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My advice would be no… January can be the hardest month.   Grey days, overdrafts, low energy, more stuff and clutter to fit in at home.  January is the highest month for disatisfaction and the peak of divorce applications.     However many of us start the month with firm resolutions to change our lives.    I have heard recently “I am… detoxing/ joining a gym/ whitening my teeth”  the majority of people tend to focus on the external self to feel good.  To get lasting and continuious change I like to focus on the inner self.   Thoughts and beliefs to boost confidence and self esteem.    Without address your inner self all the best intentions and resolutions will result in the same behaviour patterns and then same results.    My 3 top tips for January….

1. Focus on what is good in your life – what are you thankful for and why…(friends, family, home, health etc)

2. What did you achieve in 2010?   For 2011 keep a note either weekly or monthly of your achievements it is a great motivator.

3. Going forward keep a file of thank you notes or emails of appreciation.   If you need a boost choose a mixture of 10 friends/family/colleagues send an email asking them what they perceive your 3 strengths or unique gifts to be.  It’s a wonderful eye opener.

Although January is a tough month it can be a refreshing time with hope for the year ahead.   For careers it is a time when the job market picks up and industry comes alive after the Christmas break.   Many new jobs are advertised and budgets change opening up opportunities for promotion. 

And finally if you really want to know how to change a behaviour or career direction get in contact.   I would be delighted to help you on the fast track to lasting success not just for January…. lynda@in-a.co.uk

Have a fabulous healthy and happy 2011.

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Last month the BBC on it’s “can pay will pay” radio programme last month asked many people from a range of backgrounds “How much do you earn…?”  Reactions that the reasearchers received were * astonishing glares *polite refusals * evasive generalities * embarassed sniggers and  *silence.   Many of us do not want to reveal what we earn by we would be interested in what others earn.    From Oct 1st the new Equality Act promotes transparency around pay. 

To learn how to gain more confidence on your:

1. Earnings and how to negotiate,

2. Net worth and how to grow it

3. Finances and make them work better

4. Knowledge about your money get in control and drive your plan

I would love to meet and encourage you with a great group of women on either Tuesday 16th Nov 9.30 am – 12.00 or Wednesday 17th Nov 7pm to 9.30pm

http://buildandsafeguardyourwealth.eventbrite.com/

Is pay the last taboo – inspired by Bracknell midweek news

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5:  Learn to negotiate – Most women need serious practise at asking for more money.  Remember, as long as you ask reasonably, your boss can only say no.  Don’t moan – argue for a rise on the basis of your performance.  Don’t threaten to resign if you don’t mean it.

6:  Be one step ahead – What objections will your boss have if you ask for more money?  Anticipate what will be said so that you have a good answer.

7:  Have a face-to-face – Ask to speak to your boss in person so you can both understand the situation and agree what can be done to change it.

8: Get some support – If a chat with your boss doesn’t work, talk to your female colleagues and gather support.  If you feel underpaid or undervalued, chances are others do too.  Lodge a complaint together.

9: Use the law – A trade union can help you fight for equal pay.  They’ll negotiate on your behalf and take legal action if necessary.

10: Be positive – Never apologise for asking for more money, believe in yourself. If you believe in yourself others will to.

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Can you afford not to get ahead?    With banks putting up their charges and the government cutting child benefit, many are being squeezed financially.

There are 2 choices:  1. Take the hit and feel the pinch  OR    

2. Choose to become more financially savvy

 I would love you to join the other women who have signed up to our supportive and  encouraging seminar, http://buildandsafeguardyourwealth.eventbrite.com/

It will give practical help to become more:

  • Financially savvy
  • In control of what’s happening to your money
  • Confident to react to market changes
  • Aware how to build up your net worth
  • Able to earn more – even in a tough market
  • Skilful at making your money work better for you

 Get smart about your money and in control of the life you want!

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Whatever stage you are at in your life, it is vitally important that you have the knowledge and practical skills to take control of your money and your life!

So many women find talking about money uncomfortable and therefore avoid the subject – only to find later in life that they are left in a poor financial state either through relationship break-up, partner dying or not being adequately rewarded for the work that they do.  The statistics prove that too many women have to rely on hand-outs, low wages or meagre pensions.

I am host and speaker at a two hour taster seminar which will explain how to: 

  • Break through myths and attitudes around money
  • Find out the difference between women who build a strong financial foundation and those who don’t
  • Know the secrets of women who have it all (financial security and living the life of their dreams)
  • How emotions, fears and attitudes can help or hinder getting what you are worth

 You will gain tips on: 

  • How to organise your finances and build your future security
  • How to be financially savvy

I will be joined by guest speaker, Louise Houghton, who has 20 years’ experience in the Investment and Insurance Industry offering highly personalised service.  She is genuinely interested in helping women achieve financial freedom with clarity and assurance throughout the process.

The first session is on Tuesday 16th November 2010 – 9.30am to 12 noon or alternatively we are holding a second session on Wednesday 17th November 2010 – 7.00pm to 9.30pm.

To book your place and for further information please visit http://buildandsafeguardyourwealth.eventbrite.com/

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It maybe said that it is a woman’s perogative to change her mind but the challenge is sticking with the change.    Our patterns of thinking are entrenched by our belief systems and our life experiences, shaped from the moment we are born.   So when we learn that a new way of thinking can be helpful to us how do we overcome our minds…?    I was encouraged to learn that even Moses  found a change of  thinking and a breaking of his old habits harder than speaking to Pharaoh, or leading the Israelites through the desert!   It is no easy thing to change the habits of an old man. Moses was eighty when he experienced extraordinary experience of challenges and miracles. But, like most of us, Moses was not willing to change his ways and routines for something he knew and understood very little about.   He doubted his abilities and skills as he described himself as slow of speech.

So the battle is in our minds, capture your thoughts and make sure they are positive and helpful.   This where our change happens.   

Inspired by Ellel 365 – daily inspiration.

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Have you ever been double booked or invited to two exciting things on exactly the same date?   Frustrating hey!  I have been invited to speak on the Ann Diamond show – BBC Berkshire at 12.00 today with Maria Millar MP.  Re: ” How to Get Women in Senior Positions and Influence.”  However I already have an important meeting with a new client today which I am excited about.   Keeping your commitments is important to maintain your credibility and reputation.   I do love doing the inspirational talks and debates but it just as important to me to demonstrate practically what I do best.  Showing others how to succeed in their professional roles . For business, my paying clients are critical for enabling me to share my knowledge with a wider audience.  For which I am grateful.   How about making your  lunch time priority the Ann Diamond show today?  http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/playlive/bbc_radio_berkshire/

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