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How to Easily Overcome Setbacks

How to Easily Overcome Setbacks

What sort of setbacks have you faced in life? Have you been let down by friends or business partners? Cheated out of an inheritance? Betrayed by your spouse? Perhaps you were recently bypassed for a promotion at work and the boss went with someone less able and talented than you, but that someone invested a
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How to Give Advice and Make a Difference in People’s Lives

How to Give Advice and Make a Difference in People’s Lives

In my last blog I wrote about the best way to seek advice. Today I want to look on the best way how to give advice in a way that genuinely helps people.Don’t Give Unsolicited AdviceWe’ve all been on the end of unsolicited advice and know how annoying and intrusive it is to be lectured
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The Secrets to Seeking Out Advice

The Secrets to Seeking Out Advice

Mothers are famous for giving advice and sometimes we need it – especially when we’re about to leave the house.As an adult, who do you go to when you need advice? Giving and getting good advice can definitely help the decision making process, but too often we go to the wrong people for advice or
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How to Overcome Stress

8 Secrets to Overcome Stress

For the past couple of weeks I’ve been on a speaking tour across Australia. At one seminar I met a man who runs his own business. Like many small business people he has periods of not enough work, followed by times of too much work. The start of the year was quiet for him, but
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7 Ways to Boost Your Self-Confidence

7 Ways to Boost Your Self-Confidence

I once read about a famous film star who only got into acting because his mother sent him to acting lessons to overcome his shyness. This says a great deal about people who have a public profile. On the outside they appear confident and happy, but on the inside they are just as insecure and
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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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