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136 – Managing Perfectionism

In this episode, we’re revisiting a topic we’ve done in the past: perfectionism. The weird thing about perfectionism is relatively few people realise that certain behaviours they’re indulging are related to the perfectionistic tendencies they have. The funny thing about many perfectionists is that they don’t think they’re perfectionists. (They think perfectionists want to be…

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135 – Re-Writing The Stories You Tell Yourself

QUICK NOTE: We apologise for the quality of Kelly’s audio in this episode. She’s not sure what she did differently to normal, but it created a quality of audio that couldn’t be cleaned up in post-production.  A few episodes ago we mentioned the concept of re-writing the stories you tell yourself. Everyone wanted more on…

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134 – Is Failing 15% of The Time the Key To Success?

QUICK NOTE: We apologise for the quality of Kelly’s audio in this episode. She’s not sure what she did differently to normal, but it created a quality of audio that couldn’t be cleaned up in post-production.  — This topic actually came from one of our listeners, Cat Rodie who linked us to this HuffPo article.…

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132: How To Have Good Energy Even When You’re Exhausted

Kelly is battling grief. Carly is in the first year of a baby. We’re both exhausted. Yet we have to show up with good energy each day for our kids and our family and our clients. Here’s how we do it: Prioritise sleep Exercise every day Eat well Be careful what we say yes to…

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131: When Things Don’t Add Up You Need To Start Subtracting

We talk a lot (a lot!) about adding things to your life and changing behaviours but what if you flipped the script and took things away?  Here are 12 things you can safely take out of your life, or reduce greatly in your life, and your life will be better for it: Drama Toxic friendships…

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130: 6 steps towards getting out of your own way

Often in life, our greatest obstacle is ourselves. We indulge in self-sabotage and self-defeating behaviour and this gets in the way of us achieving our goals or even simply living the life we want to. If you feel like your biggest enemy is…well… yourself, this week’s episode will give you solid tips for getting out…

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129: Using automation to streamline your life

Something interesting Carly and Kelly read recently suggests most productivity challenges come down to an issue in one of three areas: Time, Energy, Attention. Automation is a tool you can use to do repeatable task automatically (i.e. with no input from you). It helps a little bit with Energy and Attention (by not needing to…

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126: 6 tips for building resilience

Resilience is the ability to cope with adversity while you’re experiencing that adversity. And also the ability to bounce back after adversity.  Today Kelly and Carly share 6 simple tips to help boost resilience: Be willing to expose yourself to challenging situations Practice mindfulness Be kind to yourself Protect your emotional health Have routines and…

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125: A simple guide to setting strong boundaries

Boundaries are guidelines that establish how others are able to behave around you, and how you want to be treated. In today’s episode, Kelly and Carly share some simple tips for people who are tired of feeling taken advantage of, resentful and burnt out. The tips discussed include: Never committing to something when you’ve been…

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124: Straight and Curly is back

As long-time listeners know, Straight and Curly has been on hiatus this year after Kelly lost her beloved husband, Anthony, in a freak accident in January. 8 months on, Kelly’s heart is still hurting, but she misses the energy boost she gets from chatting with Carly on a weekly basis. So the girls have started…

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123: Checking in with Carly

This is the second of our special episodes of Straight and Curly, one where Kelly was keen to shift the focus from the sadness of losing her husband Anthony to the joy she felt for Carly in welcoming baby Harriet into the world and also moving to the country. As with the previous episode, Kelly…

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