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Welcome - the purpose of the blog page is to provide you with a never ending source of valuable, practical and entertaining information designed to help you get the best performance from yourself and others.

In these blogs you will find all the information you need to make faster progress in less time and effort. Here you will find all the information you need to achieve your goals. In addition to helping yourself to achieve your goals, you can use the same information to help others to achieve their goals.

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Personal Effectiveness Skills Blogs

Your degree of Personal effectiveness is one of the most important things about you. We all want to be judged as effective. And any improvement in your degree of personal effectiveness would be of great benefit to you and your family.

You can develop your personal effectiveness by taking active steps to develop yourself in six main areas of activity:

  1. Setting goals and achieving them
  2. Communicating in clear convincing and inspirational manner
  3. Planning ahead, preparation and prevention of avoidable error
  4. Handling difficult people, setbacks, criticism and defeats
  5. Self-mastery: Self-control, self-motivation, and self-motivation
  6. The ability to inspire positive emotional responses in the minds of others. (Leadership)

If you want to improve your personal effectiveness rating take the above list and work on improving each one.

Personal Effectiveness Skills Blogs

Mental Well-Being At Work

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Enhanced mental wellbeing positively influences productivity, as our actions are driven by the mind. Improving mental resilience, focus, rationality, and optimism leads to better overall performance and increased productivity.

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The Mind-Body Connection

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The mind and body often seen as separate, are integral parts of our being. Actions guided by the mind influence the body and vice versa. To change feelings, change actions; acting confident fosters confidence. Similarly acting happy can improve mood.

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Emotional Management

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Mastering emotional control is vital for a quality life. Diminish fear and foster confidence through conscious thought-evaluation and developing a positive mindset. Actively managing emotions empowers, replacing fear with confidence.

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Why Self-Discipline Matters for Success

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Self-discipline is vital for success: Achieve goals, manage time, beat procrastination, stay strong, build good habits, grow, and control emotions. Start building it now!

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Don't Reward Yourself With Failure

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Celebrate achievements wisely. Opt for value, not calories. Avoid rewards that lead to pitfalls. Choose fulfilling celebrations, not setbacks.

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Actualising Potential: the Power of Purposeful Practice

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Each person holds distinct talents and untapped potential. Yet, realising true mastery goes beyond innate abilities. It entails intentional, purposeful, and diligent practice.

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The Essential Economic Principle to Financial Success

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To succeed as business owners and managers, grasping economic fundamentals is vital. Key principle: "Spend less than you earn and invest the surplus in value-generating assets."

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​Water: your Essential Partner for Outstanding Workplace Performance

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Water: neglected yet essential. Beyond quenching thirst, it fuels workplace performance with biological intricacies. Don't underestimate its power in our demanding professional lives.

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Reducing Fear and Replacing It With Confidence

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Don't let anxiety and self-doubt stop you from reaching your full potential. Learn how to reduce fear and replace it with confidence. Join us for our free webinar and learn how to master your mind.

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The Rapid Method for Genuine Self-Esteem

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Good mental health is based on achieving genuine self-esteem and self-confidence. The RAPID method helps achieve this by developing rational, active, purposeful, independent and disciplined minds.

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How to Stop Worrying

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Many people spend too much valuable time, fretting and worrying over things which have happened; or might happen. Fretting and worrying doesn't change anything other than your emotional state.

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Active Vs Passive Mind

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Things don't just happen for a reason. Behind every problem, there is cause. Individuals with active minds, increase their knowledge by asking intelligent questions and by doing so will find the cause of their problems.

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Psychology of Success

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Being successful isn't necessarily about having a good education or being super intelligent. Successful people have success-orientated mindsets. These ideologies can be learnt and practised, so you too, can become successful.

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How to Develop a Resilient Mind-Set

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Being resilient allows you to deal effectively with all the situations that you find yourself in. Learn to evaluate things in a clear and rational way. Evaluate the facts logically and realistically. Learn to ask empowering questions

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Mind Hack to Improve Performance

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To be your most effective, you must concentrate your mental focus on a single thought. Do not ask whether you CAN achieve something, instead ask HOW it can be achieved. This mind hack will increase your performance, your confidence and success rate.

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How to Get the Best Performance From Yourself and Others.

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If we can get other people to give their best performance, then our lives would be easier. But first, we must get the best from ourselves. Here are three ways you can be sure to get the best from yourself and others.

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The Importance of Resilience

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Resilience is what gives people the emotional strength to cope with stressful situations. Resilient people don't focus on the failures, they learn from the setback and move forward. Their resilience protects them from being overwhelmed by stress.

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What is Impression Management?

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Impression management is the art of presenting yourself in a positive way. First impressions do count, especially in interviews and business situations. Learn the art of leaving good impressions wherever you go.

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How to Lift My Mood

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Do you feel as optimistic and positive as you would like to be, or are you constantly feeling downhearted about life? Find out what makes your mind tick. Learn how to change how you feel, by giving your brain exposure to the right stimuli.

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How to Get Reliable Information

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There are plenty of ways to acquire information these days, but how can you be sure that it is correct and reliable? Here are four top tips to remember when analysing the content of any information.

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How to Get the Best From Lockdown

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You might be in Lockdown or in self-isolation, but your goal should remain the same - to get the best from yourself and others around you. A positive attitude plays an important part in getting the best from any situation.

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How to Handle a Crisis Situation

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Panic, overreaction and making irrational decisions will make a crisis situation worse. Instead, take a more rational approach and make decisions based on facts. Here are five strategies to take when dealing with a crisis.

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How to be More Self-Disciplined In Six Easy Steps

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Do you wish you could be more motivated and self-disciplined? Doing what you need to do and doing it when you are not in the mood, is not easy. Self-discipline is a learned practice. Here are six steps to being more self-disciplined.

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Six Mind Hacks to Boost your Confidence

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Being confident is something that most people strive to be. You feel able to take on even the toughest tasks when you have confidence in your abilities. Here are six mind hacks to boost your confidence, starting today.

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How to Use the Pleasure/Pain Principle

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Bad habits tend to be pleasurable. Eating unhealthily might be pleasurable at the time, but the long term consequences, could lead to pain, quite literally. This blog examines why wisdom is the art of thinking long term.

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How to be Successful In Six Hours

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Success is not an event, it is a process. By breaking your goals down into smaller steps, you will find that you achieve greater success in the long term. Try the six-hour method of breaking down your day into manageable, achievable sections.

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How to Handle Distractions

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Do you have to suffer people constantly distracting you? Or perhaps your mind just wanders off from the task in hand? Here is our guide to how to avoid being distracted and get things finished.

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How to Improve your Memory

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Do you wish you could remember things more easily? Do you struggle with remembering names? Perhaps you want to learn a new language. We share our tips on how to improve your memory and be able to recall information effectively.

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The Single Best Way to Improve your Brain Power

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Do you have trouble remembering facts and figures? Do you find that you have trouble concentrating on what others are saying? Here is a great way to improve your brain power and your active listening skills.

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The Memory Palace Technique

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Learn how to create your own memory palace with this practical walkthrough from management training expert Chris Farmer. Improve your memory today!

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Sustainable Success

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To achieve success you must work hard, but you must be able to sustain your efforts over many years to be successful. You are a limited resource facing an unlimited demand, so you must learn to find the correct balance between work and recuperation.

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How to Improve your Life

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Do you want to be more successful, productive and healthier? Then you need to adopt the attitude that if you should, you must. This simple rule really is a game changer, but many people follow their whims, rather than logic.

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The Art of Clear Thinking

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Being able to think clearly is a useful skill. Learn how to distinguish the difference between arbitrary and possible statements. Seek evidence to support claims that others make, and back up your own points with facts.

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How to Respond to a Negative Situation

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Many people do not respond well to negative feedback, feeling that it is personal criticism. Sometimes feedback may turn to conflict, which in turn can lead to anger and upset. Take a look at our guide as to how to handle these negative situations.

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Having the Last Word

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Many people have to have the last word in an argument, maybe it makes them feel powerful, or perhaps they just like arguing. By letting them have the last word, you then become the one with the empowerment, indicating that the discussion is closed.

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Do you Know When to Stop?

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Do you know when it is time to stop arguing? Do you joke at other's expense? Are you inclined to eat or drink too much? Perhaps you are a workaholic. Whatever your weakness, it is important to know when to stop.

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How to Manage your Emotions

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If you want to control your emotions, you first have to understand why you feel the way you do. Only then can you start to make positive steps towards taking control of the way you feel and react. Be the master of your emotions!

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How to Think Straight

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Thinking straight is the ability to analyse and interpret the facts, in a rational and logical way. Training yourself to think straight, will help you avoid jumping to incorrect conclusions, and keep your head while all about you are losing theirs.

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How to Make the Most of your Journey to Work

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Commuting to work can be tedious and mind-numbingly boring. So, we have put together some suggestions on how you can make the most of your down time stuck in traffic, or waiting for the train. Use your down time to improve yourself.

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What is Autosuggestion?

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You can improve your negative thoughts by conscious self-talk. Overwrite your disempowering thoughts with positive new instructions. Improve the way you feel and act, in situations you have previously found difficult.

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Theory and Practice

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You can make some progress using trial and error, but it can be fraught with danger. To achieve a more reliable outcome, it is far better to use a proper theory and intelligent practice. So what is a proper theory?

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How to Improve your Personal Initiative

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Are you waiting for your life to improve, or for someone else to help you up the ladder? There are many benefits to be gained from acting on your own initiative. Don't wait for someone else to give you permission, do it for yourself, today.

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What is Common Sense?

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Do you make decisions based on instinct, rumour, guesses or fake news? Or do you take a practical, factual approach to life? If so, you have common sense. Common sense is the ability to think logically.

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Problem Solving Skills

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Learning how to analyse problems and working out effective solutions is important to our survival. Teaching problem solving skills to employees will improve workplace efficiency and co-operation between co-workers and customers.

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How to Persuade Someone to Do Something

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There will come a time at work or in your personal life, where you will need to persuade someone to do something, in order to achieve a goal. Here are a few simple tactics you can use next time you need to use your powers of persuasion.

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How can I Stop Feeling So Tired All the Time?

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Are you wondering why you are feeling tired all the time? Would you like to have more get up and go? Instead of giving in to the lack of energy and that sluggish feeling, fight back with these top tips.

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How to Respond to Any Situation

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Many people tend to be irrational or emotional when faced with a problem or tricky situation. Unfortunately, this approach will not lead to the best outcome. Evaluate situations by being logical and rational when assessing all the available facts.

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How can I Make People Like Me?

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Everyone wants to be liked by others. Being honest and trustworthy, is a good start. Here are ten tips to remember if you want to be liked and admired by others. Try one today, you will be pleasantly surprised by the outcome.

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The Power of Personal Initiative

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Personal initiative is a powerful thing, which everyone possesses. By using your initiative you will achieve success. But don't let procrastination get in the way of your personal initiative.

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How to Decide

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Decisions, decisions! We are faced with them every day. From what to eat, to whether we should change jobs. Instead of keep going over the reasons in your head, use this great method to make your decisions easier.

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How to Feel Great Everyday

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The words you use have the power to change how you feel, both in positive and negative ways. Find out how important it is to use the right words, to make yourself feel great everyday and enable you to perform even better.

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What is your Purpose?

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Your purpose is to add value to others, either your boss, your organisation, your customers, or friends and family. If you are able to give value to others, you will get others to willingly cooperate and work with you. A win-win situation all round.

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Distinguish Truth From Falsehood

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Just because a lot of people believe something, does not make it likely to be true! The truth has been argued about since the dawn of time. But how do you determine the truth?

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Be the master of your own destiny. You need to master yourself before you can master a situation. Therefore you need self-control. Your success is dependent on two things: everything you do, and everything you say.

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The Difference Between an Asset and a Liability

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Do you have anyone in your life who takes a lot, but does not give much in return? Do you have any habits that are holding you back? Are you maximising your assets? Try a quiz to discover how good your work habits are.

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The Benefits of Following a Good Exercise Programme

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Irrespective of who you are, your situation would be better if you improved your physical health. And your health will be improved by the right exercise programme.

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How to be More Efficient

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If it feels like you haven't got enough hours in the day, take a look at these tips in order to make your life easier by becoming more efficient.

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Habit Pattern V Thought Process

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We all develop habits. Habits tend to eliminate the need for conscious thought. Which is fine, if all our habits were GOOD habits, but unfortunately they are not all good.

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How can I Improve My Performance At Work?

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If you want your career to progress, you need to improve your performance at work. Find ways to add more value to more people, and you will succeed.

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Better Emotional Intelligence Training

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Emotional intelligence training is intended to help you understand why people do the things they do, as well as handling negative emotions in yourself and others.

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The Seven Habits of Highly Defective People

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Learn the seven habits of highly effective people.

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Get Better Results by Taking Better Actions

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If you want better results you need to take better actions. So how do you take better actions?

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Make Every Day a Work Day: Every Day a Study Day

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Success is not an event. It is a step by step process. But before you can have success, you have to be willing to pay the price, in advance.

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Be Committed, Consistent and Progressive

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Don't rely on others to improve your current situation. Rely on yourself to make your life better. Commit one hundred percent to improving on your current condition.

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Don't be Afraid to Ask for Help

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Asking for help is not a sign of failure or weakness. On the contrary, the ability to ask for help and to avail oneself of the combined brainpower of the team is a sign of maturity, intelligence and power.

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Operate According to your Plan, Not your Mood

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In order to achieve your goals, it is important to operate according to your plan, not your mood.

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Self-Discipline: Mind Over Mood

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Self discipline makes a big difference to your success. Self discipline is the act of placing the power of your mind OVER your mood.

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How to Develop More Motivation

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We all need sufficient motivation to carry us through the day.The starting point of all motivation is a goal.

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How to Remember People's Names

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If you want to make a great first impression, learn how to remember people's names. This simple 3-step method will help every time.

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Take Pride In Yourself

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Don't confuse pride with arrogance. You can feel good about yourself without being big-headed. Don't let your thoughts become a self-fulfilling prophecy, use self-determination to empower yourself.

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Emotional Intelligence

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Emotional intelligence is the ability to empathise, or understand and appreciate how another person feels, given their context. Learn how to develop your emotional intelligence.

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Happy At Work

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Your organisation runs best when employees are working in cooperative, happy teams. Teams that possess a "positive mental attitude" are happier and more productive.

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Seven Habits

6 January 2015

Seven Habits You are what you habitually do. Your life is composed of a set of routines that you habitually do in response to certain triggers. For example, on most work days, you set your alarm to wake you up at the same time in the morning. And when that alarm

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Know When to Stop

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Everyone needs to know went to stop; waiting for things to change, talking or eating too much, working or playing too hard.

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What Does It Take to Develop Personal Effectiveness?

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Personal effectiveness is a measure of your ability to make good progress.

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Four Personal Effectiveness Training Skills

10 April 2014

Four Personal effectiveness training skills In order to get the best from yourself and others what are the skills and knowledge you need to develop? There are many skills relating to personal effectiveness. But we will focus on four essential skills. Four essential personal effectiveness skills. There are four major

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How Good are you on a Bad Day?

31 March 2014

How good are you when you are having a bad day? Anyone can be good on a good day. On a good day, when the sun is shining, and the sky is blue, you have lots of cash, all your plans are working, and you are making terrific progress, then it

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What is Self Discipline?

24 March 2014

What is self discipline? Self-discipline is the act of mentally overriding your own mood, or momentary desire, and making yourself do what you think you should do, as opposed to doing what you feel like doing. In the sixties and seventies, and even today, Self-Discipline, is not a particularly popular idea

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​How can I Have More Energy At Work?

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If you wake up feeling tired, or run out of energy in the afternoon, you clearly need more energy. We take a look at the things that can help you boost and maintain your energy levels throughout the day.

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How can I Improve My Performance?

19 September 2013

How can you improve your performance? Question: Do you think that you have reached the peak of your possible potential? Or rather would you like to think that you have yet to discover and actualise the true extent of your powers? Are you as good as you can get, or have

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Personal Effectiveness - Emotional Intelligence Training

7 May 2013

Emotional intelligence has two major components. The first element of emotional intelligence training is developing the art of being able to manage your own emotions, so that you are able to achieve the optimum emotional response that is appropriate to the circumstances that face you. The second element of emotional intelligence

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How to Improve your Personal Effectiveness

12 April 2013

How to improve your personal effectiveness Your personal effectiveness is a measure of your ability to add value to yourself and others. How can you improve your personal effectiveness and thus make yourself produce more valuable work, per day, in less time and effort? Let us say first that personal effectiveness

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How are you Doing? What an Excellent Question

17 August 2011

How are you doing? What an excellent question Last week, my friend greeted me with the question: "Hi, Chris, How are you doing?" The thought struck me "THAT is an important question": "How are you doing?" It is an excellent question I decided to do an experiment and note the various

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How to Cut Costs and Become More Efficient

5 July 2011

How to cut costs and become more efficient Here is a good motto to memorise "Complexity and waste thrive on each other" You want to achieve your goals. In order to do that you must: Maximise your productivity Minimise your costs Efficiency is the ratio that relates your productivity to your

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Improving your Personal Effectiveness

7 December 2009

Improving Personal effectiveness How to make more progress in less time If you want to make more progress in the least amount of time, then it is important that you work in the most efficient manner possible. How can you ensure that you work in the most efficient manner possible? You

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Change management training is how to use the fact of continuous change, to work FOR you, rather than against you. It is a fact that all improvement implies change, but many people hate change. Change management is about training people to love change as a means of making the future better.

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