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The Top Ten Keys to Finding Your Passion

What is this thing called Passion? While trawling through the Shorter Oxford Dictionary (all 2 volumes of it) recently, I came upon the definition of ‘passion.’ The SOD tells us that it is “a strong enthusiasm for a specified thing; an aim or object pursued with...

Light Bulb Moments

Ah-ha moments, Eureka moments, light bulb moments - call them what you will - these are some of the ways we express that incredible moment when, out of the blue, something becomes clear to us, and we feel so delighted that we want to jump in the air with joy. I feel...

Beat The Winter Blues

For me the first three months of the year and the ones I like least.  I have to search really hard to find something good about them and something to be grateful for.  But I’ve discovered that if I get myself organised and make plans, the winter shortens somehow and I...

Are You Afraid of Breaking the Rules?

Ever since my school days, I’ve been a rebel and a rule breaker. I conform when it is absolutely essential - but the rest of the time, I go my own sweet way. My version of breaking rules isn’t as anarchic as it sounds. I’m merely suggesting that you question more the...

Creative v Artistic

The  Oxford English Dictionary defines talent in the following way:  “A thing for which one has a natural ability.” So simple - we all have natural abilities in some form or other.   Maybe you make a wonderful chocolate cake, the person next door has a garden from...

Get into the Habit of Saying ‘No’

ACTIVITY 5. Don’t make up excuses – Just say ‘No’! • Complex excuses have a way of coming back to bite you, so simply say “No, perhaps I can ….….. another time.”   6. Don’t give great explanations. • A simple ”I’m sorry, my diary is too full at the moment” is...

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