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.”
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!
If you're considering working with a coach, it's helpful to know about the various types of coaching available. In fact, being aware of the types of coaching out there will make it easier to find a good fit.
Lots of people who enquire about working with me in a counselling capacity, also express interest in how I might help them in a coaching context too.
Importantly, I first point out that coaching is not counselling. In fact, despite being aware of where they may overlap, in my mind there's a distinct difference...
People decide to work with a professional coach for all sorts of reasons.
Some come to coaching as they want to gain clarity about the next step in their journey. Others because they feel stuck in their current situation and want to determine ways to move forward.
There are also those who want to accelerate their personal or professional growth and recognise the value of having someone in their corner.
Then others who want to get better at managing stress to improve their wellbeing and relationships, and just need some help in knowing how to get started.
If you can relate to any of these common reasons, and you’re not currently working with a coach, then...
Though success may typically be attributed to intellect, strategy, talent or even genetics, there's one aspect of high achievement which can easily be overlooked... mental toughness.
But why does it matter? Well, it's true to say that your mind plays a huge role in how you navigate your day to day experiences.
In fact, how you think makes all the difference to how you see the world, yourself, and those around you. Your thought patterns even determine how you respond to and interpret stressful events.
So with that in mind, it's fair to say that if you want to succeed in life, giving some consideration to mental toughness will be in your best interest.
And if you don't...
Our responses to feedback will vary. Some receive and welcome it, whilst others recoil at the idea of having someone else offer a view on an aspect of their life, conduct or performance.
Yet, despite how we feel, or how conscious we are of receiving it, we’re getting feedback all the time.
For example, as children (and in some cases adults!) a subtle glance may indicate where our table manners are below par.
Or on another occasion, we might receive a nod or smile whilst conversing, signalling the likelihood of agreement and affirmation.
Contrast this to someone frowning, wincing or nodding off and you’ll feel the difference.
Believe me, I’ve been there!
In each case,...
The end of the year is fast approaching, as is the start of a new one. With that, now is the perfect time to review your goals, record your learning, and use any insights to help you accomplish more next year.
For the last few years I’ve spent a few days in December thinking about what goals I want to achieve the following year. It's become a bit of an obsession which I get genuinely excited about.
In this article I’ll walk you through a step-by-step approach that’ll give you an opportunity to consider what you've achieved and learned this year, and then apply your learning to the coming year.
The approach consists of five steps: