The Key to Confidence – Playing to Your Strengths (Confidence Part 3)

Wow, my little blog on confidence has become a series, and it feels like we're still just touching the surface! But we're doing great things, and it feels like the next logical step is to start looking at how we can tune into what we're great at (and our Zone of Genius). This also means considering what isn't our forte, or could do with some improvement, or appreciation of what's just not our thing. And being able to do [...]

5 Tips to Boost Your Self Confidence (Confidence Part 2)

Ok, so following on from last week's blog, we've shifted those deep, dark beliefs about confidence being a bad thing, and we'd like some of it. Not too little, not too much - just a delicious balance of calm confidence, quiet power, and assurance and ease with all we are and all we can do. Sounds good, eh? But how? Well, it's a huge topic, but I'll share a few hints and tips here that can be game-changers. [...]

2022-07-25T14:34:44+00:0015 July 2022|Categories: Confidence, Self confidence, Self esteem|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on 5 Tips to Boost Your Self Confidence (Confidence Part 2)

Let’s talk about the C word…Confidence (Part 1)

Confidence – nice thing to have, yes? Knowledge of and belief in your skills and abilities, a calm relationship with your own strengths and areas of improvement, an ability to communicate what those are so others know what you’ve got covered. No biggie you’d think.  But yet when this comes up in my coaching space, there’s times you’d think I’d started shouting the other C word – horror, recoil, fear, and rejection (“that’s not for me!)”. Somewhere along the [...]

Embrace the Grey – Escaping the Confines of Black and White Thinking

Ever find yourself thinking of your options and seeing only two? How often does that inner critic tell you that if you’re not the best, you’re the absolute worst? And I’m sure I’m not the only one who struggles to find any compassion when some public figure says something horrendous.  So many people seem prone to black and white thinking – it’s a frequent theme in my coaching. The occasional blip is probably no big deal but when it’s [...]

2020-02-27T19:29:59+00:0027 February 2020|Categories: Black and White Thinking, Perfectionism|Tags: , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Embrace the Grey – Escaping the Confines of Black and White Thinking