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Analysis paralysis and the melancholy of choice

Analysis paralysis is becoming a real problem. We’re so taken with opportunity, we fear making a choice. Losing what may be in favour of what you choose can start to hurt. It breeds melancholia. And it eventually takes that plethora of choice away. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Humans are not designed to cope with more than 4 options at any given time. Yet we crave choice.

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Don’t get run over by New Year’s resolutions

There’s trip hop playing in the background. Cockatoos are complaining loudly about their feathers receiving a drenching. Social media is full of pithy memes and crying faces as many Australians head back to work after the holidays. The bigger, faster, louder clan who have their plans. There are the ones who will conquer the lessons of last year and make their mark. In amongst that, is the gripping reluctance to recognise

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Imposter syndrome: Another way of saying this isn’t exactly rocket science?

Social scientists defined Imposter Syndrome in the 1970’s. It referred to that dreadfully unnerving feeling of being unable to internalise success. Some of us have a difficult time accepting our accomplishments. Some to the point where we feel fraudulent. Imposter Syndrome has been linked to the self doubt of high achievers. It’s found itself nestling in the bosom of shame. But no matter where it resides, it comes from the eerie feeling

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When you suck at taking days off

There’s a big part of me that dreams of weekends, holidays and furloughs. Today (apparently) is the first day of taking days off. I’ve chosen to take 3 days off in front of a weekend. It’ll be the longest break I have had since moving house and the longest non-committal break in 3 years. Yet here I am. I am once again back at the computer and writing. Because ladies

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When your professional life gives you lemons

Redundancies, being fired, workplace bullying, crashing from stress, leaving a vocation you love through no fault of your own, dealing with strained environments, being surrounded by a toxic culture or people- all these situations impact us negatively in our working lives. Things don’t always go to plan. Whether it’s your personal or your professional life, things can impact how we feel about ourselves and in turn, how we respond and

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Accomplishment is better than wealth

You see it in the freelance culture. You see it with the white collar professionals. Even some small business owners have caught the bug. The agencies sure have. Everyone is measuring their worth in money and profit. But strangely, despite the fat salaries and fancy benefits, this doesn’t mean everyone’s actually having a great time. In fact, earning big bucks doesn’t make you any happier. According to two Princeton professors,

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