The Institute for Achievement and Excellence Blog

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Are you learning ‘correctly’?

Progression is a part of our human nature. Everything progresses in one way or another; time, tide and people. When we don't progress, life becomes stagnant and our wellbeing suffers. Learning is crucial to your progress and is a never ending process because your transformation never...

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How you can improve your posture… and maintain it!

In our current climate where many are working from home and perhaps at a less than ideal office station, your posture is important to avoid fatigue, pain and other long-term health issues. These issues can prevent you from performing at your best and have a chronic negative impact on your...

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How to create a great ‘story’ for your next event

In a previous blog, we covered the importance of having a good elevator pitch. Today we will expand on that theme to include why you need to think beyond your elevator pitch and create a great story of who you are as a professional. We all love a good story but in the workplace… Why would I...

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How to create your perfect elevator pitch!

Your elevator pitch is part of your personal brand and your personal brand is a strong indication of the best you have to offer. Your personal brand supports you in differentiating yourself. When you stand-out from others who are competing for the same opportunities, you generate...

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How you can Achieve Professional Excellence… stress-free

Choosing a journey towards achieving professional excellence requires courage and staying on course to achieve your dreams is a challenge that never seems to be satisfied. The difference between success and failure can be determined by how confident you are in making decisions. High...

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Can a self-assessment help reduce your 'comparison anxiety'?

t seems that at every turn we are measuring ourselves against something, or worse, someone. Life of late appears to be a perpetual assessment of who we are so we can decide who we should be. Every day there is something that reminds us of how much more we should do, both professionally and...

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Do you think working more can make you happier? My discovery...

After many years of working the 9 to 5 shift (more like 8 to 6), I finally decided to take the uncomfortable plunge and do things completely my way… or so I thought. I saved enough money to pay the bills for a while so I could fully concentrate on establishing my own business… an Institute that...

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