Envy in the Workplace

Envy in the Workplace

Are you being thwarted from doing your job?  Are you aware of little comments here and there that start you doubting yourself?   Or perhaps there are disruptions to your workflow caused by the unnecessary interference of another.  Do you get that feeling that someone else wants to be you. You are quite probably the target of envy, a most difficult destructive emotion that is hard to fight and even harder to prove. Envious people target those that are successful, bright, popular and have good relationships with others at work and socially. They covet your clients, your sales, your possessions…

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Psychology of Sales – tapping into emotional needs

Psychology of Sales – tapping into emotional needs

Here are 10 top tips for attracting sales using psychology and linking  to Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs. Physiological needs: 1          People need to know that wherever you work there are basic facilities, toilets, water, comfortable place to sit.  Tell them about your premises Safety and security: 2         Be clear about who you are and what you do.   Give a strong clear message in your advertising, when you speak to others, when you talk about your product.  I do this….for your health     It will help build that family home….   It can also help you to improve your…

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5 reasons not to argue by text

5 reasons not to argue by text

How many times do you have arguments by text.  I was talking to a colleague the other day who refuses to engage in this kind of conflict.  As she so rightly pointed out, once something is in writing there’s no taking it back. In arguments we might say things we would not normally say, hurtful things or attacking comments.  We sometimes blame others when things go wrong before we have had a chance to think things through.  Then the arguments start, you said, he said and she said.  Feelings can explode in an unhelpful way. Now I’m not saying it isn’t…

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Feeling helpless in the face of redundancy

Feeling helpless in the face of redundancy

Recently I have heard of so many people losing their jobs because of a company restructure.   Being called in and told that the company is going through changes and one of those is that your job is now redundant.  Surprise!!   Maybe not.   Perhaps you have seen this coming.  Other people in other departments have gone.  The company is now a third of the size it was two years ago.  Secret meetings appear to be happening all around you and that smarmy new guy that arrived 3 months ago is looking even smarmier. It doesn’t seem to make sense…

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Love hurts

Love hurts

When love hurts there is no pain like it.  We all feel hurt from time to time, choked up , tearful and sometimes confused.  People let us down, surprise us with their actions and or inactions and disappoint. When this happens to us it is a warning that something is not right, our relationship, work situation or friendship.  Honest communication with the other person is always a good step.  Try and find out what happened, is there something you are not aware of.  Try to get to the bottom of it so you can understand. If other people’s behaviour towards…

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How strong are you?

How strong are you?

Sturdy, Powerful, vigorous, commands respect, able, competent, firm and courageous.  Do any of the above words sound like you? Sometimes its hard to be strong when you are facing difficult life circumstances.  It would be great if we could be strong all the time but i’m not sure how possible that would be.  In fact one strength can be to ask for help when you need it or even show your vulnerabilities. I’m interested in what it is that gives people strength.  Is it circumstances that have helped you grow or perhaps it is a personality trait. What makes you…

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