Posts tagged selfesteem
I Don't Stand On The Shoulders Of Giants: I Am A Giant

Recently, a fellow coach and I were talking about the different ways that people come into the industry. He said that only people with lots of qualifications and bits of paper should be coaches; that only they knew how to help those who wanted guidance and support.

I disagreed. I said that I felt we all had it in us to support and guide other people, because we'd all experienced things - and if you've experienced something, and learned from it, you can then share that learning with others. 

Experience trumps qualifications every day.

He ended our conversation by saying "I'm a great believer in systems; standing on the shoulders of giants and adding your own personal addition to it".

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Why You Can't Be A Victim As Well As A Success

I've told my story many times over the years, and am always happy to share it with others in the hope that they will be able to either change things in their lives that may be making them feel uncomfortable or unhappy, or recognise those things in others - and offer support.

I think it's our duty, as humans, to help each other.

Of course, when you tell your story, it is often then communicated by others, and one of the words that has been used to describe me in the past is 'victim'.

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Choices: We Are Who We Choose To Be

Welcome to the last in my four part video series, Break Through For The Real You.

Today I'm talking about one of the most powerful tools we have, and that's choices.

This relates to a recent Instagram post (ali.golds): 'The key to being happy is knowing you have the power to choose what to accept and what to let go'.

The thing about life and choices is that no matter what we think about our lives, how difficult they might be and how others might impact on them, we do have choices. we might regret some of those choices, we might be proud of some, but they all add up to the life that we lead and we are who we choose to be.

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Breaking Free From Imposter Syndrome: Yes, You Really Can Handle This!

I’ve heard this phrase used a lot over the last twelve months – imposter syndrome – and, probably unsurprisingly, it’s only women who’ve ever said it to me.

What is it about women that makes them feel like a fraud, concerned that they’ll be exposed at any moment? And how can we overcome the feelings of self-doubt that it feeds on?

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15 Reasons To Start A Business Right Now

Yesterday was the end of the financial year in the UK, and also Go For Broke Day. Go For Broke Day is all about throwing yourself into something new, or something you’ve always wanted to do, despite the worries or concerns you might have. It’s about breaking glass ceilings, overcoming hurdles, and pushing yourself wayyyy out of your comfort zone to achieve something you’ve dreamed of.

It’s about grabbing life by both hands, giving it a massive shake, and going for something that has the power to transform your life.

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3 Habits That May Be Damaging Your Confidence

We all have days where our confidence isn’t so great, even those of us who appear to have confidence all sewn up. And that’s good! We need to be a little over, and a little under, here and there to keep a healthy balance; too confident and we miss what’s really happening as we strut around trying to convince everyone that everything’s OK, too unconfident and we don’t dare leave our comfort zone for fear of what might happen.

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