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16 Tips to mentally prepare for a major transition

It seems everywhere I look these days people are being called on to make major changes in their lives.

It can feel like crossing a crocodile infested river. What you want more than anything is on the other side. You know the only viable solution is to take a gigantic leap of faith, but your instincts are screaming “just look at the size of those teeth!”

Sometimes change is fast … Read on...

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The habit that dictates what you create in 2017

Have you completed your “Wow I’ve made awesome progress” list? And are you rightfully proud of your progress?

What have you decided to dump?

What have you decided to adapt?

And what are you going to repeat?

Did any interesting patterns develop?

Well, they did for me….

The areas of my life that experienced the least growth; the ones that were lagging behind were those I had not consistently focused … Read on...

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25 easy ways to make 2017 a sensational success

Well, it’s that time of year again. A time for reflection, evaluation, and self-celebration!

What, you don’t do this?

Well, start now!

Why?

If you’re not clear about what to dump, what to adapt and what to repeat, how can you make the year ahead a game changer?

If a rapidly changing environment has thrown your plans off course, how can you formulate a different strategy to achieve the outcomes … 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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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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10 Questions that will help you track your inner Gollum

In my previous post I explored the havoc that illusive little Gollum who lies in ambush in your brain can cause. So, how do you track him down? What signs do you look for? Does he wear size 14 combat boots? Does he leave footprints—or paw prints; disturbed earth; over¬turned rocks; trampled grass, or broken bushes?

Well no—but a disturbed self image, overturned career, broken dreams or trampled relationships—absolutely!

Does … Read on...

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NEW ZEALAND - CIRCA 2003: A stamp printed in New Zealand dedicated to The Lord of the Rings shows Gollum circa 2003

How can you stop your inner Gollum sabotaging you?

Has impulsively rushing into something ever bitten you on the butt, making you wish you’d pressed the pause button and evaluated the consequences first? Have you ever arrived late for an important interview? Are you dreaming of financial freedom while your credit card is melting from over use? Have you ever devoted yourself to the destruction of your liver by testing what you learned in chemistry class? Have you argued … Read on...

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50 no-frills insights for a stress free life

Since we all live busy lives, and don’t always get around to revisiting all the information we have access to, I’ve decided to compile this no-frills-facts-of-a-stress-free life guide for easy reference, based on previous posts.

You may want to display them where they are easily visible—to remind yourself, and others.

Warning: those who are not ready to get real may take offence…

1. Stop obsessively focusing on the problem and … Read on...

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5 Simple ways to stop this stressful habit

It’s hard to believe now, but there was a time when I was such a confirmed procrastinator, that the backlog looked like a busy day at JFK. I needed a team of air traffic controllers. Clearly there weren’t any, because I lurched from crisis to crisis with alarming regularity.

Of course being a single parent of two toddlers—one with special needs, and a full time businesswoman required being permanently in … Read on...

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20 Brave Things Stripping Naked Allows You To Do

Metaphorically that is!

Summoning the courage to be totally transparent with your SELF is the bravest thing you will ever do! It’s not pleasant at the time—trust me, I’ve been there; many times. There’s nowhere to hide, no one to blame—and no going back!

But personal transparency grants you the freedom to celebrate the best of you and identify the areas that—ummm….. require work.

When you really KNOW your self … Read on...

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