Author Archives: Barbara Clifford

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5 Ways for More Effective Communication & Less Stress

A lack of communication can increase stress and reduce efficiency and productivity. We can become frustrated that people are not understanding us or that conversations are not evolving the way they should. This makes all involved unproductive and this breakdown … Read more

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A Prayer for Serenity

The ‘Serenity Prayer’ is still a great philosophy for creating peace, calm and serenity in your life. Despite its age, it is still a worthy stress management tool, one that I need to use more often in managing my own stress.  The key to this tool, is all about focusing on what's within your … Read more

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Why do people blog?

Why do businesses need to write a blog? One of the common reasons is to be highly visible in Google Searches. Most businesses will write blogs to assist in their search engine optimization (SEO). Search engine optimization (SEO) is the process … Read more

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Conserve Your Energy

It is often after a holiday period we feel refreshed and restful, energized, and ready to kick into action with newfound enthusiasm, motivation and goals. We might feel pumped, full of aspirations, full of energy. So how do you conserve … Read more

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If you don’t have a problem, your business won’t grow

When I run training events, workshops or deliver coaching to people, and have a really good experience, I feel really good about it.  Do you feel that way? You feel really pumped, you think to yourself, "that was awesome, that … Read more

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Thank you

Why We Need to Say Thank You

A subtle, but very important tool in business is saying “Thank You”. Don’t underestimate the power of showing your appreciation and what it can do in terms of marketing and promotion. Saying Thank You can build: Rapport Trust Stronger Relationships. … Read more

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How to Destroy Your Heroes to Boost Your Confidence

There have been times in my life where I have put people up on a pedestal where I thought “Wow you are just so amazing. You've got so many skills and you're so extraordinary, talented, beautiful, good-looking, professional or confident. … Read more

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7 Reasons Why Busy Women Should Spend Time Outdoors

The great outdoors has always been hugely popular in Australia (we have plenty of space and great scenery!). But, many outdoor activities are still predominantly a man’s domain, and we want that to change.Spending time outdoors is fantastic for both … Read more

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3 Shortcuts to Building a Strong Team

These days everyone is busy! Regardless of who we are and how much we need to accomplish, we all have just 24 hours each day. Deduct the hours we need for sleep and it doesn’t leave us much time to … Read more

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Quieten That Busy Mind

Brain Noise & Multitasking I recently watched a performance of Queen performing live at Live Aid: Wembley London, 1985. Freddie Mercury had the audience in the palm of his hand. He had the attention of everyone in that audience. It … Read more