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I Will Teach You A Language | Weekly Motivation and Language Learning Tips to Help You Become Fluent in Any Language
 
Learning a new language? Get your language learning questions answered by polyglot Olly Richards, who speaks 8 languages and runs the popular blog - I Will Teach You A Language. Whatever's holding you back on the path to fluency, tune in twice a week to get your regular dose of language learning motivation, with Olly and other polyglot guests, such as Luca Lampariello, Richard Simcott, Alex Rawlings, Benny Lewis, Anthony Metivier and Jonathan Levi. Learn Spanish, Learn French, Learn German, ...
 
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Language Learning Made Simple - The MezzoGuild Podcast
 
Helping You Learn Foreign Languages SIMPLY With Tips, Strategies And More From Language Immersion Veteran, Donovan Nagel
 
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I Will Teach You A Language | Weekly Motivation and Language Learning Tips to Help You Become Fluent in Any Language
 
Michael asks: "How can I listen to older podcast episodes?" Episode Summary: I've recently changed the settings in my podcast feed to display the maximum number of old episodes You can find all previous episodes on the website - simply navigate to the "podcast" tab Today's Quote: Progress is man's ability to complicate simplicity. - Thor Heyerd ...…
 
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I Will Teach You A Language | Weekly Motivation and Language Learning Tips to Help You Become Fluent in Any Language
 
Jane asks: "What's it like having so many languages in your head?" Episode Summary: Mostly, I focus on learning only one language at a time To that extent, I don't have much confusion in the learning process In daily life, I find that languages come and go, depending on who I'm spending time with, what I'm doing, what words I need My default is ...…
 
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I Will Teach You A Language | Weekly Motivation and Language Learning Tips to Help You Become Fluent in Any Language
 
In this solo episode, I describe what I consider to be the most effective approach to learning a language. Episode Summary: Begin by getting a thorough grounding in the basics - quantity over quality is best at first Start speaking early on with a language tutor Grow your vocabulary while getting used to the sounds of the language - listening & ...…
 
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I Will Teach You A Language | Weekly Motivation and Language Learning Tips to Help You Become Fluent in Any Language
 
In this solo episode I discuss the design and creation of my new Spanish course for beginners. Episode Summary: Why I created a Spanish Beginner course The main aims of the course The concept I landed on How it all came together through story Resources Mentioned In Today's Episode: Fluent Spanish Academy Beginner - Join as a BETA member (limite ...…
 
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I Will Teach You A Language | Weekly Motivation and Language Learning Tips to Help You Become Fluent in Any Language
 
Daco asks: "Should I learn Mandarin or Cantonese?" Episode Summary: Mandarin is the main international Chinese language, with around 1bn speakers Cantonese is a related language/dialect of Mandarin, with far fewer speakers - around 60m In many Chinatowns around the world, Cantonese is spoken, due to historical migration However, Mandarin is the ...…
 
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I Will Teach You A Language | Weekly Motivation and Language Learning Tips to Help You Become Fluent in Any Language
 
Crystal asks: "What do you think about watching English movies with foreign language subtitles" Episode Summary: If studying in a way that's helping, keep doing it! With movies, it's worth experimenting with different audio/subtitle combinations To improve your listening comprehension, it makes sense to have your movies set to the target langua ...…
 
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I Will Teach You A Language | Weekly Motivation and Language Learning Tips to Help You Become Fluent in Any Language
 
Myles asks: "Where can I find audio with transcripts?" Episode Summary: Why listening is important, and why transcripts matter Considerations for beginners, intermediate and advanced The trouble finding good material Resources that are unhelpful: YouTube videos Movies Radio Podcasts Resources I consider helpful: Graded readers with audiobooks ( ...…
 
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I Will Teach You A Language | Weekly Motivation and Language Learning Tips to Help You Become Fluent in Any Language
 
In this episode, I chat with Dr Barbara Oakley about her fascinating career in languages and learning. Episode Summary: For the full notes accompanying this episode, please see this post. Start Speaking Today: I’d like to thank iTalki for supporting the show. To claim your free lesson and start speaking today, visit: http://iwillteachyoualangua ...…
 
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I Will Teach You A Language | Weekly Motivation and Language Learning Tips to Help You Become Fluent in Any Language
 
Kyle asks: "What are some good careers using languages?" Episode Summary: My experience using languages abroad Careers where you're likely to have opportunities to use your languages The reality of "language jobs" Designing your ideal life with languages at the centre Resources Mentioned In Today's Episode: An insightful video from Steve Kaufma ...…
 
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Language Learning Made Simple - The MezzoGuild Podcast
 
Read my full article here: https://www.mezzoguild.com/foreign-language-careers/ Read my guide for language learning blogging here: https://www.mezzoguild.com/how-to-start-a-language-blog/ In this episode, I share some of the best foreign language career ideas and my experience with each of them. --- For inexpensive tutors, teachers and conversa ...…
 
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I Will Teach You A Language | Weekly Motivation and Language Learning Tips to Help You Become Fluent in Any Language
 
Welcome to episode 200 of the podcast! For this landmark episode, I decided to invite two of my favourite language podcasters to come together for a cosy fireside chat: Kris from the Actual Fluency Podcast Kerstin from the Creative Language Learning Podcast Episode Summary: This episode is a long, unstructured conversation, in which we discuss ...…
 
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Language Learning Made Simple - The MezzoGuild Podcast
 
Read my full article here: https://www.mezzoguild.com/8-important-things-to-do-language-immersion-trip/ In this episode, I share some important advice for anyone wanting or planning to go on a language immersion trip abroad in order to get the most out of the trip. --- For inexpensive tutors, teachers and conversation partners, I use italki: ht ...…
 
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I Will Teach You A Language | Weekly Motivation and Language Learning Tips to Help You Become Fluent in Any Language
 
In this exciting episode, I speak with Sue Hart, the publisher who persuaded Michel Thomas to release his famous language courses to the world. Episode Summary: Note: The full summary notes for this episode can be found here. Start Speaking Today: I’d like to thank iTalki for supporting the show. To claim your free lesson and start speaking tod ...…
 
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I Will Teach You A Language | Weekly Motivation and Language Learning Tips to Help You Become Fluent in Any Language
 
In today's episode, Olly and Jan discuss the naked truth about traveling abroad for language immersion. Episode Summary: Why it's important to travel to the right place Speaking a foreign language among friends Filming interactions with the locals Forming friendships in a specific language Start Speaking Today: I’d like to thank iTalki for supp ...…
 
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I Will Teach You A Language | Weekly Motivation and Language Learning Tips to Help You Become Fluent in Any Language
 
In today's episode, Olly and Jan discuss how we make our travel videos. Use these tips to improve your own holiday films! Episode Summary: The importance of story What do you talk about? The "start of the day" process Do you need a professional camera? Recording good audio How to edit the smart way Equipment & Resources Mentioned: Here's the (v ...…
 
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Language Learning Made Simple - The MezzoGuild Podcast
 
Read my full article here: http://www.mezzoguild.com/aussie-australian-english-the-best-english/ In this episode, I talk about the different types of Australian English, how they came about and why it's the best variety of English on earth (clear bias!). --- For inexpensive tutors, teachers and conversation partners, I use italki: http://www.me ...…
 
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I Will Teach You A Language | Weekly Motivation and Language Learning Tips to Help You Become Fluent in Any Language
 
Today's episode comes from Playa del Carmen in Mexico! Episode Summary: We chat about our mission to Mexico and what we're up to Follow along the adventure with daily videos on YouTube and Instagram Start Speaking Today: I’d like to thank iTalki for supporting the show. To claim your free lesson and start speaking today, visit: http://iwillteac ...…
 
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I Will Teach You A Language | Weekly Motivation and Language Learning Tips to Help You Become Fluent in Any Language
 
Ali asks: "How do you remember the gender of nouns?" Episode Summary: Unfortunately, noun genders just have to be remembered At first it seems like an impossible task, but keep going, and you will start to know instinctively which is which You will inevitably make some mistakes, but you will be forgiven! If you use mnemonics, try creating some ...…
 
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I Will Teach You A Language | Weekly Motivation and Language Learning Tips to Help You Become Fluent in Any Language
 
Joe asks: "I study so much, I worry that I'm being inefficient." Episode Summary: It's important to make a distinction between "study" and "practice" What do you spend your time doing? There's a risk you are planted firmly in study mode, in which case wasting your time is a danger... There's only so much new information your brain can take in i ...…
 
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I Will Teach You A Language | Weekly Motivation and Language Learning Tips to Help You Become Fluent in Any Language
 
Paul asks: "What do you think of the ESL industry?" Episode Summary: I taught English as a foreign language for year, and enjoyed it immensely CELTA is a wonderful course and I highly recommend it There are a number of tensions between independent language learning and classroom teaching The challenge for ESL teachers is how best to teach a cla ...…
 
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I Will Teach You A Language | Weekly Motivation and Language Learning Tips to Help You Become Fluent in Any Language
 
Syawal asks: "How can I give better presentations in a foreign language?" Episode Summary: With public speaking, you have to detangle the challenges of the presentation itself, with the language you use Presentations in your mother tongue can ofter leave you nervous and rambling It depends how much you want to prepare, and how much time you hav ...…
 
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I Will Teach You A Language | Weekly Motivation and Language Learning Tips to Help You Become Fluent in Any Language
 
Saud asks: "Do you use apps for language learning?" Episode Summary: Because technology is always being promoted as making our lives more efficient, many people are tempted to look to apps to speed up the language learning process All my opinions about apps are formed in the light of the fact that I remember what language learning was like befo ...…
 
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I Will Teach You A Language | Weekly Motivation and Language Learning Tips to Help You Become Fluent in Any Language
 
Miki asks: "How should I teach Japanese on iTalki?" Episode Summary: Firstly, be honest about what you are offering and your experience level If you have no experience, you can still help Japanese learners a lot Begin as a "community tutor" and offer conversation lessons so you can get experience Have an honest talk with the student about what ...…
 
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I Will Teach You A Language | Weekly Motivation and Language Learning Tips to Help You Become Fluent in Any Language
 
Begum asks: "Should I learn Spanish or Japanese?" Episode Summary: What's your criteria for learning a new language? Always choose the language you're most passionate about Never learn a language because you think it will be easy...it won't! Some questions I've been dealing with lately! Resources Mentioned In Today's Episode: Check out the new ...…
 
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I Will Teach You A Language | Weekly Motivation and Language Learning Tips to Help You Become Fluent in Any Language
 
Charlotte asks: "What's your opinion on removing English from flashcards altogether? Episode Summary: Arguments for having flashcards entirely in the target language: Avoid translation Learn to think in the target language Increased exposure to target language "Learn like a child" Arguments for having pictures on your flashcards: Visual memory ...…
 
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I Will Teach You A Language | Weekly Motivation and Language Learning Tips to Help You Become Fluent in Any Language
 
In this episode, I chat with Mark Pentleton from Coffee Break Italian about the UK podcast awards! Episode Summary: The UK podcast awards Coffee Break Italian's nomination Filming behind the scenes How Coffee Break got started Resources Mentioned In Today's Episode: https://youtu.be/vTgrwPliQmY Coffee Break Italian on iTunes Start Speaking Toda ...…
 
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Language Learning Made Simple - The MezzoGuild Podcast
 
Read my full article here: http://www.mezzoguild.com/michel-thomas-review/ In this episode, I share the results of my detailed review and analysis of the Michel Thomas Method (Total and Perfect Arabic specifically). Overall I don't recommend it and here are the reasons why I reached this conclusion. --- For inexpensive Arabic tutors, teachers a ...…
 
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I Will Teach You A Language | Weekly Motivation and Language Learning Tips to Help You Become Fluent in Any Language
 
Quinton asks: "How can I prepare for my trip to China?" Episode Summary: What's the unique opportunity you'll have on your trip? Most likely, it's speaking, and the chance to speak a lot to people If you study characters, there's no particular benefit to being in China Take iTalki lessons every day and build up your speaking muscle Potentially ...…
 
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I Will Teach You A Language | Weekly Motivation and Language Learning Tips to Help You Become Fluent in Any Language
 
Meg asks: "How can I make my Russian sentences less English?" Episode Summary: The challenge you're facing is learning to express ideas the way a Russian would It's not just a linguistic thing - it's a cultural thing. Compare: Good Morning / おはようございます There's no shortcut to doing this - it's a long, gradual process If you want to express yourse ...…
 
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Language Learning Made Simple - The MezzoGuild Podcast
 
In this episode, I walk you through how I continue to work on improving foreign languages when I'm already at a high level. I share some examples from my own journey with Arabic. Read my full article here: http://www.mezzoguild.com/improve-when-youre-already-fluent/ --- For inexpensive Arabic tutors, teachers and conversation partners, I use it ...…
 
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I Will Teach You A Language | Weekly Motivation and Language Learning Tips to Help You Become Fluent in Any Language
 
Ferdinand asks: "How do I repair holes in my students' grammar?" Episode Summary: How holes in your grammar can develop Different roles for the teacher: Teach what you know is right Teach what the student expects Raising awareness is the only way to help students self-monitor and fix their own mistakes If students resist basic grammar exercises ...…
 
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I Will Teach You A Language | Weekly Motivation and Language Learning Tips to Help You Become Fluent in Any Language
 
In this episode, I react to a comment in my Facebook community about feeling overwhelmed. Episode Summary: There's a lot of advice, it can be difficult to know what to do It's important to interact with others, but only when it adds value Texting and language exchanges (free) - you still have to follow social graces Teachers (paid) - you're pay ...…
 
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Language Learning Made Simple - The MezzoGuild Podcast
 
In this episode I talk a bit more about my 'chunking' technique which I argue is a far more natural way to learn to speak a foreign language than traditional grammar study. I share a simple example from my time in Egypt as a new learner of Arabic. Read my full article here: http://www.mezzoguild.com/chunking-and-language-learning/ --- For inexp ...…
 
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I Will Teach You A Language | Weekly Motivation and Language Learning Tips to Help You Become Fluent in Any Language
 
In this solo episode, I share an update on my exciting new Conversations project. Episode Summary: The difficulty with improving your listening comprehension The effect on your learning How Conversations came to be How it's being created What happens next Resources Mentioned In Today's Episode: To be the first to hear about Conversations, and f ...…
 
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I Will Teach You A Language | Weekly Motivation and Language Learning Tips to Help You Become Fluent in Any Language
 
In part 2 of this episode, I chat about the link between music and language learning with my polyglot friend Fiel Sahir. Episode Summary: What's the link between music and language learning? What do musicians do differently when they learn languages? Does the type of music you play make a difference? And much, much more... Resources Mentioned I ...…
 
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Language Learning Made Simple - The MezzoGuild Podcast
 
In this episode, I talk about how I originally learned Arabic over a decade ago and how I'd do it differently if I had the chance to start all over again. This advice will benefit you if you're considering learning Arabic yourself. Read my full article right here: http://www.mezzoguild.com/how-to-start-learning-arabic/ Join our site TalkInArabi ...…
 
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Language Learning Made Simple - The MezzoGuild Podcast
 
In this episode, I discuss performance anxiety and how it affects me with regard to learning languages. I also offer strategies to overcome it. Check it out here: http://www.mezzoguild.com/anxiety/
 
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I Will Teach You A Language | Weekly Motivation and Language Learning Tips to Help You Become Fluent in Any Language
 
In part 1 of this episode, I chat about the link between music and language learning with my polyglot friend Fiel Sahir. Episode Summary: What's the link between music and language learning? What do musicians do differently when they learn languages? Does the type of music you play make a difference? And much, much more... Resources Mentioned I ...…
 
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I Will Teach You A Language | Weekly Motivation and Language Learning Tips to Help You Become Fluent in Any Language
 
Balen asks: "Is it possible to become fluent in a language only by listening?" Episode Summary: No, you can't become fluent only by listening. The Silent Period Children listen for years, soaking things up, but still take years of practise to produce coherent English Learning English by watching TV Immigrants are often silent for years...listen ...…
 
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I Will Teach You A Language | Weekly Motivation and Language Learning Tips to Help You Become Fluent in Any Language
 
Rafael asks: "How can I stop hesitating when I speak English?" Episode Summary: Hesitation happens either when: You don't have the vocabulary you need You don't know how to express something Speaking fluidly, without hesitation, comes with a lot of practice. Practice more regularly with native speakers Increase your vocabulary on common topics, ...…
 
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I Will Teach You A Language | Weekly Motivation and Language Learning Tips to Help You Become Fluent in Any Language
 
In this episode, Olly gives his thoughts on what it means to be a polyglot. Episode Summary: "Polyglot" is a label that can be misleading or even somewhat meaningless The same language journey can mean different things to different people Collecting languages is not a meaningful pursuit Start speaking today: I’d like to thank iTalki for support ...…
 
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I Will Teach You A Language | Weekly Motivation and Language Learning Tips to Help You Become Fluent in Any Language
 
Denise asks: "Is now a good time to learn Italian?" Episode Summary: There's rarely a "right time" I usually suggest getting a language to an Upper-Intermediate level (B2) before starting another one However, Italian and Portuguese are closely related. You might not have to do as much study as you think. It might also be easier than learning En ...…
 
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I Will Teach You A Language | Weekly Motivation and Language Learning Tips to Help You Become Fluent in Any Language
 
Gabrielle asks: "When I don't understand, I often just smile, nod, and pretend I do. How can I stop this?" Episode Summary: Is it normal to pretend you understand? Every language learning journey starts like this Persistence is the name of the game In terms of stages, here's how I see it: Lower level: You still have a lot to learn, so don't be ...…
 
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I Will Teach You A Language | Weekly Motivation and Language Learning Tips to Help You Become Fluent in Any Language
 
Yuta asks: "Should I be relying on Google Translate?" Episode Summary: Effective language learning means learning to communicate within your means The problem with relying on Google Translate is that you stop relying on yourself Paraphrasing is a key speaking skill, and you develop it by learning to communicate in spite of a lack of vocabulary ...…
 
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I Will Teach You A Language | Weekly Motivation and Language Learning Tips to Help You Become Fluent in Any Language
 
Selman asks: "How many hours a week do you study?" Episode Summary: Here's what I aim for: Focused study every weekday morning (1 hour), sporadic flashcards + listening during the day (0-60 mins), at least 3 speaking sessions a week (30-60 minutes) A rough total is around 5 hours study + 3 hours speaking Add on top of that watching TV, reading ...…
 
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I Will Teach You A Language | Weekly Motivation and Language Learning Tips to Help You Become Fluent in Any Language
 
This is a re-broadcast of the most popular 3-part series from the podcast. I answer the question: "I'm simply too busy to learn languages. How can I find the time?" In this episode: The power of tiny How I learnt Cantonese during an extremely busy period in my life Why “1 hour” will put you off, whilst “30 seconds” will get you started! How to ...…
 
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Language Learning Made Simple - The MezzoGuild Podcast
 
In this episode, I discuss in detail some of the differences that Moroccan and other Maghrebi dialects have from the more popular Arabic varieties like Egyptian and Levantine. Check it out here: http://www.mezzoguild.com/moroccan-arabic/ Visit Talk In Arabic here: http://www.talkinarabic.com/ Find Moroccan Arabic teachers here (and get a free l ...…
 
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I Will Teach You A Language | Weekly Motivation and Language Learning Tips to Help You Become Fluent in Any Language
 
Are you learning English? If so, please answer a few short questions for me... http://iwillteachyoualanguage.com/englishsurvey
 
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I Will Teach You A Language | Weekly Motivation and Language Learning Tips to Help You Become Fluent in Any Language
 
This is a re-broadcast of the most popular 3-part series from the podcast. I answer the question: "I'm simply too busy to learn languages. How can I find the time?" In this episode: How to use the power of the “One Thing” to make massive progress towards your goals The importance of saying “no” How to focus on your goals like a laser Resources ...…
 
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I Will Teach You A Language | Weekly Motivation and Language Learning Tips to Help You Become Fluent in Any Language
 
This is a re-broadcast of the most popular 3-part series from the podcast. I answer the question: "I'm simply too busy to learn languages. How can I find the time?" In this episode: Why goal setting is often overlooked, but is the key to everything How people set unachievable goals What a sensible goal looks like Defining your next-step goal Re ...…
 
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