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An Advanced Solution to Managing Your Fears

An Advanced Solution to Managing Your Fears

The first time you meet someone it can be scary. What if she doesn’t like me? What if I don’t know what to say? What if he is smarter/funnier/richer than me? Become friends with that person for the next 5 years and the fear goes away completely. You’ve shared your history, stories, emotions, and dreams with this person and they still keep coming back. You are confident in their friendship and no longer worry about being accepted. What was so overwhelming the first time is merely second nature after a short period of time. Fear is best managed by frequency of exposure. What scares the hell out of you today will scare you far less in a month if you expose yourself to it a little bit every day. This is a powerful lesson to learn because it gives you a reliable method of minimizing and managing your fears in a realistic way. This is a plan that works whether your fear is physical or emotional, so let’s examine...

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Are You in Denial of Your Potential? 5 Steps to Become the Person You Are Meant to Be

Are You in Denial of Your Potential? 5 Steps to Become the Person You Are Meant to Be

How many times have you come across someone who doesn’t believe in themselves or can’t see how much potential they have? We can all be in denial of our potential in some ways. We all have fears, insecurities and doubts-that can hold us back from becoming who we can be. There are many reasons we can be in denial of our potential. A particular event or circumstance in our lives might have damaged our self-esteem, we may have been told lies by consistently been told we are not good enough, we may have failed and something and lost the confidence to try again, we may have done something we regret and now don’t believe we deserve to reach our potential… just to name a few. Denial is generally accepted as a form of unconscious protection, a refusal to accept or believe. If we don’t accept or believe we have amazing potential-(which in fact we all do)- then we can’t feel bad if we don’t live up to it and...

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6 Ways Exercise Can Improve Your Self Confidence

6 Ways Exercise Can Improve Your Self Confidence

Learning to improve your self-confidence can help you to meet your goals and to find the success that you want in life. Having confidence helps you to take on challenges, to focus on your goals, and to take risks. Without strong self-esteem, you are more likely to take a passive approach to your life, to make excuses for not going after your goals, and to become apathetic about your future. There are many ways to improve your self-confidence, some of which are explored on this blog. Exercise, while known for its benefits for health and longevity, is another tool that can be used to help promote confidence. Exercise can help you Improve Your Self-Confidence in a number of ways: It Makes You Feel Better According to a center for CBT Therapy in London, when you feel better physically, you feel better mentally. You are better able to take on challenges. You feel more interested in exploring new places and meeting new people. You have the energy to overcome obstacles. Exercise...

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Speaking Up: Confidence in the Workplace

Speaking Up: Confidence in the Workplace

If you suffer from a fear of public speaking (glossophobia) or public speaking anxiety, you may ?nd yourself participating less in team meetings or keeping quiet during brainstorming sessions. Don’t let your thoughts and ideas go unnoticed. Maintaining a con?dent demeanor at the workplace is vital to your growth and success, especially when it is time for performance reviews. You may be completing and even excelling at your tasks and goals, but your hard work could be overshadowed by more vocal members of your team. There are a few strategies you can use to speak up and make yourself known in the workplace. You Can Start Outside the Workplace Are you the kind of person that doesn’t say something when your restaurant order is wrong? Do you keep quiet when a product rings up at the register for a higher price than marked? When your friends ask for suggestions of what movie to see, do you not make a suggestion? There’s nothing wrong with politely speaking up. Start using...

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The Art of Staying True to Yourself

The Art of Staying True to Yourself

We enter the world as babies bursting with confidence, happy, and totally free to be ourselves. The world is our oyster; we’re eager to explore and life is one big adventure. Every time we fall over, we pick ourselves right back up and keep just going, never worrying what other people think about us. We are born into a world full of opportunity and with the potential to achieve incredible things; let somehow, this potential gets unwittingly crushed between birth and adulthood. From the very day we are born, we’re subjected to social conditioning from our parents, teachers, the government and the media. We’re taught that in order to succeed in life and be happy we must get good grades at school, go to university and get a well-paid job. If we’re to be accepted within certain social circles we are expected to drive expensive cars, own a big house in an exclusive area, and wear designer clothes. It an unfortunate reality of the modern world, that in order...

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3 Psychological Factors that Steal Your Self-Esteem

3 Psychological Factors that Steal Your Self-Esteem

Has anyone ever told you that you do not value or appreciate yourself enough? That you are too competent for your current position? Or that you were too good for your ex? Were they right? As odd as it may sound, other people often are much better judges of our character and our talents than we are. The reason is that our self-image is greatly distorted by our unconscious beliefs, past experiences and most importantly our level of self-esteem. The tricky part is that most of us are sure that our self-esteem is high and healthy, yet we consistently under appreciate our skills, over doubt our decisions and under act when opportunities present themselves. Think about it – Have you ever been in situations where you could have acted with a little more boldness, but at the last minute you chickened out and let the opportunity pass right in front of your nose? I know I have and I actually do not believe myself to suffer from low self-esteem....

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