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    A difficult decision?
    Some decisions are just not easy, we are uncomfortable, we procrastinate and all too often, events take us over. When you feel like this you have to stand back, take a deep breath and look at the bigger picture. Dilemmas are often the cause of this condition, but they can be managed if you become much better at anticipating events and adjusting things so that you have space. I use a technique called decision rout...
    Posted by David on February 20 at 10:22 . Read more
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    Don't let your accountant let you down
    ‘In what way does your industry let its clients down?’. This was a question raised in a Facebook group I follow this week and it struck a chord with me as it is a topic I feel passionately about. I jumped on board with a 4 minute Facebook-live video and decided I still wanted to explore a little bit further. As an accountant with my own practice I have many conversations with clients about the role ...
    Posted by Becki Brooksbank on July 30 at 9:52 . Read more
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    UK companies, major changes to the role of Companies House and what information will have to be filed
    Companies House has launched a consultation on a number of proposed measures which will bring about major changes as it hasn’t happened since 1844, when the body started registering companies. The main focus being on what information will have to be filed and the role of Companies House itself in the near future, I took active part in the consultation and responded with my opinion, as I personally welcome mo...
    Posted by Alessandro Bolasco on June 11 at 10:09 . Read more
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    Life Doesn’t Get better by chance...it gets better by change
    Are you living a life you love? If not why not? What’s stopping you? Seriously life is too precious and time too valuable to be not enjoying your life whether that’s work, home, relationships, family, friends or anything else.Coaching is a great way to look at what’s going on in your life and focusing on what you really want, and finding the answers to get it. It starts with thinking...c...
    Posted by Julie Genney on May 29 at 8:35 . Read more
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    How to make your website attractive to Google? Part 1 – Get found
    When you have a new website, it can be rather overwhelming can’t it? Where do you start, how does it get updated, what bits shouldn’t you touch? It’s easy to become overloaded and to end up doing nothing — believe us, we see lots of websites which, once delivered, never get touched again. All this is a terrible shame, so let’s see how to make your website more attractive to Google, br...
    Posted by Paul Fogg on April 23 at 5:23 . Read more
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    How Early Childhood Relationships Influence Our Choice of Partners
    We are born with a set of basic relational needs – acceptance, affection, security, attention, appreciation, approval, encouragement, respect and support.When one or more of these needs are missing in childhood, the child learns to adapt their behaviour in an attempt to feel accepted and loved. Example 1 –a child that feels they are only loved if they perform and achieve to meet parents’ high expec...
    Posted by Carla Devereux on April 16 at 9:00 . Read more
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    Holding on to things longer than we should
    We're all guilty of it from time to time. Whether it’s a pair of trainers (like my trusty blue adidias gazelles), an old pair of jeans, or even a relationship that’s not what it used to be, we all hold on to things longer than we should. It’s the same with computer software too ... only holding on to that for too long can have consequences. Click here to read the full article
    Posted by Andy Steer on April 10 at 12:12 . Read more
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    Company secretarial, what is it about?
    What is company secretarial, first of all? Right, this is perhaps where I should start from, given the confusion revolving around it. Company secretarial, or cosec in short, covers the many legal/administrative matters of a company, starting from correctly keeping its statutory registers (register of members, of people with significant control, directors, etc...), to drafting the minutes of meetings, to the com...
    Posted by Alessandro Bolasco on March 27 at 6:39 . Read more
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    Can I be a Perfect Perfectionist
    Can I be a Perfect Perfectionist? I am coaching an increasing number of the “millennial” generation, as they start to make their way up the corporate ladder, or as their start-up begins to grow and flourish. I am often confronted by a variation on the assertion that: “Well, the trouble is, I’m a bit of a perfectionist, and it is making me anxious and unhappy”. Often the statement is ...
    Posted by Roger Rawlinson on October 16 at 5:12 . Read more
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    Mental Health Awareness
    World Mental Health Day is on 10th October 2018. This day is used to help raise mental health awareness and to show support for those suffering from mental health illness. The HSE highlighted that one in four people within the UK will suffer from mental health illness at some points in their lives, which means that most employers will have an employee suffering from such an illness at some time. The illness could be...
    Posted by Nicola O'Dwyer on October 9 at 5:13 . Read more
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    Parental Leave and Pay Bill
    Currently, workers do not have a legal right to any time off if they suffer the loss of a child. Therefore, campaigns were started approximately eight years ago to change the legislation and provide the parents with an opportunity to take time off should such a devastating event occur. The campaigning has finally been successful and on 13th September 2018 the new Parental Leave and Pay Bill received royal assent, wit...
    Posted by Nicola O'Dwyer on September 19 at 5:05 . Read more
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    Reasons for making a Health and Welfare Lasting Power of Attorney
    A what? What's one of them and why should I have one? A Health and Welfare Lasting Power of Attorney covers decisions about your health and physical care; such as where you live, your day-to-day care, who can visit you, what you eat and the type of activities you take part in. You can also appoint your attorney to make decisions about life-sustaining treatment. Problems that can arise without one Let us look at th...
    Posted by Andre Davidson on August 26 at 10:08 . Read more
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    Speaking Tips for Networking
    Here are some tips on how to improve your speaking skills, but particularly related to networking: Nerves – We All Have Them, They Help Us Focus Physical take deep breaths before you start. It gets oxygen to the brain stand well grounded. You look serious rather than wobbling on one leg shoulders back and relaxed – opens up the chest for better breathing Emotional be confident in what you s...
    Posted by Nick Bailey on July 31 at 12:01 . Read more
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    Therapists can you help more people?
    Content Removed Not a blog - but an advert
    Posted by Jill Wigmore-Welsh on July 24 at 5:02 . Read more
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    Was Destiny My Driver?
    Destiny: I can't understand how I have managed to reach the vibrant age of 68. When you hear my story you will know why I say "I do not know if I will be heretomorrow". You see,I have come to believe that my life is ruled by destiny. There have been so many occasions where inches, split seconds,and unthinking decisions have changed the course of my life forever. My First Date with Destiny: It was at mymater...
    Posted by Ernest George Boxall on July 21 at 3:51 . Read more
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    Protecting Your Business
    Whether you are a business owner as a director, partner or sole trader, safeguarding the future of your business with a Business Lasting Power of Attorney makes good business sense. As a business owner you must consider what might happen to your business if you should be incapacitated by illness or injury, or simply being in the wrong place at the wrong time and unable to make decisionsthat may affect your business....
    Posted by Andre Davidson on July 10 at 5:41 . Read more
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    Health Boosting Indoor Plants
    Unpredictable British weather and demanding jobs are just two reasons why we spend very little time outdoors. In a recent survey, it was identified that the average Brit spends 92% of their time indoors. As an interior designer, I am fully aware of the impact that our living and working environments can have on our psychological and physical health. Urban migration, high rise living and long working hours have left ...
    Posted by PETINA JULIUS on May 21 at 8:27 . Read more
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    I would just like to introduce myself. David here from JustWebsites, I am looking forward to attending the Warrington (Cheshire) meeting tomorrow. I hope to get to meet some of you there. Please check out our web page, Twitter and Facebook accounts and feel free to say "Hello". www.just-websites.co.uk www.facebook.com/justwebsitesuk www.twitter.com/justwebsitesuk
    Posted by David Dhamma on May 2 at 6:24 . Read more
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    Can You help Us?
    How often have I met another web design company and actually found that they cover such a different market or do something so completely different that the two companies are not actually in competition at all! What amazes me more is that other designers/developers instantly see other similar companies as competition and just refuse to talk. Without a little dialog there will never be a way to see if there is a pos...
    Posted by Paul Fogg on March 9 at 6:16 . Read more
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    A Vinyl Blast From The Past!
    Vinyl was a popular material in the 'Swinging Sixties', particularly in the fashion industry. Mary Quant for example used vinyl in her mini skirts, high boots and shoulder bags. It was also used extensively in the construction industry for such applications as flooring and wall coverings! It was used extensively because it's a low cost, waterproof, UV and abrasion resistant, strong, durable and easy to clean materia...
    Posted by Mike Lukjaniec on March 1 at 5:25 . Read more
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    Magic - Over £10,000 raised at The Phab Club's 40th Anniversary Ball at The Queen's Stand Epsom Surrey
    250 people attended The Epsom Phab Club (Social Club for Physically Handicapped and Able Bodied) at the Queen's Stand at Epsom Race Course. I was asked to perform Close Up Magic with three other local Magicians throughout their Champagne Reception. Nice to be back at the Queen's Stand, as only there a fortnight ago at The Jockey Club's Post Christmas Party. I was really happy to be a part of this amazing event which ra...
    Posted by Theo Theodoris on February 7 at 6:17 . Read more
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    Wow!! An eye-raising experience for Sue!
    Not even half way through Sue Meara’s facial and wow! We used Herbalife SKIN products on the right side of Sue’s face (on the left as we look at the photograph)) and had to takea photo before we matched up the other side!! Click here to see the difference! Sue said she could see the right side looked pinker and her eye looked and felt ‘100 times bigger’! Perhaps in reality nearly 50% more ope...
    Posted by Karen Hobday on February 1 at 6:49 . Read more
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    Automation and Machine Learning
    Every week we see more stories of jobs being lost to automation. Some make national and international news, others don’t get so much attention. But it’s becoming clear that the process that went into overdrive with the industrial revolution is speeding up again, and the fear is that this time it might not see new jobs created as fast as others became obsolete. How did we get to now?We’ve long made pe...
    Posted by Paul Fogg on January 19 at 12:27 . Read more
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    New Year's Resolutions - Are you smart enough to reach your goals?
    Whatever our new year’s resolutions, we are proud when we realize them and our self-esteem gets a real boost. Unfortunately, there are many goals which do not get further than the idea and don't last longer than March - at the latest - when we will have given up on investing time and effort into our new year's resolutions. There are numerous reasons for our plans’ failing, ranging from not setting the ri...
    Posted by Anke Exner on January 9 at 5:05 . Read more