If your hectic schedule does not
allow you to cuddle up under a warm blanket with an uplifting book or to
watch your favourite TV programme, you may be suffering from the Superhero
Syndrome. While you are making more time for yourself with our Survival
Strategies, learn how to make a fabulous entrance and create a first
impression that is unforgettable.
the Superhero Syndrome.
- Are you over
committed and under-satisfied?
- Survival Strategies
- Ways to waste your
an unforgettable entrance.
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Smashing the Superhero Syndrome
The 21st century has created
many new phenomena, and not just in terms of the incredible technology we
have available today. We also have a phletora of stress related illnesses and
new paradigms such as the Superhero Syndrome, as we struggle to cope with
our ever-growing list of tasks and roles.
The Superhero Syndrome is a
powerful motivator, which drives us to do more each day, even as we
struggle to fit all our tasks into 24 hours. The fact is, rich or poor, we
all only get 24 hours in one day! How you choose to spend this time is the
Are you over committed
Book time with yourself for a priority
adjustment check at least once a month.
- Are you spending your time
fulfilling your purpose?
- Do you see tangible results
from your busyness?
- Are you mostly busy with
important things or with urgent things?
Ask yourself when a task presents itself,
"Is this urgent or is it important?"
- Is the project being pushed
your way important for your career development or is it just an urgent
job that will waste your time and energy?
- Is the impossible deadline
you face an important opportunity to show your capabilities or is it
simply urgent because a colleague has not finished their work on time?
- Is it important to visit
your sick friend, because she needs you, or simply urgent because she
wants someone to share her misery with?
- Is the third project
meeting this week important? Will you really miss something essential
if you are not there?
"Every day you have you will never have again."
Get rid of those tasks that are not important
and sap your time and energy. Outsource, automate, minimise their frequency
or cut them out completely.
- Do the most unpleasant,
difficult or intense tasks first, so they do not hang over you for the
rest of the day.
- When you are working on a
project, close your office door and let someone take messages for you.
- Watch your time talk, never
say things like "I have time to kill." It de-values the
importance of your time in your subconscious.
- Always have your filofax /
electronic diary with you, so you can immediately schedule tasks and
projects and will clearly see when projects or deadlines clash.
- Don't rely on your memory,
use your diary to remember birthdays, scheduled maintenance for your
car and other important to do's.
- Don't place yourself under
unnecessary stress, rushing from one appointment to another in a
hectic manner. Be realistic when scheduling appointments and give
yourself plenty of time.
- Buy fresh food that is already
chopped, sliced or diced.
- Let the mechanic come and
collect your vehicle for a service and bring it back once it is done.
- Find a hairdresser that
will do house calls.
- Find a kiddies transport
service to take the kids to all their extra-mural activities.
- Get a babysitter to do
homework with the kids, so you can spend quality, fun time with them.
These survival strategies will go some way to
help you take back your time, so that you can give your best to those who
depend on you for the important things.
Ways to waste your
- Deadworks - trying to make
something happen that is not working.
- Doing something
that will produce no reward or doing it with the wrong motive.
- Stop trying to
help someone who does not want to be helped.
- Worrying - tormenting
yourself with useless thinking. It fatigues you and wastes your
- Have you ever
seen a bird having a nervous breakdown thinking, "Where is my
next worm coming from?"
- You cannot add
anything to your life by worrying but you can take years off your
life by doing it.
- Reasoning - trying to
constantly figure things out. You can be addicted to reasoning,
over-analyzing every situation. It's about having all the answers and
ultimately always wanting to be in control! Stop constantly harassing
yourself with questions such as, "Why has that opportunity for a
promotion not happened yet?" and "Why did I have to go
through that abusive relationship?" The more you want to figure
things out, the more confused you get.
- Don't know if you are
coming or going?
- Feeling constantly
- Is there little or no time
for friends and family?
- Does your "To Do"
list never end?
- Worried you are showing
most of these symptoms?
Guess what? You are
on the fast track to total "flame out"!
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This fun, music-filled, interactive presentation
will let you discover...
- Where are you right now?
- Where would you like to be?
- How are you going to get
- Tips to simplify your life
- How to make time for you
- Strategies for coping with
your daily stresses
Treat yourself, your staff and
your clients to an exciting and empowering workshop offering practical help
and guidance to smash the Superhero Syndrome.
Be inspired and uplifted as you
learn how to take back your time and deal with your multi-faceted roles,
whilst maintaining your sanity!
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Making an unforgettable entrance
If walking into a room full of unfamiliar people scares you,
you have good reason! You only have 30 seconds to make a good first
Ever noticed how some people just walk into a room and suddenly
fill it with their presence? Their secret? They know how to make an
entrance and understand the silent language of first impressions. Making an
unforgettable impression as you walk into a room is a powerful weapon in
your arsenal, one that gives you an edge, imperceptibly shaping the way
that others perceive you.
making an impressive entrance
- Do your homework -
know what the dress code is. You don't want to be dressed in formal
attire when everyone else is wearing casual smart.
something, like a tie or a necklace, that will make you noticeable in
an impressive way.
on time - being fashionably late has no place in today's hectic
business world. Being late means you do not value other people's time.
You are also likely to make a rushed entrance, which will give others
an impression that you are flustered and not in control.
away your cellphone, sunglasses, car keys and whatever else you are
carrying so you don't walk in with your arms full of stuff.
manage any nervousness, stop for a moment before you walk in, take a
deep breath and visualize making the perfect entrance.
your posture - stand up straight, head up, shoulders back.
your self-consciousness at the door before walking in.
in with a pleasant smile, relax your body and your facial muscles, and
make casual eye contact.
stop or hesitate as you walk through the door. Walk at a casual,
steady pace to the centre of the room, as if you know someone. Don't
stand in the door scanning the room for someone you know.
head straight to bar or buffet table.
confidence, even if you have to fake it. If you are uncertain of the
protocol at the meeting or function, watch what other people are doing
("mirroring") and follow suit.
"You never get a second chance
to make a first impression."
Sound like a tall order? The good news is
that as you implement these tips, you will see immediate results, which
will boost your confidence and make it easier to make an entrance next time.
Practice at home until
the right posture and relaxed, warm smile are second nature. Plan your time
well so you will never have to make a rushed entrance. Dress appropriately
and be prepared. Each time you make a successful entrance you will get one step
closer to becoming one of those people who turn all heads when they walk
into a room.
Poise and Presence
You have the power
to reinforce the quality and value of your products and services by looking
and acting the part.
Take action today and contact us for a tailor-made programme that will help
you master the art of impression management.
This programme can be presented to an entire department within your company
or on a 1-on-1 basis. Through this presentation you and your staff will
receive individual feedback and strategies to make your visual
communication and self-branding a powerful and influential tool in today's
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Professional Impressions would
like to credit the following for information and images used in this article:
You're on stage!
Image, Etiquette, Branding & Style by Linda Ellis Eastman - Chapter 2 by
Are you too busy? by Joyce Meyer
I am in a hurry and God's not by Joyce Meyer
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