Category: Self-Improvement (page 1 of 4)

Should You Take A Personality Test? 5 Reasons Why (and Why Not)

Are you a Type 3 or a Type 8? An INTJ or an ENTP? Don’t know?
Then you probably haven’t completed an online personality test yet!
There are good reasons to do a personality self-assessment, but you should also be aware of the pitfalls…

personality tests

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Online psychometric tests based on the Enneagram or the Meyers-Briggs (MBTI) are very popular. They are designed to Continue reading

A Powerful 5-Minute Hack to Completely Transform Your To-Do List!

Do you have a To-Do list?

There’s no doubt: lists help us get organised.
But I’m now convinced there’s a better way…

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I’ve been running a standard To-Do list (using Nozbe) for a long time. Recently I devised a “fix” that has completely transformed my task management system. You can use this hack to to boost your motivation, increase Continue reading

Lost Your Focus? How To Move On…

Lost your enthusiasm? Overwhelmed by circumstances? Disillusioned or spinning your wheels? Here’s my experience: I hope it helps you turn things around…

broken pen

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In June this year I went quiet. My weekly blog posts and newsletters abruptly stopped and I disappeared from your browser and email inbox. Apart from automatic emails to my subscribers, there have been four months of silence. So what happened? Today’s post explains all… Continue reading

A Simple Self-Improvement Solution: Dare To Be Different!

Self-Improvement relies on consistent, intentional choices. But why do you choose what you choose? Why do you act, speak and think the way you do? The answer could be vital to your success…

odd one out

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Do you go with the flow or stand out from the crowd? Do you fit in or do your own thing? Being a successful Self-Improver often involves Continue reading

Why The UK European Vote Is About YOU! (Even If You’re Not British)

No matter where you live, you’ve probably heard about the Referendum in the UK. On 23 June 2016, Brits will decide whether Britain should leave or remain in the European Union. What you might not have realized is that this vote is about YOU too! Whether you live in the US, India, South Africa, Canada, Nigeria, Australia or anywhere else…

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photo credit:Rock Cohen (licence)

The Self-Improvement Guy blog is not a political website. But the current UK political climate is a warning to us all: even if you have no interest in UK politics, read on Continue reading

The Mindfulness Myth: “Take a deep breath…”

If you’ve investigated mindfulness or mindful meditation (and you should) then you’ve probably come across the advice, “Sit quietly and listen to your breathing…”

At the risk of contradicting the experts, I want to suggest this might not be the best way to get started…

the mindfulness myth

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It starts…

You find a quiet room and sit in a comfortable chair. You relax and take ten slow, deep breaths (like the book says), listening to the sounds they make. And then mysteriously, magically, wonderfully, you become in touch with your inner self and the world around you.

Except… Continue reading

How To Transform Your Life in 30 Days!

Do you struggle to get started or stay motivated with your Self-Improvement? The answer might lie in today’s tip: the 30 Day Challenge!

30 Day Challenge

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This technique is simple but very powerful, so don’t dismiss it until you’ve tried it… Continue reading

Me And My Big Mouth…and a dilemma?

Have you ever said something harsh to someone, only to regret it later? I did it just this week and I could kick myself…

(This blog post is probably more self-indulgent than most. You have been warned)

Me And My Big Mouth!

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You know what it’s like: you try to be nice but sometimes people just “get your goat”…yes?

This week’s incident involved Continue reading

9 Tactics to PROTECT Your Motivation INTELLIGENTLY (3 of 3)

As promised here’s the 3rd part in my Motivation series. If you missed the first two you can catch up here:

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

14 Tips for PLANNING Your Motivation INTENTIONALLY (2 of 3)

hurdler

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Hopefully in my last two posts you’ve picked up a couple of ideas how to instantly power up your motivation and intentionally plan for even more. But we’re not finished yet: there are  Continue reading

14 Tips for PLANNING Your Motivation INTENTIONALLY (2 of 3)

In my last post (here if you missed it) were 14 “quick fixes” for instant motivation. But to maintain your motivation consistently and effectively you may need some more long-term strategies… 

domino effect

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Today I’ll give some tips for planning in advance to deal with those moments when Continue reading

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