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Gratitude at Work

What things are you thankful for in your place of work? Go to work today with the specific intention of finding all the things you could be thankful for – and then be thankful for them! Your boss Your friends Your colleagues The intellectual stimulation The chance to learn Growth and development The relationships The…

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How to Enjoy the Holiday Season

STOP SPINNING! This post is about how to enjoy the Christmas season despite being sober! (oops I meant sane!) By the way – if you don’t celebrate Christmas, please insert your holiday wherever I mention Christmas. No one could convince me that the world is not spinning faster! Time really has sped up and I…

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Smile AND Include Your Eyes!!

Endorphins are the body’s natural happy drugs! Joy buddies! They make us feel great – happy, peaceful, relaxed and joyful. We can’t synthetically manufacture anything as powerful as endorphins, but humans can do things to produce them anytime! A simple way to release them is to put a big “silly” grin on our faces –…

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10 Commandments For Reducing Stress

Originally written by Hilary Langford and expanded by me! – www.hilary.com.au Hilary Langford is a very talented organizational consultant and she originally wrote these commandments many years ago, but they are just as relevant today as they were then. Thanks Hilary for your creativity! I expanded them today! 1. Thou shalt not be perfect or…

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Ask for Blessings – Believe and Receive

What do you want your life to look like at the end of the adventure of 2015? Grab a piece of paper (and maybe a glass of wine!) and make a list of all the areas on your life – work, family, relationship, health, finances, self, learning, growth, friends, lifestyle etc. Under each of those…

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Quotes About Failure That Will Inspire You to Succeed

Fear of failure is one of the main factors stopping people getting what they want. We can be so scared of failure that we don’t even bother trying! It’s one of the main factors that differentiates people who get what they want and those who don’t. What if we viewed mistakes as learning rather than…

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How to Inspire People – Infect them with The Enthusiasm Virus

“What I do best is share my enthusiasm.” This quote from Bill Gates, the co founder of Microsoft is worth making a life philosophy. After all folks, lets face it, this man is one of the richest in the world. He has arguably had a greater influence on business and communication than any one else…

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21 Habits of Successful Leaders

Through my own experiences as a motivational keynote speaker on Leadership, along with my research and observations I have a come up with 21 habits that I believe successful leaders live by. They consistently feel good about themselves and believe in their own abilities. They help others to feel good about themselves and help others…

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Thought Viruses

Robert Dilts is a well known American expert in neurolinguistics and writes frequently for a magazine called Anchor Point. In a past edition he was discussing the connection between beliefs and health or wellness. He introduced the concept of ‘thought viruses’. What a fantastic way of describing one of the most powerful mechanisms of illness…

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Is FOWOT Controlling Your Life?

F.O.W.O.T. It’s insidious and affects a huge number of people. It undermines many behaviors and can limit our growth and development. What is it? Fear of what others think! How many times have you felt silly, humiliated, shamed, embarrassed or shy? Have you ever wondered what causes those feelings? Ever really delved into their source?…

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