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 …..
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 …..
You encountered a conflict with a colleague and had some minor argument. A few seconds later, you kept thinking about the incident, re-creating the scene and how you could have managed it better. It was an emotional exercise and you could not help re-think. You tried to talk it out with another fellow and it seems that your reaction to the incident made sense. However, that small incident lingered in your mind for a while and kept coming back over the next few days. Do you …..