Players: How team sports can get you a promotion

I was invited to take to the stage at the Stylist Live Festival at Kensington Olympia, not for my fashion sense, instead for my understanding of team sports and careers. This blog summaries the key points for the benefit of all and shares the resources highlighted for you to get started. Applies to all, whether you play a team sport, might play a team sport…or generally want to see how you can apply the mentality to your career.

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Annabel Ross
What time is it?! And other short videos

Hello from the darkness that is 5pm on a winter's eve!  Inspired by Daylight Saving and an old 'horror movie trailer' that cracks me up, I wanted to brighten up your evening with some pleasant videos I have loved for years. Each short vid puts a smile on your face, gets you thinking and is worth sharing. 

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Look at the camels - surfing in Morocco

Following my instructor’s voice above the waves, “Look at the camels. Look up,” I manage to stay on the surfboard until I am 2 metres from one particular camel, the Atlantic lapping at his cloven hoof – the camel’s toes if you will.

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Annabel Ross
Give yourself a pat on the back

Do you feel like you’ve never quite done enough? I’ve spent a lot of time around babies recently and we congratulate them for EVERYTHING….for smiling, getting food in their mouth, giving us a high five…even pooing. Meanwhile us big kids deal with busy roads, office politics, deadlines, promotions,

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What makes a good plan?

Having just reinvigorated my challenge prowess, with the '24 hours in a day' relay challenge, I am back feeling the power of a good goal. The challenge involved running 10km at each hour of the clock over the course of the month that the I Move London Relay was on. 

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Feeling like the start of a new term for you too?!

I feel it's a new chapter (helps that I moved house and am in a new office today!). What will the autumn term bring for you? I am totally ready for an awesome few months through till Christmas. Work continues on the next steps for the Relay (yoop!) and I have press trips to Morocco and India (yay!).

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I want something different for myself and for you

Through Exerk, I continue on my mission to combat the fact that fitness is often the first thing to go when life gets busy.

I don't think it has to be - with routine, priority and purpose, I believe the structure and space that physical activity gives us is exactly what we need when we are at our weakest and most overwhelmed. 

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London’s best outdoor pools

Swimming outdoors is a wonderful way to escape the hustle and bustle of London life. Head to the Hampstead Ponds or The Serpentine Lido for a wild experience complete with ducks and pond weed. The unheated pools of Brockwell Lido, Tooting Bec Lido or Parliament Hill Lido make for a fresh splash. Or, if you’d rather stick to heated: Oasis in Holborn, Hampton Pool or London Fields Lido are your best bets. 

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How to organise a weekend adventure

The when, where, how and what of organising a weekend adventure can seem so daunting that weeks, months, years pass and we never actually get anywhere. As you can imagine, the logistics of weekly challenges, completed alongside my job in banking, means I rank myself pretty high in the authority of weekend organisation skills.  

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Annabel Ross