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Choose the pain you want

Have you ever noticed how you are sold this image of your dream life in only a positive manner e.g. take the following steps and you are guaranteed to succeed? Too often, the people who peddle these dreams fail to make any real mention of the uncomfortable truth i.e to succeed at anything you must be willing to choose and embrace the pain. The road ahead is not comfortable so c [...]

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Using Parkinson’s Law to boost your productivity

Have you heard of Parkinson’s Law? It states - and I’m paraphrasing here - that work expands to fill the time available for completion. In other words, each task you’re working on will take as long as you give it. With Parkinson’s Law, the converse is also true, if you give yourself less time to do a job; you are usually able to find a way to get the job done, to as hi [...]

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You have enough time for the life you want

Time is one of the most precious resources we must manage. You can make more money, you can increase your energy, you can build new relationships and networks but without time; you can’t do anything. As a coach, I regularly get the opportunity to listen to people as they talk about their goals. It can be wonderfully enjoyable experience as they talk about all the things that [...]

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4 Reasons why avoidance is not an effective problem-solving skill

​A number of years back, I was working in a job where I was happy and enjoyed going to work each day. I had a good relationship with my boss, a man whom I still admire to this day. I only had one work colleague and we enjoyed a great relationship. Suddenly, one day we got notice that our little section was being moved to a new department but my boss was not moving with us. Be [...]

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Choose the pain you want

Have you ever noticed how you are sold this image of your dream life in only a positive manner e.g. take the following steps and you are guaranteed to succeed? Too often, the people who peddle these dreams fail to make any real mention of the uncomfortable truth i.e to succeed at anything you must be willing to choose and embrace the pain. The road ahead is not comfortable so c [...]

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Why are you receiving the silent treatment?

The old song says that ‘Silence is Golden’ but I can only assume that the person who wrote the song never had to deal with somebody who used the silent treatment as a weapon of choice. Through my coaching, I have been approached by many people with relationship issues. You may not be surprised to learn that one of the most common problems is the dreaded silent treatment. Re [...]

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Are you being aggressive? 12 signs of aggression you need to recognise

You probably think of aggression in its most violent form i.e. shouting matches and fights. Aggression actually refers to anytime that you try to get your own way without any regard for others. There are varying levels of aggression. Sometimes, it may be easy to spot aggression but quite often it is more subtle, manipulative and exploitative. When dealing with somebody who is b [...]

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13 Simple strategies for building trust

​Trust forms the basis of every relationship. It is essential that people can accept that you are who you say you are and, you will do what you say you will do. The converse is also true i.e. you must be able to trust others. Without trust, you would have to do absolutely everything yourself as you could not depend on others to get the job done. When you are trying to establi [...]

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