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Crocodiles with open mouth in the water.

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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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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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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The ONLY New Year’s Resolution you need!

I woke up this morning bubbling over with positive anticipation about a new year dawning. Like a kid with a new Christmas present how can I play with the opportunities I have during the next twelve months, I wondered? How can I turn them into a happy, healthy and rewarding future?

So I thought I’d take a look at the news headlines to see what the rest of the world … Read on...

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The Super(wo)man Trap

Do you pride yourself in your ability to tackle the tough stuff of life—single handed? Is your confidence in your abilities so ingrained, that it doesn’t occur to you to ask for help? And when help is offered, is your instinctive response no thanks, I got it?

I know this feeling well.

The formulaic feel-good patter of it’ll be alright, tell me what the problem is or the worst one … Read on...

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Can Your Goals be too Big?

My answer, based on the people I work with is yes—sometimes they can. And I think this is linked to the cultural expectations of the world we live in. Our expectations often become distorted by this fast forward, desensitized, over dramatized, polarized culture of our times. Success is spelt $uccess. Achievement has to be massive, extreme and immediate—front page headlines, with many exclamation marks. And if your achievements don’t fall … Read on...

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The Benefits of Being Resilient

We often tend to think when we see how resilient people navigate life with such apparent ease and grace, that they were just born different; or that they haven’t been buffeted by too many of life’s tornados.

Wrong!

In fact it’s often the other way around.

The more often you face adversity, the less power it has to cripple you.

Resilient people show us that it is not necessarily the … Read on...

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