Set the standards: becoming better than yesterday

Setting long-term goals it hard. There’s always someone one step ahead of us. It’s a constant sacrifice for the future, which will always lay within the unknown. One important fact about your self-development and increasing your efficiency? It compounds. If you were to get 0.1% better every day? You would be 25% better within the year, and 100% better within four years. And not only that, you would be continually getting improving on your improved self. Over several years, you can become m...
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Defining your why

Quite often, we set our sights on the ideal life we could have. We plan, organise ourselves and go ahead, ready to put in the work. For anything we want, we have to work. To continue to motivate yourself can be painful, particularly if what we are trying to accomplish is hard. The one thing that could keep you going? Understanding the underlying reasons as to why you’re working towards your ideal life. Ask yourself what it is you want to do What do you want to do? If you could get up...
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Three signs of positive mental health

It’s easy to look at the ways we could be inadequate. We observe ourselves taking a downturn, and we’re on Google searching for the signs and symptoms that most relate to our energy and emotion at the time. It’s easy to assume the worse. What about signs of doing well? There’s three main factors in your life that I feel showcase your mental agility. When the goings gets tough, how do you react? How do you perceive others? How do you respond to your emotion? In other words... You don’t believe...
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Control your racing thoughts: capitalising on your creativity

Are you subject to racing thoughts? Do you “connect the dots” that other people often may not see? Are you a creative individual who wishes to make use of the way in which you think? Conscious thought requires focus, if it’s going to be of any use. It’s the same with your creativity. The problem is that your creativity cannot be measured, and is not a tangible asset. It’s something you must control and be able to manifest in ways that are commercially valuable. I’ve worked with many people...
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Seven Ways To Relax That Still Serve Your Purpose

Reading Reading educational or fictional books allows us to abstract and leave our minds, just for a little bit. Expand your knowledge means you are spending your time in a fulfilling and useful manner, sparking creative thoughts and stretching your imagination. If you read a book a week in your specialism, you’ll have read a full degree worth of information within just one year. Within just five years, you’d be one of the most educated people in the world in your field. Though not everyo...
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Avoiding Hell: Five Tips To Handling Life’s Hurdles

Tragedy can hit you anytime. Family members will die and those around you will undoubtedly suffer. Relationships fall apart, careers get stagnant and business (and people) often fail. It's not how hard we fall, it's how quick we are to get back up and rebuild our lives that really matters. When these tragedies hit, it's up to us. Do we make them worse, or do we help resolve them? Do we escalate the problem or find a solution? I've been working with a couple of clients recently who have been t...
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Making Use Of Your Imagination: Alleviate Stress & Fear

Your imagination is a weird and truly wonderful phenomenon. The ability of abstraction, the fact we can think over scenarios within our mind and contemplate which step we will take? It's a miracle. Yet how many of us forget about how powerful it actually is? While you're reading this, to demonstrate the power of your imagination, just think about the most vivid dream you have ever had. And that happened while you were asleep! If I had to bet, your imagination has played more tricks on you whi...
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Three Steps To Overcoming Your Phobia

As a hypnotherapist, I often work with people who have phobias and fears they just cannot escape. As they realise how much this is affecting their daily lives, they come to me seeking help to alleviate the anxiety and stress that has been caused by the phobia. Phobias are irrational fears that develop in a person's mind. They could be of an object, animal or experience. Some of the most popular examples include: Social phobia (social anxiety disorder) - the fear of social situations A...
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Long-Term Perspective: The Journey To Success

How can you continue to strive for excellence in the face of constant struggles? How can you sacrifice the present for the future? How can you take responsibility for your own circumstances and make your dreams a reality? A long-term perspective is generally considered a ten to twenty five year plan. It's a journey to success that takes sacrifice, will, commitment for. Let me ask, when was the last time you seriously thought about where you will be ten years from now? Forget about a decade...
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Self-Awareness: Tips For Understanding Your Personality Type

Learning how open to experience you are will allow you to consider how you make decisions. If you’re too spontaneous, you may want to put more thought into your decisions, whereas if you aren’t very open to experience you may want to consider how rigid you are in your thoughts and behaviour. Conscientiousness Have you often been described as easy-going or careless? Or perhaps people have called you controlling? If you aren’t very high in conscientiousness, you are more flexible and spon...
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