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What They Didn’t Tell You About Listening

Most people think about themselves as having good communication skills, even though communicating efficiently is not an easy task. The reason behind this bias in self-assessment is often a false assumption shared with many people that communicating efficiently equals to communicating a lot. But the truth is that communication does not start with talking. It starts with listening.

And the really good communicators are those who can do both at the same time.

Do you find it hard to talk & listen parallelly in an everyday situation? Learn how you can do it by using a strength you already apply in most of your conversations in life!

3 Questions To Change Perspective Before The Conflict Escalates

We use various strategies to to cope with different conflicts in our lives. But regardless of our strategy, there is one thing that we always try to prevent: the conflict escalating and getting out of hand. We offer 3 simple but powerful questions that will help you keep things calm.

How to Turn Your Self-Awareness Into Changes In Your Everyday Life

We spend so much time in autopilot mode we tend to believe that self-awareness is a distant and abstract thing we can only reach by three hours meditation every day or by having a spiritual awakening during a one-year trip in India. But that is simply not true. Self-awareness is available for everyone and can be raised and developed consciously.

By following these 5 practical steps you can not only raise your self-awareness, but you can also turn it into tangible changes in your everyday life.

How To Stay Focused: 4 Steps To Pacify Distractions

Multitasking is old school. Everybody knows we can’t do it. But from time to time we still catch ourselves doing it, and we struggle with finding how to stay focused. The key is how we can handle our inner distractions. Follow these 4 steps to learn how.

Symbols Beyond Words: Visualize What You Want To Become In The Future

A few years ago we were planning to move to a house with garden with my family. Back then we lived in a nice flat in the city with all its advantages. We all wanted bigger space, direct garden connection, fresh air, but still we loved our cosy flat a lot as well. So, we were moving slowly and ambiguously in this house-buying project. Till the day when my husband came home from work in the afternoon and stuck a flipchart paper on the wall of the living room with the printed picture of the house we spotted.

The Life Coach in Your Pocket: How to Get the Most out of Symblify

Symblify is a unique self-coaching app that helps you to deal with your difficult problems on your own. It has an amazing methodology of using symbols beyond words. In this post you can find practical tips on how to get the most out of this game changer life coach app. 10 proven techniques you can try today.

7 Inspiring Apps I Would Bring to a Desert Island

There are tons of useful and entertaining apps available out there and I use a lot of them myself regularly. But only a few of them are truly inspiring me in the everyday rush. I made this subjective list of my personal favorites to keep me inspired and to help me turn my ideas into tangible outcomes. Here is my top 7.

Make Feedback Fuel Your Personal Growth

Let’s be honest: we have a complicated relationship with feedback. We’d like to know how others see us, we need it for our personal growth, but we don’t like when it hurts. Good news are that you can take actions to get feedback you can really benefit from and to use feedback that are not perfectly gave. Here is how.

First Step Towards Empathy: How To Improve Your Listening Skills

If we want to communicate efficiently, the first thing we need to excel in is not talking, but listening. However strange it seems, listening is as difficult as expressing our thoughts or asserting our interests. Listening skills are not only the prerequisites of all successful conversations but also the first steps towards being empathetic. And as we can learn empathy, we can improve our listening skills too. Here is how you can do it.

Everything Is Allowed That Is Not Forbidden

There’s a rule, a surprisingly simple yet extremely important rule that’s necessary to reach your full potential in life. Memorize this rule, because it will help you in various situations, challenges and difficulties in life. This single rule will make a difference when it’s about success or failure, advancement or stall, ease or hardships. Start applying it today!

What Do You Have To Do With This As A Leader?

What Do You Have To Do With This As A Leader?

Being a leader is always difficult. It comes with hard decisions, long workdays, conflicts, people problems and stress. And it always comes with responsibility. Whether we like it or not. Learn one simple question that turns you from being a victim into being in charge in any given leadership situation.

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Do You Really Know Your Team Members?

Do You Really Know Your Team Members?

As leaders, we are always in action mode when trying to do our best in achieving business goals. A lot of managers are afraid of slowing down from this action mode because they would feel themselves unproductive. But if you want to know your team members better and lead them in a way that unlocks their full potential, you will have to regularly switch to observation mode. Let’s see a simple and practical way to do that, and its benefits in your leadership practice!

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First Step Towards Empathy: How To Improve Your Listening Skills

If we want to communicate efficiently, the first thing we need to excel in is not talking, but listening. However strange it seems, listening is as difficult as expressing our thoughts or asserting our interests. Listening skills are not only the prerequisites of all successful conversations but also the first steps towards being empathetic. And as we can learn empathy, we can improve our listening skills too. Here is how you can do it.

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Everything Is Allowed That Is Not Forbidden

There’s a rule, a surprisingly simple yet extremely important rule that’s necessary to reach your full potential in life. Memorize this rule, because it will help you in various situations, challenges and difficulties in life. This single rule will make a difference when it’s about success or failure, advancement or stall, ease or hardships. Start applying it today!

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Communication Is Not Rocket Science If You Start With These 5 Essential Steps

So many of my clients want to learn “advanced tricks” to improve their communication skills. But the truth is that in most of our everyday conversations we don’t have to use any “advanced” techniques. In fact, a significant amount of the difficult conversations we bump into is an escalation of an everyday situation where we should have used “basic” communication skills better to prevent the discussion getting out of hand. Let’s see 5 essential, still easy-to-use steps that will instantly enhance your communication skills in any conversations!

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Try These 4 Creative 15-min Exercises to Excel in Leadership

Many leaders don’t have time for complicated development programs, still want to deal with their leadership self-improvement in a regular way. That’s why I gathered these funny and creative short exercises you can do once a week to keep continuous self-improvement an organic part of your life. They only take about 15 minutes from your life a week, so give them a try today!

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Symbols Beyond Words: Visualize What You Want To Become In The Future

A few years ago we were planning to move to a house with garden with my family. Back then we lived in a nice flat in the city with all its advantages. We all wanted bigger space, direct garden connection, fresh air, but still we loved our cosy flat a lot as well. So, we were moving slowly and ambiguously in this house-buying project. Till the day when my husband came home from work in the afternoon and stuck a flipchart paper on the wall of the living room with the printed picture of the house we spotted.

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