Tag Archives: limiting beliefs

Do you ever talk yourself out of opportunities?

When I was a child, I used to get myself quite worked up before going to events. I was shy and felt awkward walking into a classroom, a birthday party or a family celebration. What’s interesting about this is that … Continue reading

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Are you being good or getting better?

‘I hate making mistakes,’ sighed my client – let’s call him Mike – when he arrived at our session. ‘I’m a right-first-time kind of person and this is doing my head in.’ Mike’s recently taken on a new role and … Continue reading

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Is it possible to be scared of success?

Imagine this conversation – ‘What are you thinking about? You look worried.’ ‘I have nothing to wear.’ ‘I’m pretty sure that’s not true – can you be more specific?’ ‘For the Oscars. I have nothing to wear to the Oscars.’ … Continue reading

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How to get over ‘last time’

Have you ever been in a situation where you have to repeat an action which went badly the last time you did it? I hear people say things like ‘The last time I contributed to a team project, my ideas … Continue reading

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Confidence crushed?

Emma* was a client of mine during 2015. Her aim was to improve her confidence, both within and outside work. It’s difficult for us to measure whether we’ve improved anything when we don’t know where we started from. We needed … Continue reading

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I can and I will – Nadiya Jamir Hussain

After last week’s post about Scott Dinsmore, a couple of my coaching clients emailed me to tell me how they’d been inspired by Nadiya Jamir Hussain. Nadiya is the winner of BBC’s Great British Bake Off 2015 and in the … Continue reading

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Had enough?

As a coach, I have a few words that I don’t particularly like – the s-word and why come to mind. Here’s another: ‘enough’, but in a specific context. This week, I was talking to Alex. ‘I’m not doing enough,’ he sighed. ‘Enough … Continue reading

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