Blog

September 11, 2020
Reaching for Better. New you

Reaching for Better

At the end of my recent article ‘Keep Calm and Carry On,’ I said that whilst we might crave to get back to normal, back to life pre-Covid, that we have the opportunity to reach for something better. We can start by focusing on how we can be a ‘better’ […]
September 4, 2020
promote what you do

Don’t be scared to promote what you do

Promote what you do In the dictionary, the word ability precedes the word visibility, but in business, visibility comes first. It doesn’t matter how skilled or able you are, unless people know who you are, where you are and what you do, you will never have the opportunity to shine. […]
August 26, 2020
Write a book

I’d love to write a book

As the author of 5 books, (it still feels strange saying that) I’m often asked – ‘how do you go about writing a book?’ or ‘I’d love to write a book, but I don’t know where to start.’ If you are someone who has always felt that you have a […]
August 21, 2020
Keep calm and carry on

Keep Calm and Carry On

The phrase, ‘keep calm and carry on’ first appeared on a British Government poster at the outset of World War Two. In these challenging times, it’s a phrase I’m using myself, a mantra to manage my well-being and to control what’s within my control. If we are not vigilant, it’s […]
August 11, 2020
Resigned. Make a fresh start

What I wish I’d known when I resigned from my job

Twenty years ago this month, I resigned from my secure, salaried role as a Customer Services Manager in a large multinational and stepped into the unknown. On my podcast, Your Time With James Sweetman throughout the month of August, I’ve been revisiting this scary, yet exhilarating time in my life. […]
July 27, 2020
easier on yourself

How to be easier on yourself

Most of us are so tough on ourselves, we are our own harshest critics, our own worst enemies. We all know we should be more self-compassionate, but what does that look like in reality and how can you be easier on yourself? For me, it starts by giving ourselves the […]
July 24, 2020
Olympics

What I’ll miss about the Olympics

Like so many people I’ve missed watching sport this summer. If 2020 had been a ‘normal’ year, like millions of others I’d now be glued to the Tokyo Olympics. I’ve always been a big fan of Olympics and Paralympics, inspirational athletes at the top of their game and the excitement […]
July 21, 2020
Messy change

Coping with messy change

Change is a reality in our lives like never before. Managing uncertainty and the feelings of nervousness and anxiousness that go with these seismic changes is a skill we are all being forced to learn. In addition, our old ways of coping with messy change may no longer be sufficient. […]
June 18, 2020
What I know at 50

What I know at 50

This June I celebrate a milestone birthday. Any birthday that ends with a zero prompts reflection. Whilst I contemplate the next chapter, I’m also looking back through a lens of gratitude to ponder what have I learned and what I know at 50. I believe life is always teaching me, […]
May 28, 2020
The benefits of meditating

The benefits of meditating every day

Last summer, I made a personal promise, a commitment to myself to meditate every day for a year. I’m currently on Day 290. To coincide with World Meditation Day (31st May) let me take you through my experience so far and the benefits of meditating. I’ve meditated on and off […]
May 22, 2020
7 Tips for online Interviews

7 Tips for Online Interviews

Your CV has done its job. Now only the interview lies between you and the role you’re after. Because of Covid 19 online Interviews is now becoming the norm. So in addition to the usual interview nerves, there is now the added complication of having to navigate unfamiliar technology. Let […]
May 18, 2020
Rebooting Business (& Life!)

Rebooting Business (& Life!)

Like many people in business, the Covid 19 crisis has forced me to reassess what I do, how I do it and why I do it. Whilst this is scary, rebooting business & life is also an opportunity to get back to basics and do some fresh thinking. Of course, […]