Category Archives: overcoming barriers

10 Top Tips For Enjoying Lockdown

10 tips for fulfilment & enjoyment which work any day of the week or time of the year; in crisis or achievement. Continue reading

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Some Ways to Challenge Our Fears from Valencia Higuera

As you will know I am passionate about helping people overcome their fears & grow in confidence. Here is a very succinct & useful article on overcoming your fears: http://www.careeraddict.com/5-ways-to-overcome-your-fears-to-achieve-success I’ve also put a pretty picture at the top if … Continue reading

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I tried & Didn’t Do Very Well: I’m Not Sure It’s For Me

Steve Jobs of Apple fame was one of the most physically awkward & unconfident speakers when he started. He went on to become probably one of the most sought-after & inspirational presenters of the past century. When I was 7 … Continue reading

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“I Could Never Do That!”: 3 Practical Steps To Overcoming Fears & Growing In Confidence

We are what we think. Everything we do is controlled by our brain : our thoughts & our actions. Human beings are well-equipped to avoid danger; it’s part of our survival instinct. We see something frightening & our reflexes kick-in: our … Continue reading

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Isle of Man TT: A Lesson in Health, Safety & Taking Risks to Achieve Great Results

My son, Matt, is currently living in the Isle of Man & this year he has had opportunity to witness the Isle of Man TT Races for the first time. As a result, so have I. I cannot believe how … Continue reading

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Building Confidence & Overcoming Fears: Some Personal Experiences

This past week I have been pondering a few lessons I have learnt whilst helping people overcome fears & grow in confidence. Hopefully, they will help you on your journey too. So, here goes … What is Confidence? I think … Continue reading

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Striving For Perfection: A Distraction From The Truth?

“That’s perfect!” “Perfection indeed!” “Aim for perfection & you’ll get somewhere near.” Such phrases trip off our tongue & find their way into so many everyday conversations: at home; in the office; in our training & target-setting events; in our … Continue reading

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RIP Herr Prof Dr Dr William Graham Wood (1944 – 2014) aka. My Brother

Being woken up with the news that your brother has just passed away is a surprise I could do without. At times like this it is too easy to ask questions; the ‘What if’ ones are always the most destructive & … Continue reading

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The Drama Triangles: Childhood Experiences Affecting Adult Life

    Have you ever been on the receiving-end of help & then, for no apparent reason found it all too much, too invasive, too personal & become highly defensive or aggressive towards the person helping you? Have you ever … Continue reading

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“Why Did I Do That?” Childhood Experiences: Seeds Of Our Adult Life

  Have you ever been in a situation where something happens or something is said & you react immediately, later asking the question, “Why did I do that?” or “Why did I say that?” or even “Why did I think … Continue reading

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