I was speaking recently with a friend and we got to talking about hobbies, things that we do purely for our own enjoyment and pleasure. Now, this friend likes to indulge in his artistic side but he confessed that he found he was not getting the enjoyment he had expected from his hobby. After we…Details
Sometimes people make us angry, and we find it hard to let go of that anger; it burns away inside of us, growing and eating away. Yet by allowing that person to make us angry, we are giving them power over us which does not serve us well. It is unhealthy and it harms us. But how can we overcome that anger?Details
“Never assume, for it makes an ASS out of U and ME.” – Anon. For reasons which are not worth going into right now, my back garden lawn is currently massively overgrown, the tallest bits of grass reaching 3 feet (or 1 meter, depending upon your measurement unit of choice!). Finally I decided it was…Details
I have found that empowerment in life is about simply looking at what is happening for you instead of what is happening to you. – Anon. When my job was made redundant and I found myself out of work with only 3 days notice of it happening, it would have been very easy to react…Details
For too many of us, the prospect of failing is so negative that we would rather not try something than try and risk failing. But in doing so, all we do is guarantee we won’t succeed, instead of opening ourselves up to the greatest learning opportunities we can have…Details
How often in life do we hit a metaphorical brick wall, look for a way round, fail to find it and then simply give up? What if, instead of just giving up because we could not find a way, we set out to make our own way? How much more do you think you could accomplish in life if you didn’t give up bit if you did make your own way when there was not one to be found? And more importantly, how can we achieve this?Details
Great company with sparkling flowing conversation, it’s hard to beat it.
Once you are in that zone, with the conversation flowing freely, it is easy to contribute one’s own observations and experiences especially when the topic comes to something one likes.
And here are some ways to help you enter that zone much more easily.
But we never find ourselves magically in the middle of such conversation, they all have to start somewhere.
With the dreaded Small Talk! If only there was a way to master it…Details