Have you met a keeper?

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How do you know if you’ve found your soulmate? If you’ve been looking for your true love, and kissed some frogs on the way, what are the signs that you’ve found The One?

What is a soulmate anyway? I don’t subscribe to any mystical beliefs about soulmates or that there is only one good match for me. What if they were born two hundred years ago? Or in Africa? How am I, or you, expected to meet them then?

According to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, the meaning of a soulmate is more mundane.

1. a person who is perfectly suited to…


And three ways you can deal with it

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If you have a sneaky feeling that your boss is up to no good and stuffing up your career prospects, you could be right.

Those hard-won years of building a solid reputation could be going down the gurgler quick smart if you don’t spot what’s happening and take action.

It can be hard to spot toxicity at first. What these bosses say seems to make sense. They are confident and often blind you with that sounds OK at the time.

But behind the smile and the apparent concern for the team’s well-being, they could well be plotting…


And keep your self esteem while you are at it

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We’ve all been there. We’re tired of dating and finally think we have met The One. If we met him through work or friends, we can be pretty sure he’s not a serial killer, cat burglar, or international spy with a license to kill.

If we’ve met him online, we’ve verified that he looks like his picture, checked out he has a job on LinkedIn, and stalked all of his friends and family on Facebook.

And yes, guys, women really do this — it’s called due diligence,

If we are up on our game, we know whether we want a…


Learn how to get the outcomes you want from your meetings

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How good are you at running meetings? Be honest. Are your meetings effective and efficient? Are the right people invited? Do you get the outcomes you want?

: producing a decided, decisive, or desired effect — Merriam Webster Dictionary

productive of desired effects especially capable of producing desired effects with little or no waste (of time or materials) — Merriam Webster Dictionary

If you answered yes, congratulations, you are among the few leaders who know how to run an effective meeting.

It’s challenging to run meetings well if there is no meeting protocol within your organization. Preparing for an…


Humor | Parenting

They have special powers

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Mummies are wonderful. Not the groaning type of Mummies wrapped in bandages. The other ones who wipe your face and make you a snack.

There are Mummies in the world today and they are all magic.

As a qualified Mummy of 21 years, I can vouch for Mummies everywhere and say we do a darn good job.

The magical powers of Mummies are many and various:

Mummies are all seeing

Mummies know everything. When my daughter was little, she was amazed at my omnipotence. I told her I had a special eye on the back of my head, hidden under my hair.


Humor

And it’s not just because I’m old

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Modern technology does my head in. When I was growing up, the most we had to do was turn the TV on and use a manual dial on the wall to switch between four channels.

BBC1, BBC2, ITV, and Southern. That was it.

If the TV went wrong, my mum got the repairman in to fix it. Mind you, she had to walk down to the Rediffusion office as we didn’t have a phone.

We didn’t have a washing machine, dryer, or microwave either. We had the TV, the , a record player, and radio. …


Make your own celebration.

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Valentine’s Day is raising its ugly head soon, and if you are single and would prefer not to be, it can be a time of sorrow. Quite frankly, some years it sucks.

We vary in how much we care, but the Valentine’s Day celebration can be heartless and brutal. The only time of the year when your single status is rammed down your throat.

How many of us are actually single? According to the , approximately 31% of Americans are single. Only half of those are looking for a relationship. That’s a big chunk of single people.

Leading…


A smorgasbord of comedic verse by Wendy Scott

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I’ve been writing on Medium for a few months now. Initially, I thought I would write about leadership using my professional knowledge.

Then someone in my writing group sent an acrostic poetry challenge, and I started writing comic verse for the first time since I was a teenager.

I remember Pam Ayres’s days on the TV when my family used to sit around at home making up silly poems. My mum was good at it. I must have got the bug from her.

Leadership, dating, and humor are still in my repertoire. I’m a newbie on Medium and open to…


Humor

It’s the gloop that makes you poop that’s the hard part

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In my article , I talked about why I was booked in for a . Please don’t panic. It wasn’t anything terrible. Just a bad case of the runs. Literally.

I left you just as I was about to start drinking the gloop that makes you poop. I had three sachets to get through, two for the day before the procedure and one for the morning of the hospital appointment. The gloop gets rid of anything in the bowel, ready for the procedure.

The sachets of gloop came in powder…


Dating | Love | Relationships

Related stories by Wendy Scott

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I spent a long time dating before I met my partner. I had all sorts of dating adventures.

So why should you listen to me if it took me so long to meet someone? So I can help you avoid making the same mistakes as I did, that’s why.

Dating for extended periods was too tiring. I’d try a dating site for a few months and then come off for a while.

I eventually did meet my partner online, and so did a lot of my friends and colleagues. An article from about online dating states:

“For some Americans…

Wendy Scott

Brit living in Auckland. Learning & Development professional writing about leadership and personal development.

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