Building Your Social Capital

Social Capital: ‘Consciously and deliberately building networks that enable you to achieve your goals, fulfill your mission and make your contribution to the world.’

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Are You An Active Listener

Active Listening When was the last time you downed tools and fully engaged in listening? It is so easy to ‘fake’ listening; a nod here, a ‘yes’ there and you think you’re giving the speaker sufficient attention. I am as guilty of it as anyone else! We need to strive to be in the present, to…

Women At War

Many years ago I worked at a weight loss centre. The company had approximately 97% female staff and the environment was… well, hell! Never before had I seen so much cat-fighting, back scratching and bitching. I was appalled and shocked. Women getting promoted based on whether the woman above liked her and could manipulate her…

Knowing When It’s Time To Forgive

Being able to forgive someone or a group of people takes time and effort. It’s not unusual for forgiveness to take years, especially if the pain (your emotions are the key here) has been huge. We are emotional creatures and as such the larger the pain the more hurt and angry we become. And on…

Waiting To Exhale… 5 Things To Consider When Seeking Your Tribe

Life does not always feel fair. There are challenges at every corner with work, relationships, health and wealth creation. We seem to be constantly waiting to exhale, to breathe again. But what if we could breathe regardless of the circumstances? What if we could choose to breathe in faith and breathe out doubt? I remember…

Are You Ready To Make A Difference?

  Your gift, your talent… If you knew beyond a doubt that there was something you could do that would make a difference to someone else’s life in a positive way, would you do it? And if there was the absolute knowledge that in changing someone else’s life you would cause a ripple effect that…

Stamp Out Negativity From Others

Emotional energy comes in many shapes and sizes, from happiness to sadness, from excitement to fear and each one is contagious! Have you noticed how just being in the same room as someone who is constantly ‘down’ can leave you feeling drained? It’s as if they are sapping all of your energy but in fact, it is you…

7 Songs To Celebrate Faith From The Heart

There are no guarantees in life and I understand we all have our own perception of faith. For me, I love nothing more than to kick back and revel in my faith, to celebrate my willingness to let go and trust that God will ensure the best for me, my family, friends and network. And the wonderful thing…

Netflix & Chill Makes You BORING! Here Are 5 Things To Do Instead

We watch more than FIVE hours of TV a DAY! It’s time for a change… Would it surprise you to know that adults in the US will spend an average of 5 hours, 31 minutes watching television or movies each day this year? Apart from the fact that TV can be overwhelmingly depressing or brain deadening, is that…

Clever Collaboration

I’ve always believed in the power of working together and what can be achieved – more done in less time for example! If we get clever in our approach to collaboration big things can happen. We can truly leverage the power of collaboration and make a difference. Why Bother? “Collaboration is the act of joining…

Journey With A Buddy!

This is as much a rule as a tip; Journey with a buddy! When you are truly committed to living your best life and want to live each day as if it were you last, you need support. There will be days, even weeks when you become overwhelmed and want to run for the hills…

We All Need Someone…

How many times have you been in a challenging or scary situation and pursued it on your own because you thought it was the right thing to do? Yep, my hand went up too! The truth is we all need someone to turn to. It might not be the same person for every situation but…