Using positive language to sell yourself

One of the most useful seminars I ever attended was about selling.  Selling anything – products, services, yourself.  The presenter talked about how the language you use can help the listener to feel either positive or negative. Think of listening to someone talk.  If they include a word like “unfortunately”, “but”, “however” or “although” in… Continue reading Using positive language to sell yourself

Find your Ikigai

The inhabitants of the Japanese islands of Okinawa are known for their longevity.  They also believe in the idea that everyone has an ikigai – a reason for living, the source of value in your life.  They believe that to live a long and happy life you need to work out what this is. If… Continue reading Find your Ikigai

Make that change!

So many of us have been forced to make major changes in the way we lead our lives over the past few weeks.  This may well have felt uncomfortable and unsettling at first. But’s it’s amazing how quickly new habits can be formed and your new life begins to feel normal.  Indeed it might now… Continue reading Make that change!