Eight Resolutions that will Guarantee a More Interesting Life

Variety may be the spice of life but many people find themselves in a rut where there is little variety and no spice. If you want a varied, challenging and innovative year ahead then try these resolutions: 1. Set yourself a secret assignment at work.  Pick a big challenge that is not in your current job objectives and make it your personal goal to achieve it. Chose something that will surprise and... Read More--


Seven Simple Steps to Boost your Creativity at Work

It is easy to get into a rut at work.  The longer you have been doing the job the greater the tendency to keep doing things the way you have always done them.  That is easy and straightforward – and boring.  In almost every job there are opportunities for creativity and innovation – sometimes they are small procedural improvements and sometimes they are big risky innovations.  How can you put... Read More--


Seven Habits of Highly Ineffective People

Some people are effective and get things done, others are ineffective and fail. The key difference between the two groups is not talent or luck. It is what they choose to do and choose not to do. Here are seven of the key habits of ineffective people. 1. They drift. Ineffective people drift though life with no clear goals. They approach each day in a haphazard way without any priorities. They do not... Read More--


You can Choose to be Successful

If you watch TV you might be led to believe that success depends on extraordinary luck or on extraordinary talent. Contestants on game shows win large amounts of money on lucky guesses. The winner of X factor has a remarkable voice and is loved by the public. You need a beautiful face and an impossibly slim figure to become a leading actor or supermodel. The top football players earn astronomic... Read More--


Network with a Purpose – 6 tips

There is an old saying, ‘It is not what you know; it is who you know.’ You can significantly increase your chances of success in almost any field if you know or can get in touch with the right people. Most jobs are not advertised; they are filled through personal contacts. Most important business deals are done person to person. This is the power of networking. You can network over the internet... Read More--


Think Positively

In a study at the Mayo clinic in Rochester patients were given a personality test that assessed their levels of optimism and pessimism. The progress of the patients was measured over 30 years, and it was found that the optimists lived longer than average for their age and gender while the pessimists had a shorter than average life. Researchers found that optimism strengthens the immune system and helps... Read More--


Could you do what Aron Ralston did?

Aron Ralston On April 26, 2003, Aron Ralston was hiking through the Blue John Canyon area in Utah.  As he climbed down a narrow canyon a large boulder became dislodged and crushed his right hand against the canyon wall.  He was trapped.  Even worse, he had not informed anyone of his hiking plans so no one would know where to search for him. He spent the next five days slowly consuming his meagre... Read More--


Improve your career prospects and your networking by improving your TMAY

I volunteer at Bracknell Careers Springboard, which is a club for job-seekers. We help unemployed people get back into work. Many are middle-aged professionals who have been made redundant and find it hard to get re-employed. The most important skill that we work on is how they present themselves and in particular, how they answer the request, ‘Tell me about yourself.’  We call the answer their... Read More--


Questions to ask Yourself Every Day

Here are five short questions that you should ask yourself at the end of every day.  They might help you to become a better and more successful person: 1.  What was the best thing that happened to me today? What was it that made you particularly proud, happy or grateful? Was there a moment of joy or accomplishment? Relive the feeling for an instant. We want more of those moments in our lives so let’s... Read More--


Set Yourself Objectives Every Day

Paul Sloane speaking at the Successful Selling Conference. #short_code_si_icon img {width:32px; } .scid-10 img { width:32px !important; } Share : function openwindow(url) { window.open(url,"Window","menubar=0,resizable=1,width=750,height=400"); } ... Read More--