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by on 25 October, 2017
If you take the time to study humanity, you will discover that all human behaviour is driven by fear or faith. Fear and faith are the driving forces behind our beliefs, our thoughts, our feelings, our behaviours and therefore our results! Fear stems from insecurity, faith stems from security... Fear is about self-preservation.It causes us to hold ourselves back and therefore, limits us from realizing and fulfilling our unique potential in life. Living from a place of fear produces bondage! Faith...
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by on 2 October, 2017
Education does not mean teaching people what they do not know,it means teaching them to behave as they do not behave - John Ruskin When it comes to achieving results, most people already know what they need to do to get the results they want, they just don't do it... Some common examples are:-We know what we need to do to lose weight but we don't exercise and we succumb to eating things we know we shouldn't eat...-We know what we need to do to save money but we keep spending it...-We know what w...
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by on 27 June, 2017
Using branded headshots and professional photographs is vital to attract the right type of clients to your business, so how to do you ensure that you are conveying the right messages that you are an authentic leader? For me, your brand image includes the essential photos that you use to portray yourself on your website, business cards and any other social media or networking platform to gain the attention of your ideal client. Here are a few tips on the right type of branding image to use online...
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by on 13 June, 2017
Traditionally personal branding was more of selling yourself to your target audience. Today, the meaning stays the same, but you can tap more platforms to get yourself out there effectively. We now have websites, social media accounts like Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and the likes. Which requires consistency across all platforms. Consistency which means they say the same thing or they are coming from one place or one person; one professional brand. Lately, video is becoming the most valuable to...
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by on 22 April, 2017
Lets face it... No matter how good or strong our relationships have been, every now and then we can find ourselves feeling like that magic is fading. We can feel taken for granted, feeling unappreciated and undervalued, like the fireworks have packed up for the year or possibly EVER! Many of us will sit in quiet discontent, stewing away about what was, or what could have been. Maybe drop "subtle" hints which our partner feels are more sledge- hammer like, or start nagging about it. Others cry to...
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by on 10 April, 2017
As we have mentioned before an online Easter card or email newsletter won’t have a lasting impact.  Whilst it came from you, it’s not of you.  Therefore, the gratitude attached to it by the recipient is far less.  And in those unfortunate times when business relationships become strained those trinkets are unlikely to be remembered.  Also, many of us are busy avoiding the inevitable chocolate overload and would prefer not to be given Easter eggs. “I’m sorry your order is a month late but remembe...
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by on 4 January, 2017
  The most important thing for a business owner, manager, entrepreneur or professional to realise is there are four principal ways to grow a business – any business.  There are many other ways, but we are focusing on the primary things. The truth is some administrative functions are not all under your control, but nearly everything you do to build or grow your business can be classified under one of the four different and distinct areas and if you learn this, believe me, your competition won’t s...
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by on 7 December, 2016
Written by Sonia McDonald from LeadershipHQ on 6 December 2016 In the past, many leaders used to rely on the authority of their job title to influence and sometimes coerce others into compliance. Today, we know that if we want to motivate others to put forth their best effort and be fully engaged, we need to use our emotional intelligence and people skills to build relationships and bonds of trust. In this way, we are able to get others to join our team and work with us; co-operating and collabo...
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