How small 'nudges' can help you make big changes...

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Have you ever felt like you just needed a nudge in the right direction...to get you to where you want to be?

Maybe you'd like to change your job, lose weight or start exercising more and you know that just by making a few small tweaks you might be able to actually achieve what you want.  The problem often is however, that where you ultimately want to be seems so far away!

Enter Nudge Theory.

Nudge Theory, simply put means starting with small changes that elicit behaviours, nudges if you will, that force you in the direction of where you want to be.

I todays video we look at this, a little about how it's been implemented in society to evoke big behaviour changes in populations and even politics, and more importantly how you can implement it in your life as a starting strategy for your own change.

Pen and paper at the ready and here we go...


So, will you be implementing any nudges in your own life?

I'd love to hear from you if you think you will!

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Til next week!

The importance of a self-care routine for Entrepreneurs...

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Calling all entrepreneurs and want to be entrepreneurs!

I'd love to know what your self-care routine is?  Simply put, what do you do every day to make sure you're taking care of yourself?

Now, this isn't fluff and silliness so don't roll your eyes, switch off or start talking to me about hustling (Click HERE to see how we feel about that!).

I don't want to hear that if you want to be taken seriously/make money/see growth or 'build your business' that it comes at the expense of your time or in this case time-out for you.

In my business as a psychologist helping people make radical changes, the client group I work with most of all are people who want to leave their current employment and work for themselves.

I find that one of the things that is most difficult is often getting this profile of client to look at self-care, why?  Well for all the reasons I've just outlined!

It seems that the belief is, that if you do things that are self-care based that you are compromising your business and the knock-on effect is that this impacts your income, your growth and ultimately your future plans about where you want to be.

In today's video I not only dispel some of these myths, but I share 4 key reasons that highlight not only how is self-care vital for your own wellbeing and sense of contentment in your business, but that it's actually vital for your business and its growth.

So here it is...just click on the video below.


What are your thoughts?

If you're a business owner I'd love for you to share your thoughts on this topic of conversation.  Do you take taking care of yourself seriously or have you neglected this for a while?

Also, why not CLICK HERE and come on over to Facebook to share your experience with others sharing in the APE dialogue.  I’d love to hear from you.

Til next week!

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How to avoid that back to work Sunday feeling...

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Picture the scene...it's Sunday night.

You have a really busy week ahead. Your work days are full of appointments and you know this means some late nights. Probably rushed dinners and no time to do anything other than make some food and go to bed, all ready for another day.

Maybe you're the opposite?

You're excited!  Raring to go and can't wait to get stuck in into the week ahead.  You've got some fabulous projects on and some exciting meetings.  You've also scheduled in all your exercise and some nice evenings out with friends.

Which one of these people are you?

If you feel like the first person you're not alone.  You're just experiencing that typical Sunday feeling that you might remember from childhood, when you dreaded going to school the next day.

When you feel like this, you feel daunted.  Heavy.  Tired at the thought of what lies ahead and already wish the week to go quickly so that you can get to the weekend.  But the good news is that there are things you can do to overcome to all too familiar Sunday feeling.

And that's exactly what I delve into in today's video...here I share with you 3 things you do to immediately to start to re-frame this experience and start to feel differently about the week ahead.  So let's dive in...


I hope you enjoyed today's video and have been able to take something from it if you can relate to that Sunday feeling too?

If you have I'd love for you to comment below and tell us what you think.  Of course you can also do that by coming over to our Facebook page by CLICKING HERE.

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Until next week!

What 'should' you be doing with your life?...

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What's your answer to this big question?

What is it you feel you should be doing?

Should you be running your own business?  Bringing in a particular salary?  Living in a different home?  Be married? Have travelled?  Started that diet?  Written that book?

We all do it.  We decide for ourselves what we should be doing all the time.  Measuring ourselves against an invisible (sometimes visible) list of things we need to do, or else we will live a life of....well, what?

It's great to have goals, but this way of living, this idea of what we should be doing often gets out of control and can start to permeate our daily living.  The 'should' slips into our daily internal narrative...I should get up earlier. I should spend more time with X, I should add that to my to-do list, I should, I should, I should, I should!!

There is obviously a big difference between wanting, really wanting to do something and making positive changes in your life in order to achieve this things.  No-one would argue the contrary.  But what can be true is the that as we mindlessly bombard ourselves with a negative voice and tell ourselves what we should, or indeed shouldn't be doing, and doing so without question, then this kind of self-talk can sometimes end up doing more harm than good.

In today's video I go into this in more depth looking at what this can do to you if you don't step back and take note.  We also look at the benefits of tackling this kind of internal chatter and the positive impact that can have on your feeling of wellbeing as well as helping you to really move forward.  So let's get stuck in...


 

So, do you notice that you do this? I'd love to hear form you if this resonates with you in any way.

I think we're all guilty of it from time to time, but with a little mindful thinking and working on our positive self talk we can really make a difference.

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Until next week!