Personal Growth Category

3 barriers to achievement, and what you can do about them today

The Change Starter | Business Communications Strategies | 3 barriers to achievement, and what you can do about them today

We’re all a lot more capable than we often give ourselves credit for. Every day, I work with people who want help to achieve their goals, both personally and professionally. Some of them want to take their business to the next stage of growth; others come to me because they’re essentially ‘stuck’ in their current […]

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Top 3 Ways To Improve Your Communication

Top 3 Tips To Improve Your Communication | The Change Starter

Effective communication is probably the most important tool we have to succeed in life, yet especially in today’s digital world, we are often quite lazy about it. For improved communication that starts today, check out our 3 top tips to help you communicate more effectively.  1. Listen, Listen, Listen (no, really) The first, and most […]

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Is Your Body Trying To Tell You Something?

Monday Motivators | Infographics

Get to know what your body is telling you, and how it deals with stress – physically, behaviourally, emotionally, and mentally. The body is very good at communicating, especially when something is wrong. Stress can be debilitating, especially for business owners who need to stay fit and healthy to best serve their clients and maintain the […]

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Secrets of Success

Secrets of Success | Woman on Grass with Laptop

When it was discovered that people with an average IQ outperform those with the highest IQs 70% of the time; we were all a little taken aback. How could it be that the age-old acknowledgement that the ‘cleverer’ you are, the more successful you’ll become, could now not be the case? The coaching and personal development […]

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What’s Your Style?

Communication Styles | Building Rapport

Mastering the art of building rapport is a key tool for any business owner wanting to build, improve and maintain relationships with clients in the long-term. There are some basic ways to build rapport, the most useful of which is to take the time to identify and understand the client’s Communication Style. Their style will […]

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5 Tricks to Make Your Communication More Effective

Laptop computer, phone and coffee in the garden - freelance or remote work concept. small depth of field, focus on the keyboard

Trick #1 – Write Quickly, Edit Thoroughly I spend a lot longer editing communications than I do writing them in the first place. You’ll get your true inner thoughts down on paper much more easily and effectively if you just start writing. Forget the spelling errors, or grammatical disasters whilst you type or scribble. Just […]

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What Malcolm Said

In The Autobiography of Malcolm X, he outlines his philosophy, “By any means necessary,” which was often misunderstood. What it meant was…

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Are You Channelling Your Inner Chameleon?

If you know you want to do more, or be more, you’ve established what that ‘looks’ like, and you’re open to taking on the journey; then the next step is to become a chameleon in order to integrate your personal and business growth into your everyday life.

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Are You A Negative Nelly or a Positive Paul?

If you tend to think about, talk about, and react to your situation negatively and focus on all the things you don’t like about it, and all the things that could go wrong in the future; then you’re probably a Negative Nelly. Take a leaf out of Positive Paul’s book and start…

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Are You A Hamster?

Everyday ‘life’ has a habit of overshadowing our actual goals and forcing us to leave them behind. It tricks us into thinking that we’ll ‘get around’ to those goals ‘someday’. It makes us feel so ‘busy’ that it becomes easy to just ignore our true goals, and carry on. The problem with this is that…

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In this week’s blog-series I’ll be giving you some insight into the #1 strategy successful people are using to help them excel at all areas of their busy lives, including, and often dominated by, their professional life; and leadership roles.

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Become A Giraffe Part 3

So, here it is, the final part of our 3-part blog-series on Mentors. Discover the answer to the burning question of how to find mentors and get them on board. Enjoy!

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Become A Giraffe Part 2

Who Your Mentors Should Be You’ll know you’ve found a mentor when conversing with them feels a bit uncomfortable. Not because you don’t have great rapport, but because you personally feel out of your depth with the conversation. The whole point about having mentors is to push yourself to the next level, so if you […]

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Become A Giraffe Part 1

You want to achieve something that someone else has already achieved. Sure, you’ll add your own flavour to it, and if you’re really smart, you’ll have a micro-niche; but principally speaking; you’re going to do the same thing they did; so why on earth would you start from scratch?

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Find Out If You’re Richer Than You Think

Wealth Board Showing Money And Prosperity Not Poverty

Rich people have these 6 qualities in abundance. How rich are you really?

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Just Stay In Your Three-Foot World

This post is about a fascinating concept, a lesson from the book “No Hero” by Mark Owen who explains what he learnt as a Navy SEAL special forces fighter. He talks about a time when he was doing his training and he was 200 feet up a rock face in the Las Vegas desert. He looked down, realised […]

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Become An ‘Adaptability Machine’ & Install Stable Strategies

Happy And Sad Smileys Shows Positive Negative Emotions

To succeed, you must be adaptable. You can have the highest intellect, or be the most physically strong, but without adaptability, you will still not survive. Take a look back at your friends from school, where are they now? Did the captain of the sports team make it? Is the ‘straight A’ student now a […]

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You Get What You Deserve

open book and hand draws the big idea as concept

Do you think you’re aware of what’s going on around you? How aware do you think you are? What score would you give yourself out of 10? I give myself a 6/10 – pretty low really, not what I would have thought it was until I really started to think about it. When I talk […]

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