Personal Development

How Do You Create Real Confidence?

We often confuse confidence as something you're simply born with.  And whilst there is proof that there's a link between your DNA and your confidence, it's not the whole picture.  Confidence is an acquired skill.   

And why do I think confidence is SO important? I think Katy Perry sums it up quite nicely;   with confidence you can pull off just about anything!

The good news is that you don’t need to have a degree from Oxford or Cambridge, and you don’t need a great degree of sophistication either to create real confidence.

Learning how to create real confidence will change your life.

What is confidence? Confidence is...

  • An inner conviction about the outcome of a given situation.  The inner conviction that you have the ability to deliver and perform a given situation.
  • Assurance or complete and total persuasion.  A firm believe, trust, reliance; the belief in ones abilities. 
  • Trust or faith in a person or thing.  When you have a trusting relationship, you have confidence in it.
  • The settled peace of certainty in the soul.  Knowledge that you can achieve a goal.  The inner sense that all is right and well.
  • Fearless boldness; courage.  The quality that leads you to stand up under or endure adversity.  It causes you to undertake a difficult take with diligence.  You will never take a firm stance on anything without confidence.

So, why wouldn’t you want to build real confidence?  

Stay tuned for useful tips on how to build your confidence.  This such important stuff.  Confidence is the foundation to almost every skill in your armoury.  And most importantly confidence is the powerhouse that allows you to start taking real action. Confidence will set you apart from the crowd whilst driving you and your business to success.

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Love you all

Sarah 

4 Questions That Will Transform Your Life

Hey Gorgeous,

How do you find and achieve what you really want from life?  Here are 4 really powerful questions to help you in seeking clarity and move you towards living a life abundant with joy.

1. What do I absolutely love doing in life?  

It’s within your love for music, exercise, horse riding, talking to friends …here you will find real joy, get excited and really feel alive.  Once you have figured out what your triggers are for bringing that joy into your life do one of those activities every single day.  

2. What would I do if I have a billion £GBP in my bank account?
I love this question.  It helps you think about your life without the limitations in place.  It might be that you want to buy a second home by the sea, travel the world, buy a wardrobe full of Channel. 

And then ask, what would you do with your time?  This is such a powerful question as it will really helps drawn you towards what you really want from this life.  Once you start dreaming and thinking without limitations you will really start to uncover your driving forces.

3. Who inspires me

List your greatest inspirations and the qualities that you admire about these people. Think about what really inspires you in this world. What you admire about others is also a quality that is deep within you. Know that you admire someone because they have similar qualities to you.

4. Do I truly believe in myself

If the answer to that question is yes!  Congratulations, I love that you are in this place.  But if you’re not, know that you are not alone.  Even the most externally confident people have self doubts and fears that they struggle to overcome.  

Asking yourself questions will change your life.  Self reflection is so powerful because if forces you to get out the mundane thought patterns that keep you stuck and pushes you towards thinking about a life of opportunity.  

Brendon Burchard asks how can you live more? Can you love more? Can you matter more?  Ask yourself these questions every single day.   Check in with yourself and make sure you’re living the best life you possibly can, so you can feel proud at the end of the week, month, year…life. Make sure you’re so proud of your answers to those questions and the legacy you will leave behind.

Join us at Home House on the 3rd March for your Transformation. If you've been thinking about making a transition in your life, you're looking to generate new ideas, you're ready to feel invigorated and live the best year yet this is for you!   Find out what you are really capable of.


Love you all and have a brilliant week!

Sarah

 
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5 Ways To Get Paid Doing What You Love

Hello gorgeous,

Have you ever wanted to get paid for doing what you love? I know, I know, silly question, of course you do!


Even if you don’t believe it just yet, you can make money out almost anything that you love doing.  But there are so many reasons why people don’t press ahead. We all plant these limiting ideas in our heads: I don’t have time, I don’t have the right skill set, I don’t have the money, the economy is not good right now… so, how do you over come this?

Start think about where the opportunities lie.  As an example there are going to be millions more people coming on line over the next few years and people are yearning for new information.  People are looking for wisdom and knowledge; you could offer huge value your chosen field.  You've got the ability to share your story with people in a way that helps them connect with you.  Millions of people are looking to improve their life and go to the next level. 

If you're an employee think about how can you add more value. How can you contribute more ideas, mentor more people, learn more, grow your network and take care of other people in your workplace?  Check in and be realistic, are you in the right place to build your career.


Trust in your own voice.  And get serious about what you're going to offer the world.  Here are 5 ways to help you get started:

1. Claim your topic and your expertise
What would you like to impart to the world?  You’ve got this far in the world so it's likely that you have been through your fair share of trails and tribulations. And I’m sure if you're determined to earn more and change your life, you’ve tried a few different things and you’ve had struggles.  Look back and see what you’ve learnt. 


People become influencers because they own it.  Even experts have to start somewhere so research, research and research some more.

2. Teach weekly and post out your content consistently

Start a blog, or post a video every week. And then post little clips and quotes, drawing people back to that blog.  You can put the content of you blog out to your audience for the remainder of the week.  You’ll soon have a library of exciting topics that you’ve covered.

3. Get in your customers head

Get to know you customer intimately, yes intimately!  Know what it will take for your people to double their revenues and grow their brand.  And go above and beyond don’t just solve their problem… solve their problem and then double it.  Just solving the problem isn't enough.  You’re teaching aspirations.  Think about their future and where they want to go. This is just as applicable wether you are running your own business and/or if you are an employee.

4. Create your offer or solution

Get into the detail of what is happening in the market place and how what is/is not working.  Really understand how you fit into the market place and how you can provide the most value.  You undoubtably have something truly unique to offer, so think outside the box about tailored solutions, it’s not the generic solution that is going to get you noticed.


5. Value yourself

Recognise that you’ve got something worth putting out into the world; it’s your job to get some support and get started! Where is your hunger and your passion? Even the biggest stars had to start somewhere; never let your small beginnings become small minded.

If you're still feeling a little lost, join us in Marylebone London at Home House on the 3rd March for your Transformation. If you've been thinking about making a transition in your life, you're looking to generate new ideas, you're ready to feel invigorated and live the best year yet, this is for you!   Find out what you are really capable of.


Love you all and have a brilliant week!

Sarah

Find Your Potential - My 6 Tips For Finding Your Potential

Hey gorgeous,

Do you know what you are really capable of?

You’re capable of doing anything you want in life just by making a conscious decision. If you’ve decided to not to settle for what you have right now (good choice!) then know that it’s possible to pursue an alternative direction in your life.   I used to tell myself that I couldn’t run my own dream business and be my own boss because I pay the mortgage, we need a monthly pay check in the household.  But, I’ve come to realise over time that these thoughts are just nonsense.  It’s these thoughts that keep us stuck and thinking small.  Ultimately we tell ourselves these stories because we’re scared; fearful of the unknown.  

Trust that your heart is bigger than your fears. When you face you’re fears head on and push through, this is where the real transformation happens.  When you push through those barriers and get connected to your why, the real magic begins to happen.  So how do I get the ball rolling?  You just need to start, start taking tiny steps  ...you have to start somewhere.

Here are my 6 tips to help you face your fears and start taking the action you need to take to become someone great:

1. Identify where you are emotionally

Guilty, overwhelmed, stuck, depressed, sad. You cannot change your life when you are stuck in these emotional states, there is not enough energy.  Once you identify the pattern and you see the truth, then you can decide how to fix the problem (whatever it is that is holding you back).

2. What is the antidote?  

If fear is controlling things, the antidote is courage.  In the present moment, being courageous may not necessarily feel good for you, but do it any way!  Try Mel Robbin’s 5-4-3-2-1 method.  Count backwards and then go for it;  push through your barrier. 

3. Treat your emotions like a muscle

 If you practice, you'll get stronger.   

4. People have patterns

What’s yours? Angry people get angry, sad people get sad.  This is where we naturally live in our “home” our comfortable place. We use triggers as events to get us “home”.  Identify the triggers and then find the antidote.  

5. Practice that emotion 

You can change your frustrations. If you work out what is causing your frustrations, then you can start to take action.  Be consistent in working towards making the change.  Remember your natural instinct will be to go back to your natural “home” but if you are aware of the trigger then keep practicing and soon a new muscle memory will kick in.

6. Condition the emotion

This is when your life changes, when your found new emotion is the new normal.  

Life is way to short to not truly follow your passions.  If you want to live your life with conviction and purpose, just start!  Success doesn’t come from nowhere.  Success starts from small beginnings and over time by taking consistent action becomes greatness.  “Greatness is not something predetermined, predestines or carved into your fate by forces beyond your control.  Greatness is always in the moment of the decision” - Jess Olson. 

Much love 

Sarah xxx

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