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How to use mindfulness to stay ninja focused

In culture, Development, Effectiveness, Inspire, Learning, Personal Branding, Philosophy, Positive Thinking on November 4, 2016 at 4:56 am

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The words busy, dynamic and stress are so rampant in our vocabulary that we forget to stop and focus on the core elements that contribute to each day.

What if there was a way to choose how we describe our perspective simply by using other words or a different thought process? How would that assist us in making the most of our potential skills and talents without exhausting ourselves? Here’s where we could consider practicing mindfulness.

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Mindset and setting the mind

In Branding, Creative, Inspire, Language, Leadership, Learning, Personal Branding on December 22, 2013 at 3:58 am

So here we are. At the end of another year.

In the last few weeks, as Christmas approaches and every client wants everything completed and ‘signed off’ before we officially close for the holidays, it has become increasingly insane. So intensely busy on some days, the moments seem to disappear into thin air. But if we stop and capture them before they do, take the learnings from each experience, these moments become immortal. And become embedded in our minds.

I have also learnt how to master the art of juggling. Not that I never knew how to before, but I swear, my juggling skills have improved ten-fold. When multi-tasking different and several projects against conflicting deadlines, this is crucial. It’s partly due to this adeptness at juggling that my sanity is still intact.

Another thing I have mastered is the art of negotiation. You kinda need to in order to juggle, handle expectations, and work out a win-win solution.

And negotiation doesn’t just stop there, where you negotiate with others to manage your time effectively. Part of the success of juggling a busy schedule is negotiating with your mind. You need to will it to have the same approach as you would when eating an elephant, to borrow the phrase. One chunk at a time. Or climbing Mount Everest for that matter; one step at a time. Take it one day at a time, one project at a time, one issue at a time.

More importantly, it’s about the attitude you take when you’re eating your elephant. Or climbing Mount Everest. Or working on a project the client wanted done yesterday.

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The power of yes

In Branding, Communication, Inspire, Personal Branding on September 22, 2013 at 10:45 am

John Wayne once said, “Courage is being scared to death, but saddling up anyway.”

I love this little quote. It’s become my absolute daily mantra. Each day, we all face little decisions we need to make. Some days more than others, these decisions are bigger and take a life-changing turn.

This little quote truly resonates with me. Courage isn’t about always being brave. Courage is about being human and acknowledging the fear, but facing it anyway.

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Making a positive mark with your personal brand

In Branding, Communication, Inspire, Marketing, Personal Branding on September 12, 2013 at 10:16 am

I recently wrote a blog about personal branding. Today I want to talk about what personal branding is. And what it isn’t.

Personal branding isn’t about self-promotion. It’s not about how much money you have. And it’s not about how many people know you.

Personal branding is about who you are and how you project yourself. It’s about the three words that come to mind when people think of you. It’s about the impression you give when you first meet someone. It’s about how others remember you.

Remember: Everything that you say, do, and think feeds into your personal brand.

And remember: Personal branding is not bound by social conventions. It is limitless and driven only by your core values.

And the thing about personal branding is that it’s not about what you do as a profession that sets who you are. It is about who you are.

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