Category Archives: Personal Development

Life Skills in Active Listening

Active ListeningLife skills are those behaviors and activities we engage on a daily basis in order to manage our lives in a responsible way.

One very important life skill is active listening. The way you listen can impact so many parts of your life, including how well you do your job or the quality of your personal relationships.

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A Personal Development Plan Can Change Your Life

A Personal Development PlanIf you’re like most people, you could use a good personal development plan. It can help you get to where you want to be in life.

Have you thought about where you want to be in your life and how you are going to achieve it? Many do not…they get by day to day, without any clear direction.

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5 Tips For Dealing with Conflict

There are times when we find ourselves dealing with conflict situations. Needless to say…it can be quite challenging. We must call on all the communication skills we have…and then some. Even so, a certain amount of disagreement can still occur.

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Five Personal Development Tips

How do you nurture your personal development? By implementing some personal development strategies, you can focus on your most important goals and achieve them. Here are some strategies I use. Feel free to try them.

Focus on positive things. Positive thinking can help you achieve your goals. Positive thinking is about focusing on positive things in your life even when you experience negative emotions.

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Try These Activities For Expanding Your Horizons

Have you ever felt like you have been missing something that could make your way of life more fulfilling? Perhaps you’re longing to expand your perspectives and reach for something beyond the extent of what you know today.

These activities will make a significant difference in helping you find that sense of newness and fulfillment you may be seeking:

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How to Make Personal Growth Changes

Many people get stuck in life because they do not know how to move through personal growth changes.

If you are a frequent reader of this blog, then you know my passion for personal growth and change.

My articles are a reflection of some ways in which I have moved through life to embrace personal growth changes, and the techniques I have employed along the way.

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How Are You Using Your Strengths?

In life, one of the critical keys to success is learning to “take life’s lemons and make lemonade.”

Another way of putting that might be “turning the challenges you face into opportunities to learn and grow.”

Being aware of your strengths and knowing how to use them is critical to making lemonade out of life’s lemons.  The more you know about your strengths and desired improvements, the greater your potential to fly high, live your best life, and succeed.

If you have not taken time to effectively assess your strengths.  Now is a good time to do just that.  You might begin by considering how to uncover your strengths or make them stronger.  The first step is to take stock of your strengths as well as those areas where you can use some improvements.

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Why Worry…Is It Really Important? (Part 2)

In my last post, I began my discussion about being aware of what is important to you in your life.  I talked about focusing on those things that have deep meaning for you and the importance of living in the moment.

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Why Worry…Is It Really Important? (Part 1)

What’s really important?  I mean REALLY important.  Have you lost perspective of what’s really important in your life and find yourself worrying about just about every little thing?

I know people who worry all the time. They even worry about having nothing to worry about.  When they are not worrying, they feel there must be something they’re neglecting about which they need to worry.   They then begin to worry that whatever that something might be is not receiving the benefit of their worry.

Sounds overwhelming and confusing, doesn’t it?  Imagine what it must be like for the worrier.  There is hardly ever a moment of peacefulness and contentment.

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Holiday Spending Out Of Control?

Is your holiday spending derailing your budget?  In January, is it “Good bye holidays and hello bills?”  Are you doing a juggling act with your funds? If so, it does not have to be that way.

You should follow guideposts for incoming and outgoing funds during the holidays just as you do during the rest of the year.  Don’t let the excitement and demands of holiday shopping cloud your judgment for actively managing and controlling your finances.

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