Scott Says: May 2015 Update from The WICT UK President

As well as my role as the first President of WICT UK, I’ve been really busy recently in my day job.  I was privileged to attend the WICT Signature luncheon in Chicago as Virgin Media received one of their Signature Accolade award.

Every year WICT award 5 ‘Signature Accolades’ recognising the stand-out achievements of organisations who support issues and causes important to women. When Virgin Media found out we had been awarded the International accolade we were obviously delighted.

The lunch itself was amazing. Meghan Markle of hit US drama ‘Suits’ fame hosted the event and I was privileged to learn about her work as a UN Advocate for Women’s political participation and leadership. She also runs a lifestyle site The Tig – http://www.thetig.com. Meghan commented that she was humbled to be among so many people working to effect change in our communities. Read more

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5 Ways to Stop Self-Interrupting

Don’t let yourself be your biggest distraction. Here are some simple ways to stop self-interrupting.

1. Focus on one thing at a time

Easier said than done, right? One way to keep focused is to stop looking at your to do list every five minutes. Of course, many tasks are of equal importance but you’re not a machine. Tackle anything urgent first, then when starting your next task, move your to do list away. Any meaningful task requires a large part of focus. Before starting anything, ask yourself why you should do it and try to be creative and passionate in your approach – really make it your own. Most importantly, take pleasure and pride in what you’re doing. If you’re constantly thinking about the ten other things on your list, the task at hand won’t be your best work and will take you much longer to complete in the long run.

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