Understanding Bad Behaviour

Understanding Bad Behaviour by Jacquie Wise When someone close to us behaves badly—be it letting us down, taking advantage, verbally attacking us … it presents a painful challenge. It’s easier to let go of disappointing people if they’re not close. But family? How do you remain compassionate? How do you remain emotionally detached? Ease your pain Read more about Understanding Bad Behaviour[…]

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[…]

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[…]

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[…]

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[…]

Value Your Life As A Process

Value Your Life As A Process by Jacquie Wise Ralph Waldo Emerson said ‘Life is a journey, not a destination’. Common misunderstandings of the process. Typically, we tend to strive for some end point that will make us reach enlightenment. If we feel we’ve arrived, some of us assume we are spiritually superior in some way. Read more about Value Your Life As A Process[…]

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?[…]

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?[…]

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[…]

Be in Your Own Power

Be in Your Own Power by Jacquie Wise The ’80s was a decade in which we discovered our blockages and fixed them. The ’90s was a decade in which we discovered our strengths and used them. From 2000 until now are the years in which we are waking up to what power and responsibility really Read more about Be in Your Own Power[…]

Sixteen Wise Ways to work more effectively with your manager

Sixteen Wise Ways to work more effectively with your manager by Jacquie Wise Your role is to help your manager achieve objectives effectively, as well as find challenges of your own for your job enjoyment and enrichment. Bear in mind that some managers (bosses) need more training than others before they can learn how to Read more about Sixteen Wise Ways to work more effectively with your manager[…]

What about you?

What About You? by Jacquie Wise Someone will always be better looking Someone will always be smarter Some of their houses will be bigger Their children will do better in school What about you? The best looking man in the world can have hell in his heart The smartest woman at your work may be Read more about What about you?[…]

Are You and Your Partner too Different for a Relationship?

Are You and Your Partner too Different for a Relationship? by Jacquie Wise Question How do you deal with a partner who is very different from you?  For example, my partner likes spending and I believe in saving.  He needs routine and I prefer flexibility. He’s also tied to his family and I’m more independent. Read more about Are You and Your Partner too Different for a Relationship?[…]

8 Wise Ways to Live with Soul

Eight Wise Ways to Live with Soul

Eight Wise Ways to Live with Soul by Jacquie Wise Part of our purpose is to continue to learn. My view of life has been shaped by many teachers: philosophers, experts and visionaries—or role-models selected from people I meet, who show me the kind of person I want to be and how I choose to Read more about Eight Wise Ways to Live with Soul[…]

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[…]

Seven Wise Ways to be confident at interviews

Seven Wise Ways to be confident at interviews by Jacquie Wise Question Hello Jacquie, do you have any tips on communicating confidence to others? For example in say a job interview or other situation where it would be advantageous to at least appear confident? Answer I broke down confidence into its many aspects, and I Read more about Seven Wise Ways to be confident at interviews[…]

Eight Wise Ways to send out good vibrations

Eight Wise Ways to send out good vibrations by Jacquie Wise What vibration or energy frequency are you sending out to the world?  Positive, or negative? Part of our purpose in life is to contribute to a higher frequency. A positive frequency is light and uplifting.  As more of us are influenced by that frequency Read more about Eight Wise Ways to send out good vibrations[…]

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[…]

How to get people to listen to you and be heard

How to get people to listen to you and be heard by Jacquie Wise What’s worse than being on the wrong side of an argument?  Being on the right side with nobody listening. What does it take to get people to listen to you?  What turns them off? These pointers should help you be heard Read more about How to get people to listen to you and be heard[…]

Take a gap year and see the world or settle down?

Take a gap year and see the world or settle down? by Jacquie Wise Is it a good idea to take a gap year and see the world or settle down? Question: My son is completing university this year and wants to travel before settling down to a career.  I’m concerned that others of his Read more about Take a gap year and see the world or settle down?[…]

Who Am I? How To Be More Authentic

Who Am I? How To Be More Authentic

Who Am I? How To Be More Authentic by Jacquie Wise Have you ever wondered, who am I? How can I be more authentic? Do you have a strong sense of who you really are, or do you feel a fraud? Do people say to you GET REAL! One of our fundamental human needs is Read more about Who Am I? How To Be More Authentic[…]

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[…]

What choices did I make before I was born into this life?

What choices did I make before I was born into this life? by Jacquie Wise Have you ever wondered: What choices did I make before I was born into this life? Are you Growing as a Person? Your Soul Contracts can help you find out. Today, we have a new understanding of spirituality. It means Read more about What choices did I make before I was born into this life?[…]

Key questions to ask if you are going into small business

Key questions to ask if you are going into small business by Jacquie Wise Anyone who is about to start a small business has an intrinsic sense that there are key questions to ask if you are going into small business. Someone once said: Behind every locked door stands a person holding the key. It’s Read more about Key questions to ask if you are going into small business[…]

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[…]

Questions to ask at the beginning of a new relationship

Questions to ask at the beginning of a new relationship by Jacquie Wise It may be daunting to find the right questions to ask at the beginning of a new relationship. Statistics say that, in Australia, over 40% of marriages end in divorce. I wonder if it’s got something to do with making a commitment Read more about Questions to ask at the beginning of a new relationship[…]

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[…]

Do you live your life according to your values?

Do you live your life according to your values?

Do you live your life according to your values? by Jacquie Wise Do you live your life according to your values? If your true values don’t guide the way you live your life, you’ll experience what I call the ‘cheese-grater effect’— your self-esteem, your authentic self and your happiness will be gradually crumbled, and your Read more about Do you live your life according to your values?[…]

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?[…]

I have a problem with public speaking – please help

I have a problem with public speaking – please help by Jacquie Wise I received the following question via email from a person who has a problem with public speaking and wanted some help: I was given a high profile calling at church and I get put off by alot of sisters who show their Read more about I have a problem with public speaking – please help[…]

What’s it like for someone to love you and be loved by you?

What’s it like for someone to love you and be loved by you? by Jacquie Wise Valentine’s Day… I’d forgotten all about it until someone reminded me.  (Says a lot about what’s going on in my life, doesn’t it!) Well—you can’t attract what you don’t have within you, so for some time, I’ve been focusing Read more about What’s it like for someone to love you and be loved by you?[…]

The New Consciousness – What does it mean?

The New Consciousness – What does it mean? by Jacquie Wise This article explores a range of concepts.  To find out a bit more about my background in this field, please visit About Jacquie Wise. There’s a lot of talk around about the ending of our ‘old world’ and the birth of a new consciousness Read more about The New Consciousness – What does it mean?[…]

Career Planning Template

Are you leaving your career planning to chance? Do you need a career plan template? by Jacquie Wise Successful careers don’t ‘just happen’. Sometimes it seems that some people get all the luck. They always seem to be in the right place at the right time. But what we don’t see is how they found Read more about Career Planning Template[…]

How to admit guilt without losing face

Not losing face when you have to admit guilt can be tricky Admitting guilt without losing face can be done in three stages. Do you cringe and crawl into a hole when you have made a mistake? Do you feel a fool and wonder how you will ever again restore your self-esteem, or someone’s confidence Read more about How to admit guilt without losing face[…]

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 deal with difficult people at Christmas

The Hidden Gifts Of Christmas by Jacquie Wise Christmas, Hanukkah and New Year Celebrations are supposed to be a time of bonding and connecting with those we love.  A time of remembering those far away, and letting them know we’re thinking of them.  But too often it can be a time of groaning: ‘Do I Read more about How to deal with difficult people at Christmas[…]

Four Options to Consider for a Career or Job Change

Four Options To Consider For A Career Or Job Change By Jacquie Wise The world changes too quickly these days for us to be safe plodding on the same path without some kind of growth that increases our choices. I’ve reinvented myself so many times I’ve lost track, but it’s always expanded my options and Read more about Four Options to Consider for a Career or Job Change[…]

Instant Consciousness Doubler

Instant Consciousness Doubler By Jacquie Wise Here’s an instant consciousness doubler I like to use consistently: Whenever someone says or does something I don’t like, I ask myself ‘Do I do that too?’ Be prepared for your first reaction to be ‘Nah—I NEVER do that’. Uh huh. Then take another look at yourself, in different Read more about Instant Consciousness Doubler[…]

Successful Relationships Compatibility Compromise Commitment Communication Chemistry

The Five Cs of Successful Relationships – Compatibility Compromise Commitment Communication Chemistry By Jacquie Wise Recently, I’ve had several clients who’ve raised concerns about their relationships. As always, their questions lead me to developing a new Wise Way—in this case a consolidation of the essential components of successful relationships (Sorry—I’m on a roll here with Read more about Successful Relationships Compatibility Compromise Commitment Communication Chemistry[…]