The Do’s and Don’ts When Supporting a Friend in Crisis

The Do’s and Don’ts When Supporting a Friend in Crisis

My philosophy about life is that you are either just about to enter a crisis or you are just leaving one. It’s rarely ever smooth sailing. Have you ever supported a close friend going through a crisis? I’m eternally grateful to the friends who supported me through the tough times in my life, and if
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The 8 Biggest Mistakes Businesses Make with Staff

According to the Seek website, about 25% of Australians on the market for a new job are disillusioned with their existing workplace, and too often indentify a bad boss as the reason they want to leave. Do you manage people in a workplace? Do you think you do it well? Alternatively, have you worked in
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Empowering People

How to Make a Full Time Living Helping and Empowering People

Do you have what it takes to empower and inspire people? Have you considered a career in the self-improvement industry? With the rise of the internet, it is easier than ever before to help people turn their lives around and become stronger individuals. People are willing to invest in learning how to enhance their lives. If
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Money Can Buy Happiness Too

How Money Can Buy Happiness

I was very interested to read about the results of a new study that found money can buy you happiness – if you spend your money creating more free time! If you have followed my work over the years, you’ll know that I’m determined to change people’s attitudes towards money. Too many people have failed
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Find Joy in Dull, Mundane Yet Essential Daily Tasks

How to Find Joy in Dull, Mundane Yet Essential Daily Tasks

You may have learnt from experience that it is hard to excel at something you dislike. And it is also highly unlikely that you are going to make good money from doing a job you dislike. I believe that if you don’t love what you do then you need to find something else however the
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Overcoming Personal Biases and Prejudices

The Importance of Overcoming Personal Biases and Prejudices

Have your heard of that funny saying, “I’m not prejudice, I hate everyone!” It means that I’m not biased against any social or ethic group, I look at all of humanity with disdain. It’s not a very healthy way to live! Do you have any prejudices?When my parents first came to Australia after the Second
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Stop Your Feelings From Over-Riding Logic

How to Stop Your Feelings From Over-Riding Logic

​The Prefrontal Cortex versus The Limbic SystemI learnt something about the human brain recently. From an evolution standpoint, the limbic system, which controls emotion, came first. The prefrontal cortex, which controls reasoning, didn’t develop until later. So it makes sense that people’s first reaction to challenging situations is emotional and the rational response follows. For
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Happiness at work

How to Find Happiness at Work

Have you ever watched that scene from the original Snow White movie when Snow White sings ‘Whistle While You Work’? Snow White and her little animal friends have to clean up the dwarves’ cottage, but instead of complaining they face it head on singing: “Whistle while you work”. Part of that song goes, “When hearts
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Managing Time

How to Manage Your Time and Increase Your Productivity

​I have a friend who struggles to get his work completed by deadlines. He is planning on hiring a private investigator to find out what he does all day! But seriously, does time also get away from you? Do you start your day with a long-list of things to do, but somehow that list never
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Raise Your Self-Value

7 Ways to Raise Your Self-Value

​Identify Where You Spend MoneyAre you sometimes amazed at what people spend their money on? I was amazed by a recent media report that said Australians spent more than $12 billion on their pets last year. I know that supplying pet products and services is one of the fastest growing small business markets, but I
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Thrive When you Come From a Dysfunctional Family

How to Thrive When you Come From a Dysfunctional Family

Have you ever met anyone afflicted with a terrible disease I call blame-otitis? People with this condition are simply incapable of accepting responsibility for their own failings. Regardless of what they do, they will blame someone else. If they are struggling to make ends meet, it’s because their spouse spends too much money. If they
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Opportunities to Prosper

How to Seize Opportunities to Prosper

Don’t Look BackAmerican philosopher Dr Orison Swett Marden said, “Don’t wait for extraordinary opportunities. Seize common occasions and make them great. Weak men wait for opportunities, strong men make them”. Have you missed out on a wonderful opportunity? Have you regretted missing that opportunity? Everyone seems to have missed opportunities in their life, but guess
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