3 Ways to Shut Down Negative Thinking

If you are on the quest to get your PQ (Positive Intelligence) over 75 so you can drastically improve your chances of fulfilling your potential, join the club.AntiNegativeThinking

If you are honest enough with yourself to know you either beat yourself up or know your thoughts gravitate too much towards the unhelpful, keep reading too.

While you need to be an optimist to begin with to make it in sales/business development/being self-employed, most people are still going to fall short in achieving what they really want.

What to do differently:

1. When you have a negative thought which includes being critical of yourself, others or circumstances, by far the most important thing to do is to catch it – notice it. You will likely be shocked how often your inner ‘judge’ says something (miserable) to you! Continue Reading…

21 Ways to Reach Your Goals By Dec. 31st

1. Create Your Own Definition of Success

Are you chasing something you haven’t identified clearly? It is very easy to fall into the trap Number 21of assuming that making more money is the answer to almost all of your problems and will bring you more happiness. Yet there is no research that supports this once people earn beyond $30,000/year.

Surely you want a definition that becomes a target to aim at each day (your purpose really) and, preferably, so you can feel success every day even if you are aiming for the stars. Maybe you end up changing your goals with the clarity of what’s really important to you.

2. Know Your One Thing Continue Reading…

Positive Intelligence: The Fastest Way to Increase Your Achievement

Most people today live in relatively constant distress and anxiety.” Can you relate and wouldn’t you love to change it?

In his inspiring new book, Positive Intelligence: Why Only 20% of Teams and Individuals Achieve Their True Potential and How You Can Achieve Yours, Shirzad Chamine (Chairman of CTI – the largest coach-training organization in the world) argues that most people do not achieve their full potential because too many negative thoughts of self-doubt and criticism slow them down and hold them back.

He argues that your positive intelligence (PQ) rating needs to be 75/100 or higher = three positive thoughts for every negative one.

(If you’re wondering what your PQ is now, there’s a free two-minute test on his site: www.positiveintelligence.com)

The book outlines the three strategies you need to work on to speed up reaching your potential:
1. Weaken your mental Saboteurs
2. Strengthen what he calls the ‘Sage’ part of your brain
3. Strengthen your PQ brain muscles Continue Reading…

Four Ways to Be More Persuasive

In his excellent book Persuasion, James Borg’s argues that becoming more persuasive is a learnable skill. Since life is all about people and how we deal with them, getting better at this is NOT about techniques and manipulating others, but rather about who you ARE as a person.Persuasive

This includes things such as how well you: listen, keep people’s attention, read non-verbal cues, recall information, deal with difficult people and say the right thing at the right time.

Our challenge is in unlearning bad habits and unhelpful ways of thinking.

1.  Show more empathy:
One of the big challenges in our culture is that we “are almost conditioned to expect” that others are trying to persuade us to do or believe what fits with THEIR agendas rather than ours. Think about that: this suggests that we are not very trusting. When we sense that someone truly empathises with us, “we can’t help but be receptive.” Continue Reading…

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