About this blog

What is this blog about

Finding the self confidence to move forward, to make changes and develop a happier, more satisfying and rewarding life.

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To that end the blog posts focus on ideas, hints, tips and  exercises  to help facilitate change. The emphasis is on practical, skills learning rather than psycho-babble! The main focus has been  on building self confidence as we see that as the core attribute in whatever you choose to do with your life.

Lifestyle Design has become a somewhat fashionable of late, probably for the wrong reasons (like you only have to work 4 hours a week!). But it does highlight how many people are dissatisfied with their lives, drifting through adulthood thinking “Is that It?”

Few people function perfectly or arrive in adulthood with all the skills they need to make the most of their one life. Making changes can be tough, particularly without help.

Can this blog help you?

If you are looking for a quick fix, spiritual advice or guidance on the Law of Attraction then you’ve come to the wrong place! A sub title of this blog is “woo-woo free personal development” to reflect our frustration at the amount of crap that is  written and sold as supposedly personal development material. Get real people!

Self development  largely revolves around acquiring skills such as good communication (assertiveness, confident speaking),  problem solving, goal setting, planning, concentration, self motivation, stress management – to name a few. Trust and faith in ones abilities (self confidence) and healthy self esteem are the foundations of self development, which is why they are the main focus.

One of our favourite quotes is by Viktor Frankl:-

Don’t aim at success – the more you aim at it and make it a target, the more you are going to miss it. For success, like happiness, cannot be pursued; it must ensue as the unintended side effect of one’s personal dedication to a courses greater than oneself.

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