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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...

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...

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...

Esteem is about respect and admiration. We may have respect and admiration for others, for great works of architecture or engineering, or fantastic achievements. But the most important type of respect and admiration is that which we have for ourselves. How we view ourselves affects all aspects...

Is there something that you want? Sometimes we fall into the trap of comparing ourselves to others. But the performance of others is not something that is within your control. They control their performance, you don’t. What you can control is ………… you. Black Belts know what...

You meet up with some friends you have not seen for a while and everyone makes nice comments, about how you look, what you have been doing, and so on. But someone makes a negative comment. What do you remember the following day? Probably the...