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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Bolstering Confidence on a First Date

First Date Nerves. They plague so many of us! If only there was something we could do to keep them under control? In this guest post, my friend the Gay Dating Expert Jonathan Welford offer us all, gay or straight, some excellent tips on bolstering our confidence and beating the first date nerves… We’ve all…

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Living With Depression

[I originally wrote and published this on my own personal website. However, the reaction I got was so big that I felt it will be of use or interest to a much wider audience, so I’m reposting it here for you; I hope you find it useful] Brace yourself, this is a long read. But…

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Put your heart into it!

“Half-heartedness never won a battle.” – William McKinley Imagine for a moment that something terrible has happened, and that you need a heart transplant. Fortunately modern medicine is sufficiently advanced that heart transplant surgery is a well established procedure. Indeed, on average 10 such transplants take place around the world every day. All is well.…

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Do you have the confidence to change?

“Change is always possible, and it can happen FAST!” – Keith Blakemore-Noble I often tell people that not only is change always possible, that change can be fast. I do this because it is absolutely true – if we want to change then we can find a way if we are motivated enough; and once…

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The Confident Choice.

“I’m not a fatalist; even if I were, what can I do about it?” – Emo Philips In life it’s all too easy to blame others for what happened, to blame others for making us have to do things that we don’t like to do, to blame others for our failings. But is this really…

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Thank Your Way To Confidence

Reflect on your present blessings, on which every man has many, not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some. —Charles Dickens This week was Thanksgiving Day for those who live in (or associate with) the USA (several other nations have similar days around this time of year).  This is traditionally a time…

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Ready, Aim, Captivate!

“Put magic in your message and a fortune in your future“ Watch for a new book being published early in 2013. Called Ready, Aim, Captivate! this is the latest title in Expert Insight’s award-winning Ready, Aim series of books which gathers together experts from all across the globe to impart their knowledge and wisdom. This…

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Stepping Into Confidence

On 14th October 2012, Felix Baumgartner became the first human to sky-dive from the edge of space when he stepped off the platform of his balloon-lifted capsual at an altitude of 39,045 m (128,100 ft) and fell back to Earth at speeds of up to 1,342.1 kilometres per hour (833.9 mph), which corresponds to Mach 1.24, making him the first human…

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