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How to Stop Taking Things Personally

One sure fire tip for improving your communications and relationships with other people is to “stop taking things personally”. I saw a video article in the Daily Mail recently about a young man on a skateboard who accidentally knocked over a young 4-5 year old boy (the whole incident was caught on camera). He immediately […]

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Improve your Relationship Life Skills

Fed up with the kids? Mother-in-law driving you insane? What about your boss or is it your partner that inhabits a different planet? It’s impossible to live without having relationships of varying types; they come as a given in life and it’s one those little things we all just have to get on with. Most of […]

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Learn to Face Fear and Take Control of Your Life

Do Fear or Doubt often stop you achieving your goals? Does fear of failure stop you even bothering to try sometimes – I mean why stick your neck out, right? If the answer to these questions is yes, then have no Fear, CANDo Life Skills is here! Fear is a natural human instinct; an every […]

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How to Stop Procrastinating and Get It Done Already!

Do you put things off that you should be getting done? Does your daily To-Do List often end up a XXXX-I-Should-A-Done List? If so, then you’re gonna lurvve this one. We’re going tackle that little Inner Imp Procrastination today. Grab him by his ear and get him to own up to some of his really […]

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Keeping it Productive

Isn’t it irritating how when you work from home it’s so terribly easy to “waste” huge chunks of time every day: Time that should be spent engaged in some worthwhile activity designed to leave your mark on the world and/or save the planet – alright then, doing the ironing at the very least! My mischievous […]

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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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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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How to Become A Better Parent

First off, go easy on yourself. You’re never going to be a perfect parent but, you can surprisingly easily become a better one. How? I hear you cry. The answer lies in taking the focus off your children. As with many things in life, it is sometimes necessary to take a step back before we […]

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How to Make a Good First Impression

Making a good first impression is an everyday life skill we all need to have tucked away in our back pocket. First impressions tend to be the ones that last. With little more than a quick glance, people will have you pretty much summed up and shoved in category before you’ve uttered a word – […]

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