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Time Management Tips when the Demands Hit Thick and Fast

1. Design Your Week Your Way Okay, so remote working has proved we can indeed be effective without physical presenteeism but boy has it triggered intense virtual presenteeism as it's easier than ever to schedule a 'quick catch up'. 12 hours of Teams/Zoom calls all day and then having work to do is simply untenable. Don't do it. Take responsibility…
Bianca Best
October 9, 2020
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The 5 Second Rule – Mel Robbins

This felt very gimmicky at first. I wasn’t sure what to make of Mel’s cackling and errm-ing conversational style.  I’ve never had any problems getting up early myself so I also couldn’t relate to her alarm snooze stories (she definitely struggled with sunrise starts), but shucks yes this did end up feeling motivating, honest and has propelled me into getting…
Bianca Best
October 7, 2020
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Retiring the Warrior Archetype

For many years I battled through life. I adopted masculine energy and stepped into an ethereal, engorged power stance as I fervently propelled myself forwards. I warred against internal and external resistance, defiantly donning armour as I assertively slayed the myriad obstacles in my path. I pushed through personal boundaries and obsessively chanted ‘feel the fear and do it anyway’. …
Bianca Best
September 25, 2020
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No-one is Coming to Wave a Magic Wand

No matter how much we dream of the knight in shining armour whisking us off to the castle to live happily ever after, or the powerful leader who spots our talents and plucks us out of mundane corporate obscurity catapulting us into the dream career opportunity, or the fairy godmother who swooshes away our endless domestic drudgery in one sparkly…
Bianca Best
August 25, 2020
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Recovery – Freedom From Our Addictions | Russell Brand

A total masterpiece. Wholly relevant to our time of overwhelm, addiction, egoistic pursuits and selfish me, me, me-ness. Russell Brand opens his heart and eloquent soul to walk us through the 12 Step Programme as initiated in Alcoholics Anonymous. He shares his personal life experiences and realisations in a touching, honest expose of deepest darkest revelations with the clear narrative…
Bianca Best
July 1, 2020
Career & Mind

Bliss not Bedlam: Time Management during Lockdown

Yep, time is a precious commodity. There won’t ever be more than 24 hours in a day and an 8 day week remains a mythical dream. Suddenly though, today, right now, time is smacking us in our faces. Smacking us with a jovial, street kid’s back at ya hand gesture. Time is apparently unexpectedly abundant. No more commutes, no school…
Bianca Best
April 6, 2020
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Presence: Bringing Your Boldest Self to Your Biggest Challenges | Amy Cuddy

Amazing, life changing book. Incredible science asserting that our physical stance can actually trigger hormone release which impacts our physiology ie stand powerfully and tall and you'll release more testosterone making you actually feel and BE more assertive, powerful and impactful. I use her guidance every single day; in every meeting, before every presentation, every time I feel apprehension I…
Bianca Best
January 9, 2020
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Seize Technology for Business & Personal Growth, Oh Yes

Have you seen Ken Robinson’s Ted Talk on how schools are killing creativity? Robinson laments an antiquated ethos lingering in our education system which enforces learning by rote. His point is that this yields little value later ‘out in the big wide world’ for our children who will enter adult life in the most unpredictable and volatile time in history.…
Bianca Best
April 7, 2019
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I Quit Sugar: Your Complete 8-Week Detox Program and Cookbook | Sarah Wilson

The why and the how. Proof is in the (non sugary!) pudding. I feel amazing without the toxin that is sugar in my diet. My body feels lighter and slimmer. I don’t agree with giving up fruit but definitely concur with everything else. The official book blurb for I Quit Sugar: Your Complete 8-Week Detox Program and Cookbook by Sarah Wilson…
Bianca Best
March 9, 2019