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Daily Habits that Dramatically Increase Intelligence

6 Daily Habits that Dramatically Increase Intelligence

I read an article once about a neuropsychologist at a big Melbourne Hospital, who said that dozens of healthy people approached him every year convinced they had a degenerative brain disease because they kept forgetting things. These poor individuals thought they had the onset or Alzheimer’s or dementia because they frequently lost their car keys
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The Secrets to Being More Disciplined Personally and Professionally

The Secrets to Being More Disciplined Personally and Professionally

Why discipline is important from an early age Have you ever lived with a teenager and tried to introduce discipline into their life? You encourage the teenager to make their bed, but end up in a debate about why this is necessary. “I’m only going to sleep in it and mess it all up again tonight,
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The Secret to Increasing your Productivity

The Secret to Increasing your Productivity

Coffee versus television The other day I dropped into a friend’s place and he made me a fantastic cup of coffee – smooth and strong, and positively laden with caffeine. After two cups I was buzzing. I went home and wrote my blog, or rather my blog wrote itself then I made some calls for
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How to Eliminate Limiting Beliefs for Good

How to Eliminate Limiting Beliefs for Good and Become Unstoppable

How limiting belief creep in A friend of mine has just had her first book published. It was signed by a trade publisher who specialises in travel guides. My friend has written a hilarious book about a family holiday in Asia. The book has been released in the Australian, UK and US markets, which is
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Creating a Business Plan for your Business

How to Create an Action Plan for your Business and Execute it

If you have ever worked for the public service, you’d know how much public servants love writing action plans. Sometimes these documents run to more than fifty pages and include multiple tables, figures and attachments. Public service action plans usually include definitions, project back ground, project context and at least a couple of pages thanking
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Turn your Passion into Income

Is it Possible to Turn your Passion into Income?

I read the results of a recent survey which found that most Australians are unhappy in their job. According to a survey of 4,800 people (carried out on behalf of SEEK Learning) more than half were dissatisfied with their work. Another survey I came across, run by Careerone, found that more than 80% of employees
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How to Dramatically Improve your Negotiation Skills

How to Dramatically Improve your Negotiation Skills

The other day I met up with an old friend. Our plan was to eat together. He suggested dining at an Italian restaurant, but coming from an Italian family I know how difficult it is to find good Italian food. I didn’t want to eat at some random Italian restaurant. Thai was my suggestion. Bu
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How to Effectively Deal with Liars

How to Effectively Deal with Liars

We tell our children that Father Christmas is real, that the Easter Bunny is real and many other lies, but a nice lie of course. The myths of the Easter bunny and Father Christmas are meant to bring joy in childhood. However some children feel hurt and angry when they find out it was a
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How to Turn your Limitations Into Over Achievement

How to Turn your Limitations Into Over Achievement

I read in The New York Times recently that there is a new type of literature called the anti-self-help or anti-improvement genre. A New York Times article told me that a number of authors have written self-help books telling people to stop reading self-help books. I did think those authors were a little hypocritical however
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How to Build and Manage a Team of Players

How to Build and Manage a Team of A Players

Yesterday I wrote about the importance of recognising your own strengths and weaknesses, and how that ultimately helps you to understand yourself and relate to other people. Today I want to talk about the importance of recognising other people’s strengths and weaknesses, and how that can help you build a strong team. Do you belong
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How to Grwo Your Career as a Life Coach

How to Grow your Career as a Life Coach

An area I have been very interested in, in the past few years is life coaching. Life coaches arrived in Australia in the 1990s and demand for life coaches has grown exponentially ever since. The International Coach Federation, a US based-group and the world’s leading organisation for life coaches, had only 150 Australasian members in
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How to Discover and Leverage your Strengths and Weaknessed

How to Discover and Leverage your Strengths and Weaknesses

As a parent, it’s always fascinating to see your children grow and develop, and it’s amazing how different siblings can be. You might have one child who is extroverted, confident and quick-thinking, while the other child is quiet, thoughtful and artistic. Sometimes siblings are so different it’s hard to believe that they are related –
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