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Archive entries for: Jul-2012

Mobile Manners

Categories:  Personal development

For many people it would be difficult to imagine a life without a mobile phone. It is the most common artificial appendage and whilst there are a multitude of obvious benefits there is also the need for people to observe mobile manners!

Screen with coloured speech balloonsThese days mobile phone capabilities seem endless. Whilst making calls is the primary function, now you can surf the internet, take photos, record videos, download an entire libraries of information and navigate your way around the world with Google Earth!. With apps galore we are just waiting for the next amazing function.

Mobile phones can also however cause accidents, be a source of immense irritation and have a detrimental effect on interpersonal communication. So often now if a mobile phone bleats it’s owner will bow to its beck and call. How many times when you are with someone do you feel marginalised by their technological gadgets?...You may, if you are lucky get a “Oh sorry do you mind if I just take this call?” More often than not your sentence will be left in midair as something more interesting for your companion comes along!

Wouldn’t it be great if every mobile phone came along with a little book of mobile manners that everyone adhered to!




Well here is a list of tips that will help you to manage your mobile and set the example for others to embrace too:

Tip One - Do make the person you are with feel more important than your mobile phone. Be present when you are with people. Switch your phone to silent, or better still, off, and put it away.

Tip Two - Be mindful about not developing a dependency on constant communication. It simply is not healthy. Do you really need to have your phone with you all the time?

Tip Three - Take offyour earpiece when you are not on the phone. This will stop you from looking a bit silly. Plus, who wants to talk to someone who is so obviously on call alert.

Tip Four -You don’t need to speak louder into your mobile than any other phone you use. These gadgets have incredibly sensitive microphones. Honestly!

Tip Five -Answer your phone as soon as it goes off. Not everyone wants to listen to a mobile phone ringing for ages, even if your latest ring tone sounds 'cool' to you.

Tip Six -Be aware that people around you are listening if you answer your phone in public. Not everyone wants to hear what you are saying to someone else and could find it offensive, embarrassing or just plain boring!

Tip Seven -Absolutely under no circumstances use your mobile phone when you are driving. Let’s face it some people have a problems mastering vehicles and phones individually let alone trying to multitask the two together!.This is a recipe for disaster.

Tip Eight - The ultimate display of etiquette has to be not using your mobile phone on the loo. Need I say more ...................!

Apparently we love our own mobile phones but we hate everyone else's

Joe Bob Bridges

In pursuit of your dreams

Categories:  Personal development

One of the things that keeps me sane or at least stops me from feeling fed up is having something to strive for. I like setting goals and I love achieving them. I do have a tendency sometimes to set too many and I am guilty of falling off track especially if I don’t record exactly what it is I want to achieve.

Goal settingSetting goals is a great way to keep you motivated and having something to look forward can help you to feel more inspired and positive. Your goals do not have to be huge scary milestones. In fact it is very important that when we set ourselves goals that whilst we may want to stretch ourselves, we ensure that they are achievable.

There are lots of benefits to setting goals. First and foremost, they help you to develop clarity which is the first step to helping you achieve what you want in life. If you have clear goals and focus on them, you will get more of what want and less of what you don’t want. When you are clear about where you want to go, you can set up a plan with some steps and actions of how to get there. This will also increase your efficiency because you are working on what is really important.

When you work on what’s important to you, you will get what you really want in life, rather than settling for “whatever comes your way”.

As you set and reach you goals, you will in turn become more confident in your ability to do what you say and get what you want in life. Success most definitely breeds more success. In my view people can make their own luck!

One of the main reason that your brain needs goals is that it behaves as a goal-seeking mechanism, similar to a precision-guided missile.

It is also useful to think of a time when maybe you haven’t felt so good, perhaps a time when you have been a bit lost and depressed. The likely hood is that it will be a time when you have had nothing to look forward to and felt that there was a lack of hope and direction in your life. This can be a reminder and a motivator that having a goal is a positive thing and let’s face it, everyone needs a good reason for getting up in the morning!

Incredibly only 3% of people have proper written goals. According to research people who actually make a record of their goals accomplish 80% more than those who don’t. So it is well worth creating a personal action plan if you really want to pursue your dreams and make them happen!. If you would like a complimentary copy of an electronic action plan email

Goal Setting Tips

  • Positively embrace the benefits of goal setting
  • Be clear about why you are trying to achieve something
  • Use the SMART formula Set goals that you are committed to
  • Ensure that you record your personal action plan
  • Share your plan with someone else
  • If it is important to you – Stick with it!

I love this quote!

I don’t want to get to the end of my life and find that I have just lived the length of it. I want to have lived the width of it as well.

Diane Ackerman