LEADING YOUR TEAM

The Working Well Series from Make Me A Plan Productivity Expert, Pen Le Kelly
29.06.2022.
Hello there, Fans of Plans! In this fortnight’s blog I’m going to be looking at an area of management that can be the most tricky to get right – people management.    Some managers are seemingly natural people managers – they have that...
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MINDFUL COMPARISON

The Being Yourself Series, from Make Me A Plan's Wellbeing Expert, Jane Studd
21.06.2022.
Admit it… We’ve all done it.  Doom-scrolling through Facebook or Instagram, seeing post after post of bottomless brunches, exotic holidays, perfectly behaved children and grand romantic gestures from partners.  Or if it’s not social media,...
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ON TIME

The Philosopher-in-Residence Blog Series from Make Me A Plan's Principal Planner, Anna Pascoe
16.06.2022.
Regular fans of plans and readers of this blog will be familiar with this Philosopher-in-Residence’s penchant for puns, plays on words and suchlike. I therefore commence this latest edition with the confession that for last fortnight’s jubilee-themed On...
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THE INTERVIEW PROCESS

The Working Well Series from Make Me A Plan Productivity Expert, Pen Le Kelly
15.06.2022.
It’s something most of us have to go through to enter the world of work, and repeat any number of times throughout our careers… it’s the dreaded interview process!    I don’t know too many people that enjoy this process, both interviewer...
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CHAPTER 1 - THE AWAKENING

The Make Me A Guest Blogger Series, with thanks to Ashley Ward, Electrician. Free thinking, boundary breaking, daddy of three
14.06.2022.
December 2021 I woke up this morning in a beautiful house overlooking the cold winter sea. My glowing wife asleep next to me, with our baby growing away inside her. My 4 year old daughter and my 2 year old son stumble into our bedroom, dazed and half asleep – a daily...
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MAKING HEALTHY CHANGES

The Being Yourself Series from Make Me A Plan's Wellbeing Expert, Jane Studd
07.06.2022.
What’s one thing you wish you could change to live a healthier life? What could you do right now to help you achieve it? The chances are you managed to think of something pretty quickly, but probably struggled to visualise how you would get there.   As Student...
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ON QUEENS

The Philosopher-in-Residence Blog Series from Make Me A Plan's Principal Planner, Anna Pascoe
02.06.2022.
  With it being Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee this week, this Philosopher-in-Residence felt our little blog should acknowledge and pay respect to this incredible achievement. Whether you personally follow the Royal Family or not, enduring, powerful female role...
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LONGEVITY

The Working Well Series from Make Me A Plan Productivity Expert, Pen Le Kelly
02.06.2022.
This week, many of us will be enjoying an extended Bank Holiday weekend marking the Queen’s 70-year reign. An incredible feat, that is not likely to be surpassed for generations to come.    Making retirement plans is something the Queen has not done, and...
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MEANINGFUL REST

The Being Yourself Series from Make Me A Plan's Wellbeing Expert, Jane Studd
24.05.2022.
  When was the last time you felt really well rested?     In 2018, a survey of UK adults found that the average person only managed to get a full eight hours of sleep twice a week, while 38% of respondents said they never achieved that...
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ON PAY

The Philosopher-in-Residence Blog Series from Make Me A Plan's Principal Planner, Anna Pascoe
19.05.2022.
With the cost of living rising and a tense geopolitical climate, it’s only natural for people to be feeling concerns about monies in and expenditure out. Some of this is a matter of maths (apologies for stating the obvious). When it comes to the matter of pay, as...
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