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Goal Setting: Don’t Lose Motivation!

When we set ourselves a goal, we usually do so in a flush of enthusiasm and optimism. It ...

Gold Stars and Certificates

When I was in elementary school, the best part of my day wasn’t running around in th...

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The Power of Purpose at Work

Please Join Us! What: #MTtalk Where: Twitter When: Friday, Jan 20 @ 1pm EST (6pm GMT) Topic: The Power of Purpose at Work Host: @Mind_Tools ...

Hope Letters: Are They More Effective Than New Year Resolutions?

Writing a “Hope Letter,” instead of making New Year resolutions, could offer you a better way to reach your goals, argues pro...

How Can We Make Our Predictions Foolproof?

Nowadays, the pace at which life changes seems faster than ever. Trends come and go, technology changes (almost daily), and don’t even...

#MTtalk: Making Your Goals Work for You!

This is the story of my 2017 (and the goals achieved) so far: Page 1 of 365. Mostly blank. A few pleasurable activities. Page 2 of 365. Doin...

How to Stop Your Workload From Snowballing During the Holidays

Like many of you, yesterday was my first day back in the office after what I had hoped would be a serene and calming Christmas holiday (but ...

2017 – Making Your Goals Work for You

Please Join Us! What: #MTtalk Where: Twitter When: Friday, Jan 6, 2017 @ 1pm EST (6pm GMT) Topic: 2017 – Making Your Goals Work for Yo...

Stop the Self-Pity!

A whining, “woe is me” victim mentality is an abhorrent trait – in other people, that is! I mean, who wants to hear an endless...

How to Run a Negotiation Like the FBI

Professional negotiators know all the tricks. Their ability to persuade using words, and sometimes silence, is akin to hypnosis in its power...