How To Cope With Constant Criticism

How To Cope With Constant Criticism

How To Cope With Constant Criticism By Jacquie Wise If you find yourself crumbling under the weight of constant criticism, there are essential perspectives to consider before you respond, and six approaches you could choose to respond in the most constructive manner possible. If you get the chance to observe someone over a period of time, it’s important Read more about How To Cope With Constant Criticism[…]

How Can Your Approach To Life Change The World?

How Can Your Approach To Life Change The World?

How Can Your Approach To Life Change The World? By Jacquie Wise You can have as much of an impact on the world—or on your life— by not doing something as by doing it.  What consequence does a passive approach to life have? What about your approach to your own life? This blog looks at how our Read more about How Can Your Approach To Life Change The World?[…]

What To Do When a Subordinate Is Promoted To Manager

What To Do When a Subordinate Is Promoted To Manager

What To Do When a Subordinate Is Promoted To Manager By Jacquie Wise Having a former team member who reported to you transition into being a manager of equal standing can be a challenging adjustment, as you redefine the relationship. There are 12 things you can do to make the working relationship a success. Imagine Read more about What To Do When a Subordinate Is Promoted To Manager[…]

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[…]

How to Handle an Incompetent Manager

How to Handle an Incompetent Manager

How to Handle an Incompetent Manager by Jacquie Wise Question I have a manager who avoids making decisions, who doesn’t delegate and who’s always out of reach. I can rarely catch her in her office and she doesn’t respond to emails until it’s too late. Consequently, I’m waiting for direction and then I get blamed for not Read more about How to Handle an Incompetent Manager[…]

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[…]

Break up without breaking a heart

Break up without breaking a heart

Break up without breaking a heart By Jacquie Wise Do you have the courage to break up in the right way? Do you even know what the ‘right’ way is? There are specific steps you can take to minimise the risk of breaking up in the first place, and minimise heart-breaks if there is hope of Read more about Break up without breaking a heart[…]

Is this really who I want to be?

Is this really who I want to be?

Is this really who I want to be? By Jacquie Wise There’s a buzz in the air—a new frequency that is affecting all of us—it’s an urge to step up to a higher level of spiritual growth. You’ll hear more conversations about it, more questions being asked. To keep it simple, we live and operate Read more about Is this really who I want to be?[…]

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’[…]

Changing Your Job May Not Be The Answer

Changing Your Job May Not Be The Answer

Changing Your Job May Not Be The Answer by Jacquie Wise In the heat of new year resolutions, we’re determined to get rid of aspects of life that no longer fit and we’re eager to embrace the new. That energy may make us want to leave a stressful job. But is leaving really a solution? There Read more about Changing Your Job May Not Be The Answer[…]

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?[…]

Preparing for a Promotion to a Leadership Management Position

Preparing for a Promotion to a Leadership Management Position

Preparing for a Promotion to a Leadership Management Position by Jacquie Wise Question I’d love to go for a management position. Everyone is telling me I should; I know I have the experience and knowledge and I’m bored with my current job. I can’t see myself staying at this level. But the next step includes leadership Read more about Preparing for a Promotion to a Leadership Management Position[…]

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![…]

What Does Trump’s Election Mean From A Spiritual Perspective?

What Does Trump’s Election Mean From A Spiritual Perspective? by Jacquie Wise A man like Trump elected? We know that the world is still reeling and that the roller-coaster ride has only just begun. If we look at world events from a metaphysical perspective, it puts a totally different spin on things. Even if you don’t Read more about What Does Trump’s Election Mean From A Spiritual Perspective?[…]

Do You Have A Professional ‘Marketing Plan’ For Your Next Promotion?

Do You Have A Professional ‘Marketing Plan’ For Your Next Promotion? by Jacquie Wise The end of a year is a good time to take stock and plan your career strategy for the year to come. If you think of yourself as a product, and your employer as a customer, it’s easier to understand how you Read more about Do You Have A Professional ‘Marketing Plan’ For Your Next Promotion?[…]

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[…]

How do you trust someone in a relationship?

How do you trust someone in a relationship? by Jacquie Wise There are three levels of trust in relationships We all want to be trusted. If you don’t have faith in people, how can you learn to trust? First level of trust You can trust a person when they do what they are obliged to do and they don’t depart from Read more about How do you trust someone in a relationship?[…]

How to think laterally about career choices

How to think laterally about career choices by Jacquie Wise Four options to consider for a career or job change The world changes so quickly these days for us to be safe plodding along on the same path without some kind of growth that increases our choices. I’ve reinvented myself so many times I’ve lost track, Read more about How to think laterally about career choices[…]

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[…]

Six Wise Ways To Think Logically

Six Wise Ways To Think Logically by Jacquie Wise Question I’m moving into a leadership position that requires me to think and plan at a higher level. That’s my weakness. How can I learn to think logically? Answer Hmn. That’s a big question, involving so many factors. Here are a few tricks I can suggest. Do Read more about Six Wise Ways To Think Logically[…]

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…[…]

I don’t want to say I love you anymore

I don’t want to say I love you anymore by Jacquie Wise Question My partner and I have been getting increasingly defensive with each other. As tensions build, I put up walls and then he steps back, then I step back some more and we’re both putting up walls. We’re both fiery personalities, trying to make Read more about I don’t want to say I love you anymore[…]

Resigning on a High Note

Resigning on a High Note

Resigning on a High Note by Jacquie Wise It’s always best to leave a job on a high note. Even if you’re leaving on bad terms. One way to do this is to include a comment of thanks in your letter of resignation. You might say: ‘But they were awful—that’s why I’m leaving—I have nothing to Read more about Resigning on a High Note[…]

Seeking Insights? Wise Ways to Access your Inner Knowing

Seeking Insights? Wise Ways to Access your Inner Knowing

Seeking Insights? Wise Ways to Access your Inner Knowing by Jacquie Wise You know those head-scratching times when you’re asking yourself: What makes me happy? What does this dream mean? Why am I reacting this way? And the only answer you get is ‘I don’t know’… You do know. Your heart and soul knows. Your intuition Read more about Seeking Insights? Wise Ways to Access your Inner Knowing[…]

Seven Types of Romantic Partners

Seven Types of Romantic Partners

by Jacquie Wise Coconuts: These people have developed a hard protective shell on the outside that’s a real challenge to get through. But once you find a way to crack that shell, you discover soft sweetness on the inside that’s very easy to live with. Peaches: They are soft and receptive on the outside; they let Read more about Seven Types of Romantic Partners[…]

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[…]

The Paradoxical Commandments and making your life make a difference

The Paradoxical Commandments and making your life make a difference by Jacquie Wise Living a worthwhile life that makes a positive difference to the world means running your life according to higher values. It helps to have a clear personal code to live by. Adapt this code to your own aspirations and wording. In 1968, Kent Read more about The Paradoxical Commandments and making your life make a difference[…]

Are you in really in love or just infatuated?

Are you really in love or just infatuated? by Jacquie Wise If you’ve lost confidence in your judgement, here’s a way to protect yourself. It’s too easy for us to make mistakes in important relationships. Perhaps we confuse infatuation and physical attraction with love. We believe that if we ‘fall in love’, the rest will fall Read more about Are you in really in love or just infatuated?[…]

What to do when your staff criticise your management style

What to do when your staff criticise your management style

What to do when your staff criticise your management style by Jacquie Wise Question A week ago I had a gruelling performance appraisal with a subordinate of mine, who went on full attack of me as a manager. He has good skills, but has an inflated opinion of how good he really is. He took exception Read more about What to do when your staff criticise your management style[…]

Does your behaviour reflect your ethical standards?

Does your behaviour reflect your ethical standards?

Does your behaviour reflect your ethical standards? by Jacquie Wise We all say we have a clear code of conduct, but do we truly express it in the way we behave? This is what living a spiritual life means. Because of my experience in the field, I was recently interviewed as part of a university study Read more about Does your behaviour reflect your ethical standards?[…]

Charlie Chaplin – As I Began To Love Myself – Self Love Poem

Charlie Chaplin – As I Began To Love Myself – Self Love Poem by Jacquie Wise The post Charlie Chaplin – As I Began To Love Myself – Self Love Poem appeared first on The Unbounded Spirit Charlie Chaplin wrote a beautiful self-love poem on his 70th birthday (April 16, 1959). I was struck by the Read more about Charlie Chaplin – As I Began To Love Myself – Self Love Poem[…]

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[…]

Wise Ways to Access Your Inner Knowledge

Wise Ways to Access Your Inner Knowledge by Jacquie Wise Seeking insights? You know those head-scratching times when you’re asking yourself: What makes me happy? What does this dream mean? Why am I reacting this way? And the only answer you get is ‘I don’t know’… You do know. Your heart and soul knows. Your intuition Read more about Wise Ways to Access Your Inner Knowledge[…]

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[…]

Eight Wise Ways to be a Loving Person and Attract Love in Your Life

Eight Wise Ways to be a Loving Person and Attract Love in Your Life by Jacquie Wise If you want to attract love in your life, be it through a partner, loving friends or family, you need to be a loving person yourself. Only love attracts a loving vibration. Here are eight Wise Ways to be Read more about Eight Wise Ways to be a Loving Person and Attract Love in Your Life[…]

When Work Interferes With Your Creative Life

When Work Interferes With Your Creative Life by Jacquie Wise Q: I am enjoying Wise Ways. My question today is, how do I address the conflict I have between doing and having a job, or being creative? More importantly, if ones ‘nine to five’ job and the stress it involves interferes with your creative life? DH A: Read more about When Work Interferes With Your Creative Life[…]

Time to live a soulful life through your higher self

Time to live a soulful life through your higher self by Jacquie Wise You have several ‘selves’ or aspects that make up the whole ‘you.’ There is your unconscious self in which you hold your fears or strengths and secret desires. All of these become unconscious drivers that control your behaviour without you understanding why. Of course you can’t Read more about Time to live a soulful life through your higher self[…]

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[…]

The Etiquette of Kissing and Hugging

The Etiquette of Kissing and Hugging by Jacquie Wise I had intriguing conversations with talk-back callers to the ABC 774AM Jon Faine radio show, where I was interviewed this week. The topic was the etiquette of kissing and hugging. We were talking about the air-kisses and lean-to gestures that pass as hugs that are an increasing Read more about The Etiquette of Kissing and Hugging[…]

Do you live to work or work to live?

Do you live to work or work to live? by Jacquie Wise Question I am enjoying the Wise Ways newsletters. My question is, the conflict between doing and having a job, or being creative? Or more importantly if one’s nine to five job and the stress it involves impinges on your creative life? DH Answer I Read more about Do you live to work or work to live?[…]

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[…]

Women’s English and Men’s English

Women’s English and Men’s English Found these comments in an old email I received a long time ago – unfortunately, author is unknown but they are quite funny – not to be taken seriously! Women’s English: Yes = No No = Yes Maybe = No I’m sorry = You’ll be sorry We need = I Read more about Women’s English and Men’s English[…]

What should I do when I am not getting the training I need?

What should I do when I am not getting the training I need? by Jacquie Wise Question: I work for a company that has a contract with a major corporate client. Every couple of years our company has to re-compete in order to renew the contract. I was new to the position, which involves managing many Read more about What should I do when I am not getting the training I need?[…]

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?[…]

Jacquie Wise featured in CAE Course Guide

Jacquie Wise featured in CAE Course Guide

Jacquie Wise featured in CAE Course Guide Jacquie Wise from Wise Ways has been teaching at the Centre for Adult Education (CAE) since 1979! One of her courses is the longest running course in the history of the CAE. In the Spring 2014 Guide, she was featured and below is a copy of the articles featuring Read more about Jacquie Wise featured in CAE Course Guide[…]

Boost Morale and Motivate Your Team

Boost morale and motivate your team by Jacquie Wise The challenge of any leader is to keep people highly motivated, so that they contribute their best. How can you boost morale and motivation? One way is by making it fun to come to work. These days, we’re so pressured to meet deadlines, coming to work is Read more about Boost Morale and Motivate Your Team[…]

Performance Appraisals The Key to Your Success

Performance Appraisals The Key to Your Success by Jacquie Wise Good leaders conduct good performance appraisal interviews. Bad leaders don’t see the need to give staff any feedback. Many leaders loathe the idea of sitting in judgement on their staff and often sabotage the process by bungling their way through it in haste. Which category do Read more about Performance Appraisals The Key to Your Success[…]

You Don’t Bring Me Flowers Anymore And You Don’t Respect My Need For Space

You Don’t Bring Me Flowers Anymore And You Don’t Respect My Need For Space by Jacquie Wise A common source of hurt in relationships is feeling unloved. It could be simply because you’re just not speaking the right language. Intimate relationships go through classic phases. First, there’s the auditioning phase, when we’re on our best behaviour Read more about You Don’t Bring Me Flowers Anymore And You Don’t Respect My Need For Space[…]

Are you fun to work with?

Are you fun to work with? by Jacquie Wise Go back in time.  Recall teachers or early supervisors who stand out in your memory. You may remember them because they inspired and motivated you to be your best.  Maybe you remember feeling that you would have done anything for them. What did they do, specifically, Read more about Are you fun to work with?[…]