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    How to Manifest What You Want in Your Business

    I’m a big believer that you can envision something and make it happen…it’s something I’ve done all my life, in fact. I’m certainly not the only “visionary” though. Most elite athletes use visioning to “see” themselves going through their competition or their games successfully. Musicians envision themselves playing a particular piece of music in their mind – going over and over the musical score, seeing their hands making the correct moves on their instrument. In fact, “seeing” myself playing a piano piece or “practicing in my mind” as I then called it is one of the first ways I learned that I could make things happen. An early-bird piano student,…

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    Gratitude

    Both abundance and lack exist simultaneously in our lives, as parallel realities. It is always our conscious choice which secret garden we will tend… when we choose not to focus on what is missing from our lives but are grateful for the abundance that’s present — love, health, family, friends, work, the joys of nature and personal pursuits that bring us pleasure — the wasteland of illusion falls away and we experience Heaven on earth.– Sarah Ban Breathnach As I write this month’s article I’m filled with gratitude. Five years ago I was in a job I hated. Today, writing newsletter articles and sharing my experiences of self-care with you…

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    How to Be Assertive – Advance Your Career by Being Assertive

    Knowing how to be assertive in the workplace is a great advantage for you. After all, the big bosses won’t care about your attendance record or how well you make coffee. They’re more interested in, and are more likely to remember, employees who are determined and carry out their own ideas. It doesn’t matter whether you’re at work or at a doughnut shop. Learning how to be assertive is the first step to achieving your bigger goals and ambitions. It’s your ticket to success. However, there are a few key points you must remember and practice before you set out to take that step. Being Assertive Is Not Being Aggressive.…

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    Taking Personal Stock

    What’s the difference between self-criticism and self-awareness? There’s so much talk in the world about loving ourselves just the way we are. The idea is that we are each perfect and beautiful. It goes even further to say that in reference to our personal journeys, we are exactly where we are meant to be and there’s no need to berate ourselves for not being more spiritual, more educated, more affluent, more of anything. My concern is that so many people take that to mean they can then sit and do nothing about fixing any of their self-limiting ways. People act as though acknowledging a flaw or even using the very…

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    Why Hypnosis Is So Successful In Resolving The Fear Of Public Speaking

    Fear of public speaking is a phobia, an illogical state of mind, when we are overwhelmed by completely irrational fears. The fear of public speaking is, in fact, a trance-like hypnotic state, brought on by subconscious triggers. The best way to resolve the fear of public speaking is to use hypnosis to access the subconscious mind and to neutralise those triggers. Logically, the fear of public speaking does not make much sense. You may be well-prepared, an expert in the field, and there is no real threat whatsoever. But the body reacts with complete panic. Your heart races, you cannot breathe or you hyperventilate, your hands shake or become damp,…

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    7 Time Management Tips That Will Make You Productive

    Time management is a skill that must be mastered in order to be productive. Some people spend their time daily engaging in activities that frustrate their purpose. Discussed in this article are eight time management tips that can help you achieve more in less time. 1. Know your priorities and respect them It is very expedient that you have a list that contains the activities that you hope to accomplish during the day. The list should contain items that have been arranged in order of priority. Items with high priority should be treated first before moving to another one. When your priorities are well spelled out, you will make tremendous…

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    Want to Enjoy Life More? You’ve Got to Manage Your Time Better!

    If you’re like most people, you spend a ton of time working. So much time, in fact, you probably struggle to spend as much time as you should with your family. If you miss the people you love the most and want to start getting more out of your life overall, you’ve got to learn how to manage your time better. If that sounds only slightly-easier than scaling Mt. Everest, read on! These 8 tips will give your time management skills a much-needed boost: 1. Stay organized. If you’re running around like a chicken with your head cut off, you’re going to be completely frazzled and you’re never going to…

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    The Value In Holding To Our Values of Virtue

    When the pressure comes on, and we are tested in life, one thing we are tempted to compromise upon is our values. In anxiousness we consider it more favourable to not be so insistent. But when it’s a question of values – real good virtuous values – we tread the tight rope of personal treason when we make certain concessions. When we know our values and we are wise enough to hold to them, whilst adapting as much as we should to our situations, we are blessed in the long-term, despite the pain in the short-term. Like the buddy who recently told me how he had been asked to join…

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    Enlightening Your Internal Environment: Write On

    Expressing yourself in writing can be a cathartic and rejuvenating practice. Whether it’s deathless prose or undying tripe, it is often the one thing that keeps otherwise unrelieved emotions from destroying the vessel that holds them. Here are a few suggestions for discovering the power of the pen in your own life:1. Using attractive bits of homemade or otherwise inspiring paper, write out 20 or more “emergency affirmations” and keep them folded up in a beautiful bowl or basket. When an attack of the “too bad, so sad” doldrums has you down, pull out one or two and let their power buoy you up.2. Buy a cheap journal or notebook…

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    Which Is More Important, Reading Faster Or Comprehension?

    It is an almost instinctive reaction to think that reading faster equates with comprehending less. Empirical evidence, however, seems to indicate otherwise – individuals who read at slower rates are just as likely not to fully comprehend what they have read as those who read too fast. Consequently, trying to find an optimum between the speed you read at and the overall comprehension you have of the material is the key to good reading skills. What follows is a brief look at how you can try to optimize your speed reading and comprehension at the same time. Speed and comprehension It should be the goal of every individual who wishes…

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