Archive for July 2016

HOW TO BECOME MORE DISCIPLINED

“I’ll start tomorrow.” “I give up.” “This is too hard.” “I couldn’t be bothered.” We’ve said it all before — even when we know we really should keep at it. But despite having the very best intentions, why do we so often fail to honour our commitments, goals and responsibilities? Why do we struggle to…

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HOW TO MAKE A KILLER FIRST IMPRESSION ON SOCIAL MEDIA

‘”You never get a second chance to make a first impression.” Who was it that said that? Socrates? Einstein? Beyoncé? Aside from the fact that cliché sayings make me want to dip my face in boiling hot lava, this one actually rings true. The first impression is a mighty force. In less than a second,…

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IS IT TIME FOR A DIGITAL DETOX?

5 WAYS YOUR SMARTPHONE MIGHT BE HARMING YOUR HEALTH Smartphones are perhaps one of the greatest technological marvels of our time — a daily staple found in the purses, pockets and hands of, oh, just about everyone. With little more than a few taps or a quick swipe and scroll, we can communicate with loved…

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HOW TO SET HEALTHY PERSONAL BOUNDARIES

Do you tolerate offensive comments, back away from conflict or have a difficult time standing up for yourself? Do you say yes, when you really want to say no? Do you feel pushed and pulled in every direction — and completely consumed by all of the drama?  Is your work-life balance a little…unbalanced? Does it…

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IRRITABLE BOWEL SYNDROME AND STRESS

One in four Australian adults reports moderate to severe stress levels. And research shows that those who experience higher levels of stress are more likely to experience symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome. What is it? What causes it? Stress is one of the key contributors to symptoms of IBS. Symptoms include cramping, abdominal pain, bloating,…

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WHEN IS IT OK TO QUIT?

Unless it’s ditching a bad habit like smoking, eating sugar or gambling, there seems to be a lot of shame in ‘quitting’. “Quitters never win and winners never quit,” they say. Whether it’s in our work, our relationships or health, we’re led to believe that perseverance means success and quitting is synonymous with failure, cowardice…

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WORK ON YOUR BUSINESS, NOT IN IT

Oh, you’re busy? Weird, I thought it was just me. The demands of life, let alone the demands of running your own business can have you so busy caught up in the day-to-day, that you lose sight of the important things that need to be done. If you’re not consciously aware, you can easily place…

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LET’S GET SOCIAL: HOW TO CREATE AN IRRESISTIBLE EMAIL OPT-IN

Social Media. These days it’s about so much more than sharing photos with family, tracking down old school mates and long lost cousins or keeping tabs on your favourite celebrities. It’s now one of the most powerful ways to market your biz by sharing your brand identity, connecting with your consumers and showcasing your products…

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HOW MUCH SLEEP DO WE NEED?

This is a long-debated question – just how much sleep do we really need?  And is there such a thing as too much of a good thing?  There are many myths about the ‘right amount of sleep’ but how do we know which ones are true?  Well to help us explore this intriguing question, we’ve…

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WHY IS KICKASS BRANDING SO IMPORTANT FOR STARTUPS?

Ever wondered why some companies take off like your P-plate neighbour in his Nissan Pulsar and others flop like your first attempt at a Masterchef recipe? It’s one thing to develop an innovative product, but as the Microsoft dudes know, you need killer branding, sleek design and an ‘i’ in front of your product names to…

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LET’S GET SOCIAL: BUILDING A PROFITABLE & ENGAGED EMAIL LIST

Social Media. These days it’s about so much more than sharing photos with family, tracking down old school mates and long lost cousins or keeping tabs on your favourite celebrities. It’s now one of the most powerful ways to market your biz by sharing your brand identity, connecting with your consumers and showcasing your products…

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DEFINING YOUR CORE VALUES

If someone were to ask you to define your values, what would you say? Most of us wouldn’t know where to begin because so many of us are not sure what values actually are. If this is you, then today’s article will help you figure out how to elicit what your own values are and…

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