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The Most Popular Self-Development Books in Australia – Part 1

The Most Popular Self-Improvement Books in Australia

According to the highly reputable, Nielsen BookScan the best-selling book in Australia last year was Scott Pape’s The Barefoot Investor. Australians bought more than 500,000 copies of The Barefoot Investor. It is a financial self-improvement guide, teaching us how to become wealthy, and was first released in December 2016. It also topped last year’s best-selling
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The Most Popular Self-Development Books in Australia – Part 2

In my last blog I looked at the Nielsen BookScan of best-selling books in Australia.  The most purchased book in Australia was Scott Pape’s The Barefoot Investor – a financial self-development book.It is a financial self-improvement guide teaching people how to become wealthy. In number three was Mark Manson’ The Subtle Art of Not Giving
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The Secrets to Building Instant Rapport With Strangers

The Secrets to Building Instant Rapport With Strangers

It is a reality of life that we jell more with some people than others. It is also one of the joys of being human that sometimes we feel instantly at home with another person. We just seem to like and understand some people more than others – after all we are only human! But
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How to Get Your Priorities Right

How to Get Your Priorities Right

I am often over-committed. I frequently find myself working across more than a dozen projects simultaneously. I risk burning myself out. People think I work across so many projects at once because I’m an over-achiever, but I will tell you a secret. I struggle to prioritise my workload. I can’t commit to the most important
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How to Master the Art of Having Interesting, Engaging Conversations

How to Master the Art of Having Interesting, Engaging Conversations

In a recent blog I looked at how to create a rapport with people you’ve just met. I covered a lot of ground. I suggested doing your research prior to meetings to learn more about individual and their interests – research the person on social media (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn). I also suggested using positive body
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Who Should You Invite to Your New Year’s Eve Party

Who Should You Invite to Your New Year’s Eve Party?

Have you ever thrown a New Year’s Eve party? Who do you invite? Friends, family, neighbours, work colleagues? Coming up with a list of invitees can be difficult. You don’t want to go too big but inevitably people won’t be able to come. Have you considered also inviting people you want to get to know
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