Archive | December, 2013

You can’t please everybody all the time

“I don’t know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody.” — Bill Cosby Nothing is more harmful to your own growth and development than being a “people pleaser”. We all crave acceptance and approval from family, friends, co-workers, and so on. It is a natural human instinct. Be […]

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Make adversity your ally

The other day I sent out an email broadcast. I clicked “Send” (as you do) and went about my business. The next day I discovered an odd thing – some people, including me, (I put myself on my mailing list as a check that everything’s going ok), didn’t get the message. But others did. What […]

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What you can learn from John Maxwell

“A great leader’s courage to fulfill his vision comes from passion, not position” — John Maxwell This quote form John Maxwell is so rich with truth. The key words here are “vision” and passion. What is your vision for your life? What is your vision for your career? Your health? Your relationship? And so on… […]

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What Is Love?

What Is Love?

The way we give love to others is often indicative of the way we want to be loved ourselves.

We all give and receive love every day.

Keep a record of what you do for others to show them your love and note the reactions you receive to those actions.

As you observe the significant people in your life and their responses to the different ways, you express love to them; you will soon see how they best “hear” you.

Learning to recognize the things that make us feel loved and then identifying what the significant people in our lives need to feel loved is a beautiful self-growth adventure that will revolutionize our relationship.

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Using breathing exercises to deal with stress

Many people do not breathe fully in their daily lives. Smoking, tension and incorrect posture will all restrict the lungs being utilised correctly. This in turn can lead to health problems. Therefore, learning to breathe correctly and to be able to practice it a few times each day is really useful. The complete breath a […]

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Face fear and do the things you think you can’t

“You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing which you think you cannot do” — Eleanor Roosevelt People generally fall into one of two categories when it comes to fear. They either acknowledge and face their fears or […]

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It’s easy to feel unappreciated

There are times, aren’t there, when we all need a bit of ego stroking? You know, tell me you love me or I’ll scream! Sometimes it’s easy to get exhausted and feel unappreciated. So here’s a metaphor that might help at such times. Imagine going to the theater to see a brilliant show, except for […]

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You need time for yourself

How many times do you multi-task throughout the day? Your workplace might love your ability to write a letter, answer the phone and still manage to train someone within their role all at the same time but this isn’t doing you any good at all, not if you continue this multi-tasking practice continuously. What about […]

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Motivation breeds success

Motivation makes all the difference between success and failure and to achieve your goals, it’s vital that you have your own source of instant inspiration that fires you up each day and kick-starts your determination to be successful. With this in mind, it’s vital that you consider your own source of inspiration and what your […]

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What makes you unique?

Did you ever stop to think that you’ve always got something to say? No matter what question gets thrown at you, no matter how odd, awkward or bizarre the circumstance, you can always come out with a comment. It isn’t like you have to stop and think what to say next. I mean, imagine if […]

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