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How to change how you feel about another person

You CAN change others, but only if you change yourself first...

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Increase Your Success

By asking better questions...

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Are You a 'Netflix Binger'?

Is the box set binge becoming the scourge of modern society?

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Forget New Year Resolutions!

Try these 5 activities for the next 21 days instead...

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7 Reasons Why CVs Are Rejected

Applying for jobs? Top tips for making your CV stand out from the crowd...

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5 Ways to Find Your Dream Job

Top tips for supercharging your job search.

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5 Biggest Interview Mistakes

... and how to avoid them.

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Top 10 Most Asked Interview Questions

The top 10 most asked interview questions and how to answer them...

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You Can Change Others...

But only if you change yourself first!

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We get what we focus on

We will undoubtedly experience what we choose to focus on, negative or positive...

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Feel Like You're Being Manipulated?

You probably are...

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Disease to Please

Do you have an in-built need to please others?  Is it getting out of control or making you unhappy?  Do you get very little thanks for your efforts?  Read on...

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I'll be Happy When...

Are you one of those people who says, "I'll be happy when..."

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We Get What We Focus On

Do you consistently focus on the positives of a person/situation or the negatives?

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The Dangers of Withholding Love

When a person purposely ignores another on a consistent basis in order to punish them, the results can be devastating, especially in children… 

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Feeling Stuck?

Feeling ‘stuck' whether that's a job, relationship, goal or task is something to which we can all relate... 

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Emperor's New Clothes

Feeling insecure in your new role?

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Have You Chosen the Right Goals?

Are you one of those people who makes New Year’s resolutions only to have them fall by the way side half way through January?  There could be a few reasons why...

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Sleep Well - Part 2

How to manage long term sleep issues and reset your sleep cycle.

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Sleep Well - Part 1

Are you struggling to sleep?  Do you seem to always wake up around 2-3.00 am and can't get back to sleep?

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Managing Fear

We all get fearful from time to time, but what is fear? In this day and age is there anything we really need to fear? After all, we’re hardly likely to get eaten by a sabre toothed tiger or trampled by a herd of woolly mammoths.

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Overcoming Procrastination - Part 2

More top tips for combating procrastination...

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Overcoming Procrastination - Part 1

Have you labelled yourself as a procrastinator? Do you put things off that you know you should be doing?

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How to Change Negative Feelings

A quick and easy guide to releasing negative emotions...

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Outside In or Inside Out?

Do you live your life from the Outside In or the Inside Out?

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Managing Stress

Top tips for dealing with stress...

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Does Your Negativity/Illness Define You?

Do you know someone who is incessently negative or who always seems to have one illness or another? Tips and advice on how to deal with negative people...

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Victim vs Owner/Lucky vs Unlucky

Are you a Victim or an Owner?  Glass half empty or glass half full person? Lucky or unlucky?  Read on to understand how you view of yourself and your life is affecting everything...

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Workplace Bullying Part 1 - The Bullying Boss

How to deal with a bullying boss and get a positive result...

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Workplace Bullying Part 2 - Actions to Take

Top tips for dealing with workplace bullying...

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Sleep Well - Part 3

Some helpful top tips for getting a good night's sleep....

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Mindfulness

I’ve recently completely a Diploma in Mindfulness, which essentially is a practice of focussing on the 'now'...

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Free Yourself from Worry!

Are you sick of worrying?  Do you want to stop it and gain more control over your life?  Here's how...

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The Law of Attraction - An Overview

The Law of Attraction (whether you believe it or not) is a real thing!

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EFT - Dealing with Anxiety

If you've never heard of or tried EFT, here's an introduction...

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Be Happy Now!

Why are you waiting to be happy?  Happiness is within you, you can be happy now...

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Break Your Own Rules

Do you have too many rules?  Maybe it's time to break them...

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Choose Your Words Carefully

The words we use are incredibly powerful, directly affect our thoughts and emotions, and ultimately affect our behaviour and so the spiral begins. 

 

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It's Not Real, It's Just Perception!

Each one of us perceives a situation in a different way based how we filter information and how we see the world.

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The Past Does Not Equal The Future

One thing I've learned working with such a diverse range of clients is that the past does not equal the future...

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Take Responsibility

Why taking responsiblity for your life gives you power to change it...

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5 Instincts You Shouldn't Ignore

Our 'gut feeling' is our internal guidance system, it's there to protect us and yet we often tend to override it in favour of what we think  rather than what we feel. 

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Dealing with Conflict Using Effective Influencing Skills

We can't change others, but we can change ourselves.  Easy strategies for dealing with conflict...

 

 

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Silence Your Inner Critic

How do you talk to yourself?  Is it positive or negative...

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How to feel better, in an instant...

Do you ever wish that you didn't feel so tired, or that you could change how you're feeling or simply feel more positive?

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Whether You Think You Can or Can't, You're Right!

Have you ever wondered why you can't find your keys, when they're right in front of you?  Here's why...

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Change Your Thoughts, Change Your World

Once we realise that we can control our thoughts, we can change everything...

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5 Habits That Steal Your Happiness

It's important to recognise which of your habits are affecting your happiness...

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5 Steps to Clearing Mental Clutter

Our constant mental chatter can put us in a constant state of fight or flight which leads to bad decision making which impacts our health and wellbeing. 

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How to Manage Your Negative Emotions

How to manage your emotions and create a calmer, happier life...

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3 Ways to End Self Sabotage

Do you often find that you self-sabotage for no apparent reason?  Here are our top 3 tips for ending self-sabotage for good...

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7 Decision Making Styles

Have you ever thought about how you make decisions?  Here are 7 styles of decision making...

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How to Spot a Liar

Knowing how to spot a liar is a key skill that is helpful for all of us to learn...

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Body Language and Communication

Our body language tells other people everything they need to know about us (whether we mean it to or not), learning to read others' body language is a useful key skill...

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7 Tools for Success

Our drive to win is part of who we are it's in our DNA as an inbuilt survival mechanism - competing for food, partners and power is how we've survived and evolved as a species.

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Listen More, Talk Less

Not just listening to what someone is saying but really hearing what they're saying something that can be learnt and will massively increase your communcation skills.

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7 Habits of People Who Don’t Worry

Worrying is such a useless emotion, it helps no-one and can be incredibly distructive.

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7 Habits of Emotionally Intelligent People

There are numerous studies that indicate (and it doesn’t take a genius to figure out) that highly emotional intelligent (EI) people perform better not only in their personal relationships, but in all areas of their lives.

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It's All About The Rules

Have you ever wondered how you can have exactly the same values as someone else, but yet you still come into conflict? ... It's all about the rules!

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Are You Scared of Public Speaking?

 Or do you suffer from Social Phobia? If so, read on...

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5 Christmas Stress Busters

Is Christmas a particularly stressful time for you.  If so, read on for some top tips on how to make the festive season go more smoothly...

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3 Ways to Transform Your Life

Some quick ways to improve your life...

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How to Cope with Redundancy - Part 2

Some more top tips on how to deal with redundancy...

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How to Cope with Redundancy - Part 1

Some top tips for dealing with redundancy...

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Managing Change - Change Curve

For all of us, change is inevitable – nothing stays the same forever and as much as we think we might like that, in reality I don’t think we would.

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Everything Happens for a Reason

One question that I hear again and again from clients, colleagues, friends and family when their facing difficult challenges is “Why me?”...

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3 Ways to Become 'Discouragement Proof'

Are you going through a particularly tough time?  Here are some top tips to help you become discouragement proof...

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Are you Self-Sabotaging?

Have you ever thought that you may be sabotaging your own goals? You get so far with something and then do or say something and it all falls apart?

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How to Change How You Feel Quickly

There's a very quick and easy way to change how you're feeling...

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Pleasure V Pain

Ever wondered why never quite achieve your goals or keep procrastinating about the same thing but never get round to doing it?

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Have Fewer Rules

Have you ever noticed how many rules you have?  Too many rules can cause conflict...

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Quality Questions

The questions that we ask ourselves affect every aspect of our lives, positively and negatively...

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3 Ways to Improve your Life

Through conducting countless coaching sessions, my own personal development and life experiences, I’ve learned that there are some things that you can do immediately to significantly improve the quality of your life...

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9 Steps to Success

I was recently reading an article from Harvard Business School by Heidi Grant Halvorson that I really wanted to share with you.

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Tips to Achieve your Goals

Do you manage to achieve all the goals you set for yourself?

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The ‘My Life’s Worse than Yours’ Competition

Do you sometimes find yourself in an unhelpful competition with someone about whose life is worse?

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6 Job Hunting Top Tips

I've helped hundred of people find their dream job and have included some of my top tips on how to find yours here...

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Healing through Self-Hypnosis

I have something that I wanted to share with you that’s actually quite personal but I hope that by telling you about it, I may be able to help others in a similar situation.

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How to Calm Your Emotions

Quick and easy techniques for calming your emotions and gaining back control...

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Goal Setting - Part 2

A clear process for achieving your goals...

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Goal Setting - Part 1

How to set 'authentic goals' rather than goals that you or someone else think you should want...

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Be the Weight You Want - Part 5

Well I’ve had lots of feedback regarding my weight loss programme, 'Be the Weight You Want.

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Be the Weight You Want - Part 4

Here are the last two fundamentals of the “Be the Weight You Want” weight loss programme...

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Be the Weight You Want - Part 3

In previous posts I’ve talked out the reasons why we are overweight...

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Be the Weight You Want - Part 2

Hello and welcome back after the Easter Break. I hope you had a wonderful time.

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Be the Weight You Want - Part 1

How many diets have you tried where you’ve lost weight only to pile it back on (and more) once you stop?

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Coaching Explained

An overview of what coaching is and how it can help you...

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Dealing with Self Pity

Do you regularly hold your own 'Pity Parties'?  Here's how to get out of that slump...

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Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) Explained

I use NLP every day of my life, either with my clients or with myself.  It's a dynamic tool which helps me achieve quick, long lasting results...

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Body Language Part 4 – Male/Female Attraction

The differences between male and female body language when it comes to attraction and what it means...

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Body Language Part 3 – How to Build Rapport

Building rapport with others is a key skill that once mastered will help your communication skills grow rapidly.  Here's how to do it...

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Body Language Part 2 - In the Workplace

How to spot the ‘Top Dog’ (or who thinks they are) in your office...

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Body Language Part 1 - How to Spot a Liar

One of the most useful things I’ve learned over the years is how to read body language.  Knowing how to spot if someone is lying is a key skill.  Learn how to do it here...

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How to Win (Part 1)

Top tips on how to increase your chances of winning what is that you want...

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How to Win (Part 2)

What it takes to be a winner... 

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Body Language Part 5 - Attraction

More information on the difference between male and female body language when it comes to attracting the opposite sex...

attraction...

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Body Language Part 7 - 5 Ways to Gain Power

Gaining power, especially in the workplace is a skill - some have it naturally, for others, there are some specific techniques that will help you aquire it ...

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Body Language Part 6 - Workplace Meetings

What our body language says about us in workplace meetings, how make boring meetings enjoyable and how to spot challengers to your authority...

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Body Language Part 8 - Communication Skills

How important our body language is in communication and how we can subconsioucsly 'leak' our true feelings and expose what we're really thinking...

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