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Stress Management

7 Simple rules for coping with stress

7 Simple rules for coping with stress

There has long been a silly myth that a certain amount of stress is good for you. To be blunt about it, that is rubbish. The people who push this myth are confusing pressure with stress; two very different experiences, both physiologically and psychologically. A certain amount of pressure is good for you. It keeps [...]

Design your life to avoid stress

Design your life to avoid stress

Stress can have a devastating effect on your life. Most of us will experience a degree of stress from time to time. Over a very short period of time, it is not very harmful but if you do not take control of it, you may eventually find yourself struggling in your job, struggling in your [...]

Energy building rituals

Energy building rituals

The working world is getting more and more demanding. In difficult economic times, the employee is asked to give more and increase their productivity. If not managed properly, this can add a significant amount of additional stress to the lives of each employee. To increase productivity, you often need to increase your energy levels. When [...]

Time Management

Overcoming your procrastination

Overcoming your procrastination

Overcoming your procrastination begins with developing the right mindset about . As simple as it may seem, few people fully understand the point that you cannot actually manage time. What you can manage is your use of time. The point may seem trivial but it is actually very important. It helps you to see that [...]

Understanding time management

Understanding time management

If I had to pick the single most important aspect of building self discipline it would be learning how to manage your time effectively and efficiently.  Productivity and time management are critical to success in more ways than we ever realise. Most people have a reasonable understanding of time management. As the problems they experience [...]

Are you a procrastinator? 3 Reasons why you should be proud

Are you a procrastinator? 3 Reasons why you should be proud

Many procrastinators tell themselves stuff like: “I’m lazy. I’m undisciplined. I’m a failure. I’m hopeless. I’ve got no self-control. I’ll never succeed at anything.”  This of course is not helpful as they are labelling themselves in a very negative and permanent manner over something which is temporary and transient. Procrastinators who are highly ambitious can be [...]

Effective Relationships

The path to a win-win solution

The path to a win-win solution

A common phrase in communication is ‘seek the win-win’. In fact, I will probably use is a couple of times in this article. It is used so often because it really is the foundation of strong, positive relationships. You will regularly find times when you are in a disagreement with others or, when your needs [...]

Work effectively with others

Work effectively with others

We all have to work with others if we want to fulfil our potential and meet our objectives. Even those of us who are solopreneurs have this requirement. Just because the other people do not work within the same company; it does not mean that we do not have to cooperate with others. If you [...]

How to deliver feedback without arguments

How to deliver feedback without arguments

Feedback is one of the most essential skills in life. It is not realistic to expect that everything will always go as planned for you. If you want to correct the errors, or make sure that things improve, you must be able to deliver feedback effectively. When you deliver feedback you are usually commenting on [...]

Emotional Intelligence

Facing the consequences of self-defeating behaviour

Facing the consequences of self-defeating behaviour

When you are trying to remove self-defeating behaviour from your life, the first step is to know that you have a problem. I have previously explored some of the different strategies that you could apply to help you recognise whether or not you had self-defeating behaviour. Once you have recognised your self-defeating behaviour, it is [...]

Eliminating self defeating behaviour

Eliminating self defeating behaviour

People with self-defeating behaviours often have a feeling of loss of control. They feel that the outcomes that they are achieving in life lie outside of their control; despite the fact that we have a great deal of control and influence over almost every aspect of our lives. This loss of control is something that [...]

Understanding passive aggressive behaviour

Understanding passive aggressive behaviour

Passive aggressive behaviour has various traits and many ways of disguising the way a person with this behavioural problem truly feels at any given moment. This type of behaviour is reactive and is identified by non-verbal aggressive actions or reactions. Anger and frustration is bottled up instead of being discussed in a proactive manner and [...]

Personal Effectiveness

Rise early and boost your performance

Rise early and boost your performance

I have, at many stages in my life, been somebody who enjoys a good lie in. Even though I wake early, I have at times struggled to rise early. I have always liked the feeling of chilling out in my bed before making a nice easy start to the day. The problem with this approach [...]

7 Personal development questions you must ask yourself

7 Personal development questions you must ask yourself

We all have ambitions for the future; things we would like to do, be or have. We set goals and we attempt to pursue our objectives. However, we often start too late in the process. It is easy to get carried away in all the excitement of goal setting and objectives. Just as with projects [...]

Developing a problem solving mindset

Developing a problem solving mindset

Whether you are trying to improve your productivity, improve the quality of your relationships or, resolve conflict; there is one critical factor which is often overlooked – a problem solving mindset. A problem solving mindset is essential in almost every area of life. Even with the best planning and preparation, things will go wrong for [...]

Career Coaching

Developing a career driven mindset

Developing a career driven mindset

To succeed in your career you need to have a career driven mindset. The difference between having a job and having a career is mindset. When you have a career driven mindset, you take full responsibility for your career path and your development. When you lack a career driven mindset, you abdicate responsibility. You end [...]

8 Coaching questions to create a career development plan

8 Coaching questions to create a career development plan

Whether you are an entrepreneur, a manager or an ambitious professional; you will want to get the most possible from your career. To do this you need to have a career development plan.  A career development plan sets out what you aim to achieve and your plan to achieve it. It outlines the knowledge, skills [...]

Building a support network

Building a support network

Whether you are making big changes to your life or simply chasing big goals; it is difficult to go it alone. Having the support of people with similar interests and passions greatly enhances your chances of success. It is important to have a good support network that you can bounce ideas off of and get [...]

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Building self discipline

Building self discipline

Building self discipline can and will transform your entire life. Self discipline is the ability to get yourself to do the things which need to be done, when they need to be done; whether you feel like doing it or not. Self discipline is one of the most important but frequently overlooked factors which determine [...]

Why you should adopt a positive attitude

Why you should adopt a positive attitude

It may seem easy to just adopt a positive attitude to life. You probably will not need a lot of convincing to at least give it a try. After all, what do you have to lose? People let their attitude guide them all of the time. Unfortunately, most of the time, the attitude is a [...]

How to stay focused throughout the day

How to stay focused throughout the day

Many of the goals you will set in life will take some time to achieve. If you want to achieve them in the most effective manner, you must learn to make the most of each day. To make the most of each day, you must learn to stay focused throughout the day. Your ability to [...]

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