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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Working with Jules: T’s Story

  Sometimes we know that something needs to change, but we are just not sure what or where to start. That was the point T had reached when we first spoke. Due to the nature of the work she is unable to disclose her name, but wanted to share the impact that coaching has had…

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Confidence: Nature or Nurture? (video)

  “How much do you feel confidence is influenced by how you were raised and can that perspective be changed or altered?” This was one of the very first questions I was asked on Confidence Question Time live on Facebook. This opens up the big nature versus nurture debate. Is confidence something you are born…

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The 10 Biggest Mistakes I Made About Confidence

  Have you ever listened to someone talk about confidence and thought – well it’s OK for them, they have it sorted? I used to, especially when I first started investing in and focusing on developing myself. And it is easy to do when the person doing the teaching seems to have it altogether. That’s…

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