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Why are you torturing yourself this way? Mar 08, 2021

 

When what you are thinking does not match up with what is actually happening, you are guilty of committing a thinking error or cognitive distortion. And chances are, you won’t even realise that you are doing so.

But then how could you know? We have all been guilty of thinking errors,...

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Resilience, what it is and how to top it up. Jan 25, 2021

Who as a young child played with `Weebles’? I`m sure lots of you, let`s just say, of a certain age will remember playing with `Weebles, somewhere between the early 1970`s and mid 1980` s when they stopped making them for a while.

For those of you who may be thinking, `what on earth was a...

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Embrace The Possible Dec 15, 2020

“We cannot choose to have a life free of hurt. But we can choose to be free, to escape the past, no matter what befalls us, and to embrace the possible.”

This inspirational quote was written by Dr Edith Eger, one of the last few survivors of Auschwitz. A colleague shared this quote...

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Are you Entering the Interview Zone ? Nov 23, 2020

How to lose the interview nerves and exude self-confidence.

Most people will tell you that they experience anxiety prior to an interview – it’s totally natural.  When you have your sights set on the job of your dreams, the stakes feel really high and the thought of competing...

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10 Techniques to use when you feel like giving up Nov 10, 2020

10 Techniques to use when you feel like giving up

 “Survival can be summed up in three words―never give up. That’s the heart of it really. Just keep trying.” ―Bear Grylls

 

You are having one of them days.

Its not a day when everything goes well. It’s a day when...

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6 Reasons Why You Carry Fear Around With You ? Oct 08, 2020

Fear, it's so easy to get overwhelmed by it. To let it hold you back. We have all been there!

The fear can stop you from:

  • Trying new things. 
  • Asking someone out for a date.
  • Pushing yourself and your ideas forward in work.

Fear often comes about through ‘thinking errors’...

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9 Ways to Turn Around a Bad Day Aug 26, 2020

You get up late, you find an unwelcome message on your phone and you realise you missed a deadline last week….sometimes even before 10am you can feel that today is going to be a ‘Bad’ day.

 

What do you do then? If you don’t take action early, your day becomes that...

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What is your USP ? Jul 27, 2020

Identifying your USP

 

Every professional company should have one - and if you work for an employer you should also understand what your own personal USP unique selling proposition is too! It’s the ‘why’ behind why someone should hire you or give you their business.

If...

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How to Sparkle at Social or Work Functions Jul 26, 2020

Are you able to look forward to social gatherings with friends, family or work colleagues or does a lack of confidence spoil these occasions for you?  It can be disheartening to receive that party invitation only to begin worrying almost immediately about how you will cope. Whether you worry...

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6 ways to ensure you think positively Jul 19, 2020

Ok, so when a client cancels on me at the last minute, there are two ways I can look at it. ‘Damn!! that`s work Ive lost’ or, ‘Excellent, the sun is shining, I can go for a walk’. It is down to me how I look at the situation and seek out something positive.

Here are 6...

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What all Confident People Have in Common Jul 12, 2020

I enjoy reading biographies of successful people, sports people, TV and film personalities, politicians, business people. These books inspire me and millions of others to reach similar levels of success. These books about the lives of successful people describe the lives of men and women who are...

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How to Tackle Procrastination – The Thief of Time Jul 06, 2020

This week I have been thinking a lot about procrastination.  This is when we repeatedly put something off whether this is because of a lack of focus, self-confidence or anxiety.  Procrastination can be very frustrating and yet at times we find ourselves allowing ourselves to be...

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