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Three Habits of Unproductive Listeners

Sheldon. Big Bang Theory. Listening SkillsAndy Core is an expert in Work-Life Balance, Wellbeing, and Peak Human Performance.

One of the most important personality traits is the ability to stay flexible. You can’t learn if you think that you know everything, and if you don’t continue to learn, you won’t be productive.

Habits of Unproductive Listeners:

Not listening.

People forget to listen when they are having a conversation. When you are only crafting a response in your head while someone else talks, you are failing to really listen and you are showing the other person that you don’t actually value what they say.

Being Rude.

You should never interrupt a mid sentence. This applies to assuming you know what people are thinking and finishing what they say, or to just plain interrupt. Bottom line- It’s rude and it’s disrespectful. Furthermore, you can be missing out on something that can be of great help to you that may improve your productivity.

Assuming Boredom.

Learn to listen even if a conversation seems to be mundane, it may mean a lot to the other party involved, and you can still may gain some information that can be of great help. Through talking to others, you create relationships with people who could benefit you in the long run, even if they’re boring in the present. Never ignore even a simple conversation, because it can lead you to finding that to know someone quite as well, or you may enable you realize something important about yourself.

Without other people, life can never be fulfilling. You are actually cheating yourself in the end if you won’t do others the courtesy of listening to what they have to say. When someone is talking to you, make the effort to listen, really listen, and make your life better for it.

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I Get By With a Little Help

Andy Core is an expert in Work-Life Balance, Well Being and Peak Human Performance.

Figuring out how to balance your work and home life is one thing, maintaining it is quite another. Professional speaker Andy Core talks about why having a buddy system in place makes you more likely to achieve work life balance.

These are the people who care about you and love you, but also know you enough to support and instruct with honesty. In other words, these are the people who will motivate you to be better.

  1. Friends Keep you Focused. Friends will give you that extra boost you need when you’re close to blurring the lines. Being accountable to others increases the chances that you’ll stay on track with your plans for your own work-life balance.
  2. Friends are Everywhere: That business adage of never putting all your eggs into one basket applies to buddies as well. A professional speaker knows that having workout buddies is just as important as having buddies at work. Friends can be segmented by environment. All your buddies don’t have to be your best friends. Live life by making friends everywhere you go and you’ll always enjoy where you are.
  3. Friends Keep you Fun. People with active social and work lives tend to feel more enriched about life in general. In turn, feeling good about life means you’ll probably be more productive at both work and home.

Therefore, it’s so important to prioritize your relationships to make you a better person. In my life, there are five people I talk to every week. I intentionally seek their company out because I know that they are part of my support system. Sometimes this takes work, but it’s always worth it.

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Want to Strengthen Relationships? Play.

Andy Core is an expert in Work-Life Balance, Wellbeing, and Peak Human Performance. One of the best ways to keep your relationships fresh and vivacious is by taking out time to ‘play’. Playing collectively with your friends, family or partner can bring you and those involved immense joy, give you all a great boost of energy and will help you to develop deeper, more intimate relationships.

Apart from that, play has the ability to heal emotional wounds and eradicate differences previously existent between people. It creates a feeling of security and develops our trust in others. Additionally, play teaches us a bit about teamwork as well, as when playing we learn to work together and cooperate with each other as a team.

Moreover, through play we are able to refine other skills such as verbalization, social skills and body language. Plus we learn to follow rules, as at the beginning of every game, teams usually set a set of rules that are agreed upon mutually. It’s not only children that should benefit from all the advantages that playing has to offer; rather adults need to incorporate play into their daily lives as well. Reason behind it is that, irrespective of what age group one belongs to, play has been shown to improve one’s mental, emotional and physical health.

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Overcoming Barriers When Thinking About A Career Change

Andy Core is an expert in Work-Life Balance, Wellbeing, and Peak Human Performance.

A career change might seem like an impossible and daunting task!

A career change might seem like
an impossible and daunting task!

Discussed below are the two most common excuses or barriers that surface when one is thinking about a career change and a few tips to overcome these issues:

It a huge hassle and you won’t even know where to start! Trying to change careers obviously will require a lot of work and an even greater amount of time. But then again, in the line of work, nothing really happens overnight; rather it’s a gradual progress. It might feel as if you simply can’t figure out where to even begin, but all you need to do in this moment is to come up with a plan of attack. Dissect your bigger tasks into smaller ones and pair them up in some groups or categories. This will make the whole experience a lot easier and manageable for you and you never know the time and dedication you invest at this new job might actually lead you to a more successful career.

With the state the economy is in, it is impossible that you find a job. The decline in the economy may make many questions about the idea of a career change. They’ll probably find it too risky. However, if you aren’t satisfied or happy at your current job, switching to another one would truly benefit you in the long run. Plus you may actually end up finding a career path that might be more stable and suitable to your needs.

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The Biggest Mistake a Keynote Speaker Makes with Work-life Balance

Keynote speakers don't stress about setbacks when it comes to work-life balance.

A keynote speaker won’t stress about setbacks when it comes to work-life balance.

Andy Core is an expert in Work-Life Balance, Well Being and Peak Human Performance.

Have you ever wondered why you can’t maintain a balance between your work and life? Keynote speaker Andy Core says you may be making one huge mistake that prevents you from keeping a balance.

Don’t sweat the small stuff. A keynote speaker who has successfully achieved work-life balance has done so because they recognize the difference between a minor setback and a problem that requires a total overhaul. They also know that it’s important to keep the big picture in mind and that life constantly throws curveballs their way.

Be prepared. The more you can anticipate possible situations, the more prepared you’ll be deal with them if they ever come your way. Moreover, the more prepared you are to deal with life’s foibles, the better you’ll be able to take them in stride. The most successful speakers are the ones who maintain their work-life balance in the face of adversity, and they do so by not making the mistakes that amateurs do.

Keynote speaker Andy Core has explained that avoiding making this mistake is one way you can keep up a good work-life balance and focus on the matters that are truly important to you.

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