Love is a verb

Life hacks, tips and perspective

I remember some lines from one of my favourite movies where the main character, a schoolteacher, asks his class why we read and write poetry. And he said, “We don’t read and write poetry because it’s cute. We read and write poetry because we are memb...

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Competition

Business Challenge

There will always be competition – embrace it. The competition keeps us on our toes. It compels us to push the envelopes and to innovate and try harder. Know the lay of the land and never dismiss the competitors. Respect them and always be professional. Adapt and change and differentiate....

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The Coolfidence Arsenal
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Business Challenges

Every working person has challenges with people. How to make an impression. How to build relationships. How to delight people. We could all use some inspiration and help from time to time.

A business needs capital so make sure you have the right skills in place to get your numbers in order. A good financial person is always key. The numbers may never lie, but they also don’t add up, unless someone is on top of that. Don’...

Finances
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You don't need an incredible idea to start a business. Sure, it helps if you invent something the world needs, but by simply doing something better than others has resulted in some extraordinary success stories. More importantly, you n...

Starting a New Business
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Life hacks, tips and perspectives

Common sense is not always common practice. There are unspoken rules that we need to follow. Professionalism. Respect. Honesty. And also, we need an element of imagination and creativity – a colourful way to get people loosened up.

Money pays the bills and it puts food on the table, but when it comes to be feeling motivated that is a function of something deeper. When you believe in something and feel inspired then you get motivated. Yes, money provides comfort a...

One fundamental truth about money and motivation
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Icebreakers

Connecting with people in this intense wired world is challenging. A light touch can go a long way to making people feel comfortable. When people are at ease people talk more freely and relationships develop.

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Mobile Levitation
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Cash in Hand
Cash in Hand
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Talking Points and Conversation Starters

Tired of talking about the weather? A bit of stimulus and curiosity are always good for making conversation. Icebreakers can help with the heavy lifting but sometimes just a hot topic can serve as the glue that binds two people.

Yes, Donald Trump’s politics are incoherent. But those who surround him know just what they want, and his lack of clarity enhances their power. To understand what is coming, we need to understand who they are.

Frightened by Donald Trump? You don’t know the hal...
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A virile, young Italian man was relaxing at his favourite bar in Rome, when he managed to attract a spectacular young blonde. Things progressed to the point where he invited her back to his apartment, and after some small talk, they re...

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The Coolfidence Box
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the Coolfidence kit

Want to break the ice, start conversations and increase the number of smiles in a room? The Coolfidence Box offers you fun tools and communication hacks to engage with others. It's the ultimate curated collection of original gizmos and goodies that have been tried and tested through years of research.

Get people talking in real life with these unconventional analogue ideas, they'll even keep you amused on your own. If you want to think outside the ordinary, you’ve got to think inside the box.

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