Motivational & Quotes

We all know that the  New Year brings a great opportunity for self improvement and fresh beginnings. Sometimes, New Year Resolutions are over-ambitious, repeated year after year – and often doomed to failure before they begin. So how can you make sure that you change your life – improving your mental, emotional and physical self …

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We all have values and beliefs that influence the way we think and behave. If you do not believe you are good at organising meetings or giving presentations, it is likely that this belief will affect your capability to do so – and be evident to others – in the way you behave. In contrast, …

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Do you have a challenge ahead – perhaps a presentation at work, a speech or an interview? Do you fear that, although you have appropriate skills, and you have completed your preparation, your lack of confidence on the day may just jeopardise your performance?   Enter the Circle of Excellence, a technique, used in Neuro-Linguistic …

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I'm Luis Pistelli and I live in Sao Paulo, Brazil. I've been blind since my childhood; so to assist me to read the course material, complete assignments and sit for the exam, I used a special programme called “Jaws”, which is a dedicated screen reader. I have to thank my father for instilling in me …

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Have you ever thought to yourself that some people get all the luck, while others never seem to get the lucky breaks? There may be something in that – and Professor Richard Wiseman of the University of Hertfordshire has completed some research that suggests that there may be useful strategies to improving your luck.   …

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Understanding children is a very important aspect of being involved as a provider of children’s services, and most importantly, as parents. Child psychologists are keen to discover the causes of certain patterns of behaviour in children. They are interested, for instance, in how anxiety can affect the child’s development and happiness. It is difficult to …

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We can all remember learning facts for school exams. Sometimes we were less than enthusiastic, and memorising information often became a huge struggle – but adult learning takes a different approach. Learning new facts and skills, then putting that newfound knowledge into practice, has many advantages which bring success and help us to become better …

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Let me guess. You are here because you have something that you absolutely, unequivocally have to learn, but you’re having trouble accomplishing the actual learning part. Never fear! It’s more common than you might think. Studying can be a real chore, even if you choose a subject which you are passionate about. Over time, all …

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The Materialist Myth The most common myth you will hear about education is that it’s not worth the money. Why bother spending money learning when you could be making money with extra hours at work?   This argument is so old-fashioned it was answered in the Bible! In 1 Kings: 3, King Solomon was supposedly …

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The world has been amazed and entertained by the brilliance of all sportspeople who recently competed in the recent Rio Olympic Games. Another thought may have sprung to our minds: how do these people keep their cool under such stressful circumstances? How can they maintain their balance on a narrow bar, their endurance on a …

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We all had dreams when we were small about what we wanted to be when we grew up.  Some of us looked to our sporting idols and dreamt we could be like them if only we practiced enough.  Others looked at professions we admired, police, firemen, doctors or astronauts and imagined that maybe one day …

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