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How to use mindfulness very practically to help you personally in business.

How to use mindfulness very practically to help you personally in business. »

Here are three key ways that you can implement mindfulness in a very practical way in your personal life and career.

Be an agent of change in the face of pushback: a resilience-based approach

Be an agent of change in the face of pushback: a resilience-based approach »

Could you be the person to introduce positive change on a large scale in your company? Perhaps you would like to help your coworkers and your organisation adopt more healthy behaviours. But such huge change feels daunting...

Your health is your essential career, business and life asset. Take care of it.

Your health is your essential career, business and life asset. Take care of it. »

Do you take good care of your health? Or does it come after taking care of everything and everybody else? Prioritise your health with these 5 tips to make a better contribution in your life.

Are you doing this simple and effective networking strategy?

Are you doing this simple and effective networking strategy? »

It only takes a few minutes, but if you get in the habit of reaching out to past clients regularly, your business and career will skyrocket.

Twinterview: Finding inspiration and always focusing on what you can do

Twinterview: Finding inspiration and always focusing on what you can do »

On 8th March 2019 Susan will be the host of the IoD NI Women's Leadership Conference in Belfast. In this Twinterview, IoD NI asks her all about what women can do to thrive in business.

Create your own continuous stream of opportunities with this simple tool

Create your own continuous stream of opportunities with this simple tool »

Create an "opportunity spreadsheet": it's a client book, success journal and strategy tool all wrapped in one. Here is how it will boost your productivity and help you get better clients consistently

Use LinkedIn to take the next step when you don't even know where to start

Use LinkedIn to take the next step when you don't even know where to start »

If you are starting a new phase in our career or business journey, it can be overwhelming: you don't know anybody who could help you, you have no network. You can create that network starting from scratch by interacting in LinkedIn conversations.

Value-add catch up: Register to attend an event and invite your contacts

Value-add catch up: Register to attend an event and invite your contacts »

Attending an interesting event is a superb way of meeting new people and stimulating your thinking with new ideas. Invite five of your contacts to make it even more beneficial.

Take Five Minutes - Write an article about a problem you overcame

Take Five Minutes - Write an article about a problem you overcame »

Write an article about a time that you had a business issue and solved it. Publish it as a LinkedIn article or as a blog post and then disseminate across your social media channels.

Discipline and resilience are skills: Cora Staunton interview

Discipline and resilience are skills: Cora Staunton interview »

Susan was lucky to catch Cora Staunton for a quick chat. With her refreshing down-to-earth attitude, Cora talks about the sports skills that transfer to life and business.

Startups, business failures and work-life balance: Mary McKenna tells it like it is!

Startups, business failures and work-life balance: Mary McKenna tells it like it is! »

I "Twinterview" Mary McKenna, a fellow IIBN member and serial entrepreneur. Tune in for ten truth bombs from the world of start ups and entrepreneurship.

Take Five Minutes - Accelerate your success by reading thought leadership articles

Take Five Minutes - Accelerate your success by reading thought leadership articles »

Feel fired up and excited again: stimulate your thinking and implement innovative ideas in your business or workplace by making a habit of reading high quality thought leadership.

Solve problems and renew your motivation with this amazing no-cost strategy

Solve problems and renew your motivation with this amazing no-cost strategy »

Focused journaling is an extremely effective tool. I journal every time I'm struggling with an issue and want to know the way forward. Here is the methodical approach I use: you don't need any fancy equipment or a lot of time.

Take Five Minutes - Stuck? Analyse your issue with the GROW model

Take Five Minutes - Stuck? Analyse your issue with the GROW model »

The GROW model is a framework that helps you take a methodical approach to problem solving. It helps you double-check that you have indeed left none of the proverbial stones unturned.

Take Five Minutes: Plan your business cashflow for the next 3 months

Take Five Minutes: Plan your business cashflow for the next 3 months »

Do you know exactly how much money comes into your account and leaves it, and when? Knowing about your cashflow is one of the foundations of a healthy business - and it's amazing for peace of mind.

Take Five Minutes: Organise a meeting with a mentor

Take Five Minutes: Organise a meeting with a mentor »

When you can turn to a mentor for advice, it will speed up your business and your career immensely. Here is how to find a mentor and how to make the relationship as productive and enriching as possible.

How much pension will I get? Case study of a woman at different phases in her life

How much pension will I get? Case study of a woman at different phases in her life »

Women tend to have more heterogeneous careers than men. It seems very complicated to keep track of everything, but you can be proactive about your pension at every stage - all for a few minutes' work.

Women and pensions: do not sabotage your future, take these steps

Women and pensions: do not sabotage your future, take these steps »

When it comes to pensions, women are not doing well at all. The picture is frightening: either women don't have a pension at all, or they have one but it's woefully underfunded, or they completely rely on a significant other to provide for...

Your questions about job interviews, savings and pensions: Susan on Her.ie

Your questions about job interviews, savings and pensions: Susan on Her.ie »

Susan talks to Niamh Maher on the Girls with Goals podcast. How do you answer "What are your salary expectations" in a job interview, when to start saving for a pension, and how to calm money anxiety for good.

Stressful financial times ahead? How to navigate choppy waters with serenity

Stressful financial times ahead? How to navigate choppy waters with serenity »

The ccpc.ie website has a wonderful resource called "Life Stages": for each stage of life, it offers a straightforward, complete checklist of what to look out for. No need to worry whether you''re forgetting anything: simply refer back to each l

Stop the money worries: lift that weight off your shoulders...

Stop the money worries: lift that weight off your shoulders... »

...and breathe freely again! If you are constantly worrying about money, here are six tips to start making money quickly and begin the road to financial recovery.

Knowing when to give up in business: should you push through or quit?

Knowing when to give up in business: should you push through or quit? »

Sometimes, times are hard. You're working at something. Working, working, working. And still you see little or no result. Should you give up or should you push through?

Becoming better at sales: 13 lessons learned in ten years of selling

Becoming better at sales: 13 lessons learned in ten years of selling »

Selling can be difficult for new entrepreneurs; it can be the one factor that prevents people from becoming entrepreneurs in the first place! However, people who truly need our service or product will be more than happy to hand over money for it.

This free resource can turn your finances around - if you use it well

This free resource can turn your finances around - if you use it well »

The online calculators at CCPC.ie are excellent tools. They can help you turn your finances around by working out simulations, or by becoming aware of your spending.