How To Make Smart Choices At Any Age

There is a saying: “Live every day as if it is your last.” This may sound like good advice but can we really live this way? For wisdom is both contextual and time-oriented, and must be shaped by our age and stage of life …

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How To Overcome Perfectionism By Making Purple Pancakes

I used to be a perfectionist. This caused me stress, reduced my creativity and prevented me from taking risks. But not anymore. Now I make purple pancakes. Let me explain …

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The Secret To Achieving Your Goals

“If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again.” Sounds like good advice, but research suggests that it’s not quite right. To achieve complex goals across work and life, it is essential to develop Way-Power.

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The Masterful Art Of Using A Door

‘No’ can be clarifying. It can communicate our values and priorities to others. A well-placed ‘no’ establishes boundaries. It opens up space for new possibilities, allowing a ‘yes’ for something of greater worth.

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4 Reasons Why You Need A Killer To-Do List

A killer to-do list is like a well packed caravan. Everything that you need for the trip is organised and in one place. You’ve added the obvious stuff, like soap, sleeping bags and spare undies. ‘Just in case’ items are also included — like Scrabble and a first aid kit…

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Feeling Overwhelmed? Then Break Things Down!

When life is complex and overwhelming, don’t give up or compulsively dive into action without thinking. Stop, reflect and break things down.
Here’s what I did a few years ago when my chook shed was destroyed in a landslip…

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Why Email Alerts Almost Always Cause Addiction

E-mail alerts (notifications, beeps and badges) are evil little suckers. They create addiction and fuel the widespread misuse and overuse of email seen in workplaces today. Here’s 2 reasons why …

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The Out-Of-Office Reply That Will Change Your Life

After my annual holidays I didn’t have a single email to respond to. Sounds unusual but here’s why — I set an out-of-office reply to let people know that I would delete all emails on my return…

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Don’t Be A Frog In A Pot — Unsubscribe Regularly

Sixteen days of bliss. That was my summer holiday break. Then I turned on my phone and checked my email! Be smart — learn how to unsubscribe from all unwanted emails and do this regularly…

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Freeing The Monster

Our monster project has been frustratingly slow and personally challenging. We’ve been forced to take a good look at ourselves and face feelings of self-doubt (can I really do this?) and fear (will anyone actually want this thing?)…

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