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The Chimp Paradox

Have there been times in your life when you: Say things thoughtlessly in the heat of the moment and regret it later? Wonder why you sometimes seem to be a different person from the one you want to be? Try

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How to Develop Self-Control

Self-control is vital for overcoming fears, obsessions, addictions, or any kind of negative thinking and it puts you in control of your life, your behaviour, and your reactions. It helps to develop patience, improve relationships and is an important tool

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What You Think is What You Become

What is positive thinking? Positive thinking is an umbrella term for a range of ideas and techniques associated with the psychology of achievement. It is the main idea that lies behind the self-help movement that originated in the United States

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Is Stress Slowly Killing You?

There are very few certainties in this life, but we can be sure that we will experience stress and hardship at some point.  Stress may be inevitable, but how we cope with it is our choice. Everyone reacts to stress

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Developing a Positive Inner Voice

If I was asked to name the single most important technique I have used to develop my Mental Resilience it would have to be developing a positive inner voice. This is a life changer for many people once they learn

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No Regrets

Andre Agassi is one of the greatest tennis players of all time and one of the few tennis players to hold all four majors in one year. He had great motivation to succeed and his motivation was the fear of

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Dealing with Fear

This pandemic is the worst event to happen to us since the 2nd World War. How are you coping with this? How is your level of fear? I came across these two articles in Word for Today and it gave me

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Learn to Wait!

This pandemic has put so many people’s lives on hold and has delayed so many projects and development ideas. Some businesses have thrived because of the sector they are in, but many have been hit hard by the multiple lockdowns

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You Can if you Think You Can

Positive thinking is an optimistic state of mind that always sees the bright side of life and focuses on the glass being half full instead of half empty. It is a mental attitude that produces constructive results – it brings

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The Power of Motivation and Mental Resilience

You have to find the right motivation for everything you want to achieve in your business and personal life. One lady called Granny Brand demonstrates the power of motivation more than anyone I have ever come across, and I want to

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When it all Comes Crashing Down!

At the beginning of 2020 I had the best start to any year I’ve ever had in my business. I had bookings all across Europe and my diary was full well into the second half of the year. I had

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Personal Growth is a Choice

I found this article of particular interest from Word from Today.   Here are three reasons we don’t experience personal growth:  1)We think it comes strictly from experience. Believing personal growth comes only from experience, is like an archer shooting arrows off-target and

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Pleasure Now Pain Later

I came across this article today written by Bob Gass from Word for Today and it made me think: “Author H. Jackson Brown Jr quipped, ‘Talent without discipline is like an octopus on roller skates. There’s plenty of movement, but you

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Fight One More Round

“Prize fighter James Corbett was once asked: ‘What’s the most important thing for a man to do to become a champion?’ He replied, ‘Fight one more round.’ Successful people have different talents, but they all have these qualities: perseverance, tenacity, and

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85% of All You Worry About Never Happens!

I came across this article about Fear and how we can create this with our negative thinking.  Fear of the Future “Five hundred years ago, Michel de Montaigne said: “My life has been filled with terrible misfortune; most of which never happened.”

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The Power of Positive Self-Talk

We have an inner voice that speaks to us consciously and unconsciously all the time. Our self-esteem and self-image are developed by how we talk to ourselves. When our inner voice becomes critical, it drags us down until we cannot

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If You Do This, You Cannot Be Stressed!

This is the final part of my chapter on Mindfulness from my book ‘Off the Wall’ which gives some great action points to help you develop a habit of mindfulness. When we are mindful, we cannot be stressed because all

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Mindfulness – Stress Free Living

Today I share part 2 of Chapter 16 on Mindfulness from my book ‘Off the Wall’ How to Develop World Class Mental Resilience.  Human minds are easily distracted, habitually examining past events and trying to anticipate the future, and constantly

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Slow Down!

“At a Metro station in Washington D.C. on a cold January morning, a young violinist played several classical compositions as people rushed by. After three minutes, a middle-aged man slowed briefly, then hurried away. Thirty seconds later the young man received

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