Personal Development

Personal Development is crucial to your life journey. Your primary mission is to access and unleash your potential. In order to guide you through this, I am sharing the tools, strategies and resources that have helped me so far on my journey.

Manage Covid 19 Stress Tips

How to Manage Covid-19 Stress

How to Manage Covid-19 Stress is an article updated from a Café Reflection I wrote on 21 January 2011.  The original title was “What can you do about your quake stress?”  For the reason that Canterbury had ongoing trauma from the 4 September 2010 Darfield Earthquake.  Little did I (or anyone else) know that a …

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Acronym for Fear

Acronym for Fear Factual Evidence Analyse Respond

Most people think of the acronym for FEAR being “False Evidence Appearing Real”.  The consequences of thinking this way keeps you stuck and unable to move forward.  As a result, you focus and feed your imagination on the negatives.  Consequently, feelings of anxiety, overwhelm, and paralysis are generated. For example, take the info-pandemic that has …

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Create More Time with a Time Tracker

Create more time using this effective productive tool which I developed for members of KESWiN Academy.  It is often thought that we cannot control or create time, but this is a myth.  Most people do not use time productively or effectively (I’m as guilty of this as the next person!).  However, by recording and analysing …

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Seeking Certainty

Desperately Seeking Certainty

I’m Desperately Seeking Certainty.  Okay, not so much the desperately bit! I chose the headline to attract the Gen-Xers and Baby Boomers who follow me to this post. Because the world we grew up in, the 70s, 80s and 90s, has well and truly gone. The times they are a changin’ … yet again. And …

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fear of failure beast motivation

How Does the Fear of Failure Beast Impact Motivation?

The Fear of Failure Beast.  It’s a nasty creature, isn’t it? It lurks in the shadows, waiting for the right moment to pounce. And when is the right moment? Just when you are getting the courage to step out of your comfort zone. There it is, appearing in front of you.  As if by magic.  …

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Christchurch Mosque Attack

Christchurch Mosque Attack Reflections

The Christchurch Mosque Attack brought terrorism onto the city’s doorstep on March 15, 2019. Firstly, my heart goes to the victims, the survivors at the mosques on 15 March 2019.   I am extending my sympathies to the families that lost their loved ones.  The dignified response of the Muslim communities in New Zealand and around …

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22 February

February 22, 2019 Reflections

World Thinking Day / Christchurch Earthquake 8th Anniversary This date has been a day of reflection for as long as I can remember.  As a child, I was a Brownie, and a Girl Guide, and so this was Thinking Day (now known as World Thinking Day) for Girl Guides and Girl Scouts.  February 22 was …

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Personal Development Contract

Personal Development Contract

Signing a Personal Development Contract means that you ready to accept 100% ownership for every area of your life. Personal development requires commitment and disciplined effort to improve. The personal development contract can be signed only by you. However, having an accountability partner to witness it will increase your chances of success. Make sure this …

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Self-Motivation Ignition

Lost Your Self-Motivation Ignition Switch?

Your self-motivation ignition switch is crucial to getting you started on, and continuing moving forward towards your goals. Is your switch lost? How do you engage and take action towards your goals when you lack motivation? “A successful person realizes his personal responsibility for self-motivation. He starts with himself because he possesses the key to …

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