So it’s the end of the naughties and we’ll all have to grow up and stop being so damn naughty. I’m off to be as naughty as I can in the time that’s left, but here’s what I consider to be the 12 very best posts from this blog in 2009 (plus one for luck).
If being more confident is something you want to see happen for yourself in 2010, take a look at these babies.
1. Finding Your Confidence after Redundancy
Redundancies were everywhere in 2009, and they can shake you to your core if you’re one of the many unlucky ones. This post shows you how to re-discover your self-confidence after redundancy and get back on top.
2. How to Deal with People Who Put You Down
Most people find me online with the phrase “deal with people who put you down”, for the simple reason that put downs from someone you care about really hurt and can destroy your confidence – this post talks about how to respond and change things for the better.
3. Is There a Hero Inside You?
I’m a superhero nut as regular readers will know, and in this post I tell you what Tim Robbins, Obama and Spider-man have in common and what it means for YOU.
4. Find Your Voice or Die a Slow Death
You build confidence by finding your voice – your real voice. Do that and your life will feel simpler, easier and more fun.
5. Confidence is Sexy – Fact
We all know that confident people are naturally sexier than people who lack confidence. Why? Find out here.
6. Life Purpose is Nothing Without Confidence
Coaches always go on about finding your “life purpose”, but when you’re truly confident finding your “life purpose” won’t matter. Find out why confidence has to come first…
7. Dating Without Confidence Will Never Work
I’m no dating expert, but I do know that dating without trusting yourself just doesn’t work. Real confidence is allowing yourself to let go, and that’s just what dating needs.
8. Honesty Time – Things WILL Change
A hard post for me to write, and stuff I’m still dealing with. I am, can and will do better.
9. What to Do When You’ve Lost Your Confidence
Confidence goes up and down and sometimes vanishes completely. That’s okay, here’s what to do in those situations where you’ve lost your self-confidence.
10. 63 Ways to Become More Confident
As a confidence coach I have heaps of tips and strategies for building real self-confidence, here’s a whopping 63 tips for growing your confidence.
11. The Power of The Unexpected
The unexpected moments in life are the ones that take you out of your comfort zone and need real confidence to deal with. They’re also the ones you’ll treasure the most.
12. Do You Have the Confidence of Your Convictions?
I really love this one – imagine that cops are on their way to arrest you. Will you be convicted for being yourself?
13. I Want to Be a Kid When I Grow Up
Your child-like qualities are some of your best. Come and join me in being a kid.