Strangle Your Stress
Sep14

Strangle Your Stress

    Leave your work at the door says executive business and lifestyle coach Lesley Colcord. As hard as that may seem when your head is overcome with the tsunami that is your workload, the best way to hit the wave front on and ride it out is with a clear and relaxed mind. Business people and entrepreneurs alike can get so caught up in their work life that it begins to dominate them. What people tend to forget is we work to...

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10 Signs That Your Emotional Intelligence Needs Work

EI accounts for 85 to 90 percent of success at work. If you are displaying any of the following 10 signs, you may need to work on your own level of EI.  1. You’re easily stressed and irritated A strong feature of emotional intelligence is the ability to understand emotions and recognise when you are feeling them. This enables you to better control emotions and not get overly stressed. If you get easily irritated and lose your temper,...

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Smarten Up – Seven Ways to Improve Your Memory
Sep14

Smarten Up – Seven Ways to Improve Your Memory

    1. Meditaton  “Mindfulness meditation has been reported to enhance numerous mental abilities, including rapid memory recall,” says Catherine Kerr of the Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging and the Osher Research Center, both of which are located at Harvard Medical School. “Our discovery that mindfulness meditators more quickly adjusted the brain wave that screens out distraction could explain their superior ability to...

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Six Steps to Flexibility
Sep14

Six Steps to Flexibility

    Our lives are becoming increasingly hectic. It’s been proven time and again when personal life is well looked after then productivity in the workplace goes up. Our lives are becoming increasingly hectic. It’s been proven time and again when personal life is well looked after then productivity in the workplace goes up. 1. Launch a test pilot Practice makes perfect. If you feel you are missing a level of flexibility in...

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Claim Games
Sep14

Claim Games

    Do you know what business expenses you can claim? Claiming back expenses can be a tricky business and there a few sneaky tips that are always good to know. For example – if you shout coffee for meeting purposes and decide to drink it at the café, you can only claim back 50 percent of the cost back – whereas if you order takeaway and have it at the office, you can claim 100 percent back. Takeaway coffees from...

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Making It

Business isn’t for the faint hearted. Roughly only 20 percent of businesses are still in operation after their first year. The good news for those who are is that the longer a business lasts, the more likely it is to continue lasting. Survival rates for businesses 1 year   – 21.4% 2 years – 31.4% 3 years – 38.4% 4 years – 44.0% 5 years – 48.6% Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics: Business Employment...

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