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Do you use intuition or logic for decision making?

Do you use intuition or logic for decision making?

The answer to the above question is, of course, that we use both intuition and logic in our decision making. As these are quite distinctive and separate mental processes, with different strengths and weaknesses, we need to be aware of these differences and how they might impact on the quality of our thinking and decision making. By intuition I mean…
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Networking is a state of mind

Networking is a state of mind

Networking can be defined as the activity of building and maintaining relationships with others which are supportive, and a resource to draw on, in the development of your career/business.  If you have any doubt about the merits of networking remember that people do business (or offer jobs) to people that they know and like. It is for this reason that…
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On Rejection

On Rejection

Rejection (real or perceived) is something that all of us have to deal with from time to time. For some it is a daily occurence, as any salesman at the sharp end of an aggressive sales campaign will tell you ! So we need to develop a functional working relationship with rejection. We would not be human if we did…
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Being Open to the New

Being Open to the New

If asked, the chances are that most of us would say that we are 'open minded', willing to consider the new, be open to new opportunities and friendships etc. We would regard openness as a virtue and a necessary trait for our personal growth and development. This being the case it might be a good idea to check in every now…
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Motivate yourself to try something new

Motivate yourself to try something new

We traditionally regard the New Year as the time for 'resolutions'. Personally, I have found that the best resolutions are often made at the end of the summer, coinciding with the start of the academic year. If you find yourself lacking in motivation to consider a new course of study (or any new beginning for that matter) think about the…
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Karma

Karma

As many of you will know the word 'Karma' comes from the Eastern religious traditions of Hinduism and Buddhism. It is in common use in the West, where we talk about 'good' and 'bad' Karma.Depending on what you believe, Karma is some or all of the following : - a distinctive aura or feeling about a situation - a belief…
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What is holding you back?

What is holding you back?

Are there situations, say at work, where you are committed to a goal, but you somehow fail to deliver? When this happens it may be because of some unconscious belief (with a fear related to it) that is working in the background to undermine your resolve. Some examples : - a failure to collaborate with others when part of a…
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Self-love : the foundation for good relationships

Self-love : the foundation for good relationships

The quality of your relationships with others will tend to mirror your relationship with yourself. If you own, accept and celebrate all aspects of who you are you will naturally open your heart to others, and treat them with respect, kindness and inclusiveness.If you have self-love you will honor yourself, recognize your unique gifts and talents and show your appreciation…
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Change in it’s own time

Change in it’s own time

When you have a moment of recognition that you need to make changes in your life - work, career, relationships etc it is usually followed by some kind of action to get you to a better place. However, this initial enthusiasm can be overtaken by impatience to see results. Like a spoiled child you want everything NOW ! If this…
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On past experiences

On past experiences

The memory of difficult past experiences, which leave us with a legacy of pain, regret, sadness etc, can dominate our present and hold us back. We may need time for healing and to process the feelings (if necessary with professional support) but for the sake of our happiness we need to put the past behind us and get on with…
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