14 Things You Can Do This Weekend to Advance Your Career

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This weekend, take a break from your job, but give your career a boost. Try these 14 simple things you can do to advance your career online and offline. They’re all quick enough to squeeze in between Friday and Monday while still giving you plenty of time to sleep in or hang out with friends. Things to Do Online to Supercharge Your Career 1.    Post a new picture. Photographs are often the first thing visitors notice about your profile. Start out with a high-quality image. Use Photoshop to adjust the lighting Continue Reading →

Have you buried your New Year’s Resolutions?

Did you make a Resolution? Every 1st of Jan, most of us make a New Year’s Resolution. Be it eat healthier, go to the Gym more, keep in touch with friends? Here are this year’s top 6: Learn a new skill or hobby (26 percent) Quit smoking (21 percent) Read more (17 percent) Find another job (16 percent) Drink less alcohol (15 percent) Spend more time with family and friends (13 percent) Hope you are managing to stick to them. Traditionally, only 8% succeed in keeping their resolutions whilst a Continue Reading →

7 Signs That You’re Not Assertive Enough

Your parents may have raised you to be accommodating and to put the needs of others first. However, there’s a limit to how accommodating you can be without harming yourself. Eventually, you start to feel like others are taking advantage of you. At the same time, you worry that others will be upset if you refuse a request. It’s an uncomfortable predicament. Assertiveness is a part of maintaining good mental health and a balanced life. It’s important to have boundaries and give your own needs the priority they deserve. Could Continue Reading →

7 Steps to Repairing Professional Relationships

7 Steps to Repairing Professional Relationships Work relationships can be much more fragile than other types of relationships. The workplace can be a constant battle of egos, jockeying for position, and the desire to advance. Small slights that might be ignored in other settings can ruffle someone’s feathers at work. These slights are often unintentional. In fact, it’s common to be at a loss for the reason behind the downslide in the relationship. At work, many people remain on the lookout for any sign that someone is either on our Continue Reading →

Do you become what you think?

How to be successful Have you ever wondered how people attain success? How they achieve certain things which are seemingly impossible? Many years ago, I was in a car showroom, waiting for my car to be serviced. I had time to kill. As anyone who knows when they go to the dealership, there are many cars there and they like you to sit in them and have a feel. This is all part of the experience. You get a sense of what you like and subconsciously you start thinking about Continue Reading →

See the Dawn

Darkness to Light Today I was up much earlier than normal, it was still dark and the world around me was mostly asleep. Whilst waiting for my transport, I looked up to the sky and could see the a band where the darkness ended daylight was making an appearance. This was an amazing sight and one not seen by many. It made me think of the phrase “seeing the light at the end of the tunnel” I’ve used this phrase myself many a time when talking with others. Often times, Continue Reading →

How to let go

All pent up? During my recent break for the summer in sunny France, I was experiencing some network connection issues. This was down to the local cell masts being saturated with all the holiday-makers. With the advent of free roaming in Europe, most holiday-makers were consuming more internet on the go in Europe which lead to a saturation of the local networks. The local area in the South of France where we were  swells by a factor of 5-7. So a few days into our holiday, we had all lost cell Continue Reading →

Limiting Beliefs

What is a limiting belief? It was the end of the summer holidays and we had just come back from a lovely summer break camping in the Dordogne region in the South of France. On this holiday we met some lovely people who lived in the same town as us, small world! We got talking and were interested in their caravan. We had a large polycotton tent and whilst it was lovely, talking with this family fired our passion to take more breaks. What appealed to me particularly was the Continue Reading →

How to get results

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Intuitively we all know that if you want results then you need to know what it is you want to achieve, otherwise how are you going to know if you have achieved them? These are often called Goals or Targets. What not to focus on When working on your goals is important to focus on the effort and NOT the result. Yes, I’ll say it again, focus on the effort and not the result. Focusing on the results will not help achieve the goal. In fact focusing on the result Continue Reading →

How to be calm in a hectic world?

The Speed of life The earth is spinning at approximately 1040 mph. Sometimes it seems that our daily lives are spinning at that speed too. Unless you live like a hermit in the middle of nowhere, cut off from the world around you, then there people and things clamouring for your attention. From the people in your life; family, friends even work colleagues and acquaintances all want some of your attention. Then there is the old guard media; news, papers, radio and now the new media of social networks and Continue Reading →