Relaxing Into the Warm Water

It’s the end of 2017, and it’s time to relax.  If you’ve been working hard, playing hard, volunteering, or concentrating on your relationships or improving your life, give yourself a break!  You won’t actually be lying in warm water – you’ll just imagine it.

Do this guided visualization right before bedtime to completely relax and allow yourself to drift off to sleep afterwards.  You’ll wake up in the morning with vim, vigor and confidence!

Reinventing Yourself

Sergio was told at an early age that he was to be a dentist, just like his father.  He was pushed to go to his father’s office after school to watch as his father worked, and his family gave him money only to go to dental school.  Sergio followed in his father’s footsteps and became a partner at his father’s business.  He spent his days mainly filling teeth and straightening teeth.

After 12 years as a dentist, Sergio was bored.  Dentistry held no interest for him anymore.  It wasn’t challenging, and he just didn’t enjoy the work.  He realized it was time to reinvent himself, and he became a veterinarian instead. Continue reading

Time is Change

Don’t stop!  Time is change — time again to rearrange.  Time to find those changes in your life!

You don’t have to wait until you’re totally ready to make the changes in your life to have greater self-confidence.  As long as you move forward step by step, you’re making progress.  The time is now to begin that first step!

Listen to me sing this beautiful song, and imagine yourself making the changes you need to live a life full of confidence and strength.

Effect of Facebook on Our Minds – Video

If you spend a lot of time on Facebook or other social media, you may experience low self-confidence if you see negative posts or don’t get as many “Likes” or have as many “Shares” as you wish you had or as many as your friends have.  Or do all your friends look like they have a wonderful life and you know you don’t?  If so, check out my online course Stop Being a Doormat and Start Using Your Personal Power to Build Healthy Relationships to learn how to get your Facebook habit under control and build your self-confidence.

Watch this video about how Facebook can affect your mind.

5 Habits That Can Boost Your Self-Esteem

Some people think it’s so difficult to increase their self-esteem, so they never even try.  But there are some simple things you can do that can boost your self-esteem and self-confidence that don’t take a lot of time or effort.

Just because you’re experiencing low self-esteem now doesn’t mean have to be that way forever. Low self-esteem is something that most likely started a long time ago, and it is something you CAN change.   If you want to work on increasing your overall self-esteem, try these five habits and, over time, you’ll see you have a new attitude.

Write in a Journal

Do you like to write about yourself?  If so, writing in a journal can help enhance your sense of self-esteem.  What can you write about that lifts your spirits the most?  Try these and see what happens: Continue reading

How the Heck Can You Deal With a Difficult Boss?

You know what an ideal boss is – someone who helps you succeed, someone who values your work and you as an individual, and someone who has high expectations that force you to increase your skills and abilities.

Unfortunately, many bosses aren’t like this.  They micromanage your work, get angry at any little thing, or just isn’t very competent.  What to do?  You still have to make the best of a bad situation and do as good a job as possible.

Strategies for Dealing with a Difficult Boss

Here are some strategies to help you deal with a difficult boss: Continue reading

4 Myths About Self-Confidence

Many people believe a number of myths about self-confidence.  They’ve heard these myths from relatives or friends, or perhaps they’ve read them in books or in articles.

These myths can be very damaging because they keep people from developing their self-confidence.  They make people feel they can’t move forward, they can’t grow, and they can’t become who they dream to be.

Let’s review these myths and why they’re patently untrue.

Myth 1:  Self-Confidence is
Determined at Birth  
One of the foremost myths about self-confidence is that people are either born with it or not, that it can’t be acquired.  People with high self-confidence don’t have to develop it, and it comes naturally to them.  There’s nothing a person can do to cultivate self-confidence, so they’re forever going to have to live with the low self-confidence they were born with. Continue reading

2 Crucial Tips for Creating a Quality Conversation

Did you know that we’re physically and mentally healthier when we have meaningful and fulfilling relationships?  People who are ill get better more quickly when they have a loving support system.  People who are broken-hearted from a romantic breakup get back to normal more quickly if they have someone to talk to and pour their hearts out to.  Relationships are crucial to having a balanced, happy and healthy life.

Here are two important tips for making your conversations sizzle. Continue reading