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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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A How-to Guide for Public Speakers - Prepare then Perform

A How-to Guide for Public Speakers: Prepare then Perform

During my life I have addressed crowds in cities around the world and even spoken to audiences overseas. I have shared a platform with Donald Trump, now the 45th president of the United States. I’ve also had the privilege of speaking next to Sir Richard Branson, the owner of Virgin Airlines. But becoming a sought-after
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How to Finally Conquer Procrastination

How to Finally Conquer Procrastination

Did you read Shakespeare’s play Hamlet at school? Hamlet is the story of a Danish prince who discovers his uncle has murdered his father and married his mother. Over four agonising acts, Hamlet considers what he should do. The play is 30,000 words long, and the truth is that for around 29,000-words Hamlet does very
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How to Quit Any Addiction the Easy Way

How to Quit Any Addiction the Easy Way

Have you ever tried to give up something that you are addicted to like smoking or alcohol, or even something less odious like chocolate? It is hard work, isn’t it? It takes tremendous determination. I’ve heard people label drug addicts ‘weak’, but when you think about it, it takes a great deal of will power
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The 7 Secrets to Getting Free Publicity for your Business

The 7 Secrets to Getting Free Publicity for your Business

I am getting excited ahead of my speaking tour later this month on how to turn personal knowledge into a million-dollar business. But people are still asking me who will benefit from my lectures. Is it for people who want to enter the self-help industry? Is it mainly for life coaches, mentors and prospective authors?
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The Secrets to Generating Publicity to Grow your Business

The Secrets to Generating Publicity to Grow your Business

I recently wrote about the virtues of blogging. Having your own website is a great way to raise your profile and credibility, and promote your business. Naturally you need to have quality content on your blog – thoroughly researched and well-written articles, strong photos and interesting videos. But there are numerous other ways to raise
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A Life Lesson from Chumbawamba

A life lesson from Chumbawamba

Do you know that song, “I get knocked down, I get up again, you’re never going to keep me down” by the British band Chumbawamba? It came out in 1997. The lyrics aren’t complicated, but that song is the ultimate anthem to perseverance. The words tells us that in life we will hit obstacles, suffer
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Using the internet to build your brand

Using the Internet to Build your Brand

I didn’t start life as a best-selling author and motivational speaker. In fact I was born into a disadvantaged family. Both my parents were alcoholics, but today I am the author of nine best-selling books that have sold more than two million copies internationally. My columns have appeared in newspapers and magazines around the world
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6 essential Habits for Success

6 Essential Habits for Success

In my previous blog post I looked at three bad habits everyone should break or rather three dangerous forms of negative thinking that are detrimental to personal growth. Negative thinking, in all its forms, is the ultimate bad habit – a habit that you must persevere to break if you want to prosper. To recap,
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3 Bad Habits You Should Break to Change Your Life

3 Bad Habits You Should Break to Change Your Life

Are there some personal habits that you find particularly annoying? For example people who speak loudly on their mobile phones in cafes, so loudly that you are drawn into the conversation whether you like it or not? There is a raft of other personal habits that are irritating. What about people who put their feet
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