We are imperfect creatures. We forget what our friends told us. We talk about ourselves too much. We ask about others too little. We expect too much from others. And in spite of this we still balk at THEIR oddness. “God, look at her jabber on”. When in reality we all have our own brand … Continue reading
Assertiveness is an art we can all master. Here are my top 4 tips for being assertive. 1. Stick to facts and be specific. This is the simplest way to be assertive without slipping into attack mode.So instead of saying: “you never take me out for dinner”. Say: “we haven’t been out dinner for 6 … Continue reading
I’m really passionate about assertiveness. I’ve witnessed the ways in which it can be transformational in a person’s life, leading them to: – feel more empowered. – ask, and get more of what they want. – create more change in their life, such as finding a job where they’re more valued. There’s another huge benefit … Continue reading
Recently I’ve been thinking a lot about how being comfortable isn’t that useful if we want to grow personally or professionally. And that in fact, it’s important to to be unsure, and confronted at times with different perspectives. It’s wonderful that the jury isn’t out, but undecided, and still in session. It shows there is … Continue reading Here’s what attitude you need to truly change.
I’m reading a wonderful book by Rollo May. (I’m often raving about Rollo, see here for more). This epic book is called ‘Freedom & Destiny’. One of the things Rollo says in it that really inspires me is: “Freedom of being is gained only when the persons can feel in their own muscles, in their … Continue reading
Stress is a big deal. Bupa studied 100,000 people in the U.K. and discovered that 1 in 4 of us feel stressed constantly, and 44% of us suffer from stress. Unfortunately stress is also a normal part of our lives, so it’s important that we find a way to manage it. Here are some suggestions … Continue reading