A limiting belief is any thought or state of mind that stops you from taking action. They can appear normal because they're so ingrained in the way we think that we don't even see the harm they cause.
For example, not expressing anger because you believe it'll be seen as ‘aggressive’, or not asserting yourself out of fear others will see you as ‘bossy’.
Limiting beliefs are not necessarily about you either. They can also be the beliefs you hold about others and how you relate to the world around you. Other examples of limiting beliefs include the following:
“Nobody can be trusted.”
“I’m too depressed to meet new people.”
Do you need to run an ultra-marathon with stress fractures and kidney failure, like David Goggins, to become mentally tough?
Fortunately not! We can all develop mental toughness and learn to manage stress without going to such extreme levels.
In this video, I share five tips that will help you beat stress, become mentally tough, and develop the resilience needed to have the best chance of bouncing back from setbacks.
Each of the tips I share can be put into practice with little effort, so you can be confident of seeing changes in how you manage stress and your relationships.
In this video, I share some thoughts on leadership following an interview with Jürgen Klopp, who recently announced his plan to leave Liverpool FC.
Jürgen Klopp provided a strong leadership example in his recent announcement that he would leave Liverpool FC at the end of the season.
His interview was full of observations about strong leadership: self-awareness, courage, mission, selflessness, decision-making, and more.
The vulnerability and honesty he demonstrated highlighted the importance and value of transparent and courageous leadership.
Leadership isn't easy, and with the demands placed on leaders in today's culture, it's not uncommon for self-care to be...
In this video, I share some life lessons from 2023 that I believe can help you win this year.
2023 brought some joy-filled experiences, but as would probably be true for you, there were also some challenges that required a lot of emotional energy.
I thought it might be helpful to share some of the things I learned because they might be helpful for you to consider as you navigate the months ahead.
By setting aside some time to reflect on your lessons from 2023, you can give yourself the best chance of succeeding in 2024.
In this video, I share three steps that can change your life and help you move closer to living with a clear purpose.
The question of meaning is an important one, yet so many people don't ask it.
For some, it might be a distraction; for others, it could be that answering it will mean making changes to their life, and change is always hard.
But the reality is that, however hard the change is, without asking it, you won't be able to change your life and see your ideal future.
By setting aside time to follow the three practical steps in this video, you'll give yourself a good chance of seeing incredible changes in your life.
In this video, I share three steps you can take to end your year well and step into the new year with confidence to achieve even more.
The steps I share won't just be helpful for the New Year because you can use them at any other time of the year, whether you want to review your life or press the reset button.
If you take these three steps, you can be certain of going into any new stage or season of life with the clarity, confidence, and courage you need to succeed!
From the moment you wake up, until you lay your head at night, you’re guaranteed to experience stress at some level. Though stress can be a helpful vehicle to drive progress, it can also be detrimental to your health.
Whether it's a personal challenge, work related pressure, or simply the demands of typical everyday life responsibilities like parenting, stress is an unavoidable part of your life.
And what’s also true is that without managing it well, stress has the capacity to take a serious toll on your mental and physical wellbeing. Stress left unmanaged can ruin your relationships and become an obstacle to you accomplishing your goals with any success.
Everyone is familiar with stress!
In fact, as a result of the hustle and bustle of modern life, stress has established itself as an all too familiar companion. Albeit an unwelcome one.
In this article, we'll dip into the interconnected nature of stress by exploring the relationship between our body's responses to stress and how they interact with our mind.
If, like me, you’ve ever felt incapable of managing stress, or overwhelmed by its weight and impact on your life, you’ll benefit from setting aside time to read on.
By understanding these connections between your body and mind and how they relate to stress, you'll be better equipped to manage and reduce the impact of stress....
Stress is a normal part of life. In fact, if you didn't ever feel stressed, I'd argue you're either a zombie or on a high dosage of something you'd be better off without.
But that said, make no mistake, without learning to manage stress, it can soon turn into a serious problem, especially when it becomes overwhelming or chronic.
When stressed, our bodies release hormones that can have a negative impact on both our physical and mental health.
Understanding the connection between your thoughts, emotions, and stress levels can be a game changer when wanting to manage stress more effectively.
Because your thoughts about a situation can have a big impact on how you feel emotionally,...
In overloading our brain we limit our ability to perform.
This is why finding ways to manage how we use our brain and reduce the amount of stress we place on it, is important to our wellbeing and effectiveness.
Each day we’re faced with making thousands of decisions.
Some are mundane, like what cereal to have, whilst others are more serious, like whether to sell our home or undergo surgery.
Decision making is also taxing on our working memory - our ability to hold, process and use new information to guide our behaviour (Hall & Jarrold, 2015).
Similarly, as we use our decision making muscles, our ability to self-regulate and make sound choices reduces.
This results in an...