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Why is a mentor like a magic wand?

What can you do when you desperately need a magic wand, but holly and phoenix feathers are a bit scarce?

Maybe you need to urgently up your game, or learn a completely new one. Maybe you’re facing retrenchment, mergers, rapidly shifting market trends, or getting a start-up off the ground. Maybe you need to overcome a serious setback, or move on after loss. Whatever it is, you have to redefine … Read on...

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10 ways to ease the impact of “change fatigue”

I’m seeing a lot of change fatigue lately—the cumulative stress that sets in when people have been pressured to make too many major life transitions in quick succession. Are you struggling to navigate the turbulent waters of grief, loss or the knock-on effect of rapid changes in your life? What can help you cross that treacherous stretch of turbulence from shocked denial to acceptance—and ultimately on to planning for the … Read on...

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6 self awareness habits that generate energy and productivity

If your car alerts you that fuel levels are low, do you ignore it and keep driving, hoping that somehow the tank will miraculously refill itself? If the smoke alarm in your house is activated, do you investigate why, or disable it, while the house burns down around you?

No?

Why then when our bodies warn us that our energy levels are low, do so many of us ignore it … Read on...

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14 Ways to turn rejection to your advantage

Have you ever been told you won’t amount to anything, that you’re not up to the requirements of the position; your business ideas are ridiculous, the promotion is way above your abilities, you’re just not leadership material, you’re unattractive, unlovable or an abysmal failure?

Yup – we’ve all been on the wrong end of rejection, criticism and even ridicule at different times in our lives. It can leave you feeling … Read on...

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The 5 minute SOS that stops stress wrecking your life

There has been a tragic trend recently in my part of the world – an alarming increase in suicide statistics. It seems men are particularly at risk, and financial stress is often the trigger.

This has saddened me immensely, leading to the question:

What can we do to help?

The thing is most problems begin in a relatively manageable way. But like a cardiac condition, over time they can escalate … Read on...

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15 reasons emotional intelligence is a massive asset!

Why is emotional intelligence such a hot topic?

We know it enables you to understand and recognize your own emotional reactions, and therefore others. Clearly that is a plus in social situations, but how exactly does this benefit your life?

Well to get some perspective, let’s look at how life can be without emotional intelligence.

Imagine living, working or doing business with people like this:

• Drama addicts who create … Read on...

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Why do these 10 rituals reduce stress and enhance productivity?

Do you ever wonder why when most of us no longer have to worry on a daily basis about where we’re going to find shelter for the night, whether we’ll die of hypothermia, succumb to disease, be clubbed over the head by marauding tribesmen, or become dinosaur droppings—our stress levels are soaring? As relatively recently as the 1900’s, there was a very real chance you or a member of your … Read on...

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14 things NOT to do when the pressure’s on

Would you agree that when times are tough, you and your organization (which is a group of people just like you) need more than ever to be operating at maximum effectiveness?

Yet it’s usually the opposite.

Why?

Because when you’re under pressure and emotions are running high you instinctively revert to old default behavioral programs—without realizing it.

That’s why learning to pause and stay calm in the midst of a … Read on...

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The 5 step Problem-to-Potential process that takes the fear out of change

How fascinating that the nature of life is change. Take our bodies for example, where old cells are constantly discarded and new ones generated. The cells lining our stomachs last only five days. Red blood cells, after a round trip of nearly 1,000 miles through the circulatory system, last on average 120 days, while the surface layer of our skin, is recycled every couple of weeks.

How ironic then, that … Read on...

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13 ways stressful experiences can fast-forward the birth of a hero

Life can be blissful, euphoric, fascinating and infinitely rewarding—or messy, unpredictable, confusing, and sometimes downright painful and terrifying. Your worst nightmares can erupt in the blink of an eye, making you feel as though you’ve been flattened by a ten ton truck.

Sometimes it’s a gradual accumulation of stressful, confusing experiences, or the dawning realization that you’ve become disillusioned with expectations you’ve built your life around. Maybe doors to opportunities … Read on...

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