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The Keys to Becoming More Decisive

Have you ever read the play, Hamlet, by Shakespeare? They made me read it as school. Hamlet was a Danish Prince and the man who asked, “To be or not to be, that is the question.” As a matter of fact, Hamlet asked a great many more questions than that. Hamlet spends most of the
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Does Self-Development Equal Self-Obsession

Does Self-Development Equal Self-Obsession?

A journalist, Marianne Power, recently wrote a book about her year on self-help programs. She tried several different self-development methods. This is what The Spectator newspaper said about her book: What sets Marianne Power apart, and makes her book an entertaining read, is the energy she brings to the project: one book a month, from Feel
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How to Find Balance in Your Life

How to Find Balance in Your Life

I have a neighbour who originally hails from a sheep farm in western Victoria. He went home recently because it’s spring, and the time of year when his parents shear the sheep. Ahead of shearing his parents need to move a thousand sheep from outlying paddocks to the land around the shearing shed, where the
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Tips for Getting Work Colleagues to Listen to You

Tips for Getting Work Colleagues to Listen to You

In the last blog I looked at ways to get family members and friends to listen to you, especially when you have an important message to deliver. In this blog I want to explore how to get the attention of work colleagues and get them to listen to your input. Here are some tips. Less
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How to Get Someone You Care About to Listen

How to Get Someone You Care About to Listen

Do you remember that old Pseudo Echo song from 1984, ‘Listening’. The lyrics remind me of a couple bickering. The words go, “I say, you say, weren’t you listening, Now it’s too late You’re not listening.” When you think about it, it’s a funny song because two people say in unison “Weren’t you listening?” That
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A Challenge For You – Stop Complaining For One Month

A Challenge For You – Stop Complaining For One Month

Have you heard of Dry July? The idea is to give up alcohol for one month. Well, I have a challenge for you. No complaining month! Complaining is essentially a form of negative thinking. We are focussing on what is wrong rather than what is right. Negative thinking or complaining kills our enthusiasm and motivation.
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