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8 Ways to Halt Cognitive Bounce

Mental ping pong is the hidden crisis of remote working. If we don't address it now, urgently, the burnout epidemic which slowed across 2020 is going to knock global productivity sideways.  Here’s a snapshot of my Thursday afternoon: 2 hour global conference presenting our digital transformation consultancy to several hundred excos across our top markets. 1 hour International Women’s Day…
Bianca Best
March 1, 2021
Avoiding Burn OutCareer & MindPersonal DevelopmentSoulVitalityWellbeing

New Year Motivation – It’s all linked to Self-Esteem

Motivation is directly linked to self-esteem. When we have belief and confidence in ourselves coupled with clearly identified goals, we’re more likely to propel forwards. If we have goals set but diminished faith in our own ability to achieve, we are less likely to push onwards. In fact, if we have derogatory self-talk that emphasises not being good enough, worthy…
Bianca Best
January 4, 2021
Career & MindPersonal DevelopmentVitalityWellbeing

Choose Your Attitude Consciously, Life Isn’t Always Fair – Fact!

We are taught in modern self-help literature that ‘life isn’t fair’. We are taught to choose our attitudes in how to deal with life’s unfairness. As Victor Frankl, Auschvitz survivor and psychotherapist states in Man’s Search for Meaning “When we are no longer able to change a situation we are challenged to change ourselves. Between stimulus and response there is a…
Bianca Best
November 24, 2020
Books & Audio BooksCareer & MindLeadershipPersonal DevelopmentVitality

Grow Mindfully

The Power of Books & Audio Books Well basically, if you didn't already gather, indeed obviously, reading expands your mind.  Listening equally so. This fast-paced, multi-faceted world deserved consciously carved space for your growth and there's an abundance of material to choose from. Work out how you want to change your life then grab the new knowledge and go forth…
Bianca Best
October 9, 2020
Avoiding Burn OutCareer & MindLeadershipPersonal DevelopmentSoulVitalityWellbeing

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
AuthenticityAvoiding Burn OutCareer & MindLeadershipPersonal DevelopmentSoulVitalityWellbeing

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
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
Career & MindLeadershipPersonal Development

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