Two critical qualities to get you through the toughest times

Two critical qualities to get you through the toughest times
Reading time: 3 minutes Jun 19th 2017

Two critical qualities to get you through the toughest times Over the last couple of years, there has been much more coverage on the issue of mental illness. Finally, a number of celebrities and public figures have come out and told the world of their inner struggle. The message is clear: when you are going through the darkest times, share…

The key to handling disappointment more effectively

The key to handling disappointment more effectively
Reading time: 3 minutes Jun 11th 2017

The key to handling disappointment more effectively A mentor of mine, Dr Richard Bandler often explains that “disappointment requires adequate planning”. When dealing with situations that don’t go as we hope they will or that do go in a way that we hope they don’t, it is easy to feel bad as a result. How long that lasts and how…

The Key to Mental Discipline

The Key to Mental Discipline
Reading time: 3 minutes Jun 5th 2017

The Key to Mental Discipline One of the biggest factors that will determine how successful you are is the discipline with which you take charge of your mind. Many people attend courses and read books about what they need to do in order to become happier, more relaxed or more confident. It is one thing learning the steps you need…

The Paradoxical World of Self-Improvement

The Paradoxical World of Self-Improvement
Reading time: 5 minutes May 30th 2017

The Paradoxical World of Self-Improvement Some advice you’ve heard is probably ‘be confident’. Other times you’re told ‘be humble’. You’re told to ‘trust your intuition’ and ‘go with the facts’. You’re told to ‘engage your followers every day’ and ‘be mysterious and use the principle of scarcity’. We are given tons of nuggets of wisdom like these all the time…

The Key to Managing Empathy

The Key to Managing Empathy
Reading time: 3 minutes May 22nd 2017

The Key to Managing Empathy One of the latest psychological terms that is gaining popularity is a personality trend labelled as an ‘empath’. An ‘empath’ is someone who is extremely sensitive to other people’s emotions and feelings. Some people tend to be extremely empathetic and others are not. Those who are tend to have certain advantages and certain disadvantages. In…

The most important secret to first impressions

The most important secret to first impressions
Reading time: 3 minutes May 15th 2017

My job involves interacting with thousands of people every year. Whether it is at a workshop or a conference which I am giving or attending, I am introduced to many different types of people in many different countries in a variety of different contexts. In terms of first impressions, one important quality which stands out for me instantly and determines…

How to Handle Bullying

How to Handle Bullying
Reading time: 6 minutes May 8th 2017

We are taught that bullying happens when we are young. Indeed, it does. But the reality is that there are plenty of people who experience bullying as adults in their work, friendships and even family. When I was younger I got bullied, physically and emotionally. Personally, I always found the emotional bullying by far the worst. I could deal with…

How to be Confident not Arrogant

How to be Confident not Arrogant
Reading time: 4 minutes May 1st 2017

One of the most important qualities necessary for achieving success is your ability to be confident. The more confident you feel the more likely you are to perform at your best. Confidence also makes you a more persuasive person and people are likely to be more attracted to you and rate you higher on all kinds of other qualities. However,…

The secret to crafting a brilliant Unique Selling Proposition

The secret to crafting a brilliant Unique Selling Proposition
Reading time: 4 minutes Apr 10th 2017

One of the most important concepts in marketing yourself or your business is your USP or Unique Selling Proposition. The USP explains how you stand out from the competition. It is often known as the competitive differentiator. The emphasis is usually on what you do better than the competition. For example, is your focus on price, service or convenience? The…

Three Questions Unstoppable People Ask

Three Questions Unstoppable People Ask
Reading time: 4 minutes Apr 10th 2017

We have a law in Ireland called Murphy’s law which states something along the lines of ‘Whatever can go wrong, will go wrong and will do so at the worst time possible’. Now, although it originates from typical dry Irish humour, one thing is for certain… however well planned or prepared you are, there will always be something unforeseen that happens whenever…

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