The Power of Harnessing Stress

The Power of Harnessing Stress

According to health psychologist and author, Kelly McGonigal…
“When you change your mind about stress, you can change your body’s response to stress”.

Entire industries have been built on the premise that stress is bad for your health and should either be avoided or reduced. If you’re firmly in this camp, then my latest article might just blow your mind.

According to the neuroscience, whether stress impacts your health or not, turns, not on your ability to reduce stress, but on your mindset towards stress.

In my latest article I share the science and strategies for consciously harnessing your stress response to achieve your goals and protect your health.

Deep Work – How to Achieve Focus and Fulfilment in the Age of Distraction

Deep Work – How to Achieve Focus and Fulfilment in the Age of Distraction

Have you been tossed about on a sea of shallow work and distractions this week, pulled from your priorities into other people’s demands and dramas or continually distracting yourself with social media, Internet surfing, and Instant Messaging? Leaving work feeling dissatisfied, disgruntled, or disappointed with what you have achieved.

Or have you focused your attention on deep work – the challenging, deeply fulfilling work that makes a difference in people’s lives?

In a world full of distractions, it can be difficult as a knowledge worker trying to create value, to achieve the state of sustained focus required to deliver high-quality, innovative work within tight timeframes.

In my latest article I share my strategies for performing deep work, based on findings from the fields of neuroscience and psychology, the practice of mindfulness, and 30 years’ experience as a knowledge worker and leader of knowledge workers. These deep work strategies provide the foundations for you to work at optimum productivity and effectiveness, and leave work feeling deeply fulfilled, knowing you have accomplished something of worth.

Stepping outside my comfort zone

Stepping outside my comfort zone

A year of firsts This year has been full of firsts for me - my first business Facebook page, my first blog and this week my first time being interviewed for a radio podcast and short video. Donna Thistlethwaite from Career Vitality hosts a show on YYYFM called “Work...

Lessons to live by –  with Shane Jacobson

Lessons to live by – with Shane Jacobson

Equilibrium Business Consulting works with a range of advisors on business matters. This week’s blog is written by marketing guru Carolyn Grant, founder of 6peas marketing and ecommerce store www.thelittledistinctions.com  Carolyn has advised hundreds of clients on...

Redefining success in business

Redefining success in business

What defines success? Success means different things to different people. To some it’s being the biggest, the best or making the most money. To others it’s being held in high esteem or being recognised as an expert. To me being successful in my business is about...