Self Confidence

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

Heather Irish | Posted 16.12.2014 | 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-...

Five Reasons to Love Your Fat Ass

Katy Horwood | Posted 13.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Katy Horwood

I use the term 'fat ass' as a metaphor for the attributes about yourself which you wouldn't list as your favourite. Your small boobs, your fuzzy hair, your big feet, your glass eye (Ok, actually you're allowed not to love your glass eye) Your 'fat ass' unless recently acquired, is a part of you - as are the other things you dislike about your person.

Why You Probably Don't Need a Life Coach

Michael Heppell | Posted 12.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Michael Heppell

There are amazing, authentic, experienced and professional coaches out there; find the right one and they'll help you to change your life. But choose carefully - your coach could be closer than you think..

So, You Don't Look Like a Hollywood Glamour-Puss?

Becky Hopper | Posted 10.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Becky Hopper

If a model, UK size 10 is considered a plus-sized figure, then there's literally no hope for the majority of women in Britain as the average clothes size for a UK woman is a 16! Oh no, what unattractive monsters we must all be!

The Massive Self Confidence Myth and Why a Lack of Self Confidence Is Always to Blame for Holding Women Back in Life

Rebecca Fredericks | Posted 16.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rebecca Fredericks

I work with women across a variety of areas of their lives; losing weight, getting fit, finding purpose, becoming more assertive, breaking bad habits, motivation, energy, nutrition, their relationships etc etc. But what I've come to realise is that there is one common denominator underlying all these challenges and concerns.

Considering Cosmetic Breast Surgery? Try Asking Your Self-Esteem First

Elizabeth Venzin | Posted 14.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Elizabeth Venzin

Women come in all shapes and sizes. None is more 'womanly' than any other, and this is particularly true of our breasts - yet breast augmentation (enlargement or implants), is one of the most popular surgical procedures requested by women today.

That's What Makes You Beautiful

Rae Mullins | Posted 02.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rae Mullins

A short one this week and more of a heads-up to look out for my new favourite, ad. From the clearly very lovely, people at Dove.

How to Gain Self-Confidence When You've Continuously Been Put Down

Carol Stewart | Posted 08.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Carol Stewart

I recently got asked this question on one of my webinars by a woman who is a technical expert and very confident in her job but outside of work she struggles to have any self-confidence.

The Secret Ingredient for Career Success...

Adeline Ginn | Posted 02.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Adeline Ginn

A recent study of 500 boardrooms in the US showed that companies with three or more women on their board of directors experienced an 83% higher return on equity, a 73% boost in sales and a 112% higher return on invested capital.

The Most Important Thing You Can Create Is Your Own Life

Ian Spero | Posted 21.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Ian Spero

To me the most important thing you create is arguably your own life. When we talk about a creation we mean something which is unique, something which is purposeful and meaningful; something which is large and substantial.

Fitness Apps Are Terrible For My Health

Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 10.10.2014 | UK Tech
Thomas Tamblyn

Fitness apps are ruining my health. It's bad enough that I'm regularly bombarded with signs on the tube telling my I'm not taking enough of every vitamin ever created. So why on earth would I voluntarily submit to this guilt-ridden abuse via my smartphone as well?

Tackle Your Self Doubt

Amisha Bhavsar | Posted 22.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Amisha Bhavsar

Sometimes we convince ourselves before we start that that, we shouldn't even try! All it takes is one small doubt to give up and to send our dreams and aspirations into a tailspin. Simply put, doubts sabotage you. They do not nurture or serve you.

Why My Trauma Is Relevant

Emma Letessier | Posted 21.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Emma Letessier

During the really rough period of my marriage, where we separated for around three months, there was someone I knew that was receiving treatment for cancer. While talking to a friend one day, she asked me how I was and I told her something along the lines of "I'm fine".

Five Fun and Easy Ways to Promote Self-Esteem in Your Kids

Emma Letessier | Posted 19.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Emma Letessier

Research has shown that children who have a healthy level of self-esteem and confidence learn faster and achieve better academically than children described as having low self-esteem. There are a multitude of reasons why a child might suffer from low self-esteem but in general it's caused by the beliefs that they hold regarding their own self-image...

Why Women Should Embrace Their Inner Slut

Katy Horwood | Posted 16.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Katy Horwood

I am what some would refer to as a slut. The word slut traditionally comes with negative connotations. It implies the owner of such a label is promiscuous and out of control. It is used as a derogatory term, as an insult or with intention to offend. Insulted? Offended?  Not in the slightest.

Our Youth Hate Themselves

Anna Moody | Posted 10.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Anna Moody

I see trouble ahead...don't you? Our children are heading into the abyss of low self-esteem and self-loathing at a startling rate. Let's assess the recent incident in Magaluf. One young woman and 23 young men involved in a sexual act in public. I have read various viewpoints in the newspapers.

How to Love and Accept Your Body

Rebecca Fredericks | Posted 02.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rebecca Fredericks

Whatever your shape, size or age, if you're a woman - you've probably wanted, and perhaps even tried, to change your body. So, why is this? Why do we see them as a 'something', an object, to be abused, treated badly, and even fought with. Something that can even determine our level of self worth.

Stop Being an Ugly Duckling

Carol Stewart | Posted 01.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Carol Stewart

When we put ourselves down by comparing ourselves to others, it chips away at our self belief, making us believe that we are not good enough or that we will never succeed. We hold on to that belief and it becomes a self fulfilling prophecy because we then lack the confidence to do the things that will bring us the success that we crave.

Seven Things Happy People Do Differently

Annie Ashdown | Posted 18.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Annie Ashdown

I used to genuinely believe that being happy came from having money, being slim, being in love, but I found out that was SO not the case. Happy people are not always free of doubt, on the contrary, as they do not claim to be perfect, but here's the thing they have a different mindset to other people.

Unlocking the Core of Who You Are

Mercedes Ngoh | Posted 11.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Mercedes Ngoh

Your core, or power centre, is located two to three inches above the navel and houses your personal power. This region of your body, also known as the solar plexus chakra, represents self-identity and plays a huge role in the choices you make each day, as well as your mental state.

Revamp Your Wardrobe - Live in the Present

Maggie Currie | Posted 21.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Maggie Currie

Change how you feel about yourself with the practical task of revamping your wardrobe. Begin to live in the present moment, really think about the contents of your wardrobe.

Man Posts Incredibly Brave Video About His Man Boobs - The Internet Hugs Back

The Huffington Post UK | Poorna Bell | Posted 20.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle

After a Reddit user posted a thread saying that he was considering suicide because he has gynecomastia - the condition that causes boys’ and men’s...

Positively Negative

Claire Frances | Posted 09.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Claire Frances

I truly believe if I'd listened to my own negativity, and if I'd not gone to see the agent, I'd never have got past the first interview stage. Instead, I decided to believe in my ability and as a result I got down to the final two - out of hundreds of applicants.

Viva la Padding!

Sadie Brown | Posted 01.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sadie Brown

What goes on underneath our clothes is for us to know and feel good about, or at least secure about. I think a little role-play with whatever tools we have is a must, and it just so happens than lingerie can be the perfect partner to enhance our femininity at will.

Is Pubic Hair Really So 1976?

Ellie Stoneley | Posted 29.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Ellie Stoneley

I hope there never comes a time when my daughter suffers from self doubt due to her appearance or feels the need to surgically 'enhance' her incredibly perfect self. There is much more pressure in the world she's growing up in than I had to deal with, and I will do what I can to equip her to have confidence in herself, as she is