To raise brave girls, encourage adventure

This is an am amazing talk from Caroline on the power of bravery in girls. She was the 15th woman in fire station of 1,500 men.
Caroline talks about the importance of risky play in young girls as is encouraged  in boys.
She notices girls are often taught to be timid and afraid of risk. This can play out in later life as women who don’t speak out, use defrance to be liked and lack of self confidence.
Risky play on the other hand is good for all kids. This develops valuable life skills of hazard assessment, delayed gratification , resilience,  confidence trust in  your decisions.
Now don’t get me wrong fear is a useful emotion, she notes. But not if it’s the automatic response to every situation.
If your looking to take #boldchange check out my Live Free Webinar on April 1st.I will share the top strategies you can implement straight away to smash through fear and say no to staying stuck.
See you soon!
S x

Coach your ‘inner critic’ and step into your greatness

 

 

Coach your ‘inner critic’ and step into your greatness

As we go into the new year I would like you to think about giving something up. I don’t mean the extra biscuit, glass of whine or that toxic friend. I mean something closer to home.

 

My challenge to you is to give up letting your ‘inner critic’ rule you. You know that voice, the one who gets you to be smaller than you are and gets you to play it safe.

 

Susan Brady who works with women leaders, provides in this short video, a good basis from which to start giving up the tyranny of your ‘inner critic’. Susan asks us  to coach your ‘inner critic’ rather than let it coach you. Her top tips in this video are:

  • Give up perfection and get comfortable with being imperfect
  • Vulnerability is ok too, make it ok for others to be vulnerable too
  • Know your enough, right now, as you are
  • Separate worthiness (what you are born with) from confidence (which comes from action)
  • Know that the more you engage, the louder the critic will become- strengthen your courage

 

My message to you as 2015 draws a close: don’t make yourself small, go big in 2016.

 

Enjoy the video.

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