Undoing the Worrying Habit

Once acquired, the habit of worrying seems hard to stop. We’re raised to worry and aren’t considered “grown up” until we perfect the art. Teenagers are told: “you’d better start worrying about your future”. If your worries aren’t at least as frequent as your bowel movements, you’re seen as irresponsible, childish, aimless. That’s a “responsible…

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Word of Inspiration

    “Just because something is easy to measure doesn’t mean it’s important.” Seth Godin     “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, citizens can change the world. Indeed, It is the only thing that ever has.” Margaret Mead     “People are, if anything, more touchy about being thought silly than they are about being…

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Writing Skills

Getting Your Written Message Across Clearly A colleague has just sent you an email relating to a meeting you’re having in one hour’s time. The email is supposed to contain key information that you need to present, as part of the business case for an important project. But there’s a problem: The email is so…

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12 Essential Trading Tips

This isn’t some self-help rubbish list that’s meant to inspire. This is a down and dirty, harsh and truthful list. 1. Learn the Basics  Yes this is a simple one but it has to be said. A man in my position has the pleasure of talking to scores of newbie traders on a daily basis….

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Six ways to make people like you

Become genuinely interested in other people. Smile.  Remember that a person’s name is to that person the sweetest and most important sound in any language. Be a good listener. Encourage others to talk about themselves. Talk in terms of the other person’s interests.  Make the other person feel important – and do it sincerely. 

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