Do you take yourself too seriously? I know I do sometimes. Then again, sometimes I don't feel like acting my age either ...
Now this is a tricky one. Is yielding to others a good thing or a bad thing? Well, it depends.
So, having the X Factor doesn't necessarily mean that you'll end up singing in front of Simon Cowell - though, don't let me stop you from trying - but I think we all have, and can develop, something unique that adds value wherever we are and whoever we're with.
We're hearing a lot about productivity at the moment - or rather, the lack of it. Keeping up with technological advances is certainly part of the answer, but I can't help thinking that not everyone is making the most of their working hours and some people might even be knowingly wasting them - not you, of course!
'Wise men speak because they have something to say; Fools because they have to say something.'
If everyone is moving forward together, then success takes care of itself.
Has your nearest and dearest ever claimed they didn't know why you were upset with them: "What did I say....?", "Well it wasn't WHAT you said, but the way that you said it ..." sound familiar?
According to Daniel Goleman, the Emotional Intelligence (EI) guru, Self-Awareness consists of three competencies:
Although some people seem to be able to connect with others without any effort at all, it is a skill we can all develop and it’s a really important one because when we've built a rapport with someone it is easier to work with them and relate to them.
Now I don’t want to disappoint you – this article is not going to answer the age-old question of ‘which came first, the chicken or the egg?’, or even, ‘is there life on Mars?’