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Stress Management

Are you resilient? Learning to cope with setbacks

Are you resilient? Learning to cope with setbacks

Life is full of ups and downs. Although it may appear that some people never experience the downs in life; that simply isn’t true. Nobody is perfect and nobody will ever live the perfect life. If you want to enjoy happiness and health, it is imperative that you learn to make the most of the […]

Boosting mental health and positivity with exercise

Boosting mental health and positivity with exercise

The human race has always been focused on exploration. We have explored new countries, new continents and, in the latter part of the last century, there was a great desire to explore space and beyond. For a long time, this desire to explore further afield came at the expense of exploring our own physical and […]

7 Simple ways to improve your health

7 Simple ways to improve your health

As the old saying goes “When you have your health, you have everything” and it is so true. Health really is the greatest source of wealth. You could have all the money and material possessions in the world but without your health you will never have the opportunity to enjoy it. Some people are obsessed […]

Time Management

17 Essential time management skills

17 Essential time management skills

Having lived and worked in 5 different countries, I have yet to meet anybody who didn’t want to improve their time management. Even those with strong time management skills realise that there is always room for improvement. Becoming productive with your time is all about seeking to make constant and never ending improvements to the […]

How to enjoy a productive day when you feel bad

How to enjoy a productive day when you feel bad

There will be days when you wake like a bear with a sore head or, so lethargic that you do not want to even contemplate work. There have been time management gurus who would have you believe that once you take their advice, you will skip out of bed each day, only too eager to […]

3 Simple tips to improve your focus quickly

3 Simple tips to improve your focus quickly

Unless you’re perfect, you encounter distractions from time to time that minimise your effectiveness in getting your work done. The reason that most people struggle to achieve their objectives is not that the lack the knowledge or skills; it is more common that they lack the ability to stay focused on their work for long […]

Effective Relationships

6 Strategies to respond to someone who is angry

6 Strategies to respond to someone who is angry

We all lose our cool from time to time; some of us more frequently than others. When we get angry, we like to be treated properly. We like to get a fair hearing and, we tend to appreciate when somebody attempts to help us deal with the issue which is troubling us so that we […]

13 Simple strategies for building trust

13 Simple strategies for building trust

Trust forms the basis of every relationship. It is essential that people can accept that you are who you say you are and, you will do what you say you will do. The converse is also true i.e. you must be able to trust others. Without trust, you would have to do absolutely everything yourself […]

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 […]

Emotional Intelligence

Understanding and managing your emotional triggers

Understanding and managing your emotional triggers

When you react badly to an event, it is common to blame the event for your reaction e.g. your boss asks you to work overtime and you get angry. Your natural reaction may be to blame your boss for your anger. However, you may notice that other people, when asked to work overtime, do not […]

11 Easy ways to build self-confidence

11 Easy ways to build self-confidence

When you fail to achieve your objectives, it is easy to believe that you do not have the ability or you are not good enough. However, the difference between success and failure is rarely due to any lasting ability. Sure, you may lack the necessary skills at that very moment but you can usually learn […]

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 […]

Personal Effectiveness

Make life easier with these 6 tips

Make life easier with these 6 tips

This year, I have set out with a major objective of trying to make life easier for myself; both in my working life and my personal life. I think it is a wonderful objective and one that when achieved, will improve the quality of life for me while having some positive benefits for my friends […]

5 Simple ways to stay focused on your goals

5 Simple ways to stay focused on your goals

Do you struggle with reaching your goals? The reality is that most people do struggle. When you set goals for yourself, you undoubtedly have the very best of intentions. You want to succeed with your goals and reap the many benefits that come with making successful and important changes in your life. However, there is […]

How to make important changes in your life

How to make important changes in your life

They say that there are only two things that you cannot avoid – death and taxes. If you can afford a good tax accountant, you can certainly avoid a lot of tax but there is something else which cannot be avoided – change. The world is in a constant state of change. It always has […]

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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7 Important life skills I wish I learned as a kid

7 Important life skills I wish I learned as a kid

I had a very enjoyable conversation with an educator during the week. I have no doubt that this lady will have a positive impact on all the students and teachers that she comes into contact with. The conversation inspired me to think about my views on schools and the impact they have on our lives. […]

Overcoming precrastination – Procrastination’s painful cousin

Overcoming precrastination – Procrastination’s painful cousin

We all know about procrastination and its dangers. In its simplest terms, procrastination is the putting off of the important tasks which you know need to be done. Everyone does it to some extent. Those who have the greatest ability to manage their procrastination will achieve the greatest levels of success. While procrastination limits your […]

6 Tips for getting what you want from life

6 Tips for getting what you want from life

Are you getting what you want from life? The fact that you are reading this article would seem to suggest that although you may be getting some of what you want from life, you are not getting everything that you want from life. If you are not getting what you want from life, you need […]

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