Number one ranked in Bing, Celebration, Survive at Work, your one stop resource for work skills, work resources, work tools and work motivation. Hate work? Want promotion? Survive at work will help you thrive at work.

Now that is Seriously Epic!

You’ll be happy to hear this is only a short post!
 
Firstly, I wanted to share some news my friend Greg (remember Mr Greg of the Chicken & Eagle fame?) just texted me… Apparently, surviveatwork.com is the number 1 site listed by Bing for the keywords Survive at Work.
 
“Well big deal Liz.  I mean the site is called Survive at Work, so you know, it’s hardly a mahoosive achievement of gargantuan proportions“.
 
Actually it is.
 
For those of you familiar with the complexities of search rankings, you’ll appreciate just how damn hard it is to get ranked for a search.  So to appear on the first page is awesome.  To appear as the first listing on the first page is even more awesome.  And well, to appear first out of 25,500,000 results is just the most awesomest thing ever 🙂
 
Right now, I feel like I’ve managed to land Andromeda I on the moon. Andromeda I – for those of you who are not friends with me on Facebook – is the toilet-roll rocket ship that I built as an economically viable alternative for the recent space taxi contract. Needless to say, Boeing won the contract. But I digress… What I’m trying to say is that I’m very happy in a quite surprised sort of way.
 
By the way, here’s the proof (courtesy of Greg):
 
Number one ranked in Bing, Celebration, Survive at Work, your one stop resource for work skills, work resources, work tools and work motivation. Hate work? Want promotion? Survive at work will help you thrive at work.

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Guest Writer, Mindfulness, Survive at Work

Survive Work with Mindfulness

Our Mindfulness Guest Writer

Today’s post comes with an additional bonus… a guest writer!  Jack (not his real name – he’s a shy old sort) is an ex-military officer and experienced Leader.  He’s also passionate about mindfulness and the benefits the approach has within the workplace.  That’s why I’m tremendously grateful that he’s sharing a key part of his Survive at Work toolkit with us today.

Without further ado, I hand you over to him…

Mindfulness

Oh no!!! Not again!

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Survive at Work Book Review, resources to thrive at work, survive at work - promotion, career success, leadership

59 Seconds

I hadn’t intended to write a post recommending a book.  But then I stumbled upon 59 seconds: Think a little, Change a Lot by Richard Wiseman (you can check it out here) and just had to share it.  Plus, I got the book for free… something I also had to share 🙂

Check out later in the post how you can also get free books.

59 Seconds

Hands up… I’m not one for all these self-improvement books.  This might surprise you, as I wrote a book called The Shiny & New, Confident You, which you’re probably thinking is just that.

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Happy Monday from Survive at Work. Make a Difference

Happy Monday #19

Happy Monday!

The weekend’s over and the work week has begun!  Happy Monday all 🙂

This week I thought I’d share a story that Psychologist Martin Seligman tells in his book Authentic Happiness (here’s the link if you’re interested: Amazon):

Seligman was visiting a close friend in hospital.  The friend was on life support, and had laid unconscious since being admitted.  Seligman observed an orderly meticulously placing beautiful pictures on the walls around the room:

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Without Chains & Without Limits

Without Chains & Without Limits

Chains

The Elephant and the Chain

I once read a story about how circuses train elephants.  As you’d expect, it begins when the elephants are very small.  A metal cuff, connected to a chain, is placed around their ankle and shackles them to a pole in the ground.

Naturally, the little elephant tries to wander off.  But the chain dictates his boundary.  He spends days, weeks and months trying to venture elsewhere; but each time, the chain prevents him from doing so.

Eventually, the little elephant stops trying.

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