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Working From Home: Male and Female Perspectives

Without the structure of employment, most people find their own unique ways of working from home. We create our own rules and daily routines, using our own systems to get things done. What’s more, we come away with different levels of satisfaction and different levels of success. But is there an overall trend to be found in the way that different sexes experience running a home business? Do men and women do ...

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Energising Desk Exercises

When I tell people that I work from home, they often say that I have the perfect work life balance. They wish that they could work from home too.  My husband who commutes 2 hours a day to work says that I have a life of luxury! True, there are definite advantages: Advantages Of A Home Business No travel: There isn't the daily commute into the office.  Flexibility: You can choose your hours to fit in with yo ...

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How To Prevent Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI)

It is thanks to the latest technology that working from home is possible. With the internet and a home computer, you can effectively launch your business without ever leaving your house. But working with computers for long periods of time is not without its problems. In a traditional office environment, businesses work hard to make sure that every employee is fit and healthy. However, a number of employees ...

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Changing Career – It’s Time For A Change!

It was a rainy day in Swindon and I was on a three-day course entitled “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People”. Another course funded by the big corporate employer I worked for. After 17 years of working my way up and attending more courses than I can remember, I thought: “Here we go again, another course on positive thinking and how to get the best out of yourself (or, more accurately, how they can get t ...

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3 Steps To Deal With Work At Home Isolation

In the day-to-day grind of a full-time job, starting your own business sounds incredible. No more getting up at 6am for a long commute in the cold, no more unrealistic expectations from higher up the food chain, and no more office politics. But as you take your first steps into a work-from-home lifestyle, it’s not unusual to miss even the most unappealing features of a standard full-time job. Most commonly, ...

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Managing Stress: It’s All In The Mind, Or Is It?

When I first read the quote from Abraham Lincoln "Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be", it made me smile. This simple statement is played out before my eyes on a daily basis. I once heard that people tend to fall into two categories: those who seek help to help themselves and those who seek help and abdicate responsibility. Now you might think that surely anyone who actively seek ...

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