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Making your New Year a SMART one: Some tips to make your New Years' resolutions stick

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Published on Sun, 01/05/2014 - 10:31 by Guest Blogger

Two champagne glassesWe've all been there. Big Ben bongs, Champagne glasses clink and as the final strands of Auld Lang Syne disappear into the horizon your thoughts turn to the New Year. This year.

This year I'm going to...

My New Year's Resolution is to...

As T.S. Eliot said: “To make an end is to make a beginning.” It's a blank canvas: a fresh start. As of 00:00 on 1st January 2014 you can be or do anything you want to, (which may or may not be precipitated by the aforementioned Champagne!)

But all too often we find ourselves making grand declarations: “I'm going to go for a run five times a week,” without the ability to follow it through. So how do you make a decent resolution and actually stick to it? That's where SMART comes in:

Specific

Make your resolution/s specific – focus on what it is you would actually like to achieve. Want to see more of your friends in 2014? Your goal could be to put a date in the calendar each month to see a certain friend.

Judging vs Perceiving - certainty vs flexibility

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Published on Thu, 08/22/2013 - 07:41 by Bill McAneny

Railroad TracksJudging vs Perceiving is all about the need to plan and drive for closure vs the need stay flexible and keep options open. Judging types will want to plan the work, work the plan and drive with certainty towards known closure, whilst perceiving types will prefer to remain loose and indeed get energised by last minute pressures and things that don’t go according to plan. You remember at school there were people who prepare and plan in advance for exams whilst others crammed at the last minute, preferring the excitement of the deadline pressure; that is judging vs perceiving.

Five Reasons Why It Helps To Know Our Personality Types

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Published on Wed, 05/22/2013 - 16:36 by Dan Murfitt

Rubiks cubeIt doesn’t matter which profession we’re in, or what skills we possess, we all have a personality, and it comes packed with strengths, weaknesses, and everything in between. Exploring our personalities can help us both personally and professionally, so it’s something we should all probably take a little time to do.

“What is necessary to change a person is to change his awareness of himself.”

Abraham Maslow

So here are just five reasons why we should all get to know our personalities a little better:

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