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    Career,  Quality of Life

    Know Your Value and Avoid Overwork

    This post was originally published on my restaurant blog in 2021 (as I used to run a group of restaurants for 14 years until 2020) and I thought it would be a valuable coaching lesson for anybody in business so am cross-posting it here. One of the greatest challenges – as a restaurateur – is the prospect of overwork. It’s a business where it’s accepted that you work round-the-clock, seven-days-per-week and consider this normal. While this may be a reality for many (and I’ve been there, clocking 80+ hour weeks), it doesn’t HAVE to be a reality. Any business can be designed and built to run well so that it…

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    Career

    10 Tips for Effective Time Management

    My time management posts always seem to be popular, so I thought I’d refresh and post some more tips for effective time management. If you want to go deeper on some of these areas, remember to check out my earlier posts (links below). Have you ever thought to yourself that there aren’t enough hours in the day, or felt overwhelmed at the tasks facing you? If you have, this article can help you! Clarify your goals and strategy Be very clear about your aims and ambitions, both short and long term. Write them down. Once you know what you really want to achieve (and why) it’s easier to make decisions…