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Stress Management

Banish clutter to reduce stress and improve performance

Banish clutter to reduce stress and improve performance

Deadlines, financial difficulties, and competing responsibilities are some well-known causes of stress in our lives. Research shows that clutter can also be a hidden cause of stress at home and work. Experiencing less stress in your life may be as simple as getting rid of your excess stuff! You may have a relaxed attitude to […]

Why you must put yourself first

Why you must put yourself first

No one is going to get you to where you want to be but you. If you don’t do it, nobody else will. If you want to create the life that you desire, you need to take responsibility for your life and do the things which are necessary to get you from where you are […]

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 […]

Time Management

6 Common reasons people procrastinate

6 Common reasons people procrastinate

Most people are capable of achieving greater things but fail to do so. Why? Some of the external factors cannot be controlled. However, most of the time factors for success lie within us. Procrastination is one of the many roadblocks that could hinder you down the road to greater achievements. Anyone can procrastinate. Sometime we […]

What’s in it for me? A critical question

What’s in it for me? A critical question

We are living in a time when everybody wants to be seen as selfless. So many people want to give the impression that they put everyone else before themselves. When I was growing up, it was seen as an insult for somebody to say that you ‘love yourself’ or that you were self-centred. Those are […]

How to decide what you should be doing

How to decide what you should be doing

When trying to decide what to do, it is important that you can make a quick decision and keep moving through your tasks. It is easy to get caught up in the vast number of tasks that you need to complete. If you have to sort through a large list, you can waste a great […]

Effective Relationships

Burning bridges – How not to make a complaint

Burning bridges – How not to make a complaint

Last week, I had the immense displeasure of being on the receiving end of an attack which was poorly disguised as a nice email. The person that was attacking me (via email) was basing their argument on assumptions and opinions that were very poorly founded. I felt that we had a good working relationship but […]

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 […]

Emotional Intelligence

Top 11 Ways that gratitude enhances your life

Top 11 Ways that gratitude enhances your life

When making changes in your life, one of the most powerful changes that you can make is to change the way you look at life. People are always saying that they want more of the good things in life but before they get more, they usually need to start showing appreciation and gratitude for the […]

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 […]

Personal Effectiveness

9 Unwritten rules for life which reduce stress and boost performance

9 Unwritten rules for life which reduce stress and boost performance

As you progress through life you will constantly learn lessons and develop your own rules and principles. These rules and principles allow you to take shortcuts in your life because you have learned from experience. That does not mean that you can avoid doing the things which really need to be done but you can […]

Keeping a journal to help you stay on track for your goals

Keeping a journal to help you stay on track for your goals

Making changes in life is not about one off actions. It is about forming new habits which serve you better and help you get to where you need to go. If you are going to make important changes, you need to be able to measure and keep track of your progress. If the change is […]

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 […]

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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How to maintain control of your day in the face of chaos

How to maintain control of your day in the face of chaos

There may be days when your life seems to include more chaos than control. You probably start the day with a plan in place. You want to ensure an effective day so you have taken the time to identify your key objectives. You are committed to focusing on these objectives and completing them when, all […]

5 Core organisational skills you must possess

5 Core organisational skills you must possess

Time management and productivity are critical to the effective pursuit of your goals and objectives. If you want to stay on course, you must be able to do the right thing at the right time. I have read thousands of  and many of them are very useful. However, for somebody who is seriously struggling with […]

Procrastinate your procrastination to get more done

Procrastinate your procrastination to get more done

Are you having a hard time battling procrastination? It’s really tough isn’t it? Well, there’s no doubt about that and you are not alone. A lot of people are going through the same thing. Procrastination is not an easy thing to overcome. There are many different ways to tackle procrastination but today I would like […]

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