5 Natural Ways To Reduce Stress

Simple Stress Relief Tools Stress is everybody’s business. You could think you have it under control, but the truth is that stress has a way of creeping up on you, and causing drastic health repercussions. We live in a hectic world, one which requires our stress hormone, cortisol, to work overtime. However, this is far from the way this hormone was meant to act. The body’s stress reaction was supposed to be called into play when man’s survival was threatened, not when he or she was 5 minutes late to work. Today, regardless of what your stressor is, you need to find effective natural ways to reduce it. Do not… Read More

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6 Signs of People with a high EQ

My new article has been published on EI Hub: http://ei-hub.com/6-signs-of-people-with-a-high-eq/ Emotional intelligence might still be a highly underrated and yet the most important set of skills and character traits. EQ stands for emotional quotient. Opposite to “classic” intelligence, emotional talents are not related to mathematics or physics. It describes the ability to deal with our own emotions and the emotions of others. Goethe called it: “development of the heart.” People with a high EQ are able to assess and influence their own emotions as well as the emotions of others. In line with this, they are often successful in their jobs, even though they might possess limited professional qualifications. They… Read More

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Positive vs. negative Motivation

Why positive motivation is better for your brain I just scrolled through my LinkedIn news feed and noticed plenty of negative quotes. You find them on all social networking sites.  Motivation is the sum of motives for our readiness to act which means our pursuit of goals or targets based on emotional and neuronal activity.  Today we will not look at the topic in its complexity, but just pick out one factor constantly in front of our eyes. We will neither look at sources for motivation nor different models. “Negative motivation” can be defined as something we do out of fear or to avoid certain consequences, but we will further… Read More

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Winning the Game of Money 2017 Review

Is Brain-A-Thon 2017 worth your time? For those of you who do not know John Assaraf’s “Winning the Game of Money” and the complimentary annual “Brain-A-Thon”: At the end of this posts are links to articles that share details about the training and former Brain-A-Thons. You have every right to be a skeptic (just like me) when you read about the next “free” event. Time is the most precious good we have so that nothing is free. Ever. I have to correct myself. Sadly, most of these events are free. Free of value but full of sales pitches and shallow information. “Must attend”-event is an expression I have never used… Read More

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Boost your feeling of self-worth

Project Confidence is available now “I want more from life! I would love to be stronger. More daring. I want to be myself. Not afraid of doing my thing. I want to be open to people. And, hey, while we’re at it: I want to be more at peace with myself. I want to just say: I’m ok the way I am, no matter what others think.” Does that sound something like you? In my personal coaching sessions, I have the honor to serve people from different walks of life. If I had to define a common nominator, it would be a lack of confidence. Many of the problems of… Read More

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8 Hacks For More Confidence

Confidence is self-trust. How far we trust ourselves decides about our results. A former trainer of mine, Lester Karrass, famously said: “In business and in life – you don’t get what you deserve, you get what you negotiate.” The less faith you have in yourself, the weaker will you negotiate. You will settle for little. We ask for what we feel we are worth. People who lack confidence will neither ask nor get much from life. I put together for your 8 simple tips that allow you to increase your confidence and start re-negotiating with life. I will admit that the “simple tips” are a comprehensive collection of self-growth exercises. “Comprehensive… Read More

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The weight of life – A Short Story

A short story A student walked over to the wise old man. “Sir,” he said with a slow voice, “life is a heavy burden on my shoulders. It pushes me to the ground and I feel I will collapse under the weight.” “My son,” the old man said with a warm smile “life is lightweight like a feather.” “Sir, with all due respect, you must be mistaken. I feel life pressing me like a load of thousands of pounds. Tell me, what can I do?” “We put the burden on our shoulder ourselves.”, said the old man still smiling. “But … ” the young man started but the old man… Read More

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Dealing With Toxic People – Plan A and B

Remove toxic people from your life? It’s easy, right? If you spot a toxic person, you avoid them. That is Plan A. If only it were that easy … How can we tell a negative person from a destructive one? And what if they are our employees, family members, bosses or even our spouses? Why emotional intelligence helps dealing with toxic people Do toxic people exist? First, I would like to answer an ethical/philosophical question. Is it allowed to define other people as toxic? Or is it too simplified? Is it compatible with a mindful way of life? Is not every one of us a product of his upbringing and his… Read More

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8 Best Tips For Introverts

Extroverts benefit from these tips too! It’s difficult to be an introvert. Often it seems as if the surest way to be the center of attention is trying to avoid it. Most of our interests, character traits and likes have developed during our childhood. Our family, friends, our profession, and setbacks and failure – all of that influenced who we became and what is important to us. While you can change the color of your hair with some dye, the same does not apply to personality traits, for instance, introversion and extroversion. Introvert, extrovert, ambivert The third category is ambiverts (like myself). Introverted people are quiet while extroverted people are “loud”… Read More

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