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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

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

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…

facebook-battery-drain

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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

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