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4 Easy Ways to Feel Better About Yourself

Life isn’t always what you expect it to be, is it? When the results you hope for don’t manifest themselves, this can sometimes leave you questioning your self-worth and abilities. It’s easy to fall into that trap of discouragement.

The good news is that you can also get yourself right out of that melancholy mood!

Whenever you’re down in the dumps, it’s important that you take action to start feeling better about yourself. Dwelling on the negative and remaining in a depressed state is unhealthy. After a while, you’ll feel like you’re moving backward instead of forward. This makes it challenging to get back to a positive mindset.

Try these easy tips to restore your belief in you:
1. Reflect on past successes. If you’re honest with yourself, you’ll begin to realize that you’ve enjoyed many successes in the past.

* Reflect on how great you felt when you earned something you worked extremely hard for.

* Think about the impact you’ve had on your peers when you accomplished something that they all would’ve loved to accomplish themselves.

2. Know that you’re uniquely created. You have a special blend of talents, abilities, personality, appearance, and purpose that is different from everyone else on the planet. There is no one else like you and that’s a wonderful thing!

* Remember times in the past when you came up with your own solution to a challenge that made things better for you or those around you.

* Since you’re the only person like you around, why not focus on your unique abilities and put those to work to evoke positive change in your life? Setting your new ideas in motion will go a long way toward restoring your self-confidence.

3. Do something you’re good at. A sure way to boost how you feel about yourself is to do something you already know you’re good at. Having even a small success is a great way to build reassurance and focus on the positive.

* It’s okay to need that self-reassurance from time to time. It’s a challenging time in a tough world, and it’s easy for outside influences to dampen your drive. Remind yourself that you’re a star in a part of the sky where nobody else shines quite as bright.

* Proving to yourself that you can do something often gives you just enough motivation to get past that rough patch.

4. Make someone else feel special. Making a positive impact on someone else’s life is one of the most empowering and uplifting experiences you can have!

* Try volunteering at a local agency that helps those less fortunate than you. So many lives need a caring touch. Taking the opportunity to help them will enable you to feel that much more worthy.

* Encouraging another person who lacks self-esteem can bring the kind of inner satisfaction which allows you to see your own true purpose. In fact, you may sometimes forget about your own hardships for a while because you’re so focused on helping someone else overcome theirs.

Try not to dwell on the negative feelings you might have about yourself. Instead, celebrate all the great qualities you have inside and share those with the world. Take the time to reflect on your blessings and you’ll begin to see for yourself how awesome and special you really are.

Want To Optimise Your Work-Life Balance?

It’s something that everyone wants to do. You slave over a desk for 60 hours a week to maintain your internet marketing business, and end up with the opposite of what you wanted. Your dreams of liberating yourself from work are over and you’re back to where you started; working too hard and for too little lifestyle enjoyment. There are two ways to deal with this — bury yourself in your work, or learn from what’s happened and develop an internet marketing income that scales to your life and your abilities.

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Success: You’re Not Alone

Somewhere on your road to success, you’ll begin to understand that you are really never alone.  There are amazing sources of strength and help everywhere you look—you just have to use them.  You’ll have to look to find them and then know how to use them, but it beats the heck out of not having them at all!

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“A Better You” Your 7 day program to self-improvement

I have lost count of how many times I’ve read and heard of so-called celebrity marriages failing. Not that I care (and personally I don’t), it seems strange that we often see movie and TV stars as flawless people, living the fairytale life of riches and glamour. I suppose we all have to stop sticking our heads in the clouds and face reality.

There are many ways to lose your sense of self-esteem despite how trivial it could get. But whatever happens, we should all try not to lose our own sense of self.

So what does it take to be a cut above the rest? Here are some of the things you can think and improve on that should be enough for a week.

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CUSTOMER SERVICE : Service With A Smile

You’ve heard it said before, it takes more muscles to frown than it takes to smile, but do we?

No, not often enough is the answer! And that’s bad for business.

I know the weather’s lousy most of the time and we’re susceptible to SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder) over the winter months but here’s an opportunity to save energy and make you feel good about yourself – SMILE.

It will also make your customers feel good about you.

It’s really important to make customers feel welcome, especially on the first encounter. As we all know people buy from people and the better that personal interaction is the more likely customers are to buy from you, rather than a competitor.

However, you also need to give customers some space – don’t harrass them. How many times have you walked into a shop and had a sales assistant accost you before you’ve cleared the threshold? The converse, ignoring you completely, is equally commonplace and wrong.

In the past few weeks I’ve encountered the very best and worse in customer service.

The best was with a sales assitant called Kat (she wore a name badge – another good idea) in Harveys, Inverness. My wife and I were in to buy a couple of recliner armchairs. Kat approached us, after we were well inside the shop, to enquire what we were looking for and pointed us in the direction of appropriate items on display. She then left us to try them out, before returning to enquire how she could help us. We went through all the options, discussed price and proceeded to make a purchase. Not only was she very pleasant, she was also very knowledgable – clearly very well trained.

A few days later I had the misfortune to call into the Spar shop in Carrbridge to buy some bits for lunch. Two young sales assistants were in attendance, but neither smiled nor spoke, even the one who took my money. Albeit, they seemed to have no difficulty speaking to each other whilst I was there. It is difficult to recall an instance when I felt more of a nuisance, whilst parting with my hard earnt cash. Clearly, a training issue there.

Interestingly, Kat isn’t British! Is that a coincidence, I wonder?