Patterns & Payoffs – Keys to Making Progress

Why do we keep doing things that don’t work for us? Why do we return to old habits that don’t serve us? All of us do things that we wish we didn’t; whether it’s picking bad partners, not preparing for a job early or thoroughly enough, or repeatedly buying that chocolate bar on the way home from work.
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3 simple ways you can change the way you talk
and improve your life

We spend a lot of time thinking about what we say to others and, definitely, about what they say to us. How much time do we spend thinking about how we talk to ourselves and does it matter? I have discovered three simple ways that you can change the way you talk to yourself and improve the way you live your life.
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What role does joy play in a good performance?

A lot of performers are lucky enough to have been able to spend their lives doing something they love, something they feel passionate about. But in the push and pull of daily life, the struggle for success, staying connected to the joy can be difficult.
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Why are we always trying to be perfect?

Why are we always trying to be ‘perfect’, what impact does this have on our lives and our performances, and is perfection really a goal that helps us?
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Does worry help us as performers?

Does the thought of going on stage excite you? Does it strike fear to your very soul, or is it a combination of the two that you feel? Performers often have mixed emotions and can worry a surprising amount about performing, but does our worrying help us?
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Shame and Culture – What we can learn

My fascination with shame and how it affects our performance continues! Reading an intriguing bit of research on how cultural differences in our responses to shame can affect how we perform, and how successful we are, has made me think about how we so often cut ourselves off from others when we feel ashamed, and how this impacts on what we achieve. more “Shame and Culture – What we can learn”