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3 Ways to Stay Sane in a Crazy World

Lifestyles in our culture leave many people feeling exhausted, stressed, overwhelmed and functioning below par. Have you ever read Michael Gerber’s book The E Myth? In it, he says entrepreneurs fail because they are too busy working IN their businesses and not ON their businesses. The same applies to life. Most people are so swamped…

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Connection: Why it is Critical to Business

Emotional intelligence is all about being connected. Connection is the key to all life let alone business – because it creates feelings. And feelings are at the core of ALL successful businesses – whether it is sales, customer service, leadership, teams or anything else! Why is connection important? Research shows us that people who are…

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How you can change personality traits + mindsets with Amanda’s help!

Our personality traits show up through our mindsets. We are not our mindsets but our mindsets influence everything in our lives! And our thinking determines our mindsets. Both of which can be changed. Personality traits ‘appear’ through our actions, attitudes and behaviours. At the base of all three of those is our thinking. So our…

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You are NOT your mindset – but your mindset rules your life!

Ok, so you have heard all this stuff about mindsets but you are not really sure what they are! Simplistically, a mindset is just a collection of beliefs. Beliefs are just thoughts arranged in a pattern! I was honoured to spend a lot of time with a client recently on their roadshow, who all have…

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The most powerful 3 letter word!

Wondering what it is? Believe it or not, the word is ‘YET’. Well, it’s ONE of the most powerful words! From my years of NLP training I already understood how we can reprogram neural pathways by saying one of 3 phrases at the end or beginning of statements I would hear coming out of my…

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With Gratitude Everything Looks Good!

How many times a day do you say thank you? Do you say it because it’s a built in automatic response, or do you say it because you mean it? Think of the last time you really expressed sincere appreciation for someone; how did you feel? Imagine if you felt like that all the time!…

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How to be a joy spot!

Joy is the next competitive advantage! Happiness precedes success and all performance, creativity, innovation and team connection is linked to happiness at work! The latest research in neuroscience, epigenetics, emotional intelligence and positive psychology intersect at a point I call “the joy spot’’- the sweet spot for performance. Leaders need to make the workplace a…

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Amanda’s Top 6 TEDx Talks

These are my current top 5 TEDx talks! Well there are actually 6 – I have included myself in there just because I thought I had better show myself support! But these videos share with you great new ideas that can help you understand in deeper ways how you can change your thinking – and what…

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The Benefits of TA-DA!

Last week I was speaking to a lovely group in Lacrosse, Wisconsin. I was telling them about my niece’s first gym competition. At the time she was 9 and I was (and still am) a very doting and enthusiastic Aunt! In between exercises (which I must say were not that exciting and seemed to me…

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Feeling Good About Yourself – Why Your Wellness Is The Key

This week I was listening to a presentation on WHY clients would book a speaker – or any consultant. And of course it was for the BENEFITS that person or service can bring and the RESULTS. Happiness is now definitively seen as beneficial to the bottom line – with improvements in sales of 37%; productivity of 43%; reduction in…

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