TED Talk: The Art of Asking

the art of asking

I went to the theatre last night to see an event put on by the New Statesman with Neil Gaiman and Amanda Palmer. They edited this week’s edition of the New Statesman and entitled it ‘Saying the Unsayable’. The evening was a ‘celebration’ of the edition with music, poetry, discussion and readings.
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1 Read to Stay Motivated to Make the Changes you Want to See

read to stay motivated

I’ve already talked on this blog about how much reading I do. Much of it involves self development blogs, articles and books as well as business books, other non-fiction and fiction. One of the reasons that I read so much (and listen to podcasts too) is to help me to work on things about me and my life that I want to change. It really helps to keep me focused, and being a ‘why?’ person it often helps me to stick at changing habits and activities by helping me to develop the underlying reason for doing something.
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1 Getting Started with Evernote


Evernote is one of the tools that I use every day on all of my devices.
It is a place to keep your notes, articles, images, recipes, scans, sounds, to do lists, video (and the list goes on!) organised into notes and notebooks with tags to make it easy to find anything at any time.
It syncs across all your devices from your smartphone to your tablet to your computer, which means you have your notes available everywhere
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2 Tools for Productivity, Organisation and to Simplify Things!

tools for productivity

We’re into the second full week of the year and we’re still in the thick of ‘new year, new you’ articles online whether that be around your health, weight, detoxing, habits, productivity, business and the list goes on!
I’ve never been one for New Year’s resolutions as such but I do like the ‘turning over a new leaf-ness’ (did I just make that up?!) of January, as I do with ‘back to school’ September.
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Amazing What You Can Do In Limited Time

limited time

I’m off to Exeter today to observe a training course that I’m hoping to be running in the not too distant future.
I had intended getting an earlier train so that I could combine dropping my daughter off at school with a lift from my husband but this morning I realised I had too much to do for that!
That’s where it’s handy to live next door to one’s in-laws!
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The Best Times to Post on Various Social Media Platforms

best times to post

In the next in our series of guest blogs, Debra Johnson of Live in Nanny tells us about the best times to post on various social media platforms
Creating content for your website is one thing, but to keep the content current could help keep the visitors flowing. As part of your campaign to entice visitors to your website, you should have an idea of the perfect times to post updates and news on social media sites. While some of these times might be quite obvious, it is important that you keep a vigil and commit to your prospective visitors.
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