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10 Things you can do to Feel More Confident Right Now

Thursday, June 16th, 2016

Everyone feels a lull in confidence every now and then. Sometimes, more often than that. Here’s a list of some of my favourite, super-quick ways to give yourself an immediate confidence boost, and get your day back on track.  Stand tall  Take 3 deep breaths, concentrating only on the breath  Look in the mirror and […]

What Having a Baby Taught me about Confidence

Thursday, October 30th, 2014

I asked my boss once if I could do an assertiveness skills course. He looked at me and said, “You mean you want to be more assertive?”   I’d consider myself the confident type. The quietly confident type. Not the loud, always in the limelight confidence, but the self-assured, calm one. I work hard at […]

The Gift of Confidence

Tuesday, May 27th, 2014

Delighted to have Soozi Baggs of guest posting on the blog today. In many ways, confidence is the most important thing in our life, because all our decisions are based on it. It affects what we say and how we behave towards others, what risks we take, and what we decide to do with […]

What’s your special sauce that sets you apart?

Monday, October 14th, 2013

Today, I’m asking what is it that makes you different, unique and special? And how do you apply it in your business, career or life?   For me, I am a creative thinker. I have the ability to process information, cut through the fog and find some clear and creative solutions. I couple this with […]

Are you really listening?

Thursday, July 4th, 2013

Listening is a skill, some would even say a virtue. In my experience, people love to be heard. They enjoy when people really listen to them, and feel valued and understood. Most of us think we are good listeners, but I’m not so sure. Are we really listening to the speaker; focusing on their words; […]

The Key Foundation Block of Unshakable Self-Confidence

Tuesday, February 19th, 2013

Your values are the key to concrete, rock-solid confidence. Taking the time to decide WHAT your values are, and then living your life by them, supports your self-esteem and self-confidence in an unstoppable way. By taking the time to figure out what is important to you, you can refer back to them every time you […]

What is ‘confidence’ anyway?

Tuesday, February 12th, 2013

And why do you want it? What does a confident person look like to you? Your answers will be different to everyone else’s. Confidence means something different to us all. It might mean being comfortable in your own skin, or being at ease in situations where you interact with new people, or being an excellent […]

7 Sweet Ways to Cultivate Confidence

Wednesday, November 14th, 2012

Do you think of yourself as confident? Would you like to be more confident? We all would – right? I believe confidence is a skill, and can be learned and perfected with practice over time, just like any other skill. In keeping with our habit theme for November, here are seven things to make a […]

Can Confidence be Learned?

Tuesday, September 4th, 2012

This week on Facebook and Twitter, I asked you if confidence is something we are born with, or can we learn it. The response was pretty unanimous: Confidence can be learned. Its true! It’s a skill, just like any other. And how do we perfect our skills? PRACTICE. That’s right, we keep on practicing and […]

Ever tried… and failed? Me too!

Wednesday, August 8th, 2012

‘Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try Again. Fail again. Fail better.’ Samuel Beckett The words of Samuel Beckett are superbly motivational for me when something doesn’t quite work out as planned, or even fails (sometimes spectacularly!). They remind me to pick myself up, take a moment to compose myself, and try again. After all, […]