December 5, 2019

Career Confidence + 3 Barriers and 3 Tips

New research by My Confidence Matters about workplace confidence, training and career development, supports the premise that whilst women have plenty of ambition to progress into more senior roles, significant barriers still exist. Responses by nearly 2,500 men and women, analysed by Dr Geraldine Perriam, honorary research associate at the University of Glasgow, show that 85% of women surveyed aspire to senior roles and yet 79% of them regularly lack confidence at work. In order to […]
November 21, 2019

How to Be A Gracious Receiver

Are you a good receiver? Most of us were taught to be good givers, but not taught to be good receivers. "It is better to give than to receive." Sound familiar? Although giving is good, receiving is also good! Besides, if all of us just gave, who would receive? Someone has to do it! Receiving is an equally important part of the giving process. It keeps the giving cycle going. If all you do is […]
October 27, 2019

How To Get Over The Fear of Being Judged By Others

After my super fun Improv Class the other day, I made a video all about the fear of being judged by other people. Of the 25 fears that affect confidence, this is the most common and the most destructive. Does the idea of putting yourself out there, in front of a room full of people at an Improv Class freak you out? Do you worry about the opinions of other people? What they MIGHT be […]
October 18, 2019

“Fake It Til You Make It” Destroys Confidence + 3 Tips How to Be REAL!

Faking it until you make it is you KNOWING and SHOWING others that you are not good enough. If you can be and do something else, then will be good enough. But if you believe that you're worthy, you have more and more people show you and reflect that you are worthy back to you. You can lie to the world, but you can’t lie to yourself. Your Inner Critic will remind you of the […]
October 11, 2019

7 “Apologetic Phrases” Women Use At Work and 7 Assertive Alternatives

Assertiveness is a trait is NOT about being bossy or overriding other people. It is about conveying your message in a polite and respectful way whilst considering all of the people that are part of the conversation. It needs to be sensitive to their demands and preferences and give you the opportunity to share your message effectively without putting yourself down. 1.'Sorry to bother you...' If you are inclined towards passivity, even asking for the […]
October 4, 2019

Do You Say “Sorry” Too Much? What to Say Instead!

When we needlessly apologize, we end up making ourselves small and diminish what we’re trying to express, says sociologist Maja Jovanovic. Think about all the times you use the word “sorry” in a typical day. There are the necessary “sorry”s — when you bump into someone, when you need to cancel plans with a friend. But what about the unnecessary “sorry”s? The “sorry, this may be an obvious idea” at a meeting, the “sorry to […]
September 28, 2019

Asking For What You Want – 7 Tips on How to Do It

Ever heard the phrase: “If you don't ask, you don't get?” It's SO true! Too many times when people are shy, introverted or lack confidence, they put their own needs at the bottom of their priorities list...sometimes they are not even on the list! Oh NO! Doing so is not helping you, nor is it showing respect for yourself. Do you wish people would stop doing something you don't like and start doing something you do […]
September 19, 2019

Stop Worrying & Caring What Other People Think Of You + 6 Tips!

It’s normal to worry from time to time and being concerned about something  important is one thing, but worrying is a total waste of time. It doesn't change anything. The only thing it does is mess with your mind! Do not allow other peoples thoughts and opinions of you to mould you are influence you! If you do.... ~ You’re creating your life for other people ~ You’re not being your authentic self ~ You’re […]
September 13, 2019

6 Ways How Travelling Builds Confidence

I LOVE travelling for so many reasons…experiencing new places,  new things, different people and cultures. This is REEEEEALLY living life, for me! 😀 Exploring different cultures, languages, food and so much of the unknown it’s such a fantastic way to learn about other parts of the world and it's also a fantastic way to learn about yourself and build your confidence, especially if you travel alone. I spent this Summer travelling to The Czech Republic […]