may associate with one or you may associate with them all. BUT the important thing is to analyse how often you are having these feelings? If you...

How to not care what other people think of you!

How to not to care what other people think of you is a liberation. Honestly a liberation. It was a skill I learnt to master through Coaching and it’s helped me move forward in my life BIG time. Below are the 10 tips I give my Client’s to help them liberate themselves...

My Miscarriage Nightmares, Rudeness and Age Discrimination

Before I start my miscarriage story I want to make it clear that: Generally (and particularly after living abroad) I believe the NHS to be a wonderful service. I still do. How aware I am that the NHS is abused left, right and centre. Also, that this post is LONG. If...

7 Day Smoothie Challenge: Recipes Included

These are my own smoothie recipes and they taste delicious! Simply replace one meal per day (recommend either breakfast or lunch) with one of the recipes below. Smoothies are a fantastic way to help you get vegetables and fruit into your diet every day. If you don't...

How well do you know your Partner?

How well do you know your Partner? After a few years, it’s easy to forget why you got together in the first place! The thrill of joint bank accounts, mortgage payments and kid’s tantrums can take away the desire for passion. The want to be together. So, I’ve come up...

Sleep problems? Turbo Charged Remedies Part 2

The last of my blog series on sleep problems. Having problems getting to sleep or staying asleep (or both) is an issue for soooooooo many people. Don’t be one of them. Read on for my final tips: Quality Sleep Don’t stress over the amount of sleep you have had. It’s...

Sleep Problems? Turbo Charged Remedies Part 1

My last post on this topic focused on the basics for helping you get to sleep. This post and my next post, delve into the less obvious sleep remedies based on my experience of poor sleep. Here we go in no particular order: Blue Light Blocking Glasses Mine are shown...

Sleep Problems? The Basic Remedies

I believe sleep problems are close to epidemic levels. So many people I talk to have problems sleeping, which is worrying because sleep, I think, is probably THE most important thing for our health. The good news is, I’ve experimented with various sleep remedies (I...

Consideration – Life Principal Number 12

Consideration is to act in a manner that is pleasant towards another human being. It’s to act so as to not inconvenience or harm another. It’s to think about others. Luckily I think most of people are considerate without needing to try. But faced with the Christmas...

Be Brave – Life Principal Number 11

To be brave is an act more associated with wrestling a lion, fighting off an attacker or charging into war. But I like to think of bravery in terms of stepping out of my comfort zone, pushing myself to do something that takes me a lot of courage to do. Scared because...

Compassion – Life Principal Number 10

Compassion forms part of the Life Principal series because it’s so important. It's socially important. The dictionary definition of Compassion is: “Sympathetic pity and concern for the sufferings or misfortunes of others” I would also add “to have empathy” to make...

E-mail Management- Kick Ass at Work Lesson 7

One of the biggest causes of work overload is e-mail management. Or rather e-mail mismanagement! For example, how many e-mails do you receive per day? It’s hard to put a number against how many e-mails you should reasonably receive per day, but as per a recent study...

Being Kind – Life Principal Number 9

It’s been scientifically proven that being kind can make you happier. But we don’t need science to confirm this. Think about a time when you last helped a stranger. How did it make you feel when you walked away? At the very least, I imagine useful, worthy. Probably...

Managing your Calendar – Kick Ass at Work Lesson 6

Managing your Calendar is relevant for everyone, not just Senior Management. We saw in Effective To Do List - Kick Ass Lesson 4 http://financial-advisers.net/prosperity/2016/10/21/2771/ how important using your Calendar is for organising your tasks and ensuring you do...

How to avoid spending Christmas with the family!

How to avoid spending Christmas with the family is one of the trickiest topic ever. Christmas is meant to be a time for family, fun and reflection but it’s increasingly becoming a time of upset, stress and arguments. So, I’ve come up with some ideas that may help you....

How to Declutter your Books – Declutter Lesson 4

How to Declutter your Books is a surprisingly tricky topic! People love books! The problem is they can: Take up a lot of space Look messy Gather a lot of dust Become easily outdated Start to take over the house if not culled! So read on for my step by step guide on...

How Decluttering will Change Your Life!

The buzzword of 2016 seems to be Decluttering and for good reason. Quite simply, it’s one of the most therapeutic activities you can do. Decluttering can shift your life. Literally. The Decluttering of one cupboard, one room or even better your entire home will start...

Is your Partner Cheating?

It’s claimed that 60% of men and 45% of women will cheat at some point in their marriages. Reading this got me thinking about the subject of cheating and quite frankly how horrible it is to find out you’ve been cheated on. It’s happened to me a few times unfortunately...

Open Minded – Life Principal Number 8

Open Minded is the ability to embrace people, cultures and beliefs that are different to your own. It’s the ability to not immediately shut down when faced with a life situation which is completely different to your own. Ultimately it means not being judgemental and...

Quick Fixes to Find Love – Part 2

Following on from Part 1 (published on the 4th November) find more quick solutions to help improve your chances of finding love. Plan of attack Call up the girls and get them around for a strategy session. You lay on the food and the wine. They come up with strategies...

Photos Photos Photos – Declutter Lesson 3

If like me you take a lot of photos,  you will have a loads littered around your house or on your phone. Read on for practical advice on what to do with them. Physical Photos Physical photographs can be a chore to Declutter because the process can be a bit stop /...

Quick Fixes to Find Love – Part 1

If you would like to find love and improve your chances, see my advice below. Warning; some of the advice maybe blunt………but it’s meant with love. Get a make over It’s dog eat dog out there so you need to stand out. How you look is vital, particularly for men, so if...

Odds & Sods – Declutter Lesson 2

Odds & Sods are items that linger around the home, normally non- intrusive, but that need to be dealt with. They are clutter by stealth! Examples of Odds & Sods Items that were expensive but no longer useable. Old electronical items. Keys. Coins Power cables...

Take Frequent Breaks – Kick Ass at Work Lesson 5

Not rocket science, but frequently ignored and totally underestimated. Taking frequent breaks during the work day will increase your productivity. Do you know when you need a break? Symptoms to alert you to take a break Your wired Your bored Starting to day dream...

Why you shouldn’t slag off your partner

It's easy to moan about your partner, but do you realise how damaging it can be if you constantly do it? Particularly to the wrong people? Why Warning. I'm going to be brutal. People will wonder why you are together If you're slating your partner, people will start to...

No Regret – Life Principal Number 7

Why shouldn't you regret? Quite simply you have ZERO influence over the past, therefore it’s a waste of energy to wallow in regrets of “what ifs?” or “what have I done?” YOU CAN’T CHANGE IT. It’s happened. Some believe that the feeling of  regret is self-indulgent, is...

Effective To Do List – Kick Ass at Work Lesson 4

The Effective To Do List has made my work life much more effective. But before I explain how it works, I need to comment that there has been significant debate as to whether To Do Lists work; Richard Branson is an advocate for example but Kevin Kruse the productivity...

Five Minute Rule – Declutter Lesson 1

Declutter Lesson Number 1 is the Five Minute Rule. It’s so super easy and so effective you can't not do it. As with most of the Decluttering projects you will need a clip board, paper and pen. How to do it? Go around the house and compile a list of the niggly little...

Prosperity Kitchen Decluttering Prize.

Decluttering is quite simply one of the most therapeutic things you can do for yourself and your home. Your home is your castle and should make you feel good when you walk through the door. But does it? As part of a Prosperity Kitchen Declutter blog series and launch...

10 Ways to Keep Him on his Toes!

Outlined below are 10 ways to keep him on his toes. Because, let us be honest, after the initial honeymoon period, generally men can forget the importance of romance. So, how to do it? Be self-confident Identify what boosts your self-confidence and ensure that these...

A Toxic Friend. Do you have one?

Do you have a Toxic Friend? It’s probably never crossed your mind to analyse if you have a Toxic Friend because you wouldn’t be friends with them would you? Wrong. Its true friendships are organic and they ebb and flow BUT it’s also true that some friends can be toxic...

Act with Integrity – Life Principal Number 6

Act with Integrity is my number one Life Principal and my number one Value. To me it's the foundation of any person. Or should the foundation of any person. Without integrity you don't have much. FYI, the dictionary definition of integrity is: “The quality of being...

Saying No! Kick Ass at Work – Lesson 3

Saying no is difficult, particularly for women apparently. It's even harder in the work place. Could this be the reason why you are not excelling at work? Read on to understand why saying no is a good thing and how to do it. Benefits of saying no Saying no at work...

Patience – Life Principal Number 5

To understand the importance of patience, I think it’s best to look at impatience. What is impatience?  “The tendency to be impatient; irritability or restlessness.” Words associated with impatience: Restlessness, frustration, agitation, anger, nervousness, edginess,...

Cosmetics. Where is the cheapest place to buy?

According to Which? October 2016, Sainsbury is the cheapest for cosmetics overall. Which? Carried out a survey analysing the price of 61 different cosmetic products over 6 months and Sainsbury came out 17.1% cheaper than the most expensive place which was Boots. They...

Remove Distractions – Kick Ass at Work – Lesson 2

If you want to shine in the work place you MUST take control of the distractions to turbo charge your productivity and efficiency. How? Implement the suggestions below and your distraction level will drop to virtually zero: Don’t look at e-mails first thing. Do your...

Choose your Reactions- Life Principal Number 4

Choose your reactions. Why is this so important? They dictate who you are perceived to be It's who you really are Can give your personal power away Oh and they could be making you fat. Read on. Perception Who you are perceived to be versus who you are actually are,...

Work Out 5 with Personal Trainer

My final and fifth session with my Personal Trainer had three elements: Core Mini Circuit (fat blasting) Free weights (strength building) This session takes a bit longer than the others (probably 1 hour) but the variety of exercises will provide you with one mega body...

Most Important Task – Kick Ass at Work – Lesson 1

Laser Focus and tackling the Most Important Task first. That's how most successful people get ahead. They have laser focus on the most important “project or task” that has to be done and don’t get distracted until that task is done. If there is one way to instantly...

How to Clean your Oven without Harsh Chemicals

How to clean your oven without using harsh chemicals. Impossible right? Our oven was caked in grime. My husband had been asking me to get the oven cleaned for about a year, but I put off because I don’t like using harsh chemicals, I’m trying to remove as many as I can...

Don’t Compare Your Insides – Life Principal Number 3

Comparison to others, particularly with all the social media platforms available, is becoming easier and easier to do. How can you not compare yourself to Miss Perfect whilst sneaking a peek at Facebook on a grey Monday morning in a job that you hate whilst trying to...

Work Outs with Personal Trainer – Session 4

Work outs with Personal Trainer. Session 4. This blog post forms one in a series of 5 posts outlining the work outs I've been doing with Ben of Benifit to help me lose weight and tone up. See my Blog Post Cheaper Personal Training Options for the reasons why I...

What the bleep bleep is a Life Coach anyway?

A question I always get asked, normally accompanied with a look of distrust and cynicism. It’s a fair question I suppose, I didn't really appreciate what a Life Coach was until I started to look into improving my life a number of years ago. So what is a Life Coach? A...

Present Moment Living – Life Principle Number 2

This is a Principal I’ve only recently understood and now really appreciate the benefits of. In nut shell, you only have this Moment. Right now. This is not mumbo jumbo wooooooo woooooo crap before you switch off, it really does matter and can make a huge difference...

Health Foods Full of Cr&p!

I’ve taken 3 foods that the average shopper assumes are healthy: Coconut Milk, Granola and Dark Chocolate and reviewed the contents. From my quick (unplanned) tour round my supermarket here is what I found: In summary: Canned Coconut Milk – Can’t recommend one. All...

Do My Boobs Look Big In This?

One of my Annual Pilgrimages is to go and buy new bras. Last week I set off to John Lewis and whilst rummaging through the lingerie section (oddly located adjacent to the men’s toilets. Is intentional and clever or unintentional and stupid??) I tried to focus on the...

Work Out 3 with Personal Trainer

Work Out 3 is tough tough tough, but I am already seeing the difference in my body from integrating Ben’s work out into my gym program twice a week. If you haven’t use a Kettle Bell before then make sure you ask someone to check your posture is correct, otherwise you...

Work Out 2 with Personal Trainer

I did Work Out 1 in three of my gym sessions last week and my muscles can definitely tell the difference! So Work Out 2 is outlined below and it’s a killer! As per last week,  it lasts approximately 45 minutes and if you’re confused by the terminology YouTube, google...

Work Out 1 with Personal Trainer

Following on from last week’s Cheaper Personal Training Options, I’ve had my first work out today with Ben of Benifit in Newbury. My goal is: Weight Loss, toning and to tighten my core area. I have a bad knee so Ben needed to adapt the exercises to take account of...

Magazines Magazines Magazines

"Me Time", is so so so important and one of my favourite "me time" rituals is to read magazines. I love them! But have you seen the costs of magazines lately? Particularly the glossy ones? A lot. Often over £4 for one. Now, don’t get me wrong, I’m all about spending...

Daily Gratitude – Life Principal Number 1

Gratitude - “The quality of being thankful; readiness to show appreciation for and return kindness” The “Attitude of Gratitude” theory has had a huge resurgence in the past 10 years. We’ve been encouraged to write Gratitude Lists, keep a Gratitude Diary, to feel...

Delicious Easy Almond Milk Recipe

If you’re dairy intolerant like me then a milk alternative is a MUST. I try to avoid Soya Milk and use Almond Milk instead. I used to buy my Almond Milk until I looked at the ingredient list and realised what the milk contained (some brands are worse than others). So...

Cheaper Personal Trainer Options

As a Coach, I know how to guide my Clients to a successful outcome. I know how to do this with myself too. But sometimes life has a way of throwing a Crappy Curve Ball and even if you are the most positive, motivated person in the world, you can let things slide. The...

Dark Chocolate Recipes

  Dark Chocolate can be considered as a health food. How cool is that? The health benefits of chocolate made from raw cacao are various: •    Packed with Antioxidants •    Lowers Blood Pressure •    Good for Circulation •    Help prevent Stroke •    Probiotic •  ...

Reorganising Personal Priorities.

How many times have you said yes when you really want to say no? People Pleasing is a massive (and delicate) topic and I will go into further detail in another blog post, but if you have a situation now,  whereby you are seeing people or doing something you don't...

Smoothie Doctor

Smoothies are a quick and economical way to give our bodies some well deserve TLC, particularly if catering for picky children. There is an ever increasing debate on smoothies v juices and both have their benefits. I tend to have a smoothie if I’m in a rush and need a...

Essential Life Principals

I've been studying Personal Development for a long time now and through my own experiences and by studying literally hundreds of Self Development and Psychology books, I've compiled a list of what I believe are Essential Life Principles. They've helped me enormously...

10 Ultimate Declutter Tips

It’s been proven, outer calm and tranquillity promotes inner calm and tranquillity. Remember the last time you had a good clear out, how did it make you feel? I bet amazing. This is why keeping your home neat and tidy and free from clutter is so important. To help you...

The Confidence Game

Lack of confidence getting you down? Here a 6 Quick Hit Confidence Strategies that may help: See Confidence as Skill Set for You to Learn Flip your thinking and see confidence as something you learn and not something you have. Grab a piece of paper and draw 4 columns...

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