Moving Beyond the Comfort Zone

  Oh yes. The comfort zone. That place that is talked about so much. The place where you get to snuggle up with all your automatic self-doubting thoughts. Where you can get by without having to do too much. It’s served you well to get you to here. Sometimes it kinda stinks a bit, but…

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Changing the way you think ~ Owen’s story

  I made one of the biggest steps in my career at the back end of 2008. I left full time employment as a senior designer in one of the top 100 design agencies in the UK to go it alone… to set up my own business, to step out into the unknown and the…

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The Truth About Judgment

  At my secondary school we had at least one assembly a week. A weekly gathering of students, usually by year group. A chance for a teacher to influence a mob of moody teenagers en masse. Sounds a bit like a lamb to the slaughter. I am pretty sure that some teachers hated it as…

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Don’t believe the hype of your assumptions

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  You may have heard the saying that when you ASSUME you make an ASS out of U and ME. It’s definitely a helpful way of remember the power of assumptions. But I am not sure it goes far enough. Recent experiences have highlighted to me that making assumptions can be damaging, dangerous and potentially…

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How to get the life you want

  Do you have the life you want? If not…what do you think is the reason behind that? When I ask this, many people answer with a list of life experiences and, to be honest, excuses. And I know that a number of years ago, I would have pretty much answered that way too. Something…

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How to avoid being arrogant (video)

  In this video (recorded as part of a confidence conversation Live on Facebook), I explain what arrogance really is. I share some of the behaviours associated with arrogance and why they are so often a mask for what is really going on. When we develop our confidence, we don’t have to fear becoming arrogant.…

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Dealing with a confidence nose dive ~ Sally’s story

  What a day with Jules can do! I always thought I had a good level of self-confidence. I am an approachable person with a great circle of friends and family around me. What’s not to feel confident about?! However, when entering a business networking event after having a break with networking for a few…

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Is reality always what we think it is?

  What do you see? In the picture below? What do you think you are looking at?   This captured my attention whilst I was walking around York Art Gallery. The more I looked, the more I thought I was looking at three plastic bags containing water. They had been cleverly positioned so that they…

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What is your perception of confidence? (video)

  What is your relationship with confidence? Actually, before you answer that, let me ask you a different question … what do you think of confident people? In fact, the answer to the second question can be very revealing about the first. Imagine you are in a group situation – maybe a classroom or conference…

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What if you knew you would work it out?

  In my book ‘If We Can, You can.’ I share 3 true life events that had a significant impact on me, whether I realised it at the time or not. These events planted seeds of possibility for me that continue to germinate to this day but only when the conditions are right. I was reminded…

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