Social media is hard to monitor and control

Social media is hard to monitor and control

Had a very interesting discussion about the vast and very scary amount of explicit content available to our kids via social media channels. Stars in the entertainment business (for this rant) showing what they get up to in their private parties, posting the kind of stuff you wouldn’t want your teenage kids to see. This is a massive issue!!   Q – But do you as parents just see it as being to big an issue to control? Q- Do you control what your kids view online? Q – If you have...
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There is mileage in businesses investing deeply in emotional thought

There is mileage in businesses investing deeply in emotional thought

I shared a blog post today which was written by a friend of mine about an event he attended called “Profiting from experiences”. http://www.imagination.com/en/labs/2013/10/profiting-experiences-live-blog-post I read the blog post and was intrigued by the topics that successful business leaders were highlighting. Topics like the importance of engaging the mind of our clients, getting into the mindset of our clients and understanding them from an emotional angle. As people primarily buy...
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Positive uses of social media, some examples

Positive uses of social media, some examples

Thinking about the positive uses of social media today and what that means to the young folk of today. This is one of the discussion / role play modules for our LifeSkills4Kids Communication module. The many social media platforms available to all can be used negatively as well as positively. Some examples of positive uses - Getting answers to a question that you need answer to Taking part in a discussion, putting across your view Some place a shy person can get involved in conversations, from a...
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Children and social media, parental responsibility (other people’s property)

Children and social media, parental responsibility (other people’s property)

Everyday a different challenge a different progress update.  On a google hangout with the other half (ooerr!!) of LifeSkills4Kids(Uk) Harbinder Mathadu tonight and was discussing how, as 2 people working on a project where you want to to engage with others, you really need to stay in the public eye, even with the smallest of relevant updates. So we have set ourselves a goal of doing a brain dump of the days thoughts and you’re reading mine right now. The other part of tonights chat was still...
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LifeSkills4Kids project update

LifeSkills4Kids project update

Hit a bit of a dip in the LifeSkills4Kids project, time has been swamped with our day jobs and energy levels are low. Family time is also quite important and has been a big factor when trying to make some progress with this project. We are very passionate about this project and making it work, part of which is selling the idea to prospective clients.  These include schools, parents, tuition houses, affiliations with other organisations who work with kids promoting learning outside of the school...
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January is nearly over, what about your goals?

January is nearly over, what about your goals?

January 2013 is nearly over and the days have already started to get warmer and longer. For me, so much seems to have happened with regards to things I have been involved in, that it feels like months have already passed by. So it’s comforting to know that we haven’t even finished the first month yet. Phew (wipes brow)!! As I write this I’m wondering what’s happened to the goals, new years resolutions that many of us set at the start of the year. All those things we “semi”...
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Goal setting, haven’t done it yet? don’t fret…

Goal setting, haven’t done it yet? don’t fret…

If you haven’t thought about your goals for 2013 yet, don’t fret it’s not too late, you still have at least 11 months before Christmas 2013. Time is flying by at an astronomical rate, how will you make the best use of it? It’s already the 4th of Jan!!!! How wisely have you used the first 4 days of 2013?? New Year is the time when the masses usually to take time out to think about their goals, so you could use this time as an excuse to do it, or…..why not do something...
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Thoughts about Patience over Christmas and New Year

Thoughts about Patience over Christmas and New Year

It’s been a tough, challenging and a fantastic Christmas holiday period all at the same time. It’s usually the longest break that I have to endure, where it seems like “we” (the people that are usually out working) are forced to stay away from work “out there”, forced to take a break and forced to put our feet up with the rest of the Christmas and New Year celebrating nations. This was the tough bit, learning to switch off and not think about work. For me, work...
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The frustrations of people wanting to leave the rat-race

The frustrations of people wanting to leave the rat-race

The frustrations of people wanting to leave the rat-race.  You want to leave your job, but you have bills to pay, a mortgage or two, loans and other expenses that you have racked up in the pursuit of trying to live some sort of “good life”, that you think you deserve, you have paid for things you can’t afford, like holidays, a nice car and a lifestyle that has grown over the years, or should I say outgrown your pay packet. But you are unfulfilled, you want something more, you’re...
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#Link4Drinks in Holborn on Tuesday 13th November 2012

#Link4Drinks in Holborn on Tuesday 13th November 2012

It’s almost that time again, when a bunch of people with similar interests get together in a relaxed informal environment to network with each other.   It’s a place - where small business owners get together to make new connections and nurture the old connections where employees of organizations find out about other options are open to them, when they just turn up and speak to others where individuals get a chance to speak about “what they do” and “what they...
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