7 Easy Steps to Better Listening

7 Easy Steps to Better Listening Are you a good listener? It's often the small things that make the difference between good listening and bad listening? I'd always considered myself a good listener, but recently I was talking to someone, and experienced a layer of listening that far surpassed my abilities. I shared more of my life than I had done for some time. We talked with ease, excitement, passion and a complete lack of fear. I walked away … [Read more...]

How to Increase Prices without Offending Customers

This is a guest post by Eddy Hood. He helps entrepreneurs make $250,000 or more in their companies. You can read his blog and follow him on Twitter. When I was 13, there was an electric guitar hidden under the couch. It was Christmas morning; I had been hoping for one and the parents delivered! That was a good surprise. Fast forward 15 years and I’m laid off from a job due to the 2008 recession. I was working for a homebuilder at the time, … [Read more...]

Pause Social Media. Be Socially Present

Pause Social Media. Be Socially Present We all experience it, and many of us are guilty of it. Social Ineptitude. But sometimes, it's hard not to be addicted to our phones and the instant fix of communication that we miss the depth of significant conversation when it's right before our eyes. As a result we don't make the most of the opportunities before us, what we can achieve through them, and the impact the connection could have. This can … [Read more...]

12 Ways To Grow Self Confidence And Personal Security

12 Ways To Grow Self Confidence And Personal Security I love people who are secure in their identity, yet are not verging on arrogance. Their self belief doesn't leave a bad taste in the mouth, and carries with it both authority and humility. Here's ways to grow self assurance and not need to look to others for approval. 1. Understand Our Strengths Strengthfinders, Myers Briggs, Belbin and the Enneagram are all great tools for this. Get … [Read more...]

See How Easily You Can Learn From Your Mistakes By Starting With Why?

See How Easily You Can Learn From Your Mistakes By Starting With Why? I've been fascinated by the question 'Why' for a long time. 'Why' is always a question I love to ask people, as the answers often unlock more interesting and insightful conversations. Our little baby Iona has reached that stage where everything is a 'Why.' Generally I find that her most natural way of observing the world before competition, self image, need for approval and … [Read more...]

Save 1 Hour A Week In The Next 8 Mins

Save 1 Hour A Week In The Next 8 Mins I'm still a fan of email. I always keep my inbox emptied and generally work with a Getting Things Done methodology. But to keep my promise with the timing on the above title, check out these three websites to declutter your email. Between the three of them, you will automatically be able to unsubscribe to emails in seconds, automatically prioritise and adjust the education of which emails are … [Read more...]

10 Ways To Know You’re Doing What You’re Called To Do

10 Ways To Know You're Doing What You're Called To Do There is nothing like living in the flow of knowing that you're in your groove and that you're playing to your strengths and living out what you've been created to be. For those of you who have lost jobs, found doors not opening up, are banging their heads against a brick wall and have had a nagging feeling inside that there must be more, don't push on regardless- just take a moment to … [Read more...]

10 reasons I Chose to Use Kickstarter

10 reasons I Chose to Use Kickstarter In December I made a decision. I decided to get stuck in with Kickstarter and work towards putting online a Kickstarter project around a passion. I want to take a bit of time out to focus solely on writing, speaking, podcasting and creating video content. And as in the big wide world, of the big wide web, I'm not a Robert Scoble and I can't find a company like Rackspace to pay for me and a … [Read more...]