The 3 keys to being confident

Confidence is the opposite of the lack of confidence. So, how do we eliminate the lack of confidence? What actions do we need to take to be confident?

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Terrible Misfortunes

“My life has been full of terrible misfortunes, most of which never happened.” – Montaigne. How often have we spent a significant portion of our lives worrying about what will happen, what could happen, what might happen?  Devoting all our efforts to worrying about all manner of terrible misfortunes which could befall us, rather than concentrating…

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What Are You Carrying?

Have you found this useful? Do you have any questions? Thoughts? Opinions? I’d love to hear them! Leave a comment and share your views!“You can’t start the next chapter of your life if you are still re-reading the previous chapter” A long time ago there was an order of monks who were forbidden from having…

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Why Homer was right and Yoda was wrong!

try |trʌɪ| verb 1 [ no obj. ] make an attempt or effort to do something. Whether you are a fan or not of the Star Wars series of films, you have probably hear some of the famous quotes from it, and I don’t just mean “May the Force be with you”. In particular there…

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Cautionary Tale of Nellie the Elephant…

Once upon a time there was a baby elephant. Let’s call her Nellie, for that was her name. Now, Nellie’s owner didn’t want her running away, so he drove a big stake in the ground and took a pink rope. He tied one end of the rope to the stake, and the other end to…

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A Good Butt Kicking

You know the feeling. There you are, happily making your merry way through life, having chosen a path or activity at which you want to improve.
Things are going OK, and then…

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Introvert, extrovert, shy, confident?

If someone is shy are they automatically introvert? And if they are extrovert is that mean they are automatically confident? What exactly is the relationship between introversion extraversion shyness confidence etc? As regular readers will no doubt recall, I used to be shy, painfully shy even, for the majority of my early life. I remember…

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The Biggest Lie.

So what to you think? Leave a comment and let me know!“If you tell a big enough lie and tell it frequently enough, it will be believed” – Lenin There is a lie. It seems like such a small thing; it’s only 2 words. But it is often a lie. Perhaps the most common lie…

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Conquering Depression

A few weeks ago, I wrote about my experiences with depression and shared them with you all on this website. Very shortly afterwards, someone got in touch with me having read the article. Like me, they had suffered from bouts of depression for many years and they wanted to know if I could help them…

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Enjoy the journey, not just the destination.

“The road goes ever on and on, Down from the door where it began” – J R R Tolkien There is always something beyond what we have done, a next step, a new opportunity or challenge. And that can be quite a scary prospect sometimes at some level. After all, if we do whatever it…

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Reared To Fear

“Don’t Talk To Strangers!” – Pretty much everyone’s Mum and Dad ever! It is a pretty safe bet that you have heard those four words when you were young. Quite probably several times, be it from parents, other adult relatives, teachers, TV programmes and more. It is also highly likely that if you are a…

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Why Is Confidence So Important?

“Heal the world, Make it a better place For you and for me and the entire human race “ – “Heal The World” by Michael Jackson I was speaking with a friend the other day and we got to talking about confidence, which is clearly a major passion of mine (being The Confidence Alchemist, after…

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