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Our self-talk gives a good indication of how we really feel about something or someone. And the great thing about self-talk is that no-one else can hear it. The bad thing about self-talk? No-one else can hear it! We can get stuck in a rut, unaware...

When we are more assertive we have more positive self-talk, we raise our self-esteem and we become more confident. Being assertive means that we say what we think and how we feel, and we say what we want to happen. Not in an aggressive way or...

I had a great time on Monday at St Johns school in Marlborough, working with Year 8s to banish the ninjas of limiting beliefs. Our limiting beliefs affect us deeply. They affect our thoughts and our actions and therefore our results.  We have positive beliefs that...

Feel a fraud? Feel you might get found out? Feel you don’t deserve the success you want to enjoy? You could be experiencing imposter syndrome. People with imposter syndrome feel they do not deserve success, or praise. They haven’t earned the rewards they are trying to enjoy,...

In sales we can find ourselves in a situation where we have to deal with an objection. Someone is resisting against something that we want, or they are offering a different point of view from ours. We then have to deal with the objection. We have...

We know that life, and business, has good times and bad times. There are times when things seem to go our way, things that we want to happen which seem against the odds but just seem to happen naturally. And there are things that we didn’t...

Different psychological studies give different ranking of fears. We are talking here about deep-rooted fears, as opposed to phobias (flying, spiders etc). See if you have one or more of: A fear of failure A fear of success A fear of being judged How can the Black Belt within overcome...

There can be a problem with success! Some successful people suffer from imposter syndrome – they don’t think they are deserving of the success they have had. Many people can suffer from this occasionally. We do well in an exam, perhaps even receiving a prize, but regard...

There are times in everybody’s life when we are faced with a sticky problem. We try a few things, but the problem just won’t go away. We think about it, maybe try one or two new ideas, but the problem remains. And the nature of the...