Start out with Baby Steps

Your chances of succeeding at something is far greater if you just take small steps at the beginning on the path towards your goal rather than big leaps. This theory is clearly and cleverly demonstrated by Californian social psychologists Jonathan Freedman and Scott Fraser. Back in 1966 the pair asked householders in California to display […]

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Navigating Your Own Path

Navigating Your Own Path

Many individuals have a gap between who they are and who they actually want to be (or are capable of being). Navigating Your Own Path? In order to bridge any kind of physical gap (ie get nearer the destination) it’s often necessary to consult a map. That’s because a map allows us to see exactly […]

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Being Yourself – With Yourself

How much do you trust others? Gaining someone’s trust takes time but not necessarily effort. At least not if you’re genuine. People will trust you if, when engaging with them, you focus on their best interests rather than your own. That way they will be willing to listen to you and even allow you to […]

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Don’t Be Afraid to Dream Big

Walt Disney did it and Martin Luther King coined a famous phrase based on it. We’re talking about dreaming, of course. Both the idea and the reality of dreaming is to dare to desire. And the bigger our dream is, the more we desire it. Most of us are aware of Civil Rights leader Martin […]

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A New Dawn of Leadership

The search for the traits of great leaders has been studied for many years. The philosophical writings of Plato’s discussed the question “What qualities distinguish an individual as a leader?” Underlying this was the recognition of the importance of leadership and the belief that leadership is in the characteristics that certain individuals possess. When it […]

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The Real Work Life Balance

At Future Diamond we are committed to help and inspire people to become entrepreneurs. Many entrepreneurs have had to work full-time on their living and part time on creating their business ideas and their freedom. We are huge fans of TED Talks and we invite you to watch the presentation with Nigel Marsh called “How […]

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The Entrepreneurial Revolution

Do you want to be the next generation of entrepreneurs? If the answer is yes then we are so lucky as we live in a world where it’s easier than ever to learn from listening, reading and watching from some of the most entrepreneurial people in the world. In this video you will hear from […]

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Global Change Starts Locally

Are you influenced by the world around you? In his book “How the News Makes Us Dumb: The Death of Wisdom in an Information Society” a certain Professor C. John Sommerville at the University of Florida blames the news for making us less cultured. He claims we become desensitized to inhumane events because we see […]

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Failure Is Inevitable; Defeat Isn’t

Failure isn’t necessarily a bad thing. Making mistakes can bring us to a new understanding of things. After all, isn’t life all about learning? And the best way to gain new information and insight is often to learn from our mistakes (or perceived ‘failure’). Thomas Edison, inventor of the light bulb (amongst numerous other items), […]

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Understanding Your Impulses

Understanding Your Impulses

How much do your emotional impulses control your actions? In many individual cases the answer is probably “a lot.” But then, it’s not easy to let rational thinking take control. Take binge eating or excessive shopping for instance. We know we shouldn’t do it (at least the rational side of our brain does) but we […]

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