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‘Reboot’ Your Creative Brain and Refresh Your Focus

In today’s information-obsessed world, our minds are in constant overdrive. Your brain is a living, inventive and rapidly renewing organ that needs all the care and maintenance it can get to function well and deliver productively every day. Brain recharging can help you reset your energy for better focus, creativity and resilience. Harold Kushner once said, “Think of life as a good book. The further you get into it, the more it begins to make sense.” We can adapt this to making the most of our brains; the further we get into understanding and recharging our brains, the better it
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THE VALUE OF JOB SHADOWING

A valuable, practical concept that has been introduced to high school learners in recent years is JOB SHADOWING​            . It allows​ learners an opportunity to find out more about their future careers. Let’s face it; how many careers are you exposed to as a child, whereby you are exposed to “behind the scenes” work. We may know a bit about the careers that our parents are in; we may know a little about doctors, dentists, hairdressers, waitresses and the like because we are exposed to them on a regular basis. Yet all that is really exposed is the “front face”
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Emotional Intelligence: The Impact on the Learning Environment

Emotional intelligence (EI), also known as Emotional quotient (EQ) and Emotional Intelligence Quotient (EIQ), is the capability of individuals to recognise their own emotions and those of others, discern between different feelings and label them appropriately, use emotional information to guide thinking and behaviour, and manage and/or adjust emotions to adapt to environments or achieve one’s goal. Emotional Intelligence focuses on the individual’s ability to process emotional information and use it to navigate the social environment. Studies have shown that people with high EI have greater mental health, job performance, and leadership skills ,although no causal relationships have been shown and such findings are likely to be attributable to general intelligence and specific personality traits
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Deep Thinking in The Age of Distraction

 “Thinking: the talking of the soul with itself.” Plato said that. It’s profound. Thinking is the core of our being. In an age of information overload, depth of thinking is becoming less and less valued. The most common barrier to deep thinking is distractions. Distractions simply crowd our minds with inferior thoughts. Modern life is overstimulated, technology-driven, and information-saturated. Information — even good information — can become a distraction if you’re not thinking about it, evaluating it, or analysing it. Instead of making time for thought, our lives are cluttered with shallow thinking habits. Today, the first thing people do when faced with a moment of
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Why buy a Franchise as opposed to starting up a new business!

Of course, words like “tried and tested” and “support system” spring to mind. Undoubtedly, those are two essential factors. Creative Minds © has the edge. It bears the humanitarian factor; the people!  It is a fact that collaboration and synergy have a place in all areas of life. We would go as far as saying that in the workplace, even more so. “Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.” — Helen Keller Take a minute to introspect. When you go to the gym, do you have a workout partner? Strangely, most people prefer to work out alone.  However,
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The Power of Positivity

The positive experience of receiving a compliment has become a rarity these days. However, compliments are an important aspect of our coexistence. Studies show that praise stimulates and motivates us. According to a study by Duke University, compliments motivate us even more than money. The power of positivity is often underrated.  Ideally this needs to be instilled from infancy by one’s primary caregiver as that is the person who is the architect, designer and builder of our foundation and formative years. Creating a positive sense of self and a healthy self esteem lies in the hands of our parents, especially our
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Investing in a Creative Minds Franchise

Why buy a Franchise as opposed to starting up a new business. Of course words like “tried and tested” and “ support system” spring to mind. Undoubtedly, those are two essential factors. Creative Minds has the edge.  It is a fact that collaboration and synergy have a place in all areas of life. We would go as far as saying that in the workplace, even more so. “Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.” — Helen Keller Take a minute to introspect. When you go to the gym, do you have a workout partner? Strangley, most people prefer
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Are you guilty of sabotaging your own success?

As Creative Minds © encompasses an intelligent and observant staff complement, it is not unusual to detect happenings in the workplace. Through close observation and interaction with learners, the concept of self-sabotage has been noticed. Setting up obstacles for ourselves subconsciously in the workplace is hazardous. While we may not see them in our pathway, we are sure to get severely injured when we stumble upon them and fall. This is something that we can create for ourselves on both a conscious and subconscious level. The ability to detect this within ourselves is a gift. Facing it head on makes
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