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  • Beware of Parkinson

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    • 1st Sep 2017
    • Beware of Parkinson
    • Beware of Parkinson. Would you like to get more done in less time? Want to boost profits in your business, get promoted quicker of be a stress free parent? Then beware of Parkinson. “Parkinson’s Law” states that “work expands so as to fill the time available for its completion”. Or in other words, we always take as much time as is given to do a job. For example, if your boss gives you a week to complete a project, it will take you a week. You would normally do most of the work for that on the last day too! If your boss gave you two weeks to complete the same project, guess what? It would take you two weeks

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  • Become a Master Communicator

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    • 24th Aug 2017
    • Become a Master Communicator Communication is the basis for any human interaction. It could be verbal communication, body language or even a look or a touch. No matter what type of communication we are talking about it always serves the same purpose: to convey an idea, a thought or a feeling. Communication is the basic, most natural ingredient in human interaction and yet a lot of people struggle with it. How often do you find yourself being misunderstood and frustrated? How often does an innocently meant comment turn into a full blown argument? So what is this elusive key to communication? What is the one thing that we can do today on our quest for mastering communication? If I had

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  • Get Things Done

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    • 17th Aug 2017
    • Why is it when we have so much to do, we end up doing so little? Is it because when we’re confronted with so many tasks, we find ourselves so overwhelmed that we end up doing none of them? If so, how do we turn this thing around? It can be simple. We need to get rid of that feeling of being overwhelmed, or at least, overcome it. The way to do that is to prioritise. Look ahead The first step of prioritising is working out what needs to be done, as well as the order that these need to be accomplished. A lot of people make the mistake of concentrating on easy tasks. You may get a lot of

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  • 3 Simple Techniques to Get Motivated

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    • 10th Aug 2017
    • 3 Simple Techniques to Get Motivated Successful people are almost always motivated; this is why they are able to accomplish more in their lives than others. If you want to be successful and produce great results you need to learn the highly effective habit of being able to motivate yourself whenever you need to. Truth is, staying motivated all the time is not something difficult to achieve. As long as you follow some simple techniques, you will be able to do it. The key is, are you willing to do what it takes to stay motivated? If so, read on and follow through these 3 simple techniques. What is your Motivation? Most people stumble because they either don’t know why,

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  • Learning How to Get More Things Done, Quickly

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    • 10th Aug 2017
    • Learning How to Get More Things Done, Quickly Do you ever find yourself wondering how you’re going to get everything done today? Have the tasks mounted up so much that you feel overwhelmed and don’t know where to start? Or do you just have one really important task that seems to be taking so long to complete? The kind of task that if you just got it done would either benefit you so much or allow you to relax once it’s complete? You are far from alone. I’m sure most of us can relate to at least one of those scenarios, most of us several of them for most of our lives. The good news is that we can start

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  • Overcoming a Fear of Failure

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    • 3rd Aug 2017
    • Overcoming a Fear of Failure How many times have you not taken action because you are afraid that you might not get it right? Do you keep putting things off because you need more information or whatever you are doing needs a little more work? Do you always want to be perfect at what you are about to do even though you’ve never done it before? And then bottled out at the last minute for fear of looking foolish? Or that you might make a mistake? Sound familiar? It certainly does for me. I always wanted to be the best at everything I decided to do. The problem was that for many years I stopped myself from taking opportunities because

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  • Would you rather be right, or successful?

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    • 26th Jul 2017
    • Would you rather be right, or successful? You can’t fail to have noticed that there’s quite a lot of football going on at the moment! Whether you love it or hate it, it has been difficult to avoid. If you hate it and did manage to avoid it, well done to you. Being born in Wrexham to English parents, I consider myself “Welshlish”. That way I can have the best of both worlds. It also means I can get excited about the World Cup but not devastated if things don’t go too well. However, after watching England versus Germany on Sunday all I can say is “Oh dear!” For me it wasn’t the manner of defeat or that it was

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  • Four Top Tips to Beat Procrastination

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    • 19th Jul 2017
    • Four Top Tips to Beat Procrastination Procrastination is a time and energy drainer. Have you ever experienced having something really important to do and found yourself doing absolutely anything else other than that important task in hand? You know the impact of not doing something and yet somehow get drawn to the virtually useless tasks of reading emails, watching TV, surfing the internet or a sudden urge to do any easy task which doesn’t really matter. You’re not alone. Procrastination affects even the most motivated of people from time to time. The procrastination can be a result of an underlying fear of failure; so if we never do the task we can never fail is our unconscious thought. Or we

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  • Replace Fear with Curiosity

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    • 12th Jul 2017
    • Replace Fear with Curiosity
    • Replace Fear with Curiosity. I read a short story this week that I’d like to share with you. We all have fears, some more life limiting than others; some essential, some not. The story made me stop, sit and think for a good hour or so about my life so far. Here it is; In 1911, for reasons no one has ever been able to ascertain, a man appeared, naked and alone, in the foothills of Mt. Lassen in Northern California. With the help of two anthropologists from Berkely, it was learned that he was the last remaining member of a once strong tribe of Native American Indians known as the Yana. Although accepting the friendship of the Westerners who

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  • How to Keep Yourself Motivated

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    • 5th Jul 2017
    • How to Keep Yourself Motivated Did you make yourself New Year’s Resolutions this year? How are you getting on with those? If they’ve fallen by the wayside you’re not alone. Research shows that almost 50% of people will have broken theirs already. Keeping a high level of motivation and getting things done isn’t always easy. So how can we keep motivated and get things done? Devise a New Plan It’s a lot harder to keep yourself on task if you don’t have a plan. If you are just trying to figure life out as you go along you aren’t going to take it as seriously. Part of your plan should be setting yourself mini goals and writing them down. Writing

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