Why we need to understand mental toughness and stress

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Mental toughness and stress Stress is our response to circumstances that we perceive as threats. Usually this means that we don’t feel as if we have the resources to cope. For entrepreneurs or business people, these circumstances might be external, such as financial pressures or problems with clients or suppliers, but they can also, and … Read more

Coping with loss of confidence and other struggles

This is the first of a regular series of curated content pieces on Selfdeterminedlife.com. This week, the focus is on confidence. The articles I’ve chosen cover a whole range of aspects of the topic: losing confidence, standing up to others, managing our self-talk, dealing with fear and facing the anxiety of competition. We’ll kick off … Read more

Confidence building activities that really work

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I’m often asked about to suggest some effective confidence building activities for readers or clients to try. The first point I always make is that the clue here is in the third word: activities. Confidence building is largely about the actions you take. It is important to remember this because when considering how to increase … Read more

The truth about how to be confident

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If you are looking for information online about how to be confident, these are some of the suggested confidence building activities you’ll find: These are all great suggestions – for somebody who is in control of their thoughts, behaviours and emotions and has the self-awareness, energy, and drive to see the changes through. Perfect for … Read more

How to build self-confidence systematically

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The first thing to appreciate if you want to build self-confidence is that it is part of being human to lack self-confidence sometimes. Frankly, you probably wouldn’t be a very a pleasant person to be with if you never had doubts about yourself or your capabilities. It is important to recognise this, so that you … Read more