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Want to have a happy career and love your job but not sure where to start? The Amazing If podcast brings you practical, action focused advice on how to take control of your career and make better choices about your future. Full of tips, tools and techniques that you can put into practice straight away. Hosted by the founders of Amazing If, Sarah Ellis and Helen Tupper, whose courses and coaching have helped 1000's of people have a happier career and authors of 'how to overcome your confidence gremlins.'

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Want to have a happy career and love your job but not sure where to start? The Amazing If podcast brings you practical, action focused advice on how to take control of your career and make better choices about your future. Full of tips, tools and techniques that you can put into practice straight away. Hosted by the founders of Amazing If, Sarah Ellis and Helen Tupper, whose courses and coaching have helped 1000's of people have a happier career and authors of 'how to overcome your confidence gremlins.'

    #201 How to learn at work

    #201 How to learn at work

    Whatever we do and wherever we work, learning is now the job for all of us. Working out what we want to learn and how to start, stay learning and make it stick isn't easy! In this week's Squiggly Careers episode, Helen and Sarah talk about a framework to help you focus and plan your learning and lots of ideas for action to make learning easier and more of your everyday.


    If you'd like to join PodPlus, a free live session with Helen and Sarah on the topic on learning at work, you can register at www.amazingiflearning.com/courses/podplus. The live session will be at 9am on 04/03/2021 and you can also watch back a recording of the session at a future date.


    Stay in touch with Helen and Sarah @amazingif on instagram or via email at helenandsarah@squigglycareers.com
     
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    • 34 min
    #200 How to increase your energy at work

    #200 How to increase your energy at work

    So much to do and so little time, willpower and motivation to do it! Many of us have felt the impact of the pandemic on our energy levels. Our work levels seem to be ever increasing at the same time as our energy levels seem to be depleting. There are things we can do to help though. Practical actions that are in our control which mean we can invest in our energy and push through all the busyness to be our best. In this episode, Helen and Sarah talk about the benefits of doing an 'energy audit' and share 5 practical ideas for action to support you in maintaining your energy at work.


    If you'd like to join PodPlus, a free live-learning session with Helen and Sarah on the topic on energy at work, you can register at www.amazingiflearning.com/courses/podplus. The live session will be at 9am on 25/02/2021 and you can also watch back a recording of the session at a future date.


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    • 30 min
    #199 How to cope with overwhelm at work

    #199 How to cope with overwhelm at work

    Careers in times of Covid aren't easy for anyone. Blurred boundaries, endless virtual meetings, uncertainty and disconnection are leading to many of us feeling overwhelmed at work. This week Helen and Sarah get super practical with 10 tips to take back control and increase belief in your ability to get through this challenging time.


    If you'd like to join PodPlus, a live learning session with Helen and Sarah on the topic on overwhelm you can register at www.amazingiflearning.com/courses/podplus. The live session will be at 9am on 18/02/2021 and you can also watch back a recording of the session at a future date.


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    • 30 min
    #198 How to develop your transferable skills

    #198 How to develop your transferable skills

    Transferable skills are often talked about as the answer to a resilient career. However it's such a big topic area that the specific action you need to take isn't always clear. In this episode, Helen and Sarah make transferable skills practical and personal to you. They talk about how to align them to your career possibilities, how to go from an 'uber' skill like communication to a 'sub skill' like listening and where to invest your efforts and energy to make improvements.


    There are lots of resources to support this episode. Head to www.amazingif.com/listen and search for episode 198.


    If you'd like to join PodPlus, a live learning session with Helen and Sarah on the topic on transferable skills you can register at www.amazingiflearning.com/courses/podplus. The live session will be at 9am on 11/02/2021 and you can also watch back a recording of the session at a future date.


    Stay in touch with Helen and Sarah @amazingif on instagram or via email at helenandsarah@squigglycareers.com
     
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    • 30 min
    #197 How to manage your distraction downfalls

    #197 How to manage your distraction downfalls

    Helen and Sarah are back together for this week’s podcast, discussing a much requested episode on how to manage distractions! They talk about why we get attracted to distraction and how to manage your reaction so it doesn’t get in the way of you doing your best work. Expect 30 minutes full of helpful tips and ideas for action to take control of your distraction downfalls.


    The @amazingif community on Instagram also shared lots of their tips too:


    @syllerim – disable notifications, set specific times of the day for repetitive tasks like emails/checking messages,


    @kooijchristina leave your phone in another room when you need to do some deep work


    @smileykirstie – listen to training/self-development which on a walk to stay focused (also makes the same walking route less dull)


    @sophie_grundy – listening to music and put phone away


    @hayleygoddard – reframe distraction (its just a different form of the interruptions we would have had in the office). Create short bursts of time when some distraction is ok – that social scrolling doesn’t always have to create guilt.


    Liz @4egconsulting – v short to do list that can be done in time bursts/blocks. Share plans with partners so they don’t interrupt your focus time


    @misssophieellen - ‘red hour’ an hour for all employees to turn emails to offline, not use skype etc... everyone loves it!


    @auroramandm – start the day with a to-do list rather than getting lost in your inbox. Have visibility of ‘team to dos’ using a tool like Trello


    @abbibuszard – reduce scroll hole by following BJ Fogg’s B=MAP – Behaviour = motivation x ability x prompt


    @pocketrocketstace – close Outlook when I have a specific piece of work to do


    @bloggingbeliever – intuitive working (when you are mentally and physically ready) - we are more vulnerable to distractions when we are tired. Think about the end goal and question how much you want it.


    Louise John @lthej – mute the sounds on your laptop


    Emma Barrett @emnodge – headspace focus music (one piece is 85 minutes long) - work until it’s completed and then pick up the phone.


    If you’d like some more help with distractions, join PodPlus on Thursday 4th at 9am. Link to register here: https://www.amazingiflearning.com/courses/podplus


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    • 36 min
    #196 Your Brilliant Best - Self-Belief with Cate Sevilla and Rita Clifton

    #196 Your Brilliant Best - Self-Belief with Cate Sevilla and Rita Clifton

    This weeks podcast is the final in our be your brilliant best series and you’ll hear Sarah in conversation with Cate Sevilla and then Rita Clifton (CBE). Sarah and Cate talk about how to work without losing your mind, and what to do when those, sadly inevitable, tough challenges in our careers (awful bosses, unexpected redundancy, overwork and overwhelm) come our way. Rita then talks to Sarah about how to love rather than fight with your imposter, sharing her words of wisdom on how we can all be our best at work and why feel the fear and do it anyway isn’t always good career advice.
     
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    • 39 min

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