(ghostwriting) Communication in the workplace is essential and communicating confidently makes all the difference — in improving workplace relationships, achieving project success, and in developing your career further.
But often the workplace is riddled with situations that can cause you to lose your confidence or not gain any confidence at all, affecting the way you communicate. Fortunately, confidence can be developed, and it is possible to communicate with confidence in your workplace with these six habits:...
(ghostwriting)These days, we often hear the word “mindful” or “mindfulness”. In fact, the practise of mindfulness — the act of being present in the moment — is almost as ubiquitous as breathing.
And now mindfulness has even permeated into the realm of leadership.
If you are in a leadership role, you probably face stress that comes with your position. Not only do you have to be disciplined but you also face enormous responsibility towards others — as you guide them through their job roles and instill productivity
(ghostwriting)Is lack of sleep affecting your organisation? This seems to be a growing trend in a 24/7 economy that the world now operates in. And the story in Australia is the same. According to research by Deloitte Access Economics, 39.8 per cent of Australians experience some form of inadequate sleep, resulting in productivity losses of $17.9 billion or $2418 per person as of 2016-2017.
Inadequate sleep not only causes tiredness and fatigue but sleep disorders such as insomnia, restless legs syndrome an...
(ghostwriting) Call it diary-writing if you like; journaling is an activity that involves putting your thoughts, ideas, and feelings down on paper. Journaling serves two primary purposes — recording events for posterity and for it's cathartic effect.
Many influential people in history kept journals, andpeople still use journaling for its many health benefits.
1. Stress reduction
Putting your feelings and emotions into words activates the prefrontal region of the brain and reduces the response in the amygdal...
We all know that there is magic in music. Music soothes and heals and changes our moods.
Music is also the soundtrack for adolescents and young adults.
You often find them engrossed in music, headphones stuck on their ears, utterly oblivious to the world.
For them, music is the way they express themselves, build their identity and connect with peers.
It is their language.
It turns out there is a connection between music and the development of their brain.
Music plays an integral part in the t...
(ghostwriting) Writing is a lonely endeavor. You only have your thoughts and imagination to keep you company as you type away on your laptop for hours. Now that sounds isolating.
If you find yourself yearning for the company of like-minded people, then maybe joining a writers’ group is your answer.
If there are no writers’ groups in your area and joining a virtual group is not that appealing to you, then perhaps you should start a writers’ group of your own.
Before you start your writers’ group, let’s find ...
But there’s always more to learn, right?
What if you could take a break from your writing, sit back, relax and sip your coffee, or tea….or even a glass of wine and listen to some of the most inspiring ideas and thoughts on writing, creativity, books and more.
That’s where TED talks come in.
Now everyone has heard of these bite-sized, inspiring, thought-provoking videos that have gained popularity over the years.
And if you haven’t tuned in yet, then its time you experienced it first-hand.
(ghostwriting)Writing is a big part of your life, and it’s understandable that you want to write as efficiently as possible.
After all, there is only so much time that you have. And to maximize your time, you need tools to help you.
Luckily, these days there are quite a number of digital tools to assist you with writing efficiently.
Writing is quite a challenge and what you need is tools that will make writing more manageable and productive.
The last thing you need is painfully awkward tools that take up y...
(ghostwriting)1 in 10 has chronic insomnia.
If you have difficulty falling asleep, staying asleep, or can’t go back to sleep after waking in the night, and consequently feel tired the next day, chances are you are experiencing sleep deprivation.
Perhaps you’re stressed, or you’ve developed a bad sleep routine—one way or the other you’re not getting the sleep you need which will affect your short and long-term health.
But luckily, you can embrace a good bedtime routine which will give you a good night’s sle...
(ghostwriting)As a self-published author, you want to make sure you have the right marketing strategies and tools in your marketing arsenal.
Using videos is one such strategy which can effectively be applied to build and complement your other marketing efforts.
If you think video is not for you, then think again. Take a look at these five compelling reasons why you should use video to market your books:
1. People Love Videos
The simple fact is that more people are watching video than ever before. Today, 78...
Everybody carries some degree of stress and anxiety relating to their work. It is a natural response of the human body when it encounters situations that put us under pressure like a new job or working with a new team. This is known as the fight or flight response and it is an automatic protective reaction to threatening situations in our lives.
Normally, we learn to self-regulate our stress responses and feel calm and under control once the pressure subsides.
But when stress continues for a ...
Work-related stress is caused by various factors such as demands of the job, long hours and tight deadlines.
Employees spend many hours at a desk getting work done on the computer or working on various projects.
This can result in a lot of mental and physical stress.
Your employees will experience physical, psychological and behavioural issues such fatigue, muscular tension, headaches, illnesses, anxiety, depression and mood swings — all leading to less productivity and more absenteeism.
(ghostwriting)As an author, you’ve probably been told that being active on social media will help you sell your books.
And maybe you’ve been doing all you can to promote your book and engage with your followers on various social media platforms.
But it’s not working.
We’ve worked with a lot of authors at TCK Publishing, and we’ve come to an unexpected conclusion. If you’re an author trying to sell more books, you probably should NOT use social media.
There are plenty of people out there who will tell you w...
Now that you have decided to self-publish, it’s time to consider the design elements of your book.
Most writers know they need to create a great book cover design, but good design principles for the interior pages are often neglected. This results in a poor reading experience for the reader. That means you might be losing readers and getting bad reviews for your book simply because you failed to design it properly.
If you don’t want to get bad reviews, you need to make sure your book layout i...
( ghostwriting) More working Australians are leading unhealthy and inactive lifestyles. This is contributing to increased mental and physical health problems in employees. Absenteeism in the workplace has shot up and the cost burden on organisations and on healthcare has increased.
Caring for the health and wellbeing of your employees has some obvious benefits. Let’s take a look at 5 benefits of workplace health and wellness programs which you can’t ignore.
Better Employee Health
Health and wellness activiti...