Habits: How To Achieve Incredible Things

Has a single thought ever changed your life radically? It happens to me all of the time. All of the time. … and I’m just talking about small changes, but what I’m discovering more and more is that small changes count. Before I go on (well, before you read on), this is a re-posting of something I wrote a few years back on the fascinating subject of Habits. It’s actually one of a few posts I wrote on the subject, this one (which I hope you will continue to read) and the following posts about how we form habits (and … Read The Full Article …

Mindfulness, The Wandering Mind & The Power of Now

It’s nothing like as easy as it sounds… How could it be? Mindfulness is a really simple concept to grasp, really easy to understand, and if I told you how to do it (which we did here: How To Practice The Art Of Mindfulness), you’d master it in a crack. It’s not like learning to play the violin or building a rocket. It’s not complicated at all. Yet, it’s nothing like as easy as it sounds. I know, you probably spotted the contradiction there. I just said it was easy and then that it isn’t. Oh. My. Gosh. Let me … Read The Full Article …

Want To Be A Better Communicator? Learn To Chunk

Less is more… More is lazy Good communication is only as good as the message received, understood and remembered at the other end. If you speak for an hour, inundating your audience with big concepts and numerous minute details, they’ll quickly reach information overload. And they’re likely to remember… … nothing! When you communicate, you need to consider the time it takes people to assimilate what you’re saying or writing about. Follow these 4 simple rules. Organize Your Ideas When items are categorized, information is much easier to make sense of and retain. And there’s no need to look at … Read The Full Article …

Beyond GROW: 3 Coaching Models That Take You Positively Forward

Coaching provides a structured approach supported by so many different models that it can be hard to choose the right one. Here’s some help. On Lifestoogood.net we talk a lot about coaching and how to be your own life coach. Coaching is not a black box to which you feed a lot of information and which gives you back a list of actions you should take. There’s a structure to it… and there are various coaching models and approaches that provide that structure. Broadly speaking, there are 2 types of coaching models: Type 1: The Self-Awareness Models – These are … Read The Full Article …

Sugar vs Fat: Which Is Worse For Our Health?

Weight-gain and health problems can be blamed on lots of things… Stress, Lack of Exercise and of course, Diet… If we look at the latter, two bad boys which seem to pop up more than most are ‘Sugar‘ and ‘Fat‘. People who opt for ‘Low Fat’ or ‘Low Sugar’ produce are usually not doing so because they prefer the taste (and even if they find out they do, that wasn’t the reason they started with). They are doing so either because they want to lose weight, or they want a healthier diet, or both. So which causes us to put … Read The Full Article …

5 Memory Systems To Help You Remember Just About Anything

Finding it difficult to memorize lists, names, a new language? I personally struggle with memorizing the names of new people I meet. I know I’m not the only one and that’s understandable – because so much happens when you first meet someone. Your brain is busy taking in what they look like, what they say. You’re also trying to give out a good image of yourself and you concentrate on what you’re saying, how you’re saying it. All goes well. You had a nice little conversation and you part with a smile… and then you realize you don’t remember their … Read The Full Article …