Confidence

10 Things We Should Learn to Appreciate Before We Grow Old

Hattie Gladwell | Posted 26.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Hattie Gladwell

You're living your life in your body. You are you, and there's no changing that. Don't spend your days focusing on the flaws that are invisible to everyone else. Don't compare yourself to others. Just be you.

Seven Tips for Improving Your Personal Impact

Vicki Marinker | Posted 22.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Vicki Marinker

Whether we intend to or not, we form judgements about people almost immediately, to decide if they are 'friend' or 'foe' - whether we are safe in the company of someone like us, or whether we should be more alert to a potential threat. This is an instinctive reaction which, many generations ago helped our ancestors to survive.

10 Immediate Confidence Boosters

Steve Miller | Posted 20.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Steve Miller

If you feel your confidence is in need of support, then this week I share ten of my recommended confidence boosters. Use these in both your personal and professional life to crank up your confidence for the long haul. The wonderful news is that every single one of us can be massively confident, so long as we take action to build it.

Respect the Extroverts/Introverts

Gina Lyons | Posted 05.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Gina Lyons

I genuinely get my energy from people, friends or strangers. I don't function without it. Whereas an introvert might lose energy mingling with people for too long a time, I and other extroverts - feed off it.

Five Ways to Boost Your Confidence

Katy Flint | Posted 05.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Katy Flint

Confidence is a funny thing, you either have it or you don't. Except that isn't quite true- as you may have it in one area but not in another. You may excel in one area and come across as the most confident person in the world, and yet when you find yourself in another situation you can be reduced to a bag of nerves, legs turning to jelly!

Be Who You Want to Be

Vicki Psarias | Posted 29.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Vicki Psarias

I'm whomever I want to be. My goals have shifted since having kids and who says at the age of 21, we should still want the same things at 34? We change, the world changes and that's the beauty of life, we can adapt, have new aspirations and most importantly redefine who we are, or want to be.

The Confidence Cloak

Jo Haigh | Posted 09.04.2015 | UK
Jo Haigh

It's a fact people generally like to do business with people they like and, as long as confidence doesn't slip into anything near arrogance, then the best people to be with are those that are fun and lively.

In Defence of the Introvert

James Whittaker | Posted 30.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
James Whittaker

The introvert's power of observation is acute because we are so practiced at watching. I learn faster because my mind naturally turns inward toward my thoughts and doesn't covet what it's missing in the world outside.

Why Low Confidence at School Can Become a Lifetime of Insecurities

BritChick Paris | Posted 30.03.2015 | UK Parents
BritChick Paris

‎We have created a self-esteem vicious circle. Schools don't nurture hobbies and passions that make teens feel worthwhile when their natural confidence is plummeting. It is these very activities - and not just hardcore sport, chess, golf, zumba, violin, that construct enduring self-belief. ‎Instead they are ditched for instagram, selfies and thigh gap comparisons.

You've Got This...

Amy Anka | Posted 23.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Amy Anka

All you have to do, is send your thoughts, and feelings out into the universe, and watch and see what happens. And not let fear of the unknown hold you in a place where you are afraid of every new thing that crosses your path.

Five Pity Party Invites You Should Refuse

Carol Stewart | Posted 19.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Carol Stewart

We all have pity parties from time to time but some of us stay way too long in them, letting every obstacle hold us back, feeing even sorrier for ourselves as time goes on. As a result, we don't move forward the way we would like in our businesses.

Women Describe Themselves In Three Words For #IWD2015

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 08.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Women are awesome. And this video proves it. Despite common preconceptions that women perceive themselves in a negative light, our latest social ex...

Feeling Low? You Need To Visit London's First Happy Café

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 04.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Forget expensive spas and luxury holidays, stressed-out Londoners may now have a new way to unwind - London's first happy café launches on Wednesday....

Why Have Confidence and Strength Become Dirty Words for Women?

Genelle Aldred | Posted 28.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Genelle Aldred

Being confident, strong AND ambitious has become something many women don't want to be seen as. We have all seen how a bright star has be brought tumbling down to earth. How people say, "there's just something about her I don't like, can't put my finger on it."

Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Gym?

John Lawless | Posted 22.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
John Lawless

The trick is understanding that there are both strong and weak reasons for you finally braving the sweat and toil of gym life; like anything, it's just a case of recognising what a good reason is and what isn't.

An Escape From One English Winter Became Ten Years In Mexico

Harmeet Kaur Sidhu | Posted 16.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Harmeet Kaur Sidhu

Mid-January, ten years ago, the colours and sunshine of my first day in San Miguel had me pinned. A week later, I met the person who was to become my husband. Today, we are raising three young children.

How Being Both Hot and Beautiful Creates a Better World!

Sacha Knop | Posted 14.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Sacha Knop

There are a lot of articles going round about the difference between "being hot" or "being beautiful" as a woman, and usually in those articles, men get slagged off for liking a hot and sexy woman, but what is wrong with that?

#ThisGirlCan Convinced Me To Have A Swimming Lesson, Aged 23 And A Half

Rachel Moss | Posted 14.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Rachel Moss

I've hated the water for as long as I can remember. One of my earliest memories is going to a toddler's swimming class and being absolutely petrified. They made us jump is, I cried a lot and refused, point blank, to ever go back.

Get Over the Fear of 'Getting It Wrong' and DO IT!

Becky Walsh | Posted 11.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Becky Walsh

When you look back on your life, you might find you regret most the things you didn't do and not the things you did do! So here are a few prospective shifters to help you get over the 'fear of getting it wrong' which means you might just get to live fully from your excitement and desire.

The First Time My Husband Said I Was Beautiful

Thuy Yau | Posted 30.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Thuy Yau

Even when I had four wisdom teeth extracted and my face was all puffed up and swollen, you said I looked beautiful. You were helping me replace the ice packs on my face and you smiled because you said you liked looking after me.

How To Be Happy, Just As You Are

Sheila Bayliss | Posted 15.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Sheila Bayliss

In my 20s, I'd tried endless self-help books in an effort to become someone else. I hated that I always felt anxious and lacking confidence. I was determined to rid myself of these defects so that I could finally be happy.

What to Say to Someone With Low Self-Esteem

Ellie Lewis | Posted 01.03.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Ellie Lewis

I don't tend to talk about my own self-esteem issues often, if at all. I don't know if I'm the best person to give advice about it but I had this idea and I thought maybe if I could help one person, it would be worth it. Let's get started with things not to say.

Are You Knowledgeable or a Know-It-All?

Amisha Bhavsar | Posted 22.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Amisha Bhavsar

Did you know that saying 'I don't know' when you don't know something, actually makes you look confident, not incompetent! But most of us prefer to provide answers for just about anything and everything and, inadvertently come across as a know it all.

Mother, Not 'Other'

Liz Fraser | Posted 16.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Liz Fraser

I'm often asked to write, or give talks at conferences or on cider-soaked park benches, about women and work. Women who write, women in business, women going back to work after having a baby, women deciding not to go back to work after having a baby, juggling motherhood and work, the work-life imbalance and so on.

How One CEO Launched a Successful App company with £8 and no code

Heather Irish | Posted 15.02.2015 | UK Tech
Heather Irish

I haven't seen Cally Russell in four years and in that time he's founded two startups. This Edinburgh-based entrepreneur is the founder of the award-...