Self-Esteem - Does it really matter?

Written by Trainer Sally Foan

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Be well rounded Don’t neglect your interests. When wasrepparttar last time you did that hobby you love, listened to your favourite music, or went torepparttar 141267 theatre? Stay active; endorphins lift your spirits and staying healthy will make you feel better about yourself and your self-image. Take a pride in your appearance; it will do wonders for your self-confidence – when you know you look good, others notice. Walk tall. Avoid self-consciousness If you are self-conscious in a social situation focus onrepparttar 141268 following: Just because you lack confidence doesn’t mean others can tell. Approach a group and introduce yourself. Ask questions and really listen to their answers Finding out aboutrepparttar 141269 other people present will help make them (and you) feel more comfortable. §Slow down and concentrate on others rather than yourself.

Accept criticism If you are constantly saying things like ‘I’m no good at anything’ then you’re wrong. Self-esteem is not just about thinking positively about yourself allrepparttar 141270 time, it is about being realistic and about not thinking badly about yourself for no reason. Criticism can be a positive thing. If we can learn to seerepparttar 141271 positives of someone valuing us enough to give us honest feedback, or constructive criticism, we can improve our performance.

Set goals and meet them The process of looking forward, planning ahead, and accomplishing something can be very fulfilling.

Accept failure Failure is part of life. It is how you deal with it that sets you apart. Everyone gets knocked down at some time sorepparttar 141272 real question is, will you get back up? “Success is going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.” WINSTON CHURCHILL

Deal with a workplace bully Learning to deal with bullies in an assertive way is easier than you think. Once you challenge a bully in a calm but clear way you will realise how much better you feel about bothrepparttar 141273 bully and yourself. Feeling sorry for a bully, who after all lacksrepparttar 141274 more appropriate tools and people skills necessary forrepparttar 141275 modern workplace, will help you to remain calm. Challenging is easier than you think when you use a ‘feelings assertion’ such as: “When you shout at me in front of other people I feel very uncomfortable and I would much prefer to have this conversation later when we are both calmer - shall we say 11am byrepparttar 141276 coffee machine.” Takerepparttar 141277 time to practice and role-play situations and this will help you to remain calm in real situations. The Assertiveness two-day course detailed on this website is an ideal safe forum where you haverepparttar 141278 opportunity to practice assertive interventions for real long-term behaviour change post-course.

And finally Remember that feeling healthy and good about yourself is not a luxury, it is an absolute necessity. Persevere with trying to raise your self-esteem and don’t expect massive changes all at once. Beating low self-esteem is a wonderful thing and it is easier than you think.

Sally Foan is available for group courses or one to one coaching and development; helping you to takerepparttar 141279 helm of your future success.

Check out our website regularly forrepparttar 141280 new free personal development tips which we post underrepparttar 141281 button, FREE INFORMATION. View our website @

Principle trainer at People Tree Training is Sally Foan, a personal development coach specialising in the field of interpersonal communication. With many years experience working alongside a broad range of organisations including the travel industry, airline industry, RAF in Germany, the Health and Fitness Industry and more recently a range of well known public & private sector organisations.

Star Wars Effect!

Written by Garry Munro

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It’s how we face up to our daily life challenges that will eventually determine our happiness or lack of it.

Face every challengerepparttar best you can with a positive mental attitude, not always easy, I agree, however, you arerepparttar 141240 only one who determines your attitude, be it Positive or Negative.

People and circumstances around you will be trying to influence how you feel BUT ONLY YOU DECIDE HOW YOU THINK!

Sorepparttar 141241 next alien invasion or Darth Vader you run into, just remember, your Thinking is in your hands, so think with a positive attitude and even if you don’t win this battle, you’ll end up winningrepparttar 141242 war and live a happier life…mayrepparttar 141243 force be with you!!!!

Garry Munro is a successful consultant, speaker & coach in the area of self-development.

Based in Sydney Australia he runs his own business "Minds Alike" and works with small business owners and individuals assisting them to set & achieve their goals.

Visit his blog site at for more articles on success, business and self motivation.

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