My war with willpower: Can one be successful without it?

My war with willpower: Can one be successful without it?

'Just force yourself to do it' is what I will, by default, often tell myself with regard to a new goal or practice that has begun to feel difficult. What's interesting is that seems to lead me to be confronted with how I operate from survival instinct and my personal survival tactic is to freeze. Now, how is that going to go with what I want to achieve? And is there a different way I could go for causing myself to achieve it? 

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How to support the shy and tips to develop confidence

How to support the shy and tips to develop confidence

I was painfully shy as a child. It held me back in so many ways. I grew up with a lot of shame around that. So when a former classmate of mine asked for tips on how to develop her colleague's confidence, it touched my heart. I felt strangely proud and compelled to help. I share this blog post for you or anyone you know who struggles with confidence.  

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Transforming fear into faith: A "how to" guide for an adventurous life

Transforming fear into faith: A "how to" guide for an adventurous life

Every one of us has something they're afraid to do. Maybe, it's a dream you're afraid to get started, a trip you're afraid to take or a person you're afraid to talk to. One month ago, I moved to Canada. Doubt and fear crept in from every corner. This post is about transforming that fear into something new so as to have you with a new experience, action and result in your life. If you transformed your fear into faith, what would you do differently? 

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For the New Year's resolution sceptic: A six key blueprint to achieve any goal

For the New Year's resolution sceptic: A six key blueprint to achieve any goal

Dear New Year's resolution 'Negative Nancy's', 'Debbie Downer's' and 'Pessimistic Patty's'! This is not a tool with which, to beat yourself up over what you have or haven't done. This is a tool to help you break a pattern and really change your game plan. 

A six key blueprint for achieving any goal. 

 

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The gift of uncertainty. What does 2017 have in store for you?

The gift of uncertainty. What does 2017 have in store for you?

It's Christmas!! And 2017 is just around the corner. As with every year, we tend to set ourselves new goals and intentions. However, It can be terrifying to have a challenging goal in front of you. Fear of failure to achieve in the midst of it can halt or paralyse our endeavour. Re-defining your relationship to its uncertain achievement is paramount to your growth and what's possible. 

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One Simple Idea That Will Inspire The Courage You Need To Follow Your Dreams

One Simple Idea That Will Inspire The Courage You Need To Follow Your Dreams

My heart was pounding. My hands were sweaty. The queue for baggage drop was just ahead. 

I can't believe I'm doing this. 

Mum obviously thinks I'm crazy. Maybe, she's right? What if I can't afford it? What if this whole thing turns out to be a scam? Maybe, I'm deluded? I've never met these people. And who, in their right mind, would fly 3000 miles to do this? 

I duck under the rope that directs the queue to the desk taking my bags with me. Shit, I can't do it. 

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