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...]

Be The Person You Can Be Proud Of

“A person of knowledge uses words with restraint, and a man of understanding is even-tempered.” Proverbs 17: 27 Can you recognise when you have been in the company of someone who is inspirational and has left you wowed, having only uttered a few words? They listen to you talking, and reflect upon what you have said. They occasionally nod their head to encourage you to say more and then with a warm, smiling face and a sparkle in their eye, … [Read more...]

Todays Revolutionaries Become Tomorrows Dictators

Todays Revolutionaries Become Tomorrows Dictators I think Mark Zuckerberg has got a good instinctive gut and I highly rate him. When Zuckerberg was at Harvard, students wanted the university to develop an internal website that would include photos of people and their contact details. The University was reluctant and Zuckerberg created Facemash. It was popular. Servers crashed. Facemash was shut down. Zuckerberg was slated and apologised. … [Read more...]

10 Steps to Choosing the Best Books to Read

10 Steps to Choosing the Best Books to Read There's an approximate 2.2m books published each year, 48,857 published already this year (as of Jan 8th), and according to Google back in August 2010 there was a total of 130 million books that have ever been published. That's a lot of journeys. So how do you pick the best ones? I wrote a blog about listening and someone responded with a simple comment that it's easy (and enjoyable) to listen to … [Read more...]

8 Ways to Super Charge Your Networking

8 Ways to Super Charge Your Networking I love meeting new people. Being an extrovert, I always get a big kick out of it for a number of reasons. You never know who or what is around the corner. Whether you're looking to find new openings for work, or you simply want to let you hair down, there's nothing like finding an environment where you feel at home and can get out networking. I was talking to Thomas Power who originally founded … [Read more...]

Mixing Business With Pleasure

A few years ago, I read the 4 Hour Work Week. It's a very interesting book by Tim Ferris, and it challenged my thinking in a very positive way. It's so easy to be busy. How are you? Busy. Yeah yeah yeah. You think it makes you sound important- to be honest, it's a little boring. Well I've been deciding to make those crucial decisions that free up time, enjoyment and life, whilst still deliver great success and fruitfulness. I don't … [Read more...]

The End of Privacy in Relational Conflict?

The End of Privacy in Relational Conflict? Much has changed in the last 20 years when it comes to people’s perspective of privacy and what they are willing to share in public. From people sharing their problems about others on Oprah-style TV shows to the world of constant changing boundaries and the Internet. Photos are tagged, comments are left, videos are recorded, people are Googled and with the advance of smart phones, people’s everyday … [Read more...]

Empire Avenue Investment Tips for ‘Social Media Managers’

Empire Avenue Investment Tips for 'Social Media Managers' Many businesses are now familiar with the need to have a Social Media Manager. There’s an art to successfully engaging online, and it requires a specific approach, mindset and flair to do this well. This is separate from a Marketing, SEO or PR role, although clearly there is strong overlap and sometimes in smaller businesses one person can fulfill a myriad of roles. Large businesses … [Read more...]