5 things you can do instead of complaining

30-Mar-2017 16:40:08

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by Yolanda Graham

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It’s always tempting to complain when you’re frustrated about someone or something.

You rant about every wrong and when your colleagues agree with you, you feel satisfied.  But then nothing changes, and the next time you encounter the same problem, you make the same complaints.

Complaining makes you feel good, but ultimately, it’s unproductive. The problem will continue to exist, and you will feel drained from the negativity – unless you do these five things instead of complaining.

 

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10 things you can do to instantly brighten a colleague’s day

23-Mar-2017 16:26:00

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by Yolanda Graham

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You don’t have to wait until your colleagues are stressed out to do something nice. Here are ten things you can do to brighten a colleague's day and add to workplace cheer.

 

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Feeling like a mess? 5 steps to getting your life in order

16-Mar-2017 16:32:23

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by Yolanda Graham

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You had a dream for your life. You wanted to do well in your career, have lots of money, eat good food, be happy, and go on lots of holidays. Instead, you’re full of self-doubt, deep in debt, and feeling dissatisfied with your life. You start to think that your life is your fate and that your dream life will never come true.

Here’s the thing: You have the power to change your life. While external factors may present some complications, the power is within you to make the life you want.  

If you’re feeling down and think your life is a mess, follow these 5 steps to get your life in order.

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How to be more assertive at work

02-Mar-2017 17:34:04

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by Yolanda Graham

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Assertiveness is an important skill to develop for several reasons:

  • People respect you for being assertive
  • People are less likely to take advantage of you in a negative way
  • It shows that you have strong leadership and communication skills

While people may mistake being aggressive for being assertive, the two are completely different things. Assertiveness earns you respect, while aggression provokes fear. The third behaviour on this spectrum is being unassertive, which is typically the personality that people tend to take advantage of. Here are some examples to illustrate the differences:

 

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5 no-nonsense ways to beat procrastination

28-Feb-2017 17:59:49

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by Yolanda Graham

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Do you put the “pro” in procrastinate?

You just don’t feel like starting a task because the deadline isn’t “now.” You probably tell yourself that you “work better under pressure.” And so you start browsing social media, reading the news, and give in to other distractions.

What’s likely to happen, however, is that as time looms closer to the deadline, you’re far from completing your tasks. You start to wish you had started earlier, panic, and feel irritated with anyone who tries to talk to you as you try to meet your deadline.

As Victor Kiam, the American entrepreneur said, “Procrastination is opportunity’s assassin.” And of course, he’s right. You’re unlikely to be able to grab hold of new opportunities when your hands are still busy with an old one.

So if you want to quit the habit, here are five no-nonsense ways to beat procrastination.

 

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