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The One Trick That Will Make You Become More Confident When Facing Challenges

You desperately want to be promoted at work, but there’s a problem… you lack the self confidence to push yourself ahead. Year after year you watch your colleagues move up the ladder, while you languish at the bottom. It’s not that chances don’t come your way – it’s just that you never take them when they do. Sadly, as time goes by, your self-confidence plummets to new lows, and your original career dreams lay dead in the water. If this (or something similar) has happened to you, then it’s time…

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Why the More Threats We Fight Every Day, the More Successful We Become

Your boss has asked you to speak at your company’s annual employee conference. In fact, he’s penciled you in to talk for 15 minutes in front of an expected crowd of 800 people. There’s just one problem… you’re terrified of public speaking! Instead of relishing the chance to shine in front of your colleagues – you’re consumed by trying to find a way to get out of doing the speech. Fear of public speaking is common. However, instead of allowing fears such as this to hold you hostage, you can…

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How to Learn Smart and Become a Quick Learner

Do you find you’re envious of people who are able to learn quickly? They seem to get a concept straight away while you’re still trying to get your head around it. We often form the belief that these quick learners are just more intelligent – that their brains are wired to understand and pick up complicated formulas, strategies and concepts more easily. However, while everyone is different when it comes to learning, being smart has nothing to do with being a quick learner but rather it’s about adopting different learning…

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The Ultimate Guide: How to Become More Creative Day by Day

We all start our lives as creative individuals, but somewhere along the way we start to lose our ability to see things in a new light. In other words, our creativity withers and dies. If you’ve ever wished you were better at coming up with ideas, you might have wondered how this happens. Believe it or not, our school system plays a huge role in squashing creativity. It gives us a good grounding in facts and theories, but it doesn’t encourage divergent or lateral thinking skills. By the time we…

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The Mindset and Techniques You Need to Become a Great Conversationalist

You’re on a first date, and all is going smoothly until suddenly… you find yourself running out of things to say. It’s as if your mind has taken a siesta. However hard you try, you can’t find the words that you’d like to say. And by the look on your potential partner’s face – they’re now thinking of making an excuse to leave! Losing the ability to think and speak in social interactions can be highly embarrassing. If you’ve ever suffered from this problem, then read on to discover what…

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4 Simple Ways to Make Boring Work Become Interesting

Are you bored at work right now? Sitting at your desk, wishing you could be anywhere other than here, doing anything else…? You’re not alone. Even when you have a job you love, it’s easy to get bored. And if your job isn’t something you’re passionate about, it’s even easier for boredom to creep in. Did you know it’s actually possible to make any job more interesting? That’s right. Whether it’s data entry or shelf stacking, even the most mind-numbing of jobs can be made more fun. Understanding the science…

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How to Become Productive Without Getting Stressed Out

Being productive is more important than ever in this age. As technology improves, the expectations that we are under from our jobs, our family and even our friends also seem to rise. Therefore, we all look for ways to be efficient as we can in all areas of our lives. But how do we do this without getting stressed out? Knowing how to deal with stress is becoming a serious problem, especially in the United States. We stress over getting along with our co-workers, fitting more into our daily schedules…

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Everything You Need to Become a Negotiation Expert (from Major Strategies to Small Tricks)

Have you ever walked away from a conversation feeling as though you didn’t represent your wants and needs? If so, you may need to refine your negotiation skills. In theory, negotiation should be easy. You ask for something, and the other person responds with a “Yes” or “No.” In reality, it’s trickier than that. This is because negotiation is not a single skill. You need to be aware that negotiation occurs in several distinct stages in order to stand the best chance of getting what you want. It is essential…

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