Tag: life coaching

Developing Your Unique Selling Proposition

April 17th, 2015   •   no comments   

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Courtesy of Branketing.com

What is your Unique Selling Proposition? How do you create a dent in the Universe?

Many of us are familiar with the concept of the Unique Selling Proposition or USP. According to Entrepreneur magazine, the USP is defined as…

The factor or consideration presented by a seller as the reason that one product or service is different from and better than that of the competition.
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Five Ways to Hack Your Life

March 15th, 2015   •   no comments   

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Steve Jobs immortal quote (source of image)

Have you ever had a personal epiphany?

The kind where you suddenly realised that the “dream life” which you’re living may actually be a nightmare?

That what you’ve slogged countless hours, days and months of your life for may just be a big fat lie?
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The Mammon and the Mammoth

April 18th, 2014   •   no comments   

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What does success look like? How do you know that you have arrived?

For some, success is quantified by wealth, status and luxury. They relish the idea of being comfortably ensconced in the top rungs of the social and corporate ladder. Here, success is measured by distinctions, degrees, bank accounts, job titles, and material possessions.

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How to Make Better Decisions

February 16th, 2014   •   1 comment   

How to Make Better Decisions
Courtesy of Life Hacker

Decisions, decisions, decisions. If only you can make better ones in the course of your work and life.

Thanks to a recent podcast on Derek Halpern’s Social Triggers Insider featuring Dan Heath, co-author of Decisive, I uncovered a couple of secrets to making good decisions.
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Why Winners Wait

January 22nd, 2014   •   no comments   

Why Winners Wait

Courtesy of Healthland.Time

Have you heard of the “marshmallow test” for kids?

First conducted by American psychologist Walter Mischel in the 1960s, the experiment involved putting four-year olds in a room with a marshmallow on a plate, and testing how long they could endure before popping that sweet morsel into their mouths.
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The Four Faiths of Life

December 25th, 2013   •   no comments   

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What happens when you’ve lost millions, struggle to pay your rent, and lose your family? Should you kill yourself?

Thankfully, James Altucher didn’t and ended up becoming a lot more successful after his experience.
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Manuscript Found in Accra: Book Review

October 23rd, 2013   •   1 comment   

An ancient manuscript from Accra (a city off Egypt) emerges. Dated July 14, 1099, it depicted events that took place during the time of the First Crusades, when French Christian invaders laid seige to the holy city of Jerusalem.
While the city prepared itself for the invasion of the Christian army surrounding its gates, a group of men and women of every age and faith gather. Jews, Muslims and Christians, they huddle to hear the words of a Greek spiritual philosopher known as the Copt, a wise sage whose words uncover the deep mysteries of life.
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Are You a Promoter or a Preventer?

September 15th, 2013   •   no comments   

How much risk are you willing to take? (courtesy of Condominium Insurance Review)

In life and at work, there are two kinds of people. That is, if you believe psychologists Heidi Grant Halvorson and E. Tory Higgins in their fascinating article in HBR.

The first, promotion-focused people, see their goals as a way to advance forward. They zoom in on the rewards that can be realised when goals are achieved. Eager to “play to win”, they like to dream big and stretch their imaginations in whatever they do.
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Are You Keeping White Elephants?

January 3rd, 2013   •   1 comment   

Do you know what a “white elephant” is?

Well, it is an idiom representing a valued possession where its costs far outweigh its usefulness. The phrase originated from age-old traditions in Indochina (Thailand, Myanmar). Back then, monarchs kept these rare (and burdensome) animals for the purposes of showcasing their wealth and power.

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The 12 Leadership Principles of Jesus

December 24th, 2012   •   no comments   

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The Nativity Cusco School from Brooklyn Museum (source: Wikimedia Commons)

Christmas is a most wonderful time of the year.

For some, it is a time of feasting, partying and making merry. 
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