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Persuasion

Persuasion

Your powers of persuasion are an essential set of life skills, without which you would not be able to get your business and personal needs met. However, while we instinctively know how to talk others around to our view of the world most of us could do better. The sub components of persuasion (below) are interrelated, but looking at them…
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Nothing changes without ACTION

Nothing changes without ACTION

It can be tempting to think that just by developing a vision and of what we want and believing that we will get there, that this will result in the realization of our goals. Yes, having the right frame of mind is essential but only in so far as it inspires us to take action. So if you are struggling…
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Should you act on your ‘gut’ feelings ?

Should you act on your ‘gut’ feelings ?

The short answer to the question is that 'it depends'. If the decision has limited consequences then relying on your intuitive response is ok, and probable the most efficient way to operate. Likewise if circumstances require you to make a quick or even an impulsive decision, you may have no option but to rely on your inner voice to see…
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There is ALWAYS a next step

There is ALWAYS a next step

The most commonly used excuse when someone fails to take action, when dissatisfied with his/her career, is that 'I don't know what I want'. This is based on the mistaken belief that if you don't know your goals there is nothing you can do. In fact the opposite is the case - you need to take steps to work out…
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Tips for deciding ‘What you want’

Tips for deciding ‘What you want’

As a coach I spend a lot of time working with clients to help them determine their desired outcomes. 'What do you want ? ' seems like a perfectly reasonable question but it is surprising how often the answer proves to be elusive. But the question cannot be avoided as having an end goal that you are happy with is essential…
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The business of staying ‘Present”

The business of staying ‘Present”

The advice used to be 'take one day at a time', but these days you are more likely to hear about 'living in the now' or the ' Power of Now', after the bestselling Eckhart Tolle book of the same name or other books on the subject of staying present. In looking at why present moment living is a model…
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Do you have an independent ‘sounding board’ ?

Do you have an independent ‘sounding board’ ?

There has never been more coaching and advisory support available to those in business, in employment or between jobs, provided by a range of private, state sponsored and voluntary sources. But many do not even explore the possibility of availing of this support, assuming that it is not worth the effort or the cost. Others will see this more as…
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Prioritise the important over the urgent

Prioritise the important over the urgent

The focus of many businesses over the recession has necessarily been on short term survival, namely the 'urgent'. If your  business has come through the worst recession in living memory congratulate yourself, but  ask whether it is now time to step back and take a look at your positioning for future success - the 'important'. Signs that you need to…
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CV and job interview preparation

CV and job interview preparation

The purpose of this article is to give an overview of the basics of CV and job interview preparation. In a highly competitive job market you must communicate clearly and concisely to potential employers, emphasizing how you meet key job requirements. If you do not have a succinct, customized (to particular jobs) and professional CV and cover letter you will…
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Business Networking Events

Business Networking Events

Unless you are in the fortunate position of having a strong and stable customer base or being able to rely entirely on referrals for business the chances are that you have a need to market your business through some form of promotional activity. One important way to promote your business is attendance at networking events organized by such as business…
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