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Is Your Perfectionism Your Greatest Strength or Weakness?

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“I’m a perfectionist.” These words often get spluttered out in job interviews when you try to answer their question honestly, without leaving yourself looking awful. It almost has a positive ring to it, doesn’t it? “I’m a perfectionist…” See? You sound like you’re the ideal person to fill that role. The one who will work their butt off to get every tiny detail just right and make the company proud that they hired you. In fact, you’re the kind of person who they’d be crazy NOT to hire, right? But if you’re a long-suffering perfectionist, you’ll know all too well that it’s not all sunshine and roses. There are two sides to perfectionism: the positive and the negative. The good stuff leaves you sounding like a highly ambitious superwoman who could move mountains if she wanted. Yay!  Whilst the bad makes you out to be a nit-picking, nasty, cut-throat, ambitious nightmare of a person… So which of these is it going to be? Will your perfectionist tendencies lead you on a path to happiness, success and complete fulfilment? Or will it keep you trapped, unfulfilled and scrabbling to make anything out of your life? The positive side of perfectionism Yes, perfectionism…

Don’t Listen to Much Music Anymore? Here’s Why You Should Re-Start The Habit

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Think back to when you were a teenager or a young adult… Like most teens, you probably spent most of your time battling your angsty teenage hormones, memorising your friends’ phone numbers, waiting for your dial-up internet connection to work (only for your sibling to start using the phone…argh!..) and listening to amazing songs like ‘Smells like Teen Spirit’, ‘Creep’ or ‘‘Metal Mickey’ on repeat. We identified with these songs so strongly because they allowed us to grow into our identities as we transitioned towards adulthood. They put the lyrics to our experiences. They touched our souls. They helped us get through bad times like breakups with boyfriends or girlfriends, and allowed the good times to feel even better. Music is awesome for that. But despite our teenage love of music, somehow it gets kind of forgotten along the way. We stop filling our ears and our hearts with the music that we love. Perhaps it’s just because we get overwhelmed with busyness and obligations. We leave the freedom of our teenage years behind and find ourselves heading to uni, getting responsible careers and eventually starting families too. Listening to music can often seem like a luxury that we don’t have…

Why Self Care is STILL Important When You’re a Wellness Entrepreneur

Why Self Care is STILL Important When You’re a Wellness Entrepreneur

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‘Self care’ is just term dreamed up by hippies, yogis and other crunchy types who have zero business sense and far too much time on their hands. At least, that’s what I keep hearing from far too many many business owners and entrepreneurs on the circuit. Yes, even the wellness entrepreneurs who should really know better. Their claim is that self-care is; a) For wimps, and, b) completely because life as an entrepreneur is tough. Period. They say that launching your own business and you’re sentencing yourself to a long slog and an altogether difficult life. You’ll need to invest plenty of blood, sweat and tears into making your business a success and even then it might not even work. You could still find yourself broke, exhausted and broken… Besides, they’re nothing like the 90% of entrepreneurs whose businesses fail within the first five years. They’re pumped with motivation, determination is their middle name and they’re willing to do whatever it takes to make your dreams come true. So you guess that those ‘experts’ must be right and throw yourself headfirst into your business, You push yourself hard when you need to because that’s what it takes to be an…