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How to Develop Emotional Intelligence

How to Develop Emotional Intelligence

What is Emotional Intelligence?A friend of mine went for a job with the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games organising team. Would you believe they asked him to do an online IQ test? What does an IQ test actually tell you about someone – except that they are good at maths and understanding the lay-out of dots
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The Foods That Increase Brain Power and Reduce Stress

The Foods That Increase Brain Power and Reduce Stress

Winter is almost here and I’m already feeling sluggish so I’ve decided to go on a health kick. I want to do more exercise and I also want to clean up my diet – cut down on unhealthy snacks. According to nutritionists there are foods that are not only good for your body, but also
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How to Take Advantage of the Latest Business Opportunities

How to Take Advantage of the Latest Business Opportunities

The Transformation of the Job MarketIf you’ve visited my website in the past you’ll be aware that I’m very interested in Australia’s changing workforce. I read this fantastic article on the Australian Mines and Metals Association website that said new technology, digital power, an ageing population and globalisation would produce a ‘perfect storm’ transforming the
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The 7 Secrets to Sticking to a Fitness Routine

The 7 Secrets to Sticking to a Fitness Routine

Figure EnvyThere is a guy in my neighbourhood who lives at the gym. I often see him at the shops. He is tall, strapping man with muscular shoulders, a barrelling chest and not an ounce of fat on his frame. Every woman who passes him does a double-take! I have a confession – I envy
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How to Easily Reinvent Yourself

How to Easily Reinvent Yourself

In a recent blog I mentioned a friend’s eight-year-old daughter, who was torn between a career in either veterinary care or dolphin training. Her unusual aspirations prompted me to research jobs working with animals and I was amazed to find that the pet care industry is one of the major growth hot spots of the
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How to Dramatically Improve the Quality of Your Relationships

How to Dramatically Improve the Quality of Your Relationships

Customer Service Skills Versus Relationship SkillsIn a recent blog I wrote about the importance of good customer service online, which got me thinking about constitutes quality customer service in shops and businesses. I started doing some research on the subject and came across an article on a site called HelpScout by Gregory Ciotti. Mr Ciotti
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How to Create Brand Evangelists for Your Business

I recently ordered a pair of swimming goggles online. I was after a particular brand and the only company I could find that sold them was based in the UK. When my package arrived from England, I tore open the wrapping. There were my new goggles and two little heart-shaped chocolates. Now I believe in
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Dare to Dream About Owning Your Own Business

Dare to Dream About Owning Your Own Business

In just a few days I will be speaking at the ‘Turning Your Passion into a Profit’ seminars around Australia. I’m very excited and will be sharing the stage with my friend, Allan Pease, who wrote the best-selling book, Body Language. Would you believe it sold six million copies! We will always be joined by
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How to Improve Your Networking Skills to Increase Your Net Worth

Europeans versus Anglo-AustraliansEuropeans have a very different attitude to business networking than Anglo-Australians. Networking is using your professional and personal connections to grow your business. However, quite a few Anglo-Australians believe it’s not a good idea to mix business with pleasure. But my background is Italian and my family definitely followed the European way. I
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How to Make Nerves Work for You Not Against You

How to Make Nerves Work for You Not Against You

I remember when I was at school that one year my best friend got into the finals of a public speaking competition. He had to speak in front of a big crowd and he was second on the program. A teacher introduced the first speaker, a small, speckled red-headed girl. When her name was called,
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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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