Alanis Morissette on Emotions

By | January 29th, 2016|Articles|

"Having left the border of South Africa and entered Botswana, we drove along the pothole-ridden road towards our [...]

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Habits for a healthier you

By | October 22nd, 2015|Articles|

Habits are those things that we do so often, that they become our routine and way of being. Yet we can so easily fall into habits that don’t actually help us, or are unhealthy for us, if we are not actively conscious of what we do. […]

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People who inspire me

By | August 16th, 2015|Articles|

Sometimes life introduces us to amazing people, and their work or message touches us deeply. I experienced this with hearing of Karina Anderson’s work, and then interviewing her about the SmilingOne’s NPO initiative ‘The SmilingOne Foundation’ and the SmilingOne Change Agents. And then I had a conversation with one of those SmilingOne Change Agents, Franklin Esau, who turned his life around from one of crime, to a life of understanding and kindness, and a significantly positive contribution to society. Karina’s work is about inspiring personal value-based leadership, mainly in prisons. […]

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Affirmations don’t work

By | July 16th, 2015|Articles|

So you have your affirmation written out. It’s maybe even typed up and printed, and stuck on your bathroom mirror, in your wallet, in your diary, on your pc and inside your cupboard door. You spent a few days saying it over and over to yourself, and eventually you notice that the words on the paper have lost their appeal and become part of the background of what ever else you are focusing on. You’re left with the feeling that affirmations don’t work. Well I agree – affirmations don’t work. On the other hand, Well Formed Affirmations do work. […]

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E-motion – a movie about Emotional Intelligence

By | June 30th, 2015|Articles|

Imagine a world where the trapped emotions, fears, anxieties and unprocessed life experiences we hold in our bodies are the source of everything that ails us. That’s the world we live in. Now imagine a world where everyone is manifesting from their heart the perfect creation that’s inside each of us. Imagine a world where abundance, inner peace, longevity and loving relationships abound. Imagine emotion experts from around the world sharing their wisdom and negative emotion clearing techniques to light a new pathway for humanity. Imagine we are sacred, spiritual beings here for a much larger reason, serving a much higher purpose, a divine purpose. That’s where we’re going… View this movie here online, for purchase or rent. […]

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Case Study of our Live Coaching Programme

By | June 18th, 2015|Articles, case studies|

M.R. is a Sales Manager for a large organization, and is a mother of three, studying for her MBA and driven to advance her career towards becoming COO. Yet she knew that she would need to grow in a few areas and develop her communication skills to achieve her ultimate goals. She experienced a fear of confrontation, and so steered away from asserting herself or speaking up, and found that others walked over her and she battled to get her team’s buy-in and get them on board to her sales strategy. […]

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How and Why to ask Tough and Courageous Questions as Sales People

By | May 19th, 2015|Articles|

By Clive Price Salespeople are too NICE Today I am going to hammer home the fact that salespeople are too nice, too polite, too accommodating and consequently do not close enough deals that are ripe for the plucking. The name ‘Sales Person’ is a misnomer and not descriptive of the role we should be playing.  We are a lot more than that and need to understand the economy and how it is affecting our customer. We must be familiar with their Market Sector, their Competition, their Business Plans and Marketing Strategies. And at times, we need to be a ‘shrink’ and a shoulder to cry on. Today’s Buyers are tough and uncompromising.  We invest time and money learning about effective Sales Techniques and very little time in understanding the Buyers selection process.  What turns them on, what makes them tick, are they in the evaluation stage and shopping around or are they ready to buy? We avoid asking them, that’s not polite! […]

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5 Ideas on how to be Uninsultable

By | May 11th, 2015|Articles|

Uninsultability.  That’s a great ability to have.   Here are five tips to get over insults by being uninsultable, and not take things so personally. Criticism How is your relationship with criticism? Thinking about it, most people are quite skilled at dishing out criticism and sharing their bad moods with others. Yet there are few of us who are able to handle the criticism from others.   […]

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How to have a difficult conversation with your Boss

By | April 16th, 2015|Articles|

By Telana Simpson The dynamics between us and authority figures, and our views on those in positions of power, contribute significantly to the way we engage in difficult conversations with them. They are, after all, still human beings like us, as fallible as the next person. Yet they play a different role, and that role often has the ability to influence our life considerably. This fact though shouldn’t stop us from having conversations that count with them, and especially when the issue or outcome of that conversation impacts our quality of life. To have a vigorous conversation with your Manager at work, here are a few pointers to keep in mind, and to open the way for a more mutually beneficial outcome. […]

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Bullying and Compassion

By | April 16th, 2015|Articles|

By Sphumelele Cele [everyone calls her Pumi] Bullying is the use of force or threat to abuse, intimidate or aggressively dominate others. The effects of bullying It was almost 7 weeks of my having been employed at this company and I already had three minor clashes with a fellow male co-worker. One day it reached boiling point and I ended up fighting back, physically. This incident led to fellow co-workers taking time off their daily tasks to write the required statements, hold several meetings and finally a disciplinary hearing that was chaired by the company lawyer and attended by two senior management staff. Through all of this, there was obviously the usual office chatter about the incident. I was not permanently employed at this place and I already had the spotlight on me for all wrong reasons. […]

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