What’s Your Circuit Breaker?

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Welcome to 2022 and the first weekly insights for the year. It’s so good to have you back. Undoubtedly, the year is kicking off amidst much uncertainty and mixed expectations. In this year’s World Economic Forum Global Risks Report, most respondents were either worried or concerned when asked the question ‘How do you feel about the […]

Wrap it up and look forward

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It’s been another eventful year with many unexpected twists and turns. Like me, 2021 may not be wrapping up the way you envisaged when champagne corks popped at the start of the year. But before you bid adieu, wrap up 2021 and head off on a summer break, take the time to pause and reflect, shake […]

Body & Soul: Work getting you down? Tragic optimism might be the answer

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Is work getting you down? Thanks to news.com.au for the opportunity to provide my ideas and suggestions on how to get through some of the toughest periods. The brain tricks to cope when the negativity is getting you down. Are you struggling with end of year fatigue and feeling frustrated, disappointed and a range of […]

NewsLtd: Christmas jobs feast

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Thanks to the NewsLtd and Melanie Burgess for inviting Michelle to share her thoughts about why taking a casual job over the holiday season often leads to a full-time role. Less than three months out from Christmas, it is peak hiring season for summer casuals and, combined with easing Covid restrictions, it’s shaping up to […]

Body & Soul: Your job getting you down? Here’s 5 ways to shake things up without quitting

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Bored? Stuck in a rut? Looking for what’s next? You don’t need to quit your job to find more joy at work. Thanks to news.com (Body & Soul) for asking me to share some tips in this article. Workplace expert Michelle Gibbings knows that even work that is fun eventually becomes mundane. However, that doesn’t […]

Yahoo Finance: 4 steps to supercharging your career this financial year

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In this article for Yahoo Finance, Michelle outlines her four steps in order to supercharge your career this finacial year. The new financial year is here, and it’s the perfect time to do a stocktake on your career and build a plan to supercharge your progress. Check your career’s fitness How fit is your career? […]

The Power of Being Underestimated

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Relationships are full of expectations. We can expect someone to do something or not do something. We have assumptions about people’s behaviours and motives. Of course, these expectations go both ways, and there are times when a person’s expectations of you may be lower than they should be. They underestimate what you can and will […]

CEO Magazine: Workplace expert’s advice to eliminating the unproductive mid-year slump

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In this article on CEO Magazine, Michelle Gibbings explains the simplest ways to hack your deflated work ethic back into action. Getting up and going can be hard on those cold, dark wintry days, and your productivity can wane to the detriment of your employer, or worse, your own business. A range of studies has […]

CEO Magazine: Workplace expert’s advice to eliminating the unproductive mid-year slump

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Suffering a mid year slump? Over winter and over COVID and finding it harder to keep your workplace motivation going? If so, you’re not alone. Many of us are suffering from a mid year slump. The good news is there are steps you can take to kick start the motivation engine. Thanks to CEO Magazine […]

Why you need to seek out what’s different

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By the time you read this article you are likely to have already done a myriad of things – many of which were based on your habits. Humans are habitual creatures, who are comfortable with routine. However, our habits and routines aren’t just about what we do. They are also about how we think and […]