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Grow Mindfully

The Power of Books & Audio Books Well basically, if you didn't already gather, indeed obviously, reading expands your mind.  Listening equally so. This fast-paced, multi-faceted world deserved consciously carved space for your growth and there's an abundance of material to choose from. Work out how you want to change your life then grab the new knowledge and go forth…
Bianca Best
October 9, 2020
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Time Management Tips when the Demands Hit Thick and Fast

1. Design Your Week Your Way Okay, so remote working has proved we can indeed be effective without physical presenteeism but boy has it triggered intense virtual presenteeism as it's easier than ever to schedule a 'quick catch up'. 12 hours of Teams/Zoom calls all day and then having work to do is simply untenable. Don't do it. Take responsibility…
Bianca Best
October 9, 2020
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Retiring the Warrior Archetype

For many years I battled through life. I adopted masculine energy and stepped into an ethereal, engorged power stance as I fervently propelled myself forwards. I warred against internal and external resistance, defiantly donning armour as I assertively slayed the myriad obstacles in my path. I pushed through personal boundaries and obsessively chanted ‘feel the fear and do it anyway’. …
Bianca Best
September 25, 2020
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Presence: Bringing Your Boldest Self to Your Biggest Challenges | Amy Cuddy

Amazing, life changing book. Incredible science asserting that our physical stance can actually trigger hormone release which impacts our physiology ie stand powerfully and tall and you'll release more testosterone making you actually feel and BE more assertive, powerful and impactful. I use her guidance every single day; in every meeting, before every presentation, every time I feel apprehension I…
Bianca Best
January 9, 2020
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Seize Technology for Business & Personal Growth, Oh Yes

Have you seen Ken Robinson’s Ted Talk on how schools are killing creativity? Robinson laments an antiquated ethos lingering in our education system which enforces learning by rote. His point is that this yields little value later ‘out in the big wide world’ for our children who will enter adult life in the most unpredictable and volatile time in history.…
Bianca Best
April 7, 2019
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I Quit Sugar: Your Complete 8-Week Detox Program and Cookbook | Sarah Wilson

The why and the how. Proof is in the (non sugary!) pudding. I feel amazing without the toxin that is sugar in my diet. My body feels lighter and slimmer. I don’t agree with giving up fruit but definitely concur with everything else. The official book blurb for I Quit Sugar: Your Complete 8-Week Detox Program and Cookbook by Sarah Wilson…
Bianca Best
March 9, 2019
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Six ways to grow your brand using voice technology

Voice isn’t the future, it’s now. In this crazy, beautiful, daunting age of acceleration, we’re ensconced in the most intimate, transformational relationship with technology to date. Gone is the keyboard, the mouse, the screen, the (so far) necessary extension of our human selves and here now is the most natural and intuitive form of interaction — the voice. As Natural Language Processing…
Bianca Best
October 25, 2018
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How to Deal With Angry Leaders at Work

Today I had to soothe a frightened, disempowered woman I mentor externally into a calm and productive state again. A capable, hard-working, conscientious woman crumpled into a shaking, teary wisp of herself. The cause of her upset? An accusatory, angry chastisement from her boss. She had done no wrong.  In fact it was he who had errored!  But in his…
Bianca Best
January 31, 2018
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As A Man Thinketh | James Allen

This is a beautiful, timeless, short and sweet bible of sorts.  Written in 1903, the teachings are as valid and profound today as they were ground breaking when first popularised. Allen is the pioneer of popularist personal development literature. There are some gems to take heed of like... Circumstance does not make the man. It reveals him to himself.’  Oh…
Bianca Best
January 29, 2018