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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Marketing & Selling

Business Challenge

Marketing is a bottomless pit, but don’t let it bleed you dry. Get clever with your marketing mission. There are many ways to create buzz and to get people excited. Your staff and your customers are your best marketing weapons – tap into this. Selling is about persuading people an...

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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.

Ideas don't move mountains - people do. Yes, ideas are important, but people are fundamental. Surround yourself with good people. Building a company is about people developing and nurturing a culture. Motivating the people around you i...

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Don’t be afraid to start – just don’t get analysis paralysis. Be agile, and try things, even if they are not perfect. And if you fail, then learn from the mistakes and try again, Or, call it a day, and try something totally different....

Failure Does Not Mean It Is Over
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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.

Be professional – don’t arrive late for meetings. In fact, arriving a bit earlier is always a good thing. But, if you genuinely get stuck on route and you do arrive late then act gracefully and do the right thing – apologize and be sin...

5 tips in case you arrive late for a meeting
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When you kiss ass with flair and creativity, everyone wins. Do it with a smile and be sincere. Say what you mean and mean what you say. Bonding with people is about being yourself and it is about keeping your promises. Connecting with...

4 insights on how to bond with people
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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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Letter Better
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Hole in Hand
Hole 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.

Books brothers
Books brothers
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Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated

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Because a smile in real life is better than a like online

The Coolfidence Box
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the Coolfidence kit

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