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The term ‘Life Skills’ refers to the skills you need to make the most out of life. Life skills are usually associated with managing and living a better quality of life. They help us to accomplish our ambitions and live to our full potential. There is no definitive list of life skills. Certain skills may be more or less relevant to you depending on your life circumstances, your culture, beliefs, age, geographic location, etc.
Different life skills will be more or less relevant at different times your life, for example:
When at school or university, you'll need study skills
When buying a house, communication skills and negotiation skills may be needed
You'll need to work on your employability skills to get a job
When you have a job, leadership and presentation skills may be useful, along with a whole host of other skills.
When you start a family, time management skills and organisational skills are likely to become important.
There will be times throughout your life when you'll need conflict resolution, stress-management and problem solving skills too.

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Soft skills are in demand from employers and can help employees make transitions to new roles or advance their careers, even in the evolving landscape where the lifespan of skills is shorter than ever. 


Baby Boom co-workers are stuck in a job on a level for years and a millennial counterpart arrives and gets promoted to a managerial position within a year of his/her employment.


Soft skills are equally as important as hard skills in the workplace. Hard skills are measurable and generally seen as your technical skills.


Do you believe that negotiating is only for those in high powered positions or top sales jobs? 


Intellectual intelligence (IQ) and technical ability are vital qualities to possess in the workplace. In fact, they can be seen as the entry-level requirements for any career. 


We are all faced with various degrees of fears at some point in our lives and for others it may be an everyday battle. People experience different types of fears.


September is the month of bright flowers, fresh scents and new beginnings and the chance to smile.


Do you know that you have the power to change yourself?  “We often think that we are who we are and that is it,” says Rachel Johnson, owner of Palomino Training Solutions. 


Anger that we experience is a two-step process. “The first step is feeling some kind of PAIN – be it emotional (eg: loneliness, loss, or rejection) or physical (eg: headache, or stomach-ache),” says Rachel Johnson, owner of Palomino Training Solutions. “This is the fuel of anger, like a can of petrol sitting there.”


Author of The Slight Edge, Jeff Olson writes about success as follows: “We celebrate that dramatic discovery, the big breakthrough that catapults the hero into a new place.  In other words, we buy lottery tickets.


In order to remain competitive both locally and in the global economy, and to meet the demands of best practice, businesses require employees to have strong business writing skills.


We communicate with one another in not only the spoken language but other forms as well such as tone of voice, facial expression, eye contact, hand gestures and posture otherwise known as body language. 


Are people skills inherent or can they be developed? It seems that some people are simply born with a level of charm and charisma that endears them to others.


We are now fully emerged in the 4th Industrial Revolution and, over the next 20 years, this is going to have a massive impact on our working lives.  What was once considered paradoxical is now a reality.


In recent news, the British Government announced that they will start implementing Mindfulness in randomised control trials in more than 200 of their schools.  


Why this rapidly growing Job Skill is no longer a nice-to-have but essential?


Emotional Intelligence (EQ) is a real buzz word in the workplace, but it really does have a tremendous impact on the success of a business. 


In modern life, information overload is a reality. We get bombarded with messages to believe various ideas, purchase things, support causes, and lead our lifestyle in a particular way. 


Are you creative? Are you innovative? “I would probably answer that I am a creative person,” says Rachel Johnson, owner of Palomino Training Solutions.


In today’s rat race, it is very important to keep the balance between your work and your personal life.

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