Self-esteem suckers

What if you have it wrong?

Often the biggest suckers of our self-esteem are the choices we make about what we choose to believe. We invest so much time in believing the negative nonsense we tell ourselves about who we are and what we are capable of, even when evidence proves otherwise, we remain steadfast in what clearly isn't true.

Please check out Susan Cain's awesome Ted talk. I would like to take her talk about one step further, however and for you to ask yourself: "What if the negative narrative that's running a gauntlet inside of my mind simply isn't true either? What if I have it totally wrong?"

There are literally zillion of pieces of information coming through our senses at any one time. We have the capacity to pick up on only seven, however. The seven bits you've decided to suck onto with your dear life, therefore, is clearly not the whole picture.

And so I ask the question once again, what if you have it utterly wrong? What if, and it is just a question, but what if, you have it Sooooo wrong, like as wrong as those who swore to high heaven that the world was flat? How would that impact your presentations, your speech your goals and your achievements then?

Ingz. X

Badass Breathing Tips

I was floored at a recent networking event when a lovely lady I was speaking with told me about her daily runs.

Of course, those of you who know me will not be surprised to hear that this prompted my usual, "I SO wish I could run, I see runners every day and soooo wish that was me."  For those of you that don't, I harp on about running far more than I do anything about it. Like many before her, nonetheless, a bemused look enveloped her face as her eyes slowly lowered towards my feet to confirm to herself, that I did indeed, own a perfectly normal pair of pins. To preserve her sanity, I quickly explained my huge number of start and stop attempts.  

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In any case, the reason I was floored was because she told me she runs to meditate. Yep mediate. Now if you are like me and your first thoughts when it comes to meditation is a buddha, candles and whoo, whoo music as opposed to, the pounding of one's feet on tough grey concrete and involuntarily snorting exhaust fumes, then you too are floored, I'm sure.

"I meditate through my breathing when I run." She continued.

 "No way!!!???" My reaction was as though she had told me about some life-changing drug she had discovered. "How darn awesome is that? You know, this breathing lark is just amazing. I'm an Impact Coach and I too teach my clients that to stay calm for when making a speech AND for their pauses, IT IS ALL IN THE BREATH!

"No wayyyy!!!???" Now it was her turn to sound as though I just told her I was on the short list for the Nobel Peace Prize.

"Yes, way. My lovely, it's all in the breath."

Check out my vid with the awesome Béatrice Garoche, a breathing coach from Free Your Breath and if by the end of the video you are not breathing like a baby then brunch is on me.

Let me know your thoughts.

Ingrid the Impact Coach.

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