Archive | October, 2012

Life Skills – How to Focus Better

Do you find you have great new ideas but never seem to find the time/energy/courage to do anything about them? What about your goals? Do you find you’re often so busy reacting to life, you simply don’t have the time to actively direct it and achieve the goals you set? If a big YES is […]

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Life Skill – Perseverance and Digging a Little Deeper

They say some pretty important life skills can be learned from classic fairy stories and that old fables have more than the odd golden nugget of truth in them –  I have to admit I SO agree. I’m a big kid at heart and having kids myself provides me with top excuses to pamper my […]

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Stress Busters – How to Keep Your Soul From Wilting

Oh yes, the big-bad-S of STRESS. I think we’re all familiar with the little Inner Imp I’m talking about here. One of the things I often get asked is what coping mechanisms me and my Inner Imps have for dealing with Stress. “What you – STRESSED?” I hear you cry. Well, the answer is “Oh […]

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Life Skills – Honesty and Integrity

Are you a Honest with yourself and other people? Do you tell it how it is or are you too concerned that people might not like you if you tell them what you really think? What about your Integrity? Are you honest with yourself or do you “blame” others for what’s wrong in your life? […]

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5 Ways to Discipline your Self-Discipline

Have you ever met anyone you thought was the luckiest son of a XXXX in the world? Everything seems to come easily to this person. They appear to be gifted at some particular skill or everything they want in life magically materialises. You know the ones I’m talking about, right? These lucky ones often seem […]

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Getting to Grips with Body Language

Body language is a form of conscious and unconscious non-verbal communication that consists of how we position our bodies, the gestures and facial expressions we make and even our eye movements. Our Inner Imps send and receive signals about what we are thinking and feeling between us and the Inner Imps of the people we […]

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Sharpen up your Listening Skills

Do you listen… NO I mean really LISTEN to people? Do you find people switch off when you’re talking? Would you like to improve your communication skills? One of the keys to communicating more effectively is to polish up your listening skills. Listening is a learned life skill. It’s not something everyone is born with […]

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Tools to Help you Keep your Cool

Are you the one out of control in difficult situations when it matters most? Do you often regret your actions because you lost it and then reacted inappropriately? Welcome to the club! Keeping cool is a key life skill I’ve spent a great deal of time and effort trying to refine. Whether it’s to avoid […]

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How to Give Compliments

A couple of days ago we gave some tips on how to receive compliments, but giving compliments is an equally important life skills to develop. Do you avoid giving compliments because you feel awkward, embarrassed or simply can’t think of anything to say to compliment or flatter a friend? Do you feel your compliments always […]

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Improve your Communication Skills

Do you sometimes feel that people don’t listening to you? Do you wish you could chat away to everyone with practiced ease? Is small talk your idea of a slow, painful death? There are those that are born naturals when it comes to communicating effectively and seem to be able to flap on to anyone […]

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