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14 Ways to POWER-UP Your Motivation INSTANTLY (1 of 3)

When I ask people about their priorities for Self-Improvement, motivation is very often near the top of their list. After all, what’s the use in having ideas, plans and goals if you can’t get started and keep going? Hopefully this will help…

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Since turning my life around after two very debilitating bouts of depression (see my About Me page), I have developed a range of strategies to re-motivate myself when things get tough. In fact, I have too many Continue reading

Motivation by quotation!

Keeping your attitude positive and your motivation well-nourished is vital for a successful and fulfilling day: so how can you give yourself a regular boost? The answer might lie in your Quote For The Day…

Motivation by Quotation

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Above is a typical example: a motivational quotation or positive ‘Daily Thought’, usually presented with smart graphics or an attractive photograph. They’re everywhere: you can subscribe to them by email, visit inspirational websites, get them in your feed on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest. They are printed onto calendars, in diaries, on fridge magnets, plaques and stickers. But do they really help? I confess my opinion has changed considerably… Continue reading

Facebook App Drains More Than Just Your Battery…

In the news this week there have been several articles about the Facebook and Instagram apps causing serious battery drain on both the iPhone and Android. But it gets worse…

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According to recent reports, running Facebook and/or Instagram on your phone causes your battery to drain at an alarming rate. Worse, this power loss occurs even if you’re not using the apps. However, it might be that Instagram and Facebook are causing even more damage, Continue reading

Shocking Discovery: Every Day Is A New Year!

Did you make a New Year’s Resolution this year? Statistically, the chances of keeping to it by now are quite small (so “well done” if you have!) But are we missing a trick? This Christmas, I discovered something quite shocking…

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The 1st of January is traditionally when we start the new diet, begin a new exercise regime, join the gym, stop drinking, smoking or whatever other excess we believe is standing in our way. But as I discovered this Christmas, the calendar may be playing tricks on us… Continue reading

Secrets to Sensational Self-Confidence

Do some situations make you nervous? Do you doubt yourself and find it hard to make an impression? And yet other people seem to sail through life with absolute confidence? It can be a very real problem…

Seven Secrets To Sensational Self-Confidence

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Just about everyone lacks self-confidence at some point in their life. But if it’s a recurring theme for you then it’s definitely an area to consider for Self-Improvement. Here are some ideas to give you Continue reading

How To Be An Email Inbox Ninja!

How many emails do you receive each day? Ten? A hundred? A thousand? How many are currently sitting in your Inbox folder? I heard of someone with over thirty thousand! No matter how busy you are, there’s a “ninja” Self-Improvement technique you can use to avoid email overwhelm… 

Inbox Zero

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Why you can’t ignore it

Be honest: how many emails are currently sitting in your Inbox staring at you every time you open it? What starts as a handful can easily become dozens or hundreds and in extreme cases even thousands! And there’s the problem: Continue reading

How To Fail Successfully

Self-Improvement doesn’t always go the way you want. Despite our best efforts, things still go wrong. But how we respond to failure may be more important than you think…

Didn’t make it to the gym today? Fell off the diet wagon with a huge piece of pie? Turned over and went back to sleep? Dealing with failure is an essential ingredient of Self-Improvement. Continue reading

The 10% Self-Improvement Secret: Be Taller, Faster And Happier!

Some of the most effective and life-changing Self-Improvement techniques are actually the simplest and quickest to use. Let’s dive into one of those right now…

How would you like to be 10% taller, faster or happier? Here’s how to be all three in an instant… Continue reading

Instant Motivation Guaranteed: “Matthew’s Bench”

Do you find it hard to get things done? Feel like you’re just spinning your wheels and not making progress in life? Too many problems and not enough solutions? In today’s distinctly different and more personal article, I’ll share with you one of my most effective and treasured sources of inspiration, motivation and gratitude…

To Infinity And Beyond

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Let’s face it, life can be tough. Reading and thinking about my Self-Improvement ideas on this blog is easy enough, but if you’ve been putting them into practice (I hope you have) you will know that doing can be a lot harder than thinking. When it comes to making genuine, meaningful improvements to our lives, everyone (including me) is plagued to some degree by self-doubt, limiting beliefs and a lack of get-goingness.

But…I have a secret… Continue reading

15 Ways To Create More Time By Batching Your Tasks

Do you have enough time to do everything you want to do? If so, you’re extremely fortunate (and probably some sort of superhero!) But for the rest of us, here are some ways to claw back those extra precious minutes and hours…

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“Time and tide wait for no man…”

Can you “create” time? Strictly speaking, no, which is Continue reading

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