The Change Files

Ideas, Insights and Inspiration from Simon Phillips, aka The Change Man

How Anxiety Affects The Body

The 8 commonly accepted signs of anxiety in the body are;

  • headache.
  • insomnia or other sleep issues (waking up frequently, for example)
  • pounding heart or increased heart rate.
  • rapid breathing or shortness of breath.
  • stomach pain, nausea, or digestive trouble.
  • sweating.
  • trembling or shaking.
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Curiosity Of A Child

Uncategorized Oct 14, 2021

"I think, at a child's birth, if a mother could ask a fairy godmother to endow it with the most useful gift, that gift would be curiosity."

- Eleanor Roosevelt

Curiosity Of A Child

I was talking this week to someone who has been the subject of much abuse in their life. Someone who has been...

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Challenging The Status Quo

"It sounds so nice, what you're proposin'
Just once or twice, and not disclosin'
And not disclosin' how we're really really feelin'"

Not exactly the most poetic of songs to share as I kick off this message, but I had to find something from Status Quo once I'd put their name in the title!

Just...

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Perfection Is The Enemy Of Good

Perfection is nothing more than a figment of your imagination. Especially when it comes to human endeavour.

I'll admit, there have been times when, to the human eye, a performance can appear flawless, especially in the sporting arena:

  • Torvill and Dean's ice dance performance to Ravel's Bolero
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Is Communication A Process?

"Great communication begins with connection" - Oprah Winfrey

Without connecting, your words will go unheard. Without connecting we cannot enter into meaningful dialogue.

We need to work hard to connect before attempting to share our message.

These are the thoughts you should keep in mind...

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The Change Show on KLDROnline Radio

"Spread love everywhere you go. Let no-one ever come to you without leaving happier." - Mother Teresa

The Change Show on the Radio

This week's blog is a special announcement to point you all to my new Radio show. The Change Show will be going out live on KLDR, a new online station fixated on...

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Jobsworth or Stickler?

"To achieve major success in life, you must accept 100% responsibility." Jack Canfield 

Encountering a Jobsworth

This week I had the dubious pleasure of seeing a "jobsworth" in action - or did I? Certainly my reaction was to feel frustrated and disappointed, but my reflection led me to...

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Team Leadership - the AEIOU of leading great teams

"Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much" - Helen Keller

Team Leadership - a Framework for Success

Einstein said, "Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler." Who am I to argue? I've read a lot of books on how to lead teams. I've also had a lot of experience...

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Love Quote

Love is the most powerful force in the world

 

The Anatomy of Love

If ever there was an underestimated word, it's LOVE.

Due to the association of the word love with the emotional bond between individuals, it appears to be one-dimensional. On many levels it's been hijacked by the heart motif,...

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Think To Change

"Worry often gives a small thing a big shadow" - Swedish Proverb

Some people like change and some don't. This is okay.

Some people fear change and choose to avoid it, even though they say they want to change. This is not okay.

Think To Change - the basics

There are some...

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