Category Archives: Making Life Dreams Come True

Personal goal setting; personal SWOT; action plan; motivation and self development

VIDEO: How the worst moments in our lives make us who we are

VIDEO: How the worst moments in our lives make us who we are. One of 10 @TEDTalks you will not be able to stop thinking about. Continue reading

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How do successful people reach their goals? [3 min HBR video]

Successful people do things differently. Here’s how. Continue reading

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Banish Your Inner Critic – NDC Oslo (A Slideshare presentation)

Here’s an excellent presentation by Denise R. Jacobs on banishing your inner critic. Banish Your Inner Critic – NDC Oslo from Denise Jacobs

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How Tough Are You, Mentally? Find Out.

“Mental toughness” is a phrase that is commonly used in sports to describe the superior mental qualities of the competitor. Most elite athletes report that at least 50% of superior athletic performance is the result of mental or psychological factors, and a whopping 83% of coaches rate mental toughness as the most important set of psychological characteristics for determining competitive success. Continue reading

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Why Helping Others Drives Our Success – A McKinsey Video

We’ve all observed that there’s a rise in project-based work, which corresponds with the knowledge economy—fewer dedicated jobs and long, stable careers and much more, “How do I combine a skill set with a need that you have?” And I think that as we see these kinds of shifts in the workplace, we’re going to see “giving” skills become more important, because a lot of getting work done then becomes about working with, for, and through other people. Continue reading

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When We Learn From Failure (and When We Don’t) – From HBR Blog Network

We are less likely to learn from our mistakes when we dodge accountability for what’s gone wrong. Continue reading

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7 Things to Read Before Choosing a Career

The career you choose has so many implications for your future. What you encourage your kids to do or avoid in terms of careers can affect not just their future incomes, but also their life’s happiness, satisfaction and overall quality. Hence the need to look before you leap. Continue reading

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Here are 9 things that successful people do differently

Why do some people succeed in life while others don’t? Based on extensive research, Heidi Grant Halvorson published an article, in the HBR Blog Network titled Nine Things Successful People Do Differently. Read more about it and get the text to the HBR article. Continue reading

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Are You Serious About Imagination?

“This story is about taking imagination seriously. Fourteen years ago, I first encountered this ordinary material, fishnet, used the same way for centuries. Today, I’m using it to create permanent, billowing, voluptuous forms the scale of hard-edged buildings in cities around the world. I was an unlikely person to be doing this. I never studied sculpture, engineering or architecture. In fact, after college I applied to seven art schools and was rejected by all seven.” Continue reading

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TRAINER’S JOURNAL: How Happy Are You At Work, Really?

You make your own happiness. Yes, that seems contrary to what you’ve believed all this time. Achieving your full potential is at the heart of happiness at work. 5Cs-contribution, conviction, culture, commitment and confidence-can affect your happiness levels at work. Besides the 5Cs, trust, pride and recognition have an impact on your happiness at work. Continue reading

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