Blog - personal development

2.10.2017 - The fastest way to go from stress to joy without being overwhelmed

  “The greatest discovery of my generation is that human beings, by changing the inner attitudes of their minds, can change the outer aspects of their lives.” ~ William James, psychologist and philosopher Research proves that people who organize their whole life around their work are more prone to develop Post-traumatic Embitterment Disorder – a …MORE »

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15.12.2016 - How a chance encounter lead one unhappy employee to confidently leave a job she hated, and start living a life she loved, before it was too late

***CLIENT SUCCESS STORY**** I received this lovely newsletter today from my beautiful, courageous mid-life career changer, Cate Walker. I’ve included it below. Her story is such an amazingly inspirational tale of transformational career change and the power of following your passion – as well as the power of acting on a chance encounter. Chance is also …MORE »

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15.09.2016 - Be the hero of your own life story

I feel honoured to have interviewed MICHAEL HAUGE on the Cassandra Gaisford show. Michael is a top Hollywood story expert, author and lecturer who consults with writers, filmmakers, marketers, attorneys and public speakers throughout the world. He is also the best-selling author of Writing Screenplays That Sell and Selling Your Story in 60 Seconds: The Guaranteed …MORE »

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23.05.2016 - Podcasts to listen to

*** The Cassandra Gaisford Show ***   I’m so excited to be re-introducing the podcasts I started 8 or so years ago. Technology has moved on – and I’m moving on with it. Thank you to Olivia Gamber, a career expert in the US for giving me some great tips – and interviewing me for …MORE »

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7.01.2016 - How To Find Your Passion and Purpose

The Passion Pack was where my latest book, How to Find Your Passion and Purpose, all started. A simple idea with a powerful message – follow your passion! How to Find Your Passion and Purpose, a concise guide to making the most of your life, began its journey as a set of 40 cards created to help …MORE »

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15.11.2015 - Do you hate Monday’s? 3 ways simple ways to change careers

Do you hate Monday’s? So many people dread Mondays…hopefully not you! I read recently that there are more fatal heart attacks on Monday at 9am, than at any other time of the week. A shocking, but not surprising statistic. When you hate your job you’re health is the first to suffer. According to Dr. Larry …MORE »

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13.11.2015 - How to leave a job you hate and find a job you love

Do you feel caged by your job, your wings clipped, unable to fly? Do you feel just like this poor bird trapped in a workplace in my home town. Are you looking through the bars, wishing you were somewhere else? That was me once. But unlike this parrot, I’d lost all my colour, my zest, …MORE »

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8.09.2015 - Rejuvenate your life in four easy steps

Spring is a wonderful time of rejuvenation. It’s a time to begin life anew. It’s a time to reflect on what you wish to remain the same and the things in your life you wish to prune. Rather than leap too far into your future, pause a while and consider, when you get to the …MORE »

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9.07.2015 - Living values – how to make powerful changes in your life and be true to yourself

This is an excerpted technique from the Worklife Solutions Free to Be Me life coaching programme. “The self is not something one finds, it is something one creates.” Creating ‘living values” is a powerful technique to help you make changes in your life to better reflect who you are and who you want to be. …MORE »

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21.04.2015 - Commitment to action – just do it!

  “You are what you do, not what you say you’ll do.” ~ C.J. Jung As motivational author James Clear writes in his eBook on creativity people don’t just get lucky, they earn the chance to be lucky because they keep showing up. “Show up, show up, and soon the muse shows up too” writes …MORE »

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