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How to overcome resistance to change

We are all creatures of habit. We all have our morning and bedtime routines. As humans, we have set up our lives to be consistent and constant. There is a sense of pride in knowing our lives are predictable and easily managed which results to us feeling secure, safe and in control. If our personal...

Importance of goal setting

We have all set goals in our life, be it at our annual goals at work, weight loss goals, sport achievement goals, etc.  However what I have found with my clients is they set the goals but then don’t work out how to achieve them, then get frustrated or head down road which is not sustainable....

Resilience in sports and business part 1

What is Resilience?  Resilience is the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties; toughness. Oxford Dictionary Resilience is a big topic so this will be just the start!  All of us, no matter how successful in our field, will face adversity at some point in our career, be it sport or work. Although often unavoidable, these...

How to manage your self-talk

“You live the words you tell yourself in your mind.” — Dr. Magdalena Battles We all have that inner voice which provides a running commentary be it positive or negative. This voice combines conscious thoughts, with unconscious beliefs and biases. Given this commentary happens all day long its a wonder we get anything done at all!&nb

Resilience in sports and business part 3

How do you stay resilient in tough times? Adversity does not discriminate, whether it be in sport, work or personal life. This Ted Talk is one of the best I have ever listened to on resilience. It is applicable in all aspects of life whilst also being incredibly emotional and real. One thing that this...

Resilience in sports and business part 2

In my previous post, I talked about knowing what one’s triggers are as these were important factors to consider when reviewing one’s environment, be it work or home. It is also important to recognise and understand what kind of environment is required for one to perform at their best, thus giving the ability to thrive...

How do you define success

Do you find yourself thinking and asking yourself the question, am I an underachiever? What if I told you, we are all pretty much the same when we ask that question, but who you are, the choices you make, your successes and failures are a result of your own thoughts, experiences in life, interpretations of...

Is willpower overrated?

We’ve all heard people say, ‘I just own ‘that the will-power.’ or ‘If only I had the will-power…..my key take away is, ‘Will power is a mental muscle….’ It can be over used and when that happens we give in to the exact ‘thing’ we are trying to exert will power against – Enjoy!

I need more will power with 'sweets' Claudine Dau

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Why is mind over matter important?

The Oxford Dictionary definition of, ‘mind over matter’ is: ‘the use of willpower to overcome physical problems’. So It enables you to achieve your goals and succeed. To understand the power of the mind I will refer to a sporting event, which the rowers amongst you will probably know: In the 1992 Barcelona Olympics Greg...