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Personal Development Resources

Everyone has the capacity for personal development but not everyone takes advantage of the opportunity.  We are all a work in progress and the work is never done.  There are always ways to improve and get better at how you approach your life and work.

Managing Your Business Risk Effectively

Introduction: Navigating the complex world of business risk is a critical aspect of steering your company towards success and sustainability. The array of potential risks can be overwhelming, from economic fluctuations to technological advancements. This blog is designed to provide you with a comprehensive understanding of these risks and introduce an effective tool for managing

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Designing Your Life: More Than Just Fate

In my ongoing coaching and consulting journey, I’ve encountered numerous individuals lamenting their personal or professional lives. It’s as if they believe their fate is out of their control. However, I firmly disagree with this notion. Your life, in its essence, is a canvas of your own creation. Admittedly, life is not a level playing

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    Recommended Reading

  • High Performance: Lessons from the Best on Becoming Your Best

    Jake Humphrey and Damien Hughes

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    This book uncovers the eight essential habits of the world’s leading sportspeople, coaches and entrepreneurs. From taking responsibility for your situation to finding your ‘Trademark Behaviors’, it reveals how the world’s highest-achieving people unlocked their potential – and how you can too. Anyone can learn the secrets of high performance. ‘Full of valuable principles with […]

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  • The Fifth Agreement

    Don Miguel Ruiz and Don Jose Ruiz

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    In The Fifth Agreement, don Miguel Ruiz joins his son, don Jose Ruiz, to offer a fresh perspective on The Four Agreements, and a powerful new agreement for transforming our lives into our personal heaven. The Fifth Agreement takes us to a deeper level of awareness of the power of the Self, and returns us to the authenticity […]

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  • The Universal Rules of Life

    Dr. Nabil Fanous

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    Developed by Dr Nabil Fanous—a surgeon, university professor and sought-after speaker—The Universal Rules of Life offers valuable insights into effective time management, personal fulfillment, and the path to professional success. Discover the easy and smart answers to the following questions that have intrigued you for years: What’s the one sentence that will get you what you want 50% of the time? […]

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    Favorite Articles

  • Use Strategic Thinking to Create the Life You Want

    In corporate strategy projects, executive leadership teams work through a series of questions to determine how their businesses can succeed. Individuals can use a similar process to figure out how to live a meaningful life. It starts with defining what makes a great life for you and then outlining your purpose and vision. You must […]

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  • How to Stop Procrastinating

    Do you keep postponing work you need to do? The problem probably stems from one of three things: your habits and systems (or lack thereof), your desire to avoid negative emotions (like anxiety and boredom), or your own flawed thinking patterns (which can make a task seem harder than it is). Luckily, there are simple […]

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  • When You Want to Complain, Problem-Solve Instead

    No matter how great your work, your colleagues, or your organization may be, problems are a part of everyday reality in every workplace. Mostly these problems are likely not of your own making. But you still have to deal with them or else suffer their consequences. Often when I talk about being a problem solver, […]

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    Helpful Websites

  • Therapist Aid

    Therapist Aid provides expertly designed, research-informed tools and education for mental health professionals and their clients.

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  • Greater Good Science Center

    The Greater Good Science Center studies the psychology, sociology, and neuroscience of well-being, and teaches skills that foster a thriving, resilient, and compassionate society.

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  • Student Guide to Resumes for Nonprofit Jobs and Careers

    Volunteer service is one of the ways people interact with nonprofit organizations (NPOs), with almost 65 million adult Americans donating their time in 2017, according to the Statista Research Department. It’s easy to see how volunteers play a large and important role in the way nonprofits run, but these organizations also hire paid employees. The word […]

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    Video Favourites

  • The Real You – Jim Carrey

    Video clips of Jim Carrey sharing his thoughts on life and success

  • Paulo Coelho’s Top 10 Rules For Success (@paulocoelho)

    Interview segments where Brazilian author Paulo Coelho (famous for writing The Alchemist) shares his ten rules for success.

  • How To Get Into The Flow State

    Steven Kotler, author of Mindvalley’s ‘The Habit of Ferocity’ talks at A-Fest Jamaica about flow and how it can create peak performers. Flow is described as a state of ‘effortless effort,’ where we feel like we’re propelled through an activity, and everything else seems to disappear. More specifically, flow refers to any moments of rapt […]

    Reading Excerpts

  • High Performance: Lessons From The Best on Becoming Your Best

    Please click on link to download a copy of this summary   SECTION 1 – HIGH-PERFORMANCE MINDSET  Lesson 1: Take Responsibility He (Albert Badura) speculated that when people don’t believe they have what it takes to complete a task successfully, they would see little point in making an initial effort. When these people did attempt […]

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  • The Obstacle Is The Way

    INTRODUCTION: Every obstacle is unique to each of us. But the responses they elicit are the same: Fear. Frustration. Confusion. Helplessness. Depression. Anger. There have been countless lessons (and books) about achieving success, but no one ever taught us how to overcome failure, how to think about obstacles, how to treat triumph over them, and […]

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  • Myself and Other More Important Matters by Charles Handy

    Click for hard copy Chapter One – Are You Sure? The two zones of work and friendship operate best when they don’t overlap, because the perceptions of who we are do not become confused. The truth is that we all behave differently, in a way are different people, in different circumstances. Those who claim that […]

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