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Salary Negotiation Tips

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In the current economic climate more and more of us are finding ourselves struggling financially. This is due to a mixture of factors. On the one hand we are facing ever increasing inflation that’s seeing the products we used to get cheaply start to sore in price and really hurt our wallets (food shopping is no longer fun… ), but then at the same time we are also struggling in our...

How to Be Your Boss

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If you have been working at the same dead end job for years and years and are finally ready to take the plunge and open up your own business then it may be time for you to become your own boss. If you really think about it, not having to answer to anyone but yourself is certainly an appealing prospect. Many families have businesses that they pass down from generation to generation but for the...

How to Fill Your Life With Positive Things?

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Positive thinking is laughter’s closest cousin and a powerful energy to be reckoned with. It may saturate our brain with imagery and words that can lead us to happiness and success in life. People who are continuously positive and active, expect and eventually get the anticipated level of success. They have an uncanny ability to flip negative thoughts into positive ones and move forward. Overall...

How to Be Intimidating

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Being intimidating is not usually on a person’s list of priorities. However, once in awhile it really does come in handy. Some people are born with personalities which make them intimidating no matter what they do or say while others are milder in spirit and temperament. For these people being intimidating as a result of a situation in which it is called for can be very difficult. The good news...

Costs and Benefits of Anger in the Workplace

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Costs Anger can have many devastating impacts in the workplace. This subject may even evoke the thought of shootings in workplace with tragic casualties. Such incidents often bear the highest prices, in terms of psychological trauma, financial losses, loss of productivity and lingering confusion. Anger can turn into the most costly and the most extreme manifestation: violence. Non-violent anger...

How to Stop Talking to Yourself

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Talking to yourself is quite the strange habit that can get you some odd looks and that can make you feel a bit unusual. It is simply the act of talking your internal monologue and speaking it aloud and while it’s no harm to anyone, some people will nevertheless want to nip the habit in the bud as it’s not exactly considered normal. That said, before you go about trying to stop...

Why Do I Take Things Too Seriously?

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Taking things too seriously is in a way a very admirable and pleasant quality. It means that you are earnest and honest and it probably means that you want to make sure everything is just so and everyone is happy. However at the same time it can also be something of a nightmare for you as it means that you are stressing and upset about things that really shouldn’t matter. At the same time...

How to Stop Racing Thoughts at Night

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Having a lot of thoughts is a good thing. A racing mind is an active mind and if you’re the sort of person who thinks at a hundred miles an hour then chances are that you impress your friends, that you have lots of good ideas and that you are going to go far in life – in your career and in your personal life. However there are times when racing thoughts can be a burden and when you just...

How to Overcome Irrational Thinking

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Irrational thoughts are something that plague us all from time to time and that can cause a lot of problems. These are the kinds of thoughts that make us worried that something bad has happened to our loved ones when we have no evidence to suggest it (if something bad had happened, chances are you would have heard from someone), that make us worry that we’ve left the stove on, that make us...

Occupational Stress Management

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Many of us deal with stress every day and a lot of us have accepted this as a simple fact of life – very sad when you think about it. We go on holidays to relax and every now and then we will have a quiet evening in where we put our feet up and read a book – but these are really only brief bits of respite in between the daily grind of stress. Is this really the way life is meant to be? Most of us...

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