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Overcoming Criticism Successfully

Overcoming Criticism Successfully

In Dale Carnegie’s own words: “Any fool can criticize, condemn and complain…and most fools do…” This in essence is what criticism is all about, and how we take criticism depends on our general attitude towards life, and how we see ourselves. When someone criticizes, for instance, some work that you have done, even though you […]

Becoming Comfortable With Being Assertive

Becoming Comfortable With Being Assertive

Many of us have to struggle to become assertive and stand up for ourselves. If you have taken this positive step forward, congratulations! You may notice that those around you may be having a bit of trouble adjusting to the new you. Here are some ideas that may help you grow comfortable with the newness […]

You Can Design Your Own Success In Life

You Can Design Your Own Success In Life

Do you recognize any of the following things about you? You seem to be stuck in a sort of life that you have never wanted or asked for, and you want to do something different. You want to move on, but you have no idea of how to attain the level you want, or even […]

How To Overcome Shyness?

How To Overcome Shyness?

There is a difference between being shy and having a social phobia. The terms are often used interchangeably, and that is a shame. Shyness is more at the level of a habit that you can learn to manage on your own. A phobia is, by definition, life debilitating, and should only be dealt with in […]

Is It A Good Idea To Use Fear As A Leadership Strategy?

Is It A Good Idea To Use Fear As A Leadership Strategy?

Several organizations work under the mistaken assumption and myth that fear can be one of the best motivators for their employees, and that one of the best leadership styles may be that of instilling fear of the leader in the minds of the employees, so that they perform according to the leader’s specifications. As a […]

Is It The Blues Or Is It Depression?

Is It The Blues Or Is It Depression?

When you’re feeling sad, you may wonder if you just have “the blues,” or if you are suffering from depression. How can you tell the difference? The most basic distinction is that depression is a clinical diagnosis of a potentially life-threatening disease. The blues is a milder state, one that is more transitory and often […]

It Is Indeed Possible To Persuade People

It Is Indeed Possible To Persuade People

When you persuade people, it means that you are getting them to do what you want them to do, and the more successful you are at persuasion, the better your results would be. Take for instance the reason why most of us do not lie or cheat: it is simply because someone, at some time, […]

How To Help Yourself Deal With Exam Nerves?

How To Help Yourself Deal With Exam Nerves?

Taking exams at any age can be very stressful, be it a driving test or a written paper, nerves are very difficult to overcome. Some people can sail through without a problem but for many, it is a case of managing their feelings. Any exam is important which is why the stress levels become so […]