The Power of Words

The Power of Words

The Power of Words By Jacquie Wise Choose your words carefully—the way we think not only controls the way we feel, but also creates our reality. You can choose to use only words that are encouraging and uplifting, to move your world in a positive direction. You’re likely to have heard the power of changing Read more about The Power of Words[…]

10 Wise Ways for Positive Problem Solving

10 Wise Ways for Positive Problem Solving

10 Wise Ways for Positive Problem Solving By Jacquie Wise Some of us seem able to make decisions effortlessly as soon as they arise—for others, the decision presents as a problem. We can all learn how to make decisions quickly and solve problems easily. Here are ten techniques used by confident problem-solvers. It’s vital that Read more about 10 Wise Ways for Positive Problem Solving[…]

How To Be At Ease With ‘In-Between Times’

How To Be At Ease With ‘In-Between Times’

How To Be At Ease With ‘In-Between Times’ By Jacquie Wise Originally published on LinkedIn In-between times are those times of transition when you’ve left one career, relationship or lifestyle behind, but have no idea what to do to reach the next shore. You feel cast adrift. It can be nerve-wracking—how can you be proactive when you don’t Read more about How To Be At Ease With ‘In-Between Times’[…]

Is it time to quit?

Is it time to quit?

Is it time to quit? by Jacquie Wise Originally published on LinkedIn As we leave 2016, maybe it’s time to leave behind things in our lives that no longer serve us. Sometimes, the turning point comes when we’re ready to say ‘Enough!’ What do you feel the need to leave behind with the closing year?   It might help Read more about Is it time to quit?[…]

Give me a break!

Give me a break! by Jacquie Wise Sometimes we don’t believe we’ll feel rested unless we can escape to some beach for two weeks. You don’t have to have a long break to feel rested. There are many smaller ways to recharge your batteries. Try ‘running away from home’! I like to ‘run away’, sometimes alone, Read more about Give me a break![…]

How to get a good night’s sleep

How to get a good night’s sleep by Jacquie Wise The expectation that we remain connected 24/7 to phones and other technology makes it hard to switch off, not only technology, but also our preoccupied brains. For some of us, increased travel or shift-work has also disrupted our sleep patterns. The result: sleepless nights. The Question: Read more about How to get a good night’s sleep[…]

Wise Ways Recipe for Life

Wise Ways Recipe for Life by Jacquie Wise If your life is moving too slowly for you, try this. Let this method trigger a few ideas that you may be missing. Then watch what happens! I was teaching one of my public workshops on confident conversation skills and this little ’formula’ emerged. I’m big on catchy Read more about Wise Ways Recipe for Life[…]

How to be unhappy, miserable, stressed…

How to be unhappy, miserable, stressed… by Jacquie Wise Ruminate on your unhappy childhood and past hurts Blame others Don’t accept responsibility for your own decisions Surround yourself with other unhappy, unfulfilled, whiny people Believe that you can’t. You’re handicapped in some way Don’t try even small steps in a positive direction Pamper your low self-worth Read more about How to be unhappy, miserable, stressed…[…]

A Wise Way to Manage Your Stress

A Wise Way To Manage Your Stress

A Wise Way to Manage Your Stress by Jacquie Wise We talk about managing stress, but I believe we need to manage ourselves. If we learn how to minimise our reactions, we’re able to let stressful events wash over us. Let’s say the traffic lights are not changing from red to green fast enough. One person’s Read more about A Wise Way To Manage Your Stress[…]

How to stay true to you for happiness and success

How to stay true to you for happiness and success by Jacquie Wise Before you attempt any significant changes, there is one essential process you need to go through to ensure your happiness and success this year. The thought of any transformation is thrilling, and we greet each new year with excitement at the possibilities. You Read more about How to stay true to you for happiness and success[…]

Wise Ways to make sure your decision is realistic

Wise Ways to make sure your decision is realistic by Jacquie Wise In one ear, you have friends encouraging you to stop doubting yourself and to ‘go for it’. In the other ear, you have someone else warning you that you’re just dreaming. In the middle, your head is spinning. Sound familiar? You can tell if Read more about Wise Ways to make sure your decision is realistic[…]

How One Choice Can Change Your Life

How One Choice Can Change Your Life by Jacquie Wise I recently came across this quote, which resonates powerfully with me: One… One tree can start a forest, One smile can begin a friendship, One hand can lift a soul, One word can frame the goal, One candle can wipe out darkness, One laugh can conquer Read more about How One Choice Can Change Your Life[…]

Completing your goals in the first quarter of the year

Completing your goals in the first quarter of the year by Jacquie Wise You can be highly motivated, but unless you’re good at organising yourself, you could get stuck in overwhelm and inactivity. Wise Ways Eight D’s of getting things done This is a catchy way to remind yourself that there are no ‘shoulds’ or ‘shouldn’ts’—there are Read more about Completing your goals in the first quarter of the year[…]

Forget New Year Resolutions – Go for New Year Revolutions

Forget New Year Resolutions – Go for New Year Revolutions by Jacquie Wise Many of us begin with good intentions that somehow fade as the year progresses. It might work better for you if you focus on the things you want to STOP doing. There are two approaches to life. Some of us prefer to move Read more about Forget New Year Resolutions – Go for New Year Revolutions[…]

Enjoying your Guilt Trip?

Enjoying your Guilt Trip? by Jacquie Wise As we draw towards the end of a year, this is the time to review how we went; what we accomplished, what we’d like to change in future, what we regret. Regret? What’s the point of that? They say that guilt is a useless emotion. Let go of the Read more about Enjoying your Guilt Trip?[…]

Why am I so stressed?

Why am I so stressed? by Jacquie Wise A Wise Way to manage stress… We talk about managing stress, but I believe we need to learn how to minimise our reactions, so that we’re able to let things wash over us. Let’s say the traffic lights are not changing from red to green fast enough. One Read more about Why am I so stressed?[…]

How to get past blockages and persevere

How to get past blockages and persevere by Jacquie Wise Because of unusual challenges I’ve had to face in my life, I’ve developed a number of useful strategies to see me through very troubled times. At the age of 23, I developed ‘global dissociative amnesia’ which meant I lost my memory totally. The causes were diagnosed Read more about How to get past blockages and persevere[…]

Will the Real You Please Stand Up — How to Become Authentic

Will the Real You Please Stand Up — How to Become Authentic

Will the Real You Please Stand Up — How to Become Authentic by Jacquie Wise The trouble with the answer to that question is, just who is the ‘real’ you? How often do you ‘get real’, as your kids might say? Are you frightened to be who you really are? It can be quite unnerving Read more about Will the Real You Please Stand Up — How to Become Authentic[…]

How can I be more confident?

How can I be more confident? by Jacquie Wise Confidence is the emotion most people are searching for, together with happiness. Certainly, the peace of mind that confidence brings will make you happier. Is confidence something we’re born with? Have you noticed how many times we assume that skilled people have a natural gift for Read more about How can I be more confident?[…]

Lateral Thinking Techniques

Lateral Thinking Techniques by Jacquie Wise In our desire to find the one ideal solution, we tend to overlook many little ways to improve a situation. Many years ago, in one of my classes, I met a mature-aged man who provided me with a significant example of the way we tend to approach problem solving. Read more about Lateral Thinking Techniques[…]

How Do You Handle Worries? Two Ways to Cope with Nagging Worries

How Do You Handle Worries? Two Ways to Cope with Nagging Worries by Jacquie Wise There are two ways to cope with nagging worries.  One way will drag you into a downward spiral of negativity and hopelessness.  That’s Destructive Worry. The other way will lead you towards the best solution.  That’s Constructive Worry. Ask yourself Read more about How Do You Handle Worries? Two Ways to Cope with Nagging Worries[…]

The wise way to protect your credit card security

The wise way to protect your credit card security by Jacquie Wise Do you use your credit card for online purchases? Of course you do. We know it’s not safe and places your credit card at risk of fraud, but what choice do you have? I recently received a call from the security department of Read more about The wise way to protect your credit card security[…]

Do you want to know what the future holds?

Do you want to know what the future holds?

Do you want to know what the future holds? by Jacquie Wise As one year draws to a close, and a new year presents options and opportunities, wouldn’t it be great to have an inkling of what life has in store? We want so much to be able to see into the future, but we don’t Read more about Do you want to know what the future holds?[…]

What principles guide your life?

How do I change my attitude to life?

How do I change my attitude to life? by Jacquie Wise When spring appears, I’m like a kid.  I get all excited about what new things I’m going to create in my life while the sun’s out and I can go out and play. And for us in Australia, spring and summer coincide with Christmas.  Life Read more about How do I change my attitude to life?[…]

How long does it take to become an expert?

How long does it take to become an expert? by Jacquie Wise Question: ‘Precisely how long did it require you to publish ”Should I use a dream dictionary to interpret my dreams? “ It includes quite a lot of good knowledge. Thank you, Roland.’ (Germany) Answer: Thank you for your question and comments, Roland. Taking your Read more about How long does it take to become an expert?[…]

Finding balance in life does not mean avoiding extremes

Finding balance in life does not mean avoiding extremes

Finding balance in life does not mean avoiding extremes! by Jacquie Wise Sages through the ages have advocated the ‘Middle Way’. The ‘Golden Mean’ and the ‘Straight and Narrow Path’.  The moral of many children’s stories (such as Goldilocks and the Three Bears) is to avoid extremes and choose the balance in life that is Read more about Finding balance in life does not mean avoiding extremes[…]

Wise Ways to appear confident even when you’re not

Wise Ways to appear confident even when you’re not by Jacquie Wise Question Hello Jacquie. How can I appear confident even when I don’t feel confident, particularly in social situations? Answer Hmn.  My question is, why is it so important to appear confident?  In a work context, people assess your level of ability with your Read more about Wise Ways to appear confident even when you’re not[…]

How to find your purpose in life

How to find your purpose in life

How to find your purpose in life by Jacquie Wise If you’ve ever thought ‘There has to be something more…’ ?  That thought is a tap on the shoulder to move you to a deeper perspective of life. Here’s another thought that might be novel to you:  could your life be a preparation for a Read more about How to find your purpose in life[…]

Wise Ways to wealth by managing and saving money

Wise Ways to wealth by managing and saving money by Jacquie Wise I am always on the lookout for Wise Ways to wealth by managing and saving money. My most popular suggestions include: prepare for unexpected expenses by building an accessible emergency savings fund from your existing income so that you can access it in Read more about Wise Ways to wealth by managing and saving money[…]

Wise Ways to save water around the house and garden

Wise Ways to save water around the house and garden by Jacquie Wise I am always on the lookout for Wise Ways to save water around the house and garden. My most popular suggestions include: keep a bucket in the shower to collect the water whilst you are showering keep a small bucket in the Read more about Wise Ways to save water around the house and garden[…]

Wise Ways to start saving money now

Wise Ways to start saving money now by Jacquie Wise There are many wise ways to start saving money now. But you might be thinking, I don’t have a cent to spare … You know you have to save and invest if you want to have a life which has a good balance of fun Read more about Wise Ways to start saving money now[…]

Top Time Management Tools

Top Time Management Tools – the Eight D’s of Time Management by Jacquie Wise There are times when you have so much to do that there seems to be no end in sight and you feel powerless and you really need some top time management tools. In my book ‘Career Comeback’ I talk about various Read more about Top Time Management Tools[…]

Dr Ian Gawler on Wise Ways Radio Program

Dr Ian Gawler on Wise Ways Radio Program by Jacquie Wise Dr Ian Gawler has survived cancer. He wrote the book You Can Conquer Cancer in 1984 and it has already sold more than 250,000 copies. On the Wise Ways Radio Program on Southern FM 88.3FM on 22 March 2013, Dr Ian Gawler will share his Read more about Dr Ian Gawler on Wise Ways Radio Program[…]

Newcomers Network

Sue Ellson from Newcomers Network on Wise Ways Radio Program

Sue Ellson from Newcomers Network on Wise Ways Radio Program by Jacquie Wise It is hard to believe that today I completed my third last Wise Ways Radio Program! Yes, on Friday 29 March 2013, after 936 programs over 18 years, the Wise Ways Radio Program on Southern FM 88.3FM will be ending. Today I Read more about Sue Ellson from Newcomers Network on Wise Ways Radio Program[…]

Are you a good risk taker?

Are you a good risk taker? by Jacquie Wise Why are some people more ready and able to take risks—perhaps present innovative ideas to management, or take that leap of faith to fulfil a dream?  The standard answer one hears too often these days is that people who don’t take risks are afraid of failure—implying Read more about Are you a good risk taker?[…]

Make room for the new by letting go of the old

Make room for the new by letting go of the old by Jacquie Wise I like to latch on to anything that helps me keep motivated, stay focused, or that reminds me to do a review of my life. It may be a song, a symbol, a season, or a celebration, such as Easter Easter, Read more about Make room for the new by letting go of the old[…]

A recipe for a miserable new year

What do you feel about a new year? by Jacquie Wise Excited? Hopeful? Inspired and motivated? Or anxious, confused and pressured?  It is, after all, supposed to be the ideal time to set goals, and that can be overwhelming for some. Tell you what— here’s the Wise Way—have fun with it. Sometimes, if we giggle at Read more about A recipe for a miserable new year[…]

How to get everything done before Christmas – slow down!

How to get everything done before Christmas and have Happy Holidays this year by Jacquie Wise Have you been wondering how to get everything done before Christmas so you can have a good break? We refer to this time of year as ‘happy holidays.’ I am sometimes sorely tempted to say ‘bah—humbug’ when I see Read more about How to get everything done before Christmas – slow down![…]

Event: Wise Ways for the New Year 24/11/12

Jacquie Wise will be speaking on the topic of Wise Ways for the New Year at: Where: Mentone Library, Rear 36 Florence Street Mentone When: Saturday 24 November 20112 Time: 11am Investment: Gold Coin Donation to the Library Registration: Ms Sue Blackford Secretary 9583 5648 Open to: Everyone welcome I’d love to know what you Read more about Event: Wise Ways for the New Year 24/11/12[…]

How to Find Time to Relax and Have More Energy

No Time To Relax?  Consider This… by Jacquie Wise If the thought of relaxation sends you lurching from resentment to guilt, it’s time to shift your focus. Instead of thinking of relaxing as an activity that interrupts your work, think of it as an investment in resources that will enhance your work. Roger had finally Read more about How to Find Time to Relax and Have More Energy[…]

Suicide and how it affects the karma of the soul

Question about suicide and how it affects the karma of the soul Received as an email enquiry from a listener of a Wise Ways Radio Program broadcast in 2012. Question: ‘With regards to the subject of ‘souls’ (Last Friday). My neighbour recently committed suicide. My question is, if someone dies before their designated time, how Read more about Suicide and how it affects the karma of the soul[…]

How do I stay motivated?

Using the word ‘YET’ helps me stay motivated You know those dreams you get in which you are running and running and never get anywhere? This is what my life has felt like lately. At those times, it is easy to lose confidence and feel defeated. So how do I stay motivated? One little word Read more about How do I stay motivated?[…]

Want to work out but don’t have the time?

Time to change how you think about exercise Like many people, I often find it hard to find time to fit in exercise into my daily life.  However, I have come across the Nano Workout website by Swedish Industrial Designer Joakim Christoffersson. His motto is a ‘healthy lifestyle without breaking a sweat’ and is more Read more about Want to work out but don’t have the time?[…]

Are you committed to your career or are you a workaholic?

Why do you work so hard—really? by Jacquie Wise When you get caught in working long hours, it can be hard to detect if you are just committed to your career, or are a workaholic. I have fallen into that trap myself in the past. I have learnt a lot since then. Any aspect of Read more about Are you committed to your career or are you a workaholic?[…]

How to Let Go of the Past and Move On

Six common reasons we stay stuck the past and what to do about them by Jacquie Wise Read my next statement with clenched teeth: It’s time for me to let go and embrace changes in my life.  Can you feel my resistance?  What better time and topic to write about than letting go, closures and Read more about How to Let Go of the Past and Move On[…]

September 11 What Choices Can we Make for the Future?

September 11 is stamped in our memory by Jacquie Wise It’s an important ritual to remember and commemorate significant dates in our lives, be they positive or negative.  This gives us the opportunity to reflect on causes and solutions, to celebrate changes we’ve made since, or to honour those who contributed to our growth and Read more about September 11 What Choices Can we Make for the Future?[…]

Changing behaviour in relationships – get fit for life and love

Are you behaviourally fit for your partner? by Jacquie Wise Physical fitness has come to make so much sense that we are either doing it, or know we need to do it. What are we doing, though, about our behavioural fitness? Maybe it’s time you did some shaping up inside—to become more at peace with Read more about Changing behaviour in relationships – get fit for life and love[…]