Ten Ways to Simplify Your Life

Written by Jennifer Ottolino

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6. Create priorities- Determinerepparttar 1-2 things you want to accomplish withinrepparttar 101929 next year for your career/business, home life, relationships, and self. Work only to those priorities. If your goal is to develop a new income generating product line, that is where you should spend significant time focusing your attention. It is very easy to get distracted from our priorities, because there is so much information out there that peaks our interest. How often do you get diverted to other projects and never finish what you were originally working? What happens? The year goes by and you did not accomplish any of your objectives. When new ideas do excite us, get an idea notebook and write all of your new ideas down for future projects. One note, if you find yourself working on everything but your stated priorities, it may be time to reexamine what you think you want. 7. Give yourself permission to relax- We live in a culture that has taught us that relaxing isrepparttar 101930 equivalent to being lazy so we have created lives that are bursting atrepparttar 101931 seams and don't give us time to think. There is another way, give yourself permission to relax. Revel in doing nothing. Give yourself time to just think and do nothing. You will be amazed at allrepparttar 101932 new and interesting discoveries that come to you. 8. If your struggling let it go- If something is a real struggle, or you can't come up with a solution drop it for awhile. Giving yourself a mental break will allow your brain to rest and therefore create new ideas. Have you ever woken up inrepparttar 101933 middle ofrepparttar 101934 night and had an aha? This happens for two reasons, 1) because you are relaxed, and 2) because you were not trying to direct your brain's thoughts. Giving yourself a mental break from a challenge is a great way to consciously create that aha. 9. Take care of yourself- Isn't it funny that we take better care of our cars than our bodies? Take care of your body and mind. Eat things that bring you a sense of energy and lightness. Eat to fuel your body. Exercise your body to reduce stress and clear your mind. Exercise your brain with new activities. This will go a long way in helping you feel more calm and relaxed. 10.Have fun- Why is it so hard for us to have fun? Make time each week to do something that brings you joy. Do something completely silly. Have fun with yourself. Laugh. Forget allrepparttar 101935 other stuff for awhile and just have fun. You will feel a whole lot better.

Jennifer Ottolino is a Personal and Professional Coach who works with individuals to create there ideal personal and professional life. We all have a path, are you walking yours? Visit her website at http://coachjen.com or subscribe to her monthly newsletter Life Tips at Lifetips@coachjen.com.

Creating Icebergs Out Of Hostility

Written by Peter Murphy

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To perform well whenrepparttar crowd is openly hostile it is critical to be able to maintain your composure. You will need to be cool under pressure despiterepparttar 101928 negativity that you see and hear in front of you. If you need a magic wand then anchoring isrepparttar 101929 answer.

Anchoring isrepparttar 101930 single most effective way of taking charge of your emotional state. With an anchor you can change how you feel in an instant, I devote an entire chapter to it in my e-book because it is such an important skill to master.

Consider for a moment - *if you could feel any way you wanted to, how would you like to feel inrepparttar 101931 face of hostility*

Write downrepparttar 101932 various answers that come to mind. Maybe you would like to feel confident, powerful, energetic, or even courageous.

Now, refer to my chapter on anchoring if you need a reminder, then set up an anchor for those resourceful feelings that you will need inrepparttar 101933 heat ofrepparttar 101934 moment whenrepparttar 101935 pressure is on.

Then later on when you are speaking, whenever you need to, you can fire your anchor and instantly go from feeling overwhelmed to feeling confident and strong.

Byrepparttar 101936 way, if you have never used anchoring you are in for a mind blowing experience.

3 Disaster Planning

The final stage is to run through worst case scenarios for your upcoming presentation. Think about what could go wrong, what might go wrong, and even, what is unlikely to happen that would be catastrophic if it did happen.

Then work out a plan to deal as best you can with each scenario. Until you have completed this stage you are not ready to facerepparttar 101937 crowd.

Byrepparttar 101938 way, you arerepparttar 101939 best person to devise your strategy because your approach must fit with your personality and presentation style. Make sure you feel happy with your plan before you decide to implement it, otherwise onrepparttar 101940 big day you could well end up getting stuck. Not knowing what to do, you could just end up feeling confused.

The presentation itself isrepparttar 101941 tip ofrepparttar 101942 iceberg - be sure you sculpt a fine iceberg that will not melt underrepparttar 101943 spotlight.

Peter Murphy *Would you like a free weekly ezine full of practical tips for communicating at your best under pressure* All new subscribers receive a free e-book with powerful strategies for being at your best. To subscribe send a blank email to:

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