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Ken Robinson on Education

This is one of the most-watched TED talks of all, and it is important, interesting and funny.  It might suggest to you that there is something you are great at that you have never discovered!...

Pencils for Profit

An inspiring young man shares his dreams and his history.  For me, the most important point is to get out of your comfort zone! https://youtu.be/Z8oE2kqVXkk

Programming Yourself for Success

This young woman has had great success in her business.  It's worth watching the video for several reasons: the first volunteer, the fact that she had several failures along the way, and her simple but effective approach.  See what you think....

Act at Once!

That's right!  We have an endless supply of great ideas, and they come and go all the time.  If we don't take an action, or even just make a note of them, they drift away and we forget we ever had them in the first place.  Make yourself do something - ideas are...

Getting started – on anything!

This great speaker is right on the button when she talks about the challenge of getting started.  We've all been there, we've all thought something was a great idea, and we've all done nothing about it! https://youtu.be/Lp7E973zozc    

Confidence

Confidence involves trying things out, having a go, learning from mistakes, not taking yourself too seriously.  The Facebook post on the left is an example.  I'm learning to use a piece of software called Canva, and my first three attempts turned out to be pretty...

3 Tips for confidence building

There are always many approaches to solving any problem, but the more you look, the more you see the same solutions starting to emerge.  It's no different with confidence.  This little animated video says it all and is a great place to start....

Re-discovering creative confidence.

This speaker explains how sometimes we shut down on creative stuff as a kid.  Our picture was unrecognisable, so we decided that we were not creative - forever!  Those decisions are made early, and they are often based on one well-remembered experience.  You may have...

Body Language and Confidence

We have all seen that confident, powerful people tend to show this in their body language, and some of us have been told this, to "fake it till we make it".  In this video, Amy Cuddy explains why our body language doesn't just change how we appear to others, but can...

Start With Why?

I love this video.  In it, Simon Sinek describes how people can articulate and work towards a dream, purpose or vision, and how that inspires those around them.  I find that whoever I watch it it prompts me to understand something new about my life and the lives of...

Confidence from an expert

Confidence is vital if we are to achieve anything in life.  I am always enthralled by Brendan Burchard's energy and enthusiasm.  Here is his take on confidence.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0-vI3mBRkUk&feature=youtu.be  ...

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