6 ways to tune your mindset for success

by Emma Trusz Self Improvement
Have you ever had trouble getting your head in the game? Have you ever felt like you can’t seem to get out of your own way? You’re not alone! Our minds are so full of clutter, to do lists, worries and that annoying little negative voice that it can be difficult to get clarity and focus on who we want to be and what we want to achieve. Perhaps it’s time to do some work on your mindset. Abraham Lincoln once ...
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Aspiring to Self Acceptance

by Emma Trusz Relationships, Self Improvement
We all like to think or at least pretend that we’ve got it all together, whether that’s due to pride, fear, or just not wanting to disappoint others. However this can take a lot of time and energy and is not going to help you grow and develop into someone who actually does have it together in the long run. To do this you have to pull back the curtain on the facade and have the courage to: ·         Look at ...
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5 great reasons to get involved in online education

by Emma Trusz Self Improvement, Reference and Education
Traditional education institutions (ie. brick and mortar Universities, TAFE’s and Training Colleges) are generally time intensive, expensive, require a commute or relocation to a new place and have quite inflexible schedules requiring onsite contact hours spread throughout the week. Essentially you have to make some fairly significant sacrifices and/or changes to your life to be able to attend. Fortunately these are no longer the only option when it comes to furthering your education- online education is opening doors for everyone from ...
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Sick of treading water in life? Build your Skill Set!

by Emma Trusz Self Improvement
Because just being a “nice person” won’t get you the financial and geographical freedom you dream of- you also need to invest in yourself! The key is to focus on skills that are valuable. It’s pretty unlikely you’re going to be able to make a living out of quoting lines from Friends, even if you have watched the whole TV series 5 times. On the other hand you have the ability to add value if you can: ·         cook delicious meals ·         build ...
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5 ways that good physical health can improve your mental health

by Emma Trusz Health and Fitness, Recreation and Sports, Self Improvement
Some pieces of advice stick with you for life. One that I’ve never forgotten came from my Senior High School English teacher: “If you’re ever depressed or anxious or just feeling generally down - get outside and get moving. Even if you can only manage a walk around the block. Just get up and do it”. This has proven invaluable when life has thrown lemons and curve balls my way and I’m so grateful for his taking the time to ...
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How to leverage technology and time management for Personal Development

by Emma Trusz Computers and Technology, Self Improvement
In a world where technology now does so many tedious tasks for us it seems incredible that we still use the excuse “I don’t have time”, whether to ourselves or others. I know I’ve done it! We are working harder, for longer hours, commuting further and generally trying to cram more into our days than ever before. Finding time to work on personal development can be a frustrating challenge. However people in these hectic times who achieve their goals, maintain ...
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Focusing on your Digital Entrepreneur Journey

by Emma Trusz Self Improvement
“The only one who’s really judging you is yourself, nobody else” -Tame Impala, Alter Ego The only thing that sucks more energy and life out of you than judging others is worrying about how others are judging you. When I took up Bikram yoga several years ago I was at first very self-conscious about my lack of yoga experience and not 100% sure I was doing all the poses correctly, so I would look to the other more experienced people at the ...
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13 ways to get uplifted

by Emma Trusz Health and Fitness, Self Improvement
Constant happiness is not natural, however it wouldn’t be going out on a limb to say everyone would like to be in a good mood/state of mind as much as possible. We can’t always control what happens to us, but we are responsible for how we react. We can choose to try and see the lessons learned and the silver lining. We can make a conscious effort to pick ourselves up. As one of my past mentors advised me: “Carry ...
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4 ways Travel will make you a better person

by Emma Trusz Travel and Leisure, Self Improvement
There are many perks to travelling- great food, amazing scenery, adventure, relaxation- however many people take a trip without really considering how it is helping them grow and develop life skills such as:  1)      Learning to be resilient and use your wits Life doesn’t always go to plan, and this can be especially true in an unfamiliar country! On the advice of a friend I once decided to “wing” my train journey from Switzerland to Italy and go out for a nice ...
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