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  • Beware of Parkinson

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    • 9th Apr 2016
    • 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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    • 7th Apr 2016
    • 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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    • 4th Apr 2016
    • 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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  • Missing Your Goal? Change Your Aim!

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    • 3rd Apr 2016
    • Missing Your Goal? Change Your Aim!
    • Missing your goal? Change your Aim A couple of months ago I had a call from a prospective new client. He told me that despite his best efforts and intentions his life seemed stuck. It wasn’t that he was in a particularly bad place, quite the opposite. Most people would look in from the outside and see a very successful businessman. It was clear, however that he was very frustrated with something in his life. Clarify your Goal I invited him over for what I call a “coffee and a chat” session, it’s an opportunity for me to find out more about someone’s situation and whether I can help as well as for them to see if I’m the right

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  • Sunday Night Anxiety

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    • 28th Mar 2016
    • Don’t Like Sundays? Tell Me Why! How to prevent unnecessary worry, anxiety and sleepless nights every Sunday As I sit here on Sunday afternoon, looking out of the window at grey overcast skies, knowing that in a few short hours it will be Monday morning and time to go back to work, I feel fantastic. It appears that I’m one of the lucky few. A new survey of more than 20,000 workers by Monster.com reveals more than 80 percent of workers suffer Sunday-night insomnia due to work anxiety. Many of the people surveyed say their anxiety rises straight after Sunday dinner as Monday looms. With increasing expectations and pressures some workers feel the only way to get ahead is to

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  • Learning How to Get More Things Done, Quickly

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    • 24th Mar 2016
    • 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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  • When the Solution is Simpler than the Problem

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    • 21st Mar 2016
    • When the Solution is Simpler than the Problem
    • Back in the 1960’s there was a cosmic rivalry commonly known as the “Space Race” with the USA and Russia battling to put the first man on the moon. When NASA started launching manned spacecraft they found out that their astronauts couldn’t use pens to write their essential notes and observations whilst in space. The ink wouldn’t flow down through the pen in a zero-gravity environment. NASA decided to recruit and retain a man named Paul Fisher to design a pen that would work in space. Much research and a mere $1.5 million later, they had their solution to the problem. NASA now had a pen that worked in zero gravity, in a vacuum and in freezing temperatures. Of course,

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  • Who Wants to be a Billionaire?

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    • 14th Mar 2016
    • Who Wants to be a Billionaire?
    • How often have you sat down and thought about being a Billionaire? Unless you are in the tiniest percentage of the world’s population, probably never. Compare that to how many times you may have daydreamed about what it would be like to be a Millionaire, lots? Have you thought about that big business deal finally coming off, a massive stock market recovery or that day when your numbers finally come up for the lottery rollover? What’s the difference? Does Millionaire sound more realistic or “easy” than Billionaire? Can you imagine things that can happen in your life or things that you can do to get you there? Can you make an action plan to hit that magic number? In truth,

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  • What do they REALLY think about you?

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    • 7th Mar 2016
    • What do they REALLY think about you?
    • What do they REALLY think about you? One of the things that people often worry about is how they are viewed by others. It can affect what we say, what we wear, the places we go and the people we choose to spend time with. In a lot of cases it can start to affect the way we live our lives and damage self esteem and confidence. One of the common themes I encounter when working with someone to increase self esteem or build confidence is that they worry excessively about what people think. It’s also common that we never know what people REALLY think about us. The people that we worry about can often be strangers. Take for example

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  • 3 Simple Techniques to Get Motivated

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    • 28th Feb 2016
    • 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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