23 SEPT

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THE ART OF SELF-COMPASSION

Having high standards is – generally – a good thing, but being too harsh on yourself can be counterproductive to making great work. Here's some wisdom from The School of Life (via Maria Popova at Brainpickings.org) on the necessity of treating yourself with compassion. 

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SHINE THEORY

I recently reread this article by the ever-insightful Ann Friedman, which touches on the outdated notion that women in the workplace (and beyond) are all necessarily locked in some sort of unspoken competition with one another. Don’t be duped - a rising tide lifts all boats.

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BUILDING A BUSINESS WITH PURPOSE

I'm halfway through Looptail by Bruce Poon Tip, an entrepreneur and the founder of travel company G Adventures (as recommended to me by SUITCASE Magazine founder Serena Guen in her Women Who interview). Poon Tip is a great example of someone who’s built a hugely successful and game-changing business model, whilst managing to fulfill a higher purpose than just profit. Plus, the foreword’s written by the Dalai Lama, so you know it’s gonna be interesting.

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DEALING WITH CHANGE

The ability to adapt easily is crucial to success within the workplace – this article from the boffins at the Harvard Business Review advises on how to deal with change gracefully.

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PLANNING FOR THE FUTURE

Should you be saving for a pension in your 20s? In a nutshell - yes.

Find out why here