Life's Funnel - Spiralling Onward!
I am spiralling headlong into a funnel. Not downward but rather forward. Drawn inexplicably onward. All at once I’m…
Reflections - Changing Careers After 40
As I sit here and debate with myself about my future, I wonder how things changed to become as they are now. I’ve…
How To Commit to Your Priorties
If I could go back and change anything in my life it would be my commitments. I know now where I spent majority of…
A Career Change at 30
Why are more people thinking the grass is always greener and looking further afield for a career change at 30, the…
The Biggest Risk In Life Is Not Taking Any
If you were asked to define what was meant by taking a risk, I wonder what you’d say. Perhaps taking risks in business…
Why Would A Loving Mother Commit Suicide? What
My daughter came home from school and as usual rang me to tell her about her day. ‘Someone’s mother died on the…
Personal Growth Articles (387)
How to Improve Confidence In 3 Easy Steps
Confidence affects not only the way we feel and the way others see us, it also affects our decisions, so learning how to improve confidence can change your life by changing your choices. Confident people are more likely to make decisions that benefit them, than those who lack confidence, they’re…
By:  in  Self Improvement  >  Personal Growth   Mar 04, 2012  
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A Troubled Woman
*warning to readers* Due to some graphic content of the following story/article readers discretion is strongly advised Please know that this is NOT a made up story this is true. Based on real facts not fiction. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- A Troubled Woman As I stood there looking down at this girl who…
By:  in  Self Improvement  >  Personal Growth   Aug 08, 2011  
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CHANGE YOUR LIFE WITH YOUR LIFE YOUR THOUGHTS!
A few years ago I happened upon a book by James Allen called “As a Man Thinketh”. It’s a very short book (only 18 pages), written around 1902, but apart from Eckhart Tolle’s ‘Power of Now’ it would have to be one of the most important books that I have…
By:  in  Self Improvement  >  Personal Growth   May 06, 2011  
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Agility Drills
Athletes today are becoming more and more gifted. With all the scientific studying going on to improve athletic performance it is really easy to make sure you are doing everything right to increase maximum gains quickly. Speed exercises, Speed and Agility drills, weight lifting, conditioning are all a very important…
By:  in  Self Improvement  >  Personal Growth   Mar 12, 2011  
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3 Tips to Improve Written Communication Skills
Technology has made life so much more convenient in so many ways, but its effect on our written communication skills depends on the individual. It’s great to be able to get a text message to someone in record time using the new short-hand of a single letter or digit representing…
By:  in  Self Improvement  >  Personal Growth   Oct 06, 2011  
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Effective Listening – Your Secret Weapon
So we all know that it’s good to listen, but do you know why effective listening can make the difference between getting your way and not getting what you want? There are two main reasons – two very specific and powerful benefits you can gain if you practice listening effectively.…
By:  in  Self Improvement  >  Personal Growth   Aug 26, 2011  
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Improve Communication Skills - A Simple Exercise
I’m going to share with you a very simple exercise to improve communication skills for speaking with people in person – without embarrassment. This is a way of improving your ability to communicate face-to-face with someone, without practicing on a real person until you feel completely ready and comfortable. It…
By:  in  Self Improvement  >  Personal Growth   Aug 15, 2011  
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Developing Subconscious Mind Power
The subconscious mind is the most powerful tool (and weapon) you have, and learning to use subconscious mind power to achieve your goals can mean the difference between success and failure in many aspects of your life. It can affect everything from physical health to financial status; from personal relationships…
By:  in  Self Improvement  >  Personal Growth   Oct 06, 2011  
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What is Effective Communication?
The simple answer to the question “What is effective communication?” is: It’s what gets you the result you want. So it depends on the situation, the method of communication (face-to-face, over the phone or written for example), and what the result is that you want. Effective communication in asking someone…
By:  in  Self Improvement  >  Personal Growth   Aug 15, 2011  
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Top 3 Body Language Tips
Most of us are generally unaware of what we look like when interacting with others, so here are 3 of the top body language tips that will help you to put across the image you want to give. I remember going to a performance of a play a friend of…
By:  in  Self Improvement  >  Personal Growth   Aug 17, 2011  
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Becoming A Better You - 5 Easy Steps
Dear Readers, Have you ever wondered why some people seem to “be and/or have it all?” No, I am not talking about having good looks or material things (sometimes these are not a matter of choice or opportunity but a matter of heredity or a good trust fund; plus, truly…
By:  in  Self Improvement  >  Personal Growth   Jul 14, 2011  
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Life is Not As Complicated As People Think; Let’s Simplify Life!
KISS – ‘keep it simple and straightforward’ or ‘keep it simple, stupid!’ as you prefer... I remember I learned to apply this principle in solving management problems. But it is valid for a lot of other things, like communicating with people and day to day life issues. Lately, we feel…
By:  in  Self Improvement  >  Personal Growth   Jun 04, 2011  
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How Radically Your Life Can Change? Could there Be Another Chance When You Lose Everything?
First of all, you never lose everything. You can lose a part of what had been your life before; let’s say you lost the house you lived in, or a marriage, or a relationship, or someone loved, or a big amount of money, or a promotion, or a job, or…
By:  in  Self Improvement  >  Personal Growth   Jun 01, 2011  
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Self Help Part 1
The first of several articles on how to achieve a healthy mind.
By:  in  Self Improvement  >  Personal Growth   Feb 05, 2011  
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Upbeat But Still Broke
After spending the past 7 years of my life working in the rental and retail industry, I suddenly find myself jobless. I was fired from my position of Assistant Manager and have mixed emotion to the timing of it, but also feel this could be a personal calling for me.…
By:  in  Self Improvement  >  Personal Growth   Oct 05, 2011  
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How to Change My Life
There are so many people throughout the world who are completely and totally dissatisfied with life. Most of the time, people are unhappy because they are lacking; either we don’t have enough money, love, friends, time etc. We never really stop to ask ourselves why or better yet “what can…
By:  in  Self Improvement  >  Personal Growth   Mar 30, 2011  
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Putting Things Into Perspective - Why Your Problems Aren't As Big As You Think
It saddens me when I see someone who is unable to deal with the problems of every day life. On the extreme end is the alarming suicide rate that we currently witness. It saddens me that so many people choose a permanent solution to what is only a short term…
By:  in  Self Improvement  >  Personal Growth   Jul 05, 2013  
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Why You Are Losing Your New Year’s Resolution Battle
January 14, 2016: On January 1st millions of people made a pledge to themselves and others in the form of a New Year’s resolution to lose weight, stop smoking, get organized or a list of other things. So what has happened? It is the middle of January about half of…
By:  in  Self Improvement  >  Personal Growth   Jan 21, 2016  
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Subliminal Mixing With Mindzoom
To maintain mental health we’re advised to meditate and to take time out. It can sometimes be a struggle to find the time to do this. Time, however, is the one basic commodity that we all have the same amount of. And yet some people seem to find ways of…
By:  in  Self Improvement  >  Personal Growth   Feb 27, 2012  
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Tips for Personal Development And Goal Setting
The decision to make a concerted effort to improve yourself through personal development is a good one. Many people have improved their lives and have become success stories with the use of self help information. It is important that you know that you must be truly dedicated to your pursuit…
By:  in  Self Improvement  >  Personal Growth   Jul 20, 2012  
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How to Look for A Job
Most all jobs are found by associations, not by employment agencies. So if you want to look for a job then broadcast that you are out of work and need employment. That means that you contact friends, associates and acquaintances and ask if they know of any jobs open where…
By:  in  Self Improvement  >  Personal Growth   Jun 15, 2011  
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Don't Be A Jackass Whisperer
I saw a great quote today by Brene Brown: “Don't try to win over the haters; you are not a jackass whisperer.” I had a “laugh-out-loud” moment over that quote, and thought about my own personal haters. I have many of them for some reason, people who just do not…
By:  in  Self Improvement  >  Personal Growth   Sep 02, 2013  
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Children’s Play Centres Are Setting Our Children Up For A Fall
My child was invited to a party at a popular children’s play centre last weekend. You know the type of place, a large factory unit filled with slides, climbing frames, ball parks, video games and toys for toddlers. The music blared and the place was almost filled to capacity. There…
By:  in  Self Improvement  >  Personal Growth   Mar 28, 2012  
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Why I Want to Donate My Hair
While visiting my family for a baby shower recently, I learned that my little sister, who had had long hair, had gotten her hair cut to about shoulder length and had donated the cut hair to Locks of Love. The organization would then use her hair to make wigs for…
By:  in  Self Improvement  >  Personal Growth   Mar 07, 2013  
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The Difficulty Of A Mid - life Crisis
Everybody goes through a mid-life crisis… everyone. Regardless of whether you’re male or female, the haunting specter of inadequacy and wanting to recapture the glory of your lost youth rears its ugly head in your 40s. Being male, I can only speak with any certainty about how it affects members…
By:  in  Self Improvement  >  Personal Growth   Mar 04, 2015  
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We All Have Choices
Frankly, I get very tired and irritated when I hear, “I didn’t have a choice”. We all have choices. Every day when we wake up, we have choices what we are going to wear that day, what we are going to eat, how we are going to treat others, what…
By:  in  Self Improvement  >  Personal Growth   Nov 15, 2011  
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The Mentoring Perspective
January is “Mentoring Month” and tomorrow, January 9th, is “I Am A Mentor” Day. So I wanted to share some insight on the impactful nature of a mentoring relationship. I have been both a mentee and a mentor. I can tell you from personal experience the power these relationships hold.…
By:  in  Self Improvement  >  Personal Growth   Jan 08, 2014  
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Don't Hang Onto Your Ego - The Benefits Of Letting Go
What is your ego? Your ego is your sense of self. It's all of your accumulated habits and experiences packaged together as a 'personality.' In Western culture, we generally think the ego is a good thing. How can you function without it? You take 'me' with you everywhere you go.…
By:  in  Self Improvement  >  Personal Growth   May 23, 2012  
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Overcoming Anxiety
Mental Health is something which affects millions of people but yet so many, too many, of those millions are afraid to talk to someone about what they are going through. I myself know only too well the fear that grips such issues having suffered with anxiety and social phobia for…
By:  in  Self Improvement  >  Personal Growth   May 01, 2011  
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Things To Know About Work Ethic
There is definitely a quality that must be learned early on in life that will follow you around for a lifetime and this a persons work ethic. Some folks just have what it takes to self motivate and get a job done, regardless of the obstacles in their way, they…
By:  in  Self Improvement  >  Personal Growth   Aug 07, 2013  
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