Monthly Archives: March 2012

Successful People Often Feel Bad Too

For most of my adult life I have worked in roles where people told me the truth about how they felt. This privilege has meant that I know an important secret. The secret is that most of us have good … Continue reading

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If You Knew You Would Succeed, You Could Enjoy The Journey

For many years I had this quote on my wall. It was a reminder that I have a tendency to waste the current moment worrying about the future. I would have enjoyed medical school much more, if I had known … Continue reading

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Even ACT Trainers Get Hooked By Their Thoughts

This guest post has been written by Annick Seys. A lovely ACT trainer based in Belgium. Annick has twelve years experience as a social worker. A couple of weeks ago I gave a try-out training session for a few linkedin-connections. … Continue reading

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How to Pitch an Idea (or, How ‘Dragon’s Den’ Relates to ACT)

Dragon’s Den is a show where budding entrepreneurs pitch their ideas to a group of successful business people in the hope of winning some investment. The show fascinates me. I love spotting academic theories about influence and negotiation being played … Continue reading

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