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Body language, properly non-verbal communication, has become something of an obsession. I’ve written a number of posts about the supposed 55-38-7 rule and how it is often used out of context. A number of people have suggested that if I … Continue reading Has your resolve has already weakened and have resolutions already been abandoned, or  are about to be? Well, take the opportunity of the new lunar year (Chinese New Year) to renew your vows. The first day of January is always brimming with … Continue reading At times in our lives were are faced with a heap of tasks that seems insurmountable. It’s one big amorphous blob of potential misery with not enough hours in the day to tackle it. Invariably this seemingly unmanageable blob of perceived misery is usually made … Continue reading Do you have a lot to say but lack the ability to reach a mass audience? Do you want to write for The Coaching Academy blog? Then look no further. The Coaching Academy is always on the lookout for guest writers to share their coaching experiences, success stories and book reviews. Where as ‘bad news comes in threes’, or so it’s said, there doesn’t seem to be any comparable unit of measurement for good news. This perceptual bias of vigilance for the bad stuff at the expense of the good stuff means that our perception of the world may become distorted. The daily hassles and uplifts [...] Judging from the flurry of activity on my blog posts about New Year’s resolutions, I’m guessing ‘nerves are becoming frayed’ and ‘will power’s on the wane’. However it’s no time to give up. . . it’s time to take stock, recoup and move forward. Stumbling on your new year’s resolutions is not about ‘failure’, it’s [...] I’ve been coaching business owners for over 10 years; that’s a lot of conversations, a lot of challenges and opportunities for greater self-awareness and its development; for better business systems and their documentation.  Yet in all those years... Here are the top ten PsyCentral posts from 2009: Who Says So? Gender and the Social Construction of the Sewing Machine (& Other Power Tools) Dematerialization: Crystals & Car Keys The Dangers of Social Networking: Are We Frying Our Brains? Myth Busting Human Sexual Anatomy Quiz Body Language Myth: The 7% – 38% – 55% [...] Sometimes we fail in following our personal sense of mission because we believe we lack some critical key to success. The easy way is to write down what questions you need answered Sometimes we discover the choices we’ve made responded to priorities that no longer fit our lives; we count on relationships, work, or our environment to handle fulfillment, social interaction, challenge, accomplishment and continued personal develo... So often we focus on goals that reflect a change we’d like to achieve: lose weight, stop smoking, change jobs, plan a vacation. How often is the same degree of planning applied to the very 'big picture' concepts, the kind that don't often come up in... One of the hardest aspects of working from home is creating the discipline or motivation to work regular hours each day. It is so easy to get distracted and put off the essential tasks that need to get done.  So an easy solution is keeping your work p... Got the world on a string or its weight on your shoulders? Small business owners are often faced with challenges of priority that employees rarely experience. They believe they’re completely responsible to their business when in fact the reverse ... The “Finish Strong” Foundation exists to make a positive difference in the lives of at-risk youth in Illinois. Its philosophy ‘is founded upon the belief that the principles learned through athletic activities serve to bring the best ...