Tag archive: curiosity

3 Interesting reads you may enjoy

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Photo credit – Igor Ovsyannykov via unsplash.com

Every day I see many emails, posts and articles that come through my various information feeds. Their volume can be overwhelming. We need to manage the influx of data in our lives. This post offers just three reads.

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Five self-education hacks that won’t cost you a fortune

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Photo credit – pexels.com

Attending training and conferences are expensive activities. If you are a sole trader or someone who pays for their own self-development, these may present an expense that you choose not to take on. There are ways around this.

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Three tips for managing difficult conversations

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Photo credit – Colt Hudson via unsplash.com

Truly listening to someone is one of the greatest gifts of generosity you can make. It is also a key component to being able to manage difficult conversations. Here are three tips that will aid you in being more effective in ALL conversations – not just the difficult ones.

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Understanding happiness and success

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Photo credit – Eli Defaria via unsplash.com

Happiness is often misunderstood. Many people think that when they achieve something they will be happy. When I get a better job, I will be happy. When I have more money, things will be good. In fact, it is the other way around. Success does not precede happiness. Rather, happiness precedes success.

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Learning opportunities for young and old

PIcture of two hands - one old, one young

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We know that you can teach an old dog new tricks, but can the old and young teach each other things? I would like to offer a resounding “yes!” I think working with young people opens up this possibility. Recent research supports this. That’s good news for us all.

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What you can learn from travel

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Photo credit – Luis Llerena via unsplash.com

Travel is educative. Even though you aren’t engaged in a formal learning program, you are picking up so many things informally. I was reminded of that travelling here and settling into some temporary accommodation. We have already had some challenges to provoke our learning.

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A Friday treat in a brand new food world

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Photo – author’s own

Exploring Japanese cuisine is just one of the delights that await us. Today’s experimentation was minor, but ascertaining the contents of packages is going to be fun. This one had savoury rice cracker snacks in it. There are all manner of snacks available – both salty and sweet. Fortunately the packaging showed the contents so we were confident in our purchase.

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