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5-minute workouts for your imagination

5-minute workouts for your imagination

We all have innate creativity and imagination, but we must flex these 'muscles' regularly to keep them in shape. Now, more than ever, we need these powers to be in top form because they'll carry us through times of uncertainty and rapid change. But it's easy to get...

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Are your alarm bells ringing?

Are your alarm bells ringing?

You want to believe in the best of everyone, give people a second chance, and take them at their word, right? So it isn't easy to do the opposite. But with some people, that's what you have to do. We've only lately come to recognise the damage that bullies cause and...

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No More 2nd Chances

No More 2nd Chances

Received wisdom says that good people give others a 2nd chance. This seems reasonable – doesn’t it? Everyone makes the occasional mistake. The genuine one-off screw-up is pretty easy to spot. It’s out of character. It contradicts actions that have happened until now....

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How To Change Behaviour For Real

How To Change Behaviour For Real

I watched a film the other day called Buck - maybe you've seen it? It contains a powerful lesson about how to make genuine change.  It's a documentary about Buck Brannaman, the real-life horse whisperer. There are several threads within the story, and...

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Empathy needed now.

Empathy needed now.

Empathy is the antidote to the barrier of Inward Focus. Empathy is about sensing another's emotions and having the imagination to understand their situation or what they might be thinking. The repercussions of empathy ripple out to touch much of our lives. For...

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I don’t have the time.

I don’t have the time.

How often do you say this? "I'd love to do that, but I just don't have the time." Isn't it strange? Our (western) world is crammed with every conceivable convenience, designed to make our lives easier, to free us up to do the things we love. Yet we still frequently...

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Earworm – a nuisance on a loop

Earworm – a nuisance on a loop

Earworm is a term used to describe those infectious bits of a tune that get stuck in our heads and won't leave. Our thoughts can become earworms too. Just as the tune doesn't originate with us but invades our thinking, a thought can become something we own, something...

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Gut Reaction

Gut Reaction

When was the last time you listened to your gut reaction? A time when everything was fine, on the face of it. But your gut was telling you something different. It was making a ruckus, all tense and churned up. At times like this, it's tempting to get annoyed with your...

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Listen up!

Listen up!

Have you ever found yourself tongue-tied when you're meeting someone new? It's a classic example of Inward Focus getting in our way and becoming a barrier. Yet it's effortless to overcome. All we have to do is stop thinking about ourselves.  We simply need to...

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