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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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14 ways Mentors bring magic to my life

To continue the theme of my previous post on the magical powers of mentoring – why are there some things we find really hard to say? For instance:

I don’t know.

How do you do this?

Will you help me?

Two things are certain. No one is born knowing and no one dies knowing everything. We also have 7.5 billion people on the planet to learn from, and much of … Read on...

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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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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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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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50 foolproof ways to create confidence fast

What’s the state of your confidence account?

The reason I ask, is that confidence seems to be the key to the good life. Even when your bank account is taking strain, high confidence levels can change that. For instance, have you noticed how many people with healthy confidence accounts land up in leadership roles, while those who lack it often lag behind?

What exactly is this much sought after quality … Read on...

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