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If you do this one thing – everything changes!

The one thing is – ‘get real!’ Last post  I talked about sales and how ‘getting real’ is linked with getting results. This month I want to share with you why you need to ‘get real’ in your life! And why! The phrase ‘get real’ is often used to imply…

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This is why getting real about sales will make you more effective

Hands up all those in sales? It’s astonishing when I ask audiences this question to see how few raise their hands! Unless it is a sales team! We are ALL in sales of some sort! Whether it is ‘selling’ a product or an idea or having a conversation or convincing…

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10 Free Ways You Can Find Joy!

1. Find something for which to be grateful — now and every time you feel anything other than joyful! It’s impossible to have a heart full of misery and a heart full of joy. Gratitude is the great re-framer! When you look through gratitude glasses everything changes, no matter what…

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12 Real Secrets to Sales Success – Secret 1

Secret 1 – Know Yourself This is, of course, is fundamental to everything in life – although many people never take time to truly ‘know themselves’! If you have a good understanding of who you are and are authentic, you will find the work that lights you up. Sales people…

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There was B2B; now there is B2P – and P2P

This morning on my way to the airport for a trip to the USA, I was listening to the global CEO of Rio Tinto – a giant mining company. He was talking about the importance of creating a new approach in business – not B2B but B2P.  Business to people.…

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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.…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Choose to be Enthusiastic!

I believe excitement ‘jumps’! If someone is excited, enthusiastic and passionate about something, they ‘infect’ those around them with the virus! Of course, some people are more susceptible to the enthusiasm virus. Why choose to be someone, or hang around anyone, who dampens enthusiasm: a wet blanket who puts out…

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The Magic of Mindfulness

Mindfulness. It’s a buzz word right now. Businesses are more conscious of the bottom line results of being more mindful and teaching their people to do so. CEOs are being coached to be more mindful to improve their leadership skills. Students are being taught to be more mindful to perform better…

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