How do you catch the winds of luck?

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  I often twitch when I hear the word luck being used as so often it’s in a detrimental way either to the person using it or to the person it’s being directed to. It was directed at me last year and sparked a rant which you can watch here. It’s still something high on…

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How much of an ASS are you?

  One of my school teachers used to often say “when you assume, you make an ASS of U and Me” Usually we groaned and rolled our eyes each time she said it. It’s a corny phrase after all. Nonetheless it stuck. And over the years, it has helped remind me how making assumptions can create…

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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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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 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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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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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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