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It is often said that we are what we eat and while this is an area that is given a lot of exposure, it is not the only thing that one needs to pay attention to. This is not to say that what one eats is not important or that it should be ignored, what it means is that one needs to pay attention ... Views: 23
There are people who always seem to have a smile on their face and then there are other people who are not as expressive. They will smile from time to time, but it won’t be as often as someone who smiles freely; it could be said that they like to hold back.
However, when it comes to ... Views: 5
Are you aware that most of our "beliefs" are formed long before we have the ability to use critical thinking?
Young children are introduced to ideas and opinions long before their brains can distinguish whether those concepts are accurate, valid, credible, healthy, and so on. This is why so ... Views: 18
There is how one is spoken to by others, and then there is how one speaks to themselves. And what is taking place internally can often be known through what is taking place externally.
This means that how one allows other people to talk to them is often a reflection of how they talk to ... Views: 27
There is an African-American proverb that says, “God makes three requests of His children: Do the best you can, where you are, with what you have, now.”
It’s that time of the year again, when the “Best of_____” lists begin to appear. You know these lists. They include everything from the best ... Views: 17
When it comes to connecting to other people, our facial expressions play an important role. And like one’s body language and their tone of voice, one is not always aware of how they’re coming across.
Or one might be aware of their body language and their tone of choice, but their facial ... Views: 32
For some people, knowing when to speak up or to keep quiet is something that comes naturally. And while they might not get this right all the time, it is not going to be something that they need to focus on.
At certain times, they might speak up when they should have kept quiet or kept quit ... Views: 32
If it was raining and one didn’t wear jacket or something to keep them dry, they would soon be soaked. Their jacket or an umbrella for instance, is then something that protects them from the rain.
However, even if it was not raining one still needs to protect themselves. Their personal space ... Views: 34
Want to feel more self-confident? Want a better image to project to others? Start by forgetting everything you see in the papers and in magazines about the supposedly perfect body image:
So you walk into a dinner party or family gathering and instantly feel awful because you are not the ... Views: 25
To have needs is part of being human and this means it is not possible for one to remove their needs. But regardless of this fact, it doesn’t mean that one feels comfortable with their needs or that they’re able to get their needs met.
Some people are going to view their needs with disdain ... Views: 51
How do you improve your self-confidence? In NLP, there us a very simple answer. NLP is short for Neuro Linguistic Programming. It works by seeing what it is that successful people do and say, and then mimicking that. In other words, if you say what a successfully confident person says, others ... Views: 48
EFT is great for improving self-confidence. You really want a mind that is controlled by you, not those negative and self-critical thoughts that creep in. Well, in EFT, short for Emotional Freedom Techniques, those negative thoughts are said to be kept active by energy. This is like a ... Views: 36
As an entrepreneur, there are soooo many things to learn, aren't there?
Skills are pretty easy to gain: you can search on YouTube, purchase training programs or hire someone to do it for you.
Perhaps not so easy though is believing in yourself and your business, overcoming your fears and ... Views: 45
Everyone struggles with their self-confidence at some point – it's a natural part of our personal development. For some of us, it's just a temporary phase during those awkward teen years; for others, it's a life-long challenge. Self-confidence seems to be such a slippery thing to hold on to, as ... Views: 28
A study on luck in the 1990s by Richard Wiseman, a psychologist at the University of Hertfordshire, who later published a book on the topic, discovered that lucky people practised four basic principles.
He said lucky people are skilled at creating and noticing chance opportunities; make lucky ... Views: 38
If you have been abused as a child in any way and this affects your confidence, first of all recognize that the love has to come from you. This is hard, if you have been trained by parents/guardians/people in authority that you were not lovable. Of course, this is to justify their abusive ... Views: 65
For those people who are determined to explore their creativity, there are a number of avenues that will help to nurture the process. Following these 7 tips will go a long way in helping to bring your creative side to the surface.
When searching for your creative niche, never ... Views: 57
There are pros and cons to most things in life and social media is no different in that respect. It has allowed people to connect to the people they know and are close to and it no longer matters where in the world they are.
One no longer needs to remain out of contact with someone for too ... Views: 42
One is going to have moments in their life where having something to look forward to enables them to get through their day, and this could be something that lasts for quite some time. This could be because what they’re doing is something they would rather not be doing or perhaps one is going ... Views: 40
A friend and I had a conversation recently, in which she remarked that, when confronted with three side-by-side doors, she would always choose one of the side doors.
And I thought about that, because we introverts often slide along the edges of life, skulking. I suspect many of us make ... Views: 36
Maybe it’s just me. But lately, I’ve run into far too many people who I would best describe as “life-diminishing.” They are filled with judgments, criticisms, and negativity. They are quick to tell others what they must do, what they must refrain from doing, what they should and shouldn’t do, ... Views: 80
Do you look towards others for validation? Do you find your self-worth depends on how worthwhile people think you are? Do you wish you had the confidence that others seem to have? If so, read on.
Let us take the last question. If you wish to have the self-confidence that others seem to have, ... Views: 48
There is often said to be a false self and a true self, and if one is into psychology or self development, they’re likely to have heard about these terms. If one hasn’t, they might sound a bit mysterious and something that one can’t relate to.
But if these descriptions are put to one side ... Views: 46
Have you ever felt uncomfortable or out of place in meetings, networking events, or even social settings? Have you ever missed out on something you really wanted because you didn’t have the confidence to put yourself out there?
Self-confidence is extremely important in almost every aspect of ... Views: 90
There are some people who are able to be themselves, and while they can adapt, this is not something that always takes place. Not only do they have a sense of themselves, but more importantly, they will feel that it is safe for them to be themselves.
At times, they’re going to understand the ... Views: 75
What happens when you leave a potted plant unwatered?
Does it thrive?
Not hardly. That poor thing becomes the next fire's kindling.
Your business without self-promotion is that plant without water; it will die.
We all know this; it's no secret, but hoards of people feel as though ... Views: 93
When it comes to how people feel, the mainstream media can play a vital role. This is because so many people are plugged into the media and how their views of reality are defined by it.
However, it is not just someone’s perception of reality that will be created for them, how they view ... Views: 55
Human beings have an inherent need to belong and when this need is not fulfilled, it can lead to all kinds of problems. Many years ago, if one wasn’t part of the tribe, their time on this earth would soon come to an end.
In some parts of the world this is still going to be the case, however, ... Views: 91
In classical EFT, tappers often use the Setup statement of "Even though I have this [problem], I deeply love myself". Some tappers cannot say "I deeply love myself" or even "I love myself". This is a sign that self-love can do with a boost.
And you may wonder why anyone should worry about ... Views: 72
It is not uncommon to hear how important it is to be kind to others and while this is important, it is also important for people to be kind to themselves. In fact, if one is kind to themselves, they‘re more likely to be kind to other people.
The reason there is a greater focus on how someone ... Views: 71
When it comes to bad behaviour, there are some people who put up with it and then there are others who have a very low tolerance for it. This is not to say that this is always black and white; as there are going people who alternate between the two.
Ideally, one will be in a position where ... Views: 76
When asked about the people you admire the most, it is very likely that you adore at least one of those people because they are just so confident about themselves in everything they do. Perhaps you envy them because you find it so hard to build confidence in yourself. Well, do you believe that ... Views: 64
If an alien came to planet earth and asked someone who they are, one is likely to say that they’re a human being. But without needing an alien to land on the earth, this is the description that one could use.
However, although one is a human being, it doesn’t mean that one acts like one. ... Views: 57
Do you ever judge yourself as not being as authentic as you believe you should be? Do you know why you feel this way? Here’s something to think about.
I was reading about character vs. characterization in novel writing, and this led me to contemplate what it means to be authentic. When ... Views: 75
When you want to grow as a person in any aspect of your life, you need to first focus on boosting your self-confidence. Without a high self-worth, you won’t be able to motivate yourself properly or even feel as if you are capable of achieving any goal that you may set.
And garnering a greater ... Views: 95
It could be said that we live in the age of self improvement and this is not limited to one area of life. In America for instance, the self help industry takes in billions of dollars every year. So there is the chance for one to ‘improve’ their mind, body, physical appearance, relationships and ... Views: 53
There are certain things that can be passed on from one generation to another that are beneficial and life affirming. This could relate manners, values and etiquette. These aspects will not only affect how one lives their life, the lives of others are also going to be affected.
Through being ... Views: 71
While the ideal might be for one to experience a balanced sense of self worth, this is not always what takes place. Instead, one might experience life in such a way that they feel up one moment and down the next.
This is not to say that one won’t have moments where they don’t feel up or ... Views: 85
We all want to get our needs met, but manipulators use underhanded methods. Manipulation is a way to covertly influence someone with indirect, deceptive, or abusive tactics. Manipulation may seem benign or even friendly or flattering, as if the person has your highest concern in mind, but in ... Views: 82
All of us sometimes doubt ourselves. We worry that our interactions make us seem dull or stupid; we worry that our work isn’t quite polished enough or our performance is not quite perfect. This doubt is sometimes warranted and serves as an indication that perhaps we should work a little harder ... Views: 79
While one has inherent worth, it doesn’t mean that they’re able to realise this. And when this is the case, it is likely to be due to the toxic shame that they’re carrying within them. As all the time one is carrying this within them, it is going to make it more or less impossible for them to ... Views: 74
It is All About the “WHY”
Yes, you read it right. It is all about the WHY! A strong enough Why will pull you through every situation and will make you a true conqueror and victor in every occasion. It will lift you far above the average. It makes you go where others stop. It ... Views: 96
The Habit of Giving
People often ask me things like, “John, what is the main habit of multi-million dollar entrepreneurs, life-changers and dream achievers?” There is no question at all in my mind that the number one habit of all of those people is giving.
Before we move on ... Views: 55
In recent times, people have become more aware of how powerful their thoughts are and while the power of one’s thoughts is nothing new, it was not something that was as well known in the past. And the reason more people are aware of the power of their thoughts is partly down to the internet.
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Through the introduction of social media, people have been able to express themselves in ways that were not available in the past. People can share how they feel, where they are and where they are going, amongst others things.
But one is not limited to words when comes to what is taking ... Views: 77
We hear these phrases often: Step Into Your Power, Own Your Worth. But what do they really mean, and how do you do it?
To be in your power is not to be forceful, manipulative, or aggressive.
To be in your power is to be in alignment. To be in your power is to trust that you are in the ... Views: 122
“That’s too difficult, I can’t do that!”, “There’s no point in trying because I will fail anyway.” If you find yourself saying these things quite often, then you are someone whose personal mission is to destroy your own confidence in yourself. This isn’t unusual, though, because there are many ... Views: 87
There are some people who are in touch with who they are, and then there are some people who are not. But while some people are going to be aware of the fact that they are out of touch with themselves, there are going to be other people who are not aware
However, when one is in touch with ... Views: 75
S: Shocking, Solution, Secret, Shortcut, Spoken for, and Sold Out
You can build a sustainable business by giving away surprise bonuses. Your clients will feel they’re getting the biggest bang for their buck. My clients are always shocked when they receive surprise bonuses with an item that ... Views: 149
I was a bit emotional today. My son was scheduled for his 15-month check up tomorrow. His pediatrician calls, and I miss it. I return the call, and luckily I do, because she tells me my son is no longer covered by his insurance. What? I am shocked. As I dial the number to his insurance, I can ... Views: 85