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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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17 famous quotes to help you leverage the leader within

Have you fallen prey to the mistaken belief that leadership is a natural, unteachable trait that some people have – but not you?

Well, I’m here to tell you that isn’t true!

Co-authoring the Huffington Post’s Africa’s Female Entrepreneurs series, and writing for the SheInspiresHer website, has confirmed what I already knew – that most of us have leadership potential. But not everyone believes it, develops it, and leverages it. … 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 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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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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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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10 things smart people do to get unstuck

Remember the client I told you about in my last post who prefaced our first session with I hope you don’t think I’m a mad woman—then turned out to be the complete reverse? The one whose been stuck in a job where she’s treated disrespectfully, believing that being a single parent of four children with limited marketable skills she had no option? The woman who was given 2 weeks to … Read on...

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