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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

Dear Diary…Writing a Daily Journal for Self-Improvement

Do you write a journal or diary? For some, it’s a natural part of their daily routine. For others, it’s an ongoing struggle or a failed project. Or maybe you’ve never even thought of it. But perhaps you should…

Dear-Diary...Writing-a-Daily-Journal-for-Self-Improvement

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When I was just seventeen I had a girlfriend who wrote a daily diary of her life. I never got to read it: she kept it secret (but I hoped she had written at least some nice things about me). What astonished me most of all was not that she wrote every single day, but Continue reading

The Morning Ritual: Easily Achieve Your Top Tasks Before Breakfast!

What happens when you get out of bed in the morning? Do you stumble into the shower? Reach for the coffee? Trip over the dog? The things you do first in your day, and the way you do them, can set you up for success or failure…

Morning Ritual

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As part of my Self-Improvement I have taken time to analyse how I use my time, how much I get done each day and what techniques I can use to enhance these.

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Getting Organised: Seven Simple Secrets to Sorting Your Stuff

“Have you seen the …?”
“How do you ever find anything?”
“Why do you keep all this?”
“You need a system!”

Sound familiar? Maybe you’ve had similar things said to you, or said them to yourself. Effective personal organisation is part of being a “grown-up” and yet so often we revert to being the teenager with the messy bedroom…

Getting Organised: Six Simple Secrets to Sorting Your Stuff

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You know, life is complicated. We’re surrounded by “stuff”. Stuff we’ve bought, stuff we’ve been given, stuff we’ve been sent, stuff we wear, stuff we use, stuff we love and  stuff that’s just “stuff”. More stuff arrives daily on our doormat or in our inbox; every week or month we buy more stuff and every year people give us more stuff for our birthday and Christmas. Continue reading

Getting Up At 5am: 11 Reasons Why You HAVE To Do It…and 8 Ways To Make It Easier Than You Think

Apart from for caring for a sick child or catching an early flight, you may never have considered getting up as early as 5.00 am. For most of us it sounds like torture – but a few months ago I bit the bullet and began to do it anyway. I have never looked back; the Self-Improvement factor from this one change is huge! Here are some great reasons why you should join me…

Getting up at 5am

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ELEVEN reasons to rise early:

1) Successful people rise early.

Several studies have shown that early risers in college are more likely to be academically successful. Sound far-fetched? Maybe, but if you were to get up at 5.00 am you’d be in good company. Among early risers past and present are: Continue reading

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