How to squash your limiting beliefs

Why Mindset Is Important In Business

The world’s most successful entrepreneurs talk about the power of mindset. Without a success mindset, it can be hard to get out of your own way and achieve your goals. 

If we have a growth mindset, we automatically push past obstacles, learn from challenges, and find ways to succeed.

But if we are stuck in a limiting mindset, we may pass up opportunities or allow setbacks to turn into dead ends.

Women And Limiting Beliefs

Although women’s roles have changed drastically over the last few decades, gender roles were extremely defined not so long ago. Many of us are still experiencing the “hangover” from those decades. We were also taught to nurture different qualities than men and behave differently.

Confidence in men is a positive trait, while in women, it’s considered aggressive or pushy.

In NZ, times have indeed changed. In 2019, we were listed fourth on a list of countries with the most female business owners,...

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It's time to get off Burnout Island

Are you constantly exhausted and never wake up feeling refreshed?

Do you worry about everything and no longer find joy in the things you used to.

You have no energy to do much of anything and feel like you are failing in almost every area of your life. You want something else, but you’re not sure what that is, or how to get there.

If this hits home, it sounds like you haven’t just arrived on burnout island. Rather, you’ve bought a house and planted yourself firmly in the neighbourhood!

How do I know?

Well, I've found myself on burnout island more than once, and it’s not the kind of postcode you want to settle down in!

The good news is that it doesn’t have to turn into a permanent residency. The first step is recognising what’s happening; from there, you can make the changes needed to get your life back.

Let’s take a tour of burnout island and find out what it is, how you got there, and how to get to a better place!

It’s Time To...

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New Year New You - Ditch the Self Sabotage

What Is Self Sabotage?

Self-sabotage is when we make choices or behave in a certain way that prevents us from reaching our goals. While consciously we may passionately want something – a promotion or career change, a fitness goal, a long-term relationship – subconsciously, we develop habits or micro-decisions that undermine our efforts to achieve those goals.

It's mindlessly reaching for a chocolate bar after we have committed to eating healthy food or procrastinating about working on a project that will help us launch our business.

Self-sabotage is a common behaviour, so don’t think you are alone if you have these tendencies. But, just because many people experience these feelings, they don’t have to hold us back.

 Why Do We Do It?

So why on earth would we choose to block ourselves from getting what we say we want? The precise answer may be slightly different for each of us, but it always comes from some kind of self-doubt and fear (which are actually...

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The Dangers of Professional Christmas Anxiety

What Is Professional Christmas Anxiety?

For many people, the mere occurrence of Christmas is anxiety-provoking in itself. But when you work in a professional environment, those pressures are often magnified.

Tensions seem to run high in the leadup to the Christmas break. There's an intensity from employers to tie up loose ends, complete projects, and a stream of tasks to work through before going on holiday.

It's also a festive time with the additional pressures of morning teas and lunches to fit in, adding to the time pressure.

As an employee, you push yourself to meet unrealistic deadlines, berate yourself for not coping, and dial-up that anxiety in the workplace.

Of course, there are also additional layers of stress to deal with outside the workplace. Before you know it, your heart is racing, and it feels like you can't stop the constant noise whirling around inside your mind.

 

Rethinking Christmas Anxiety In The Workplace

In the last few years, there has been a shift by...

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Living life by design or default

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Do you live your life by design or by default?
Traditionally a large portion of society live their life by default. Quite often we are encouraged to finish school, get a tertiary education,maybe travel and have a gap year, or not.We then get a good job that pays. We find the love of our life and settle down, and for some of us, we have children and sadly some cannot. 

And then we live a happy and fulfilled life, right? Yeah right.
That’s not true for everyone is it? 

How much time do people spend deciding what qualification they're going to study? Now think about how much time they spend planning their wedding… You know that because of all the time and effort they put in, that their wedding day is going to be absolutely amazing. 

They spend hours and hours and trawl through magazines and visit different events and there's a lot of time effort and energy that goes into planning that wedding. But when it comes to your life and what you want to achieve while...

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Do you have a never-ending list?

productivity stress Sep 09, 2020

Today I want to talk to you a little bit about “The List”. You know, the list that you have (whether it be and your head, on your phone, your computer, on a to-do pad) and how that list can quite easily provide you with a degree of stress and overwhelm.  Because when you look at it, you're thinking “There's just so much to do and not enough time in the day”.

 

We put things on that list that sometimes aren't really necessary in the scheme of life. If you don't do them, will your world collapse? What's the worst that's going to happen? And is it a nice-to-have-done or a must-have-done?

 

We ALL need to start analyzing the things that we put on the list!

 

I know from experience that when I get super busy, I will write a list but there are random things that go on the list,  things like OMG the skirting boards haven't  been cleaned for however long - that's not a ‘must do’ is it? It’s a ‘nice to do’...

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My Personal Weight Loss Journey

Today I thought I'd get up close and personal with you and share a little bit about my weight loss journey.

About 15 years ago, I experienced some trauma in my life. In my attempt to cope with the trauma I would put things in a little box and push them to one side, then pretend they didn't happen, because then I didn't have to deal with them. 

With this particular event though, I didn't have a choice. I had to deal with it and the overwhelming sense of emotions in created. I experienced sadness and hurt and humiliation and embarrassment and shame and guilt. A whole plethora of emotions, just bubbled up to the top.

And instead of seeking support to deal with those things, I tried to push them down, ignore them, but I couldn't really ignore them. So instead I started to “eat my emotions”. When I experienced sadness, I might eat a chocolate bar. When I experienced humiliation or guilt or shame, I might have a cake or a cookie. And though it's okay if you do that...

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Self-Esteem

 

Self-esteem is an area that can affect so many different areas of an individual life.

In a 2017 research in the UK by Dove, it was found that 61% of 10-17 year old girls in the UK have low self-esteem

From sports professionals to teenagers, weight issues to addictions, self- esteem can lie beneath many of the issues that I work with as a hypnotherapist.

We all have times when we lack confidence and do not feel good about ourselves.

But when low self-esteem becomes a long-term problem, it can have a harmful effect on our mental health and our day-to-day lives.

Self-esteem is the opinion we have of ourselves.

Self-esteem is an individual's subjective evaluation of their own worth. Synonyms or near-synonyms of self-esteem include: self-worth, self-regard,

self-respect, and self-integrity.

When we have healthy self-esteem, we tend to feel positive about ourselves and about life in general. It makes us better able to deal with life's ups and downs.

When our self-esteem is low, we tend...

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Sports - Is your head in the game?

 

The world continues to be gripped by the Coronavirus global pandemic.

It affects everyone, including top-notch athletes, unable to physically train as they would like.

Athletes require many attributes to excel at their chosen sport - practice, de- termination and skill are but a few.

BUT...

“Sport is 10% physical - and 90% mental.”

Whoever coined the phrase (and no-one actually seems to know!) referred to the too-oft-neglected importance of mental attitude in sport.

Athletes are well aware of how physical condition can affect performance - but how aware are they of MENTAL conditioning?

Sport is largely about strength in adversity, and that makes it particularly rele- vant in our current lockdown world.

Sports coaches are now turning more and more to visualisation techniques, mental strength and positive outlook advice while their athletes are unable to fully address physical concerns during these unprecedented days.

“The power of imagined practice is...

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Helping you beat the holiday blues

#holidays May 17, 2020
 

For a number of people they have found it challenging being stuck inside their home for weeks on end.  A number of people are feeling exhausted from stress, lack of sleep and the thought of having to return to back to work.

I thought it would be good for people to have a virtual holiday before they fully get back into the hustle and bustle of life.  For those who had travel plans and have had to cancel them I get this is no consolation, however it could give you a boost of holiday cheer.

So I’m going to give you the best armchair holiday, right from the comfort of your own home.

Amid the despair and grief of this pandemic, it might seem silly to focus on holidays, but they undoubtedly play a huge part in our mental health and wellbeing. From the excitement of choosing a destination and accommodation, researching everything from sights to restaurants, to the actual week or fortnight itself followed by the recollection of treasured memories, holidays really do matter.

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