Category Archives: Self esteem

When your self-worth is high, you will love your life

Shhh, don’t tell anyone

When I teach goal setting in prisons, which I do about 10 times a year, I am acutely aware that inmates already know how to set goals. After all, planning a crime includes all the steps to goal setting – … Continue reading

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Evidence is all you need

What is the one determinant that affects how successful you are in life? Or not? You might think its circumstances, like poverty or an unhappy home. However, there are enough examples of people who have risen successfully above their circumstances. … Continue reading

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How to shift from self-criticism to self-analysis

I do it from time to time. You probably do it from time to time. We all do it from time to time. Indulge in self-criticism. It’s not serving you nor I very well. Self-criticism tends to be destructive. A … Continue reading

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Warning: stories can destroy your life

Stories can ruin your life. I’m talking about the stories you tell yourself – those particular sentences that you repeat to yourself and others OFTEN. A client of mine frequently said this to me: “I haven’t made any money this … Continue reading

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From the mouths of babes … (in this case my daughter)

This guest post was written by my daughter. Thanks Tash! FIRST WORKING EXPERIENCES To gain work experience as soon as you can is one of the most beneficial things you can do for your future. Most jobs require experience and … Continue reading

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Liberation from inhibition

One of the things I hate most is walking into a crowded room. If I know a few people, it’s half OK. If its a room full of strangers my anxiety levels rise sky high.  Anyone else out there like … Continue reading

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Stop allowing tomorrow to win

Picture the scenario. December is over; January sees you stating your goal. You want to lose 5 kg. The first 5 days go well. Then the weekend comes. You’re visiting friends. The snacks get passed around. Ah well, you think, … Continue reading

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The Top 10 No-No’s of Self-Talk

If you hear a voice within you saying, You are not a painter, then by all means paint and that voice will be silenced. Vincent van Goch If you’d been in the car with me the other day you’d have … Continue reading

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Nook tablets, Kindle fires, Androids and insecurities

Breaking news: Android/ Kindle fire/ Nook tablet – the latest and the greatest! New Technologies announced daily. What an exciting world we live in. How we have evolved! Or should I say: How technology has evolved! What about us? Have … Continue reading

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