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Be yourself – It really matters…

Be yourself – It really matters…

What should matter most in life is to be yourself, not how other people think you should be. Don’t be pushed into reacting quickly to important challenges or questions – the world is already full of opinion pieces, snap judgement and sound bites. It sadly lacks mindfulness, proper reflection and thoughtful, empathic dialogue. It’s important(…)

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Impostor Syndrome

Impostor Syndrome

‘Don’t hide your light under a bushel for fear of being branded an impostor – acknowledge your expertise and share it - the world needs every scrap of light it can get right now’   Do you suffer from Impostor Syndrome? According to Wikipedia impostor syndrome, or fraud syndrome, is a psychological phenomenon in which people are(…)

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The Art Of Shouting Quietly – Introduction

The Art Of Shouting Quietly – Introduction

The Art Of Shouting Quietly – Introduction “Don’t struggle with marketing techniques that make you uncomfortable. Choose the platforms that suit your natural communication style and values.” This book is all about building the self-confidence you need to promote yourself effectively. I understand, from personal experience, the impact that shyness, introversion or lack of confidence can(…)

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Billy the Robot

Billy the Robot

Billy the Robot  This is wonderful story, written by Paul Humphreys, that I found many years ago when I was training to be a coach. It still makes me think hard, every time I read it. Billy is a robot, a big new shiny Robot. He has a set of buttons on his chest. When(…)

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Unstick Your Writing

Unstick Your Writing

Do you freeze up every time you try to write about yourself? It’s hard isn’t it? Here’s a handy tip to get you round the writer’s block. Choose your topic. Aim to write one paragraph/3 sentences initially – no more. Write down 3 key words that set up what you want to say. Write 1(…)

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Nurture The Relationships That Matter

Nurture The Relationships That Matter

Nurturing Relationships It’s all about relationships. Everything. All your marketing efforts boil down to one thing – getting warm human beings to say ‘yes’ to your proposition. And it’s these relationships, once built, that will sustain you through good times and bad. People buy when they sense there’s a shared value system, or shared world(…)

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