Conquer Your Clutter

September 17, 2009
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Are You In The Midst Of Clutter Chaos? If, like me, you’re a recovering clutterbug (or if you’re still a dyed-in-the-wool pack rat), you’ll undoubtedly recognise the following scenarios: Your desk at work (or at home) is covered in several ramshackle piles of paper – in no discernible order; Your house is only ever tidy for very […]

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7 Simple Steps To Productivity

September 13, 2009
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Who couldn’t use some simple tips for boosting their productivity? Many books have been written on the subject, but in my experience, the basics always boil down to these seven points: 1. Learn To Distinguish The Important From The Urgent We all know urgent when we see it – a ringing phone, a crying child, an […]

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Byron Katie, Part 3: RELATIONSHIPS

September 11, 2009

“When you don’t love the other person, it hurts, because love is your very self.  And you can’t make yourself do it!  You can’t make yourself love someone.  But when you come to love yourself, you automatically love the other person.  You can’t not.  Just as you can’t make yourself love us, you can’t make […]

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Byron Katie, Part 2: MONEY

September 11, 2009

“The story ‘I need more money’ is what keeps you from realizing your wealth.  Whenever you think your needs are not being met, you’re telling the story of a future.  You’re supposted to have exactly as much money as you have right now.  This is not a theory: this is reality.  If you don’t believe […]

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Four Questions That Can Change Your Life: The Work of Byron Katie

September 10, 2009

“there is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so.” – Hamlet Act 2, Scene 2, 250-251 Limiting Beliefs: The Dream-Stoppers Of all the obstacles that beset us on our journey to living our dreams (and you can be sure there will be obstacles along the way – that’s part of the deal) […]

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Q & A: “How Do I Decide What Business To Build?”

August 31, 2009

* * * Dear Brian, I have a bit of an unusual problem, I think. I want to get back to work after having a baby, and I think I’d love to have my own business, but I have no idea what area to set myself up in. I like the idea of it, but when […]

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No Goal Too Small

August 28, 2009
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Recently, a new client told me – in an almost guilty tone of voice – “I don’t really have any goals. I’m just not ambitious. I suppose I just want to be happy.” I told her that that sounded like the perfect goal to me. “But I thought I needed to have a big, dramatic, […]

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Icons, Allies and Archetypes: The Cheerleaders of Your Imagination

August 22, 2009

 “No man is an island, entire of itself.” – John Donne Sculpture by Alexander Kosolapov  My aim in Lifecrafting is to share with you as many useful resources and ideas as I possibly can, in order to help you craft a life you love. Seeking out your gifts and talents; learning to deal with resistance […]

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The Myth of Motivation

August 15, 2009

What is motivation? We all know when we have it – and when we don’t. When it’s missing, we chide ourselves in the hope that that will make it appear again. Wikipedia defines it for us as “the internal condition that activates behavior and gives it direction”. In our society, we’re often told – explicitly and […]

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The Pitfalls of Positive Thinking

August 1, 2009

  The shelves of the self-help section of our local bookstores groan with the weight of hundreds of books appealing to us to apply positive thinking as a means of building a better life. From affirmations to The Law of Attraction, it’s clear that thinking positively is big business. It seems logical. It makes sense […]

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