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Posts Tagged ‘self esteem

A lesson from The King

November 7, 2011

I have a strong need to be liked.  This applies in both my personal and professional life. Given this need it would be wonderful to know that I am liked by everyone. However,  I’m certain this will not be the case. It ain’t personal – I doubt there is anyone on the planet who is […]

The wisdom of Gareth

October 24, 2011

I am the parent of two teenage children. They’re great kids, but of course I’m biased. Like most parents I wonder about their future, how they’ll make their way through life especially given the increasingly uncertain nature of the world we occupy. I wonder how things will be when they’re in their 20’s, 30’s, 40’s […]

Go for it – or cry?

September 19, 2011

A while ago, I visited the Imperial War Museum with my son, Adam. I must admit, it wasn’t my first choice of place to visit as I’ve never been much of a military type myself. However, one exhibition there did strike a strong chord. It featured second world war child evacuees. These were children in […]

“You make me……”

August 1, 2011

Just for a change, this week’s blog post kicks off with a quiz. All you need to do is identify who originally performed each of the songs listed below. Additionally, can you spot the odd one out? Answers appear at the end of this post. The way you make me feel You make me feel mighty […]

Taking the “con” out of confidence

July 25, 2011

Many people reading this blog post will be aware that the TV series The Apprentice has just come to its conclusion for yet another series here in the UK. A bright-eyed  quirky young inventor called Tom has made it through this bizarre circus to reach the dizzy heights of being  dear Lord Sugar’s new “business […]

Oh no!

May 16, 2011

This week I’m taking you to the flipside.  That is, the flipside of last week’s post. Whilst many of us find it difficult to ask for what we want (as discussed last week), we can also find it equally, if not more challenging to say no.  Too many of us are pleasers. We want to […]

I hate to ask……

May 9, 2011

  “Unless you ask, the answer is already no”  Dutch saying  How easy do you find it to ask for what you want? Do you find yourself getting into the “I wonder whether you’d mind awfully….” kind of patter? Perhaps you end up going round the houses in order to get your needs known or, […]

What’s done is done

April 4, 2011

“A man is not old until regrets take the place of dreams.” John Barrymore  Quite often, when writing these blogs, I realise they are as much for me to read and take on as for other people. This is definitely one of those!  How much of your time do you spend looking forward? How much […]

How do you compare?

March 14, 2011

I was at a local firework display a few years back. It was dark, of course and I could see very little, given my visual impairment. One of my neighbours’ children wanted a burger, so his dad a big, strong six foot+ police officer scooped up his son and purposefully wended his way to the […]

Mirror, mirror on the wall…..

February 14, 2011

What was the first thing you did when you got up this morning? Chances are that it will have involved you going to the bathroom and looking in the mirror.  And what did you see? You may think that the answer to that question were pretty obvious. Perhaps a fairer way of putting it would […]