Are You Self-Sabotaging Your Success?

There’s a popular phenomenon called the self-fulfilling prophecy. You’ve probably heard about it; in fact I have spoken about it in some of my previous posts. It’s when a prediction causes itself to be true. So, say a teacher believed that all kids with blue eyes were exceptionally smart, she’d start to treat those kids…

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Are You Committed To Making The Change?

I talk to a lot of people who want to live a different life. They’ve been working the same job for a few years. It’s comfortable. They make okay money. They know what to expect every day when they go in. Their bosses don’t ask too much of them. Still, going to the office every…

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Stop Giving Your Critics Megaphones!

No matter how confident you are, it’s likely that you give more weight to negative comments about yourself and your work than you do positive. Of course you do. We all do this because most of us have this niggling sense — driven by fear — that we are actually not good enough and that…

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How To Make Your Clients An Offer They Can’t Refuse & Increase Your Conversion Rates

A lot of people have a lot of issues surrounding sales. Even if you’ve worked for a company for years, effectively selling their products, when it comes to your services, you might hesitate. You don’t want to seem pushy or desperate. You don’t know how to sell the value of your products without coming across…

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How to Use Fear to Your Advantage

Fear is a necessary human response. There have been so many articles and videos and books on overcoming fear that we often overlook this fundamental fact: fear keeps us safe. It’s the driving force behind the instinct that tells us not to walk down a certain street, not to get too close to the edge…

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Three Ways to Break Through Limiting Beliefs

Our beliefs cause the biggest limitations in our lives, and, unfortunately, most of the time we don’t even recognize them. The problem with beliefs is that they’re formed by repeated thoughts and most of us believe our thoughts are true simply because we’re the ones thinking them. Our thoughts then create our reality and because…

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Why You Shouldn’t Let Perfectionism Stop You From Starting (Get Out Of Your Own Way)

In all my conversations with entrepreneurs, the most common excuse (and yes, it is an excuse) I hear from them as to why they haven’t started yet is that their idea is not yet “perfect”. Either the idea doesn’t feel 100% ready or the entrepreneurs themselves don’t feel as if they’re ready for the challenge.…

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You Can’t Succeed Without Failing

Steven Spielberg.   Walt Disney.   Thomas Edison.   You know what those people all have in common, besides being hugely successful? They all failed. Sometimes spectacularly. But they didn’t let that failure hold them back or deter them from following their dreams. Instead, they just kept trying.

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The Mindset You Need For Longterm Success

Much of our lives are determined by the way we think about them. You’ve heard of the self-fulfilling prophecy, right? It’s when a prediction directly or indirectly causes itself to be true because believing in it influences your behaviour. Our thoughts are our self-fulfilling prophecies. So when we think, “I am capable; I know what…

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