A friend from France always reminds us that in their home country, it’s never late to greet “Happy New Year’ until January is over. I would like to believe that too in the self-improvement arena. This is if only to emphasize that there is no better time to start something than NOW. As for the new year, I would use this if only to take advantage of the cliché. But bridging between the January and February months- I would like to propose pushing oneself into keeping that fire of passion …..
Last December, I wrote the first part of this post about developing habits to gain more confidence. Here’s the second part of the post which completes what is supposed to be the 12 habits we can develop one at a time each month for 2014. 30 Day Challenge I learned about the 30 day challenge from Steve Scott of Develop Good Habits who attributed this idea from Steve Pavlina. Accordingly, Pavlina copied this from the software industry’s trial version. That is, you do not buy into the …..
Every year, we are fond of the countdown, the new year’s resolutions and the yearend reviews. Have we all taken these seriously or are we just joining the trend and cliché out of it? A week ago, I was getting myself ready with a yearend post on the Best of 2013 but realized that I should not be joining the bandwagon of the yearend routine. Instead, I should write about real, concrete things to work on using at least a strategy that is proven to be effective. Hence, I thought of adopting …..
Have you ever found yourself ‘talking to yourself’ in the midst of a personal struggle? Or maybe you refused to make a monologue but somehow there is this fight between one who sounded like your mother trying to be a control freak and the child that you were trying to whimp and being ‘unreasonable’? Years ago, I discovered this inner child concept and ended up with a book by Lucia Cappachione: “Recovery of Your Inner Child”. I was on an intense and growing desire to change, uproot …..
We all get into this life changing stage where we open a new chapter of our life – when we start a new job, get into a new role in the company, when we become a father or mother of a family, when we lose a loved one and take an important responsibility in the family. There is a growing number of readers sending me emails asking advice on transitioning when facing the challenge of a new job or role and this eats up their supply of self-esteem. Surely a lot of people come across this situation and …..