The Change Files

Ideas, Insights and Inspiration from Simon Phillips, aka The Change Man

Does Work Life Balance Matter?

YES!

(Phew, that was easy!)

Oh, but wait. Feeling like life is balanced matters, but not in the way we think it does.

Work Life Balance is massively misunderstood.

Many think it is about one of 3 things:

  1. Ensuring our work does not encroach on our home life.
  2. Feeling like there is more than...
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Why Is A Growth Mindset Important?

Ever since Carol Dweck published her influential book, Mindset: The New Psychology of Success, in 2007, it is impossible to talk about success, in any field, without the word "mindset" coming up at some point. In particular, Dweck highlights the value of a Growth...

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Pivot To A New Career

Pivot To A New Career was inspired by the use of the word pivot everywhere we turned in 2020. It has become the new word for "change". We heard about big businesses "pivoting" to deliver their services digitally, we observed traditional office-based businesses embracing the concept of...

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You Are What You Eat

What do you digest on a daily basis? Your Shopping List provides insights into how you value your physical health, but what are you doing to boost your mental health? What’s on your Reading List?

Sometimes you encounter a quote and it makes perfect sense; it fits your frame of reference...

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How To Grow Exponentially With Multiple Perspectives

“Human nature seems to endow people with the ability to size up everybody in the world but themselves.”
– John C. Maxwell – author of “The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership”

Life is all about perspective, how we see the world. However, our view of the...

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Is That All You've Got? Combatting Uncertainty

I found myself staring at the floor, lost in thought or, more accurately, lost in non-thought. My mind was indeed blank. Nothing in my brain could make sense of what was going on. According to all known theories, successful processes and recorded results, my efforts should have delivered success...

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How to Bust Through Uncertainty

It is incredibly easy to look at a crisis and see only the downside problems and risks. Indeed, as lockdowns continue across the world, “non essential” businesses grind to a halt, families, communities, teams and organisations adapt to distancing and isolation, feelings of...

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Are You Being Kind To Yourself?

How often do you berate yourself? Tell yourself off for being an idiot / always being late / putting your foot in it / wishing you’d not said that / failing to hit a goal / missing an opportunity.

As the quote says, we talk to ourselves far more than we talk to anyone else…but we...

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