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Who do you look like?

We have all heard the dictum that like attracts like… But does it apply to dogs and their owners as shown in the cartoon below? I leave that in the capable hands of dog experts… Whereas I can lean in on the case of business people attracting the resources and support they deserve. I know […]

You are more committed to being sick than achieving your dream(s)

I bet you’re skeptical, even defiant this is not the case. Surely you want your dreams to come true more than you want to be sick… Maybe, maybe not. Let me explain. I know a lot of busy people. People who complain they don’t have any time to do anything, especially the things necessary for […]

Procrastination

Remember, today is the tomorrow you worried about yesterday. Whenever I see or read quotes (or jokes) like this, they make me laugh while at the same time wonder if people get the REAL MESSAGE. I know too many people who procrastinate and self-sabotage their career and success. They are their biggest obstacles to just […]

Skirt Suit And Cufflinks

I a recent BRW Magazine article, the discussion of the importance of first impressions came up (yet again). I’ve blogged about this topic under the theme of Erotic Capital – an academic term that sounds provocative and yet just makes common sense in a world that is dominated by appearance and perceptions A report: The […]

Sharks without sharp teeth

If sharks can be made to look less menacing without sharp teeth, what does that mean for us humans? As I’ve blogged before, you can’t afford to be ugly, especially when there are cosmetic dentists like Dr Cary Fraser who can provide dental solutions like Invisalign!  

Weird things people do

As a reader of this and my other blogs, you know one of the underlying concepts of Exponential Mindset Thinking is what I call antimimeticisomorphism. Today’s post is about some weird things successful people do, Based on a Scientific American Magazine article, among many interesting facts, reveals that Dean Kamen, known for the invention of […]

Five Reasons why you should get a Training and Assessment Qualification

I have to admit that I am biased – with 5 university degrees, I know the value of an “education”… Completing a training and assessment qualification is a good idea for just about anyone. Whether you’re an artist or a scientist, having this qualification opens up a wide range of employment opportunities. You can choose […]

How to Stand Out at Interview Time

The dreaded job interview. I can hear your pulse racing already, and honestly, I don’t blame you. I used to be terrified of interviews, whether they be first, second or third, the open-ended question fiesta climbed under my skin a millisecond after excited adrenaline left my system and opportunity turned to despair. Great, now I […]

A positive twist on negative thinking?

Positive thinking seems to be one of the hippest trends of modern management and popular ‘gurus’.  But a review of the empirical evidence, released a few months ago by the University of New South Wales, found those who think negatively actually have stronger memories, make better judgements, are not as gullible, are less selfish, and […]

Vacuums and voids

You may be aware of the scientific theory that ‘nature abhors a vacuum’.  In quantum mechanics, it’s referred to as the vacuum state, which basically means there’s no such thing as a vacuum. Let’s say, for example, that you created some kind of glass container closed off to all physical particles.  From the outside looking […]