How to Become More Confident

I used to have this problem – not being confident. In fact, I did not acknowledge that I was not confident but if there was a challenging situation, whether involving talking to a new person, introducing myself, presenting something at work or even speaking up – I would try to avoid it. And, if I…

How to be positive

Positivity is talked about a lot. Recently I was administering a survey for my team to see how they are coping with working from home for several months in light of the virus spread. One of the survey questions asked about stress management, and the most popular answer was “staying positive”. As great as it…

6 Ways to Get Your Life Back on Track

There are times when all of us feel down, confused or depressed about what to do next with our lives or even how to solve problems or escape situations we find ourselves in. However, there are many ways out and many approaches you can take to move forward, regardless of your current situation. What is…

Fighting Fears: Fear of Not Being Liked

One of the common fears that many of us share is the fear of not being liked. It is often irrational, not based on any signs/factors, or sometimes it is coming from one bad experience that we had few years or even decades ago.  Maybe you were not liked by peers during your childhood, and…

Enjoying Life 101: Switch from Observing to Participating

Some people are good at telling stories and I love to listen to them. Some stories are about vacation, the incredible places they visited and exciting things that they’ve seen or done. Once, while listening to one of these stories, I heard something weird. It goes like this – the story teller was in Italy,…

Build your confidence & increase resilience

Building confidence and resilience takes time and effort but it does worth it as the effect you get affects every aspect of your life in a positive way. Below are some tips on how to build/improve your confidence levels so that next time you face a challenge, you will know that you CAN do it,…

Mindset of a Winner or 30+ Thoughts That Make You Stronger

Mindset is what distinguishes successful people from people who are not happy with their life. Successful people think differently. They rarely find themselves confused or lost in their life for a long time. In fact, anyone can adopt a mindset of a winner by learning to think differently. It is important to have the right kind…

Letting go of negativity

Not many people would admit that they have a negative mindset. I am talking about the negativity that does not only start with a negative view on life, but also with self-doubt, being affected too much by your past. This is the kind of negativity that disempowers you. Even the happiest person has shadows of…

30 Ways to Feel Good in 5 Minutes

Listen your favourite song Listen positive classical music like Strauss’ Blue Danube or Vivaldi’s Four Seasons Listen to the sounds of nature, music for meditation or birds singing (bonus points if you listen to real birds by going outside) Drink water – you may feel bad because you are dehydrated and water brings more energy…

Getting Fired as the Best Thing That Ever Happened To Me

Getting fired is stressful. It is unpredictable and it kills confidence. It sucks. However, I learned that getting fired may also prove to be one of the best things that could happen to you. My career was always important for me. Even my first part-time job in a coffee shop (Tim Hortons) felt like a…