How many of us take our friends and social networks for granted? I suspect we all appreciate them at some level but it’s when we need help that we truly feel the benefit of support. Of course the kind of support we get depends on our needs and this shows that more than one kind of social support exists.
Work advice, plenty of people offer it but how much is valuable? Actually this post, in part, is about management speak. Have you ever been exposed to it? It’s the sort of terminology where you wonder if you’ve been in a coma and the language has left you behind?
It’s a good question, why do some relationships succeed when others fail? What works at the outset of a relationship may not be enough to sustain it and for long-term relationships to be healthy and rewarding there has to be some way for couples to settle on a formula that works for both.
W.C. Fields once said, “start every day off with a smile and get it over with.” Smiling when you least feel like it isn’t only difficult it can be counter-productive to mood.
Everyone knows that a good first impression matters, but why is that, and more importantly how can we avoid unintentionally giving the wrong impression? Chances are we’ve all blundered through situations. When we’re young our inappropriate dress, behaviour or comments are put down to youth. When we’re older, or in a senior position, things can become more strained and less forgiving.