People’s expectations

From the minute we’re born, expectations are put upon us. For some of us, expectations are about education, for others expectations are about their children getting married, settling down.

Like an underlying current, expectations continue to envelop as we grow. Communities, parents and school, all have expectations. It’s become a generation and cultural thing. Society expects …

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30 Nov, 2012

Taking control

Something inspirational:

“From the backstabbing co-worker to the meddling sister-in-law, you are in charge of how you react to the people and events in your life. You can either give negativity power over your life or you can choose happiness instead. Take control and choose to focus on what is important …

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29 Nov, 2012

Doing the right thing

We spend our formative years doing the right thing, but is doing the right thing the right thing to do? The right thing may not be the right thing for someone else, even though it’s right for you.

Doing the right thing may also be the wrong thing for the person doing the right thing. I got into the habit of feeling bad for not saying ‘no’ so never did, but I also know it’s not always easy to say ‘no’ …

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28 Nov, 2012

Inappropriate behaviour

As soon as we’re old enough to talk, we’re taught how we should behave. Therefore it’s important we’re brought to task over our behaviour if it is inappropriate.

We have rules in school, we have rules in the work place, in society and we have the mandatory ‘social etiquette rule,’ which we are taught by our parents from an early age. Even if we’re taught about social etiquette …

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27 Nov, 2012

Inner confidence

We should all be able to talk to our parents about things that affect us. After my own discussions about my childhood and my life up to this point, for the first time I feel I now have an inner confidence, based on the new discussions that I’ve never had.

It may seem odd that having got myself through three years of study and starting The CP Diary two and a half years ago, that must all take confidence. For me it wasn’t about confidence, it was about …

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24 Nov, 2012

Navigating relationships

Unfortunately, navigating relationships seems to have become part of every day life. For some of us having to deal with people using manipulation to get where they want and telling lies, brings about many challenges.

It’s usually the challenges in our relationships that make navigation all the more difficult. In some relationships, it may even be a battle of the wills. Having to navigate our way around any relationship …

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22 Nov, 2012

Friendship traits

Have you ever found yourself gravitating towards your friend’s traits? It has been proven statistically that the traits your friends have will become your traits within 5 years.

It’s fine if your friends are caring, compassionate, successful, healthy and positive, you would never want to part from them, but what if your friends are negative, passive, irritable, or leave …

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21 Nov, 2012

Order my new book

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