Category Archives: Confidence

The anxiety of expectations

When expecting…we dream about a future self. We set up goals, we set up expectations and take actions towards achieving these “great future self” validations. Depending on our efforts, on the way we seize the opportunities, sometimes we meet these great expectations of ourselves. And yes, it feels great! But what happens when we get […]
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On getting things done

What SMALL STEP can motivate others and yourself to complete tasks Imagine this: In one sunny day (very possible in Belfast) you and your friend meet up for a coffee. After you order and pay for your drinks, the waiter hands you a loyalty card and explains to you that every time you buy a […]
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Rituals and creativity

Think outside the box, shake things up, and think different! What is your infusion? Today I’ll have my first class in creative writing. I am very excited! Many times I thought about creativity. Do we generate new thoughts or is just a recycle of the old ones? The metaphors we use for creativity suggest that […]
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Thinking Clouds that distract us from CLARITY (03) – Personal attacks

Thinking clouds that distract us from CLARITY – Personal Attacks We talked already about different negative thinking “clouds” that can distract us from our focus and clarity. These were: a) Wrong authority b) Wrong dilemma c) Wrong motivation This week I’d like you to become more aware about those situations when you feel attacked by […]
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Thinking Clouds that distract us from CLARITY

Thinking clouds that distract us from CLARITY – Wrong Dilemma I shared with you last week how can our thinking create clouds of distraction to focus and clarity. Do you remember the main ones? a) Wrong authority b) Wrong dilemma c) Wrong motivation Today we will focus first on how a wrong dilemma can create confusion of the […]
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Thinking clouds that distract us from CLARITY

Thinking clouds that distract us from CLEAR thinking Many times we find ourselves very driven in establishing goals, making plans and objectives to follow for the next year, months or even days. Sometimes, with our daily routines, we surprise ourselves losing focus, distracted from the main directions. These distractions, I called them: “Thinking Clouds”, make us […]
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Excuses and other tricky ‘inventions’ that stop you bringing your IDEAS to life

Excuses and other tricky ‘inventions’ that stop you bringing your IDEAS to life       During my work as a business coach, sales specialist or marketer, I’ve heard plenty of excuses from my clients and myself about why they’re unable to turn their ideas into reality, with the aim to start their own business. […]
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Goal Liberation

The story of two heads 1. Did you ever make a list with everything you have to do during the day and then you felt so good that you HAD to take a break? 2. Did you ever attend a productivity seminar and you felt so productive and motivated, even though you didn’t produce anything? […]
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Manipulation or influence?

No matter what are we doing in life, we are always seeking for attention and likes from the people around us. Being liked, is one of our greatest human needs. It sounds harmless enough but that “psychological pull” can influence us in all kinds of ways. Advertisers use it, the most common way being something […]
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Getting from others what we expect

The expectations of experimenters and teachers, although usually reasonably accurate, occasionally act as self-fulfilling prophecies.  The question is: How widespread are self-fulfilling prophecies? Do we get from other what we expect?  Studies show that our perceptions of others are more accurate than biased (Jussim, 2012).  Self-fulfilling prophecies  have “less than extraordinary power”. Sometimes, they operate […]
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