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Both for personal and professional betterment
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I specialise in process improvement and provide a range of consulting services to help businesses overcome challenges and achieve their goals.
My 'Unleash Your Potential' page is a valuable resource for anyone interested in personal or professional development, with carefully handpicked recommendations and links that support my mission of continuous improvement and unlocking peoples skills and potential."
I find books are a great way to learn new skills, to better understand things in our everyday life & importantly, help us to unwind and relax.
We're all very busy, so long books are not always easy to get through, so I've handpicked some great books that are quick to read and really insightful and audio books for the commute or walks.
I've found Kindle Unlimited to be a great way to read a lot of books, cheaply, if you can read regularly.
Amazon's 30day free trial got me into reading more books quickly.
Amazon are also offering a Two month trial for 99p - that's a lot of learning!
Most of the books I share are ones I've read, or are on my reading list.
I must admit, I do also love Audio Books - Amazon do a 30 day free trial and
Prime Members can get two audible books during the trial.
Gets you thinking about how change happens and how we deal with the people around us.
We used this in Shell as part of the Six Sigma Green Belt workshops - insightful and simple, the way change should be.
It's also suitable for kids - gives them a fun way to subtly learn about people and changes.
(My boys have read it)
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Gets you thinking about what we want and how to keep the focus and adapt.
Helps to us to understand how difficult it can be for people who are resistant to change and how we can help them and ourselves.
Again, my kids have read this and liked it.
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Hope you find these recommendations helpful - I'll keep adding as I go.
ANT MIDDLETON SHARES HIS SECRETS ABOUT HIS POSITIVE MINDSET AND TEACHES YOU TO LIVE A LIFE WITH ZERO NEGATIVITY
23 Techniques to Relieve Stress, Stop Negative Spirals, Declutter Your Mind, and Focus on the Present (The Path to Calm)
I would recommend this on Audible
Written words doesn't do it justice
I've listened 3 times and loved it each time.
Inspiring and grounded - really entertains but gives lots of life lessons we can really relate to.
Recently listened on the way to a family funeral - have to say, I've never felt more prepared for such a sad event before.
Recently listened to this on Audible and now have the Wim Hof app and practising cold water and breathing.
Highly recommended to help make you feel more energetic and focused!
If you're an Amazon Prime member you could get both Greenlights and Wim Hof during their free trial offer - I don't think you'll be disappointed.
Millions of people have read these books, or listened to them as audio books - I'm sure you will find benefit in any of the recommendations I've placed here for you... Happy Reading & Listening.
To make the journey into The Power of Now you need to leave your analytical mind and its false created self, the ego, behind.
The book has sold millions of copies worldwide and has been credited with helping many readers find greater peace and clarity in their lives.
"I know that no matter where you are in your life, you want more! No matter how well you're already doing or how challenged you now may be, deep inside you there lies a belief that your experience of life can and will be much greater than it already is. You are destined for your own unique form of greatness."
One of the most inspiring and impactful books ever written, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People has captivated readers for nearly three decades. It has transformed the lives of presidents and CEOs, educators and parents—millions of people of all ages and occupations.
Hyperfocus by Chris Bailey is a practical guide to managing your attention – the most powerful resource you have to become more creative, get stuff done, and live a more meaningful life.
By Nick Hayes
Change is an inevitable part of life.
Whether it's a new job, a house move, or a major life event, we all experience change at some point in our lives. However, change can be difficult to manage, especially if you're not prepared for it.
I've compiled some top tips for managing the psychology of change:
The first step to managing the psychology of change is to accept that change is happening.
Denial or resistance to change can prolong the process and make it more difficult and can also cause us to be stressed.
Once you've accepted that change is happening, identify the specific changes that are taking place and consider how they will impact your life.
It's easy to get caught up in the chaos of change and lose sight of your goals.
These could be home/lifestyle, work related, bringing up children or a mix of them all.
Continuously focusing on your goals can help you stay motivated and on track.
Write down your goals and make a plan to achieve them. Stick them to the Fridge and take time to review your progress regularly - you can adjust your plans and ideas as needed.
A positive attitude can go a long way when it comes to managing the psychology of change.
Instead of focusing on the negative aspects of the situation, try to find the positives. This isn't always easy, so maybe write down a Pro/Cons list and focus on the Positives and question if the negatives are really that negative.
Consider how the change will benefit you in the long run and look for opportunities to learn and grow.
Read a book - the books I've recommended on my website are quick to read, but very empowering.
Key tip: Don't seek advice from those around us that are not positive themselves
Lifestyle changes, such as exercise, meditation, or healthy eating, can help manage stress and anxiety during times of change. Make sure to take care of your physical and emotional well-being during this time.
A 30min walk at lunchtime, close to the office or around the block really does make a big difference to our mood.
Couple the walk with some music you enjoy or as I've been doing for a while, listen to audio books.
My personal tip: I've walked through the woods with Harry Potter, Gandalf, Matthew McConaughey, Wim Hof, Rich Dad Poor Dad and Ant Middleton, as examples - Relaxing and Learning at the same time...
(I've left some links on my website for some great audiobooks)
Maybe drop the next coffee for water? Small things mount up over time.
Crucially, try and get more sleep than you're getting now.
Change is a process that takes time.
Be patient with YOURSELF and the PROCESS.
Remember that everyone adapts to change at their own pace. It may take weeks, months, or even years to fully adjust to a major life change.
In conclusion, managing the psychology of change can be challenging, but it's essential for personal growth and development. It's also important we take those closest to us, on the same journey.
Taking the first steps, continuously focusing on your goals, embracing positive thinking, considering lifestyle changes, and being patient can all help you successfully manage change in your life.
Remember that change is an opportunity to learn and grow, both in our personal lives and at work,
so embrace it with open arms