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Posted by Lee Anne Bartlett on 8 November 2011

So many things come to mind when I think about what it means to be strong.

Being strong doesn’t mean bottling up your emotions or pretending that things aren’t happening.  Strong for me means seeing the problem/obstacle or the situation and not letting the force of it push you over. Looking at it from all angles and working out the best way to detour around it.

Being strong means thinking ahead and planning, working out the best way to tackle the next thing. Not laying down and thinking this is all too hard. Challenges and Adversity are part of life and are thrown at us to make us stronger, to help us grow. Without them, life would be easy and boring.

Sometimes we have to be strong for other people, even when we don’t feel strong ourselves. This is usually the times that we can grow the most and assist others in growing and becoming stronger too.

When have you had to be strong? When you really didn’t think you had it in you?

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Posted by Lee Anne Bartlett on 1 November 2011

It still surprises me every day how many people I meet that have never written down their goals. A lot of people think that if they have a dream in their head, that’s a goal. A goal really isn’t a goal until you have written it down.

So how do I write my goals? I have a few strategies which work for me that I would love to share.

I have an A6 spiral notepad. In the back of the book are my BIG long term goals - the dream goals. A few pages in from there are my affirmations which are basically my goals stated as they are already true - in the “I AM” format. In the front of my book are my monthly goals - the stepping stone goals. I only write these at the start of each month not in advance. So I may have a list of 5-10 goals for the month (which are small steps towards my bigger goals).

To make it even more fun, you could have a reward at the bottom of each month. Eg when I achieve 5 goals this month I will treat myself to an hour massage. The tip here is to actually do the reward when you deserve to and not before.

How do you do goal setting? It is written, visual? What strategies do you use?

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Posted by Lee Anne Bartlett on 25 October 2011

It is a very big topic at the moment. Many industries now require their employees or professional members to partake in Continuing Education to accrue “CE” points to keep their jobs or licenses... in Australia and around the world.

Continuing Education plays a big part in the continual and growing success of a person and a business.
Whether your Continuing Education is accredited or not, doesn’t really matter; as long as you are growing and learning new things that will assist you in taking yourself, your business or your position to the next level.

What kind of Continuing Education should you look at? I think Personal and Professional Education are the most important. Without them you could do all other manner of education in the world, but unless your mindset is properly developed, it may not get you where you want to go.

Continuing Education can come in the form of DVD’s, CD’s, Seminars or Online Webinars. You can choose any or all! Keep improving your knowledge along with your mindset and the results you will create for yourself will be amazing.

What Continuing Education have you done recently?

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Posted by Lee Anne Bartlett on 16 November 2010

Every person is under stress these days. The economy has hit an all time low; the housing market is down the drain and the unemployment rate keeps getting higher. Even if you have not experienced any consequences from the current state of the market, you still experience some level of stress on a daily basis. Stress is a big enemy to the human body and can make a person feel tired, sick and just generally drag them down. You may have heard that if you have been under a lot of stress lately that personal development will help you cope and now you want the inside scoop.

It is very true that personal development can help a person cope with stress. When it comes down to it, personal development can not only help you cope with stress, but it can also help you deal with any negative emotions or feelings that you have. A good deal of stress that a person feels comes from the fear of the unknown, anxiety or the fear of change. Personal development will help you cope with these emotions and teach you how to control them so that your stress level stays minimal or at zero.

Personal development will show you that many fears are unfounded and therefore, there is no reason to feel stressed. For the fears that could become a realization, such as job loss, personal development will show you how to successfully deal with your emotions. It will also show you how to bounce back and become resilient in the event that anything negative does occur in your life.

Becoming resilient leads to a healthier life and will have a positive effect on your life. If a negative situation happens in your life and you have the skills that you need to quickly bounce back, you will then have the best opportunity to feel better quicker and also be able to move on faster.

While it is not possible to remove all negative situations from your life, it is possible for you to cope with those situations more effectively. Personal development is all about teaching and showing people new skills in order to achieve what they want in life. If you are working on your personal development, you may have already noticed a reduction in your daily stress level. If you are just trying to find out more information on how personal development can help you deal with stress, then you are headed in the right direction to leading a stress free life.

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