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The 2 Sides Of Confident Communication

There are two different ways that we can communicate – internally (with ourselves) and externally (with others). Internal Communication Our internal communication is about how we talk to ourselves – the goals we set, the things we tell ourselves are true – our beliefs and affirmations. If we communicate with ourselves internally, tell ourselves negative …

Develop Your Skills To Improve Your Confidence

Develop Your Skills To Improve Your Confidence

Confidence is something we have when we have trust or belief that things will turn out favourably for us, or if they don’t we’ll be able to handle it. When we’re low on confidence, the fear of loss or not being able handle a unfavourable situation often makes us avoid taking action all together. Ultimately …

Fear-Avoidance

Fear-Avoidance

Fear avoidance…what it is? It’s what happens when we fear something, then avoid it. We can fear physical things like heights. We can fear emotional or social things like having difficult conversations. And we can fear intellectual things like hard work. Fear is a mechanism that’s designed to keep us safe but often the things …

A Weekly Task To Improve Your Confidence

In my 18 years experience as a martial artist, confidence is something I’ve definitely come into contact with and learned a lot about. I haven’t always been confident and it was only when I started martial arts in my early twenties that I started learning about confidence. What I learned was that it’s really about …

The Mindfulness Trap

Mindfulness is on-trend at the moment and can be a great tool to help us deal with stress. Summed up, mindfulness is basically the practice of becoming more present and aware of our body, mind and emotions. There’s a lot of information out there about mindfulness and ‘selfcare’ but beware – reading inspirational quotes on …

How To Use The Principle Of Time & Effort To Achieve Long-Term Success

When I’m working with someone as coach and helping them move towards a goal, one of the principles I use comes straight from my martial arts teaching, and that’s the principle of ‘Time & Effort’. Once through the initial consultation where goals are set and the strategy is laid out, the client’s usually really motivated and …