Balancing work and life

Why being “the best” could be your biggest hurdle to a successful working life

Author: Judith Bowtell   |   Date: 09/12/2019   |   Categories: Balancing work and life, Career Development, Coaching, Decision Making, Inspiration, Intuition, Making change, Mindfulness, Strategic Planning

Are you a high achiever, a leader in your sector, an award winner? Did you get constant high scores at class and now have glowing performance reviews? Are you the one people think of when they need an expert? And…. Do you also feel isolated, exhausted and alone? Kirsten Neff talks about the importance of self-compassion over self-esteem in her wonderful (and for me game-changing) TedX talk. Self esteem is based on achieving, winning, being outstanding. However, there can be only one winner at one time. Read more...


How to Develop a Career Strategy with Clarity & Confidence

Author: Judith Bowtell   |   Date: 01/11/2019   |   Categories: Balancing work and life, Career Development, Coaching, Decision Making, Inspiration, Leadership, Making change, New Business, Strategic Planning

Start 2020 on the right foot, join Judith Bowtell of Albany Lane for How to Develop a Career Strategy with Clarity and Confidence, a 6 week online course that will deliver confidence and clarity to your action plan and a place where you can flex your muscles and get ready to fly. It's difficult to navigate your career options when you are a solo business owner multi-tasking, but getting out of your comfort zone, and trying new ways of thinking about things, will give you new insights to take back to your business, to build better relationships with your clients and community, and ultimately the business that surrounds you. Read more...


Is it that time of the year already?

Author: Judith Bowtell   |   Date: 01/11/2019   |   Categories: Balancing work and life, Compassion, Inspiration, Intuition, Making change, Mindfulness

Like mince pies at Woollies, the signs of Christmas and the end of the year come earlier and earlier. Or does it? Now I'm not a scientist, but I am pretty sure that time works the same ALL THE TIME, so the end of year "speed up" is as much a creation of our minds as the Santa stories we tell our children. Read more...


Burnout– A Personal Experience

Author: Judith Bowtell   |   Date: 25/10/2019   |   Categories: Balancing work and life, Inspiration, Making change, Mindfulness

Why we need time to hang out, chill out and waste time in our busy lives. A new book Burnout: The Secret to Solving the Stress Cycle suggests that at least 42% of our lives need to be spent in rest and recovery for us to function and more importantly avoid burnout. That's 10 hours a day for sleep, exercise, food and reconnection to ourselves. For me that still seems like jamming a lot into my non-sleep self-time. Where is showering and staring at the mirror? Where's the hours spent in wondering the house picking things up just to put them down, chilling on couch with your kids and/or screen devices, aimless (but not pointless) conversations with family and friends? Where's the playing tug of war with the dog and worrying if her teeth are starting to fallout and then playing it again? Read more...


How to make your day last longer

Author: Judith Bowtell   |   Date: 24/10/2019   |   Categories: Balancing work and life, Coaching, Inspiration, Making change, Mindfulness

Can you remember a period in your life when, if you look back on it now, time seemed to stretch on forever? When a week seemed like four, or an hour seemed like it went on for days? What were you doing during that period? Chances are, you were probably doing something (or a whole bunch of something) that was brand new to you and demanded your attention. The funny thing is, when you focus on what you are doing you actually slowed down time or at least how your brain perceived that time. Neuroscientist David Eagleman explains that this is how your brain perceives time. Read more...


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