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Guest post by Adam Sicinski who writes over at IQ Matrix Blog
December – Becoming a Person of Influence The moment we develop the ability to build deep levels of Rapport with others, learn to Listen insightfully to their words, and find ways to cultivate the fundamental skills of influential verbal language, than that is the very moment when the World becomes our Oyster. This is a comprehensive article of almost 10,000 words breaking down the extraordinary Perspective and Mindset of the most Influential people living on our Planet. The accompanying Mind Map helps put the breadth of this topic into perspective.
November – Negotiation through Tactical Advantage Knowing how to Negotiate effectively with others can lead to a great deal of satisfaction and fulfillment in life. This article and accompanying Mind Map identifies some key Guidelines that are fundamental to all Negotiations. From here it delves into the Negotiation Process discussing what to do Before and During each stage of the Negotiation.
October – The Path to Extraordinary Leadership Knowing how to Lead others effectively is a delicate skill that can take several long years to cultivate and master. This article and accompanying Mind Map breaks down the Mindset of an Empowering Leader, delves into the Skills that are essential to Extraordinary Leadership, pinpoints some Leadership Challenges, and finally pieces together the common mistakes that many make when placed in positions of Authority.
August – The Psychology of Personal Success & Achievement The MasterMind Matrix Chart came together after years of practical application, modeling, research and study into the human mind, emotions and behaviors of some of the most successful people in the world. It is in many ways a culmination of knowledge, strategies and techniques brought about by the work of hundreds of business, psychology and personal development experts spanning the past 100 years of human history. This article breaks down several key segments of the MasterMind Matrix Chart, helping to piece together the often misunderstood Psychology behind all of our daily habits, behaviors and actions.
July - 6 Thinking Hats – Solving Life’s Complex Problems Knowing how to solve problems more effectively will help us to save time, money, energy, and potentially gain access to an endless amount of opportunities waiting for us around the corner. This article and accompanying Mind Map breaks down each of Edward de Bono’s 6 Thinking Hats and puts them into perspective; helping us to overcome the personal problems that can ravage our lives without a moment’s notice.
June – Unlocking Your Creative Genius Potential Having the ability to think Creatively and Flexibly is a required skill in just about any professional field or academic endeavor. This article and accompanying Mind Map delves into our Creative Genius Capacity, the Mindset that we must cultivate in order to develop our ability to think creatively, some major Roadblocks to Creative Thinking, and a handful of effective Creative Thinking Strategies that will flex the mind and move us into the realm of unlimited possibilities.
May - Steps for Overcoming Your Fears Fear grips all of us at some point in our lives. Knowing how to overcome this fear and move forward with greater confidence and belief is one of the most fundamental keys to success. This article and accompanying Mind Map breaks down the self sabotaging fears that can paralyze us in an instant. It delves into the evolution of fear from childhood into adulthood, provides some very effective Fear Conquering tactics that will move us out of Fear Paralysis, and it concludes with a discussion about Courage and the characteristics that we must cultivate to move our lives forward with supreme confidence.
April – Time Management: 44 Keys to Gaining More Time Having the ability to manage our time effectively is more important now than ever before. This article and accompanying Mind Map breaks down the Process of Time Management, provides some effective Time Efficiency Strategies, touches upon a number of critical Techniques that will help you gain time throughout your day, identifies the Mindset that we must cultivate to become Masters of our Time, and concludes with a discussion about common Time Wasters that we must avoid at all costs.
March – Pursuit of Happiness: 32 Keys to Fulfillment Identifies the 32 Key Fundamentals that are required for lifelong Happiness and Fulfillment. This article and accompanying Mind Map breaks down how happiness can be achieved through the body, via our actions, through the self, through our interactions with others, and through the cultivation of an empowering mindset. It also discusses the two common factors that we must AVOID at all costs if we seek to achieve Happiness and Fulfillment in our lives.
Adam Sicinski is a qualified Life Coach residing in Australia. Professionally his main areas of expertise are built upon the foundations of Accelerated Learning, Self Improvement, Cognitive Psychology, NLP and Mind Mapping.
The IQ Matrix Blog combines principles of Life Coaching, Self Improvement and Accelerated Learning with visually gripping Mind Mapping techniques to help lock this information into a coherent and structured format for easy reference on the Computer or as a reference Wall Poster.
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