Self development

Life is the way it is

“Life is not the way it is supposed to be. It is the way it is.  The way you cope with it is what makes the difference.”   Virginia Satir I found this fantastic quote and thought ‘wow’! Of course! But often it’s the most obvious things that we lose sight of in this age of super…

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12 Secrets No One Tells You About Being A Great Speaker

No matter what business you are in, there will be a time when you have to present some ideas to a group, your boss or colleagues – it’s your time to influence others. Or maybe you are presenting at a wedding or personal event – these secrets apply to any presentation you have to do…

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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 happens in your life, so…

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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. Mind you, I prefer P2P…

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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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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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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 in tests – everyone is…

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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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