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Your imposter loves to lower your sense of value

Next time you’re feeling taken-advantage of, ask yourself if you are helping others to value you, or making it more difficult. Have you set clear boundaries with your boss, your co-workers, your friends and your partner? Being cross, or offended, that people seem to take us for granted is often down to how little we …

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What are you talking about?!

How do you talk to yourself? In those conversations you have in your head, the ones you don’t share out-loud. The ones where you tell yourself what you’re capable of and how amazing you are. Or perhaps where you use the kind of language that keeps you small, filled with self-doubt and that is keeping …

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imposter syndrome, Dinah Liversidge Mindset Coach

Give your imposter notice to vacate the premises!

Imagine if you decided that, from today, you were giving that imposter in your head thirty days notice to move on, or be moved out. Imagine deciding that you were going to tell that imposter, the one that holds you back, talks you out of opportunities or change, and makes you doubt your proven abilities …

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Have a (gentle) word with your imposter

Almost all of us will experience imposter syndrome at some time in our lives; whether it’s at school, socializing in large groups, speaking in front of our peers or doing the daily tasks of running a business partnership, it will strike at some point with a voice in our head telling us we don’t deserve …

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I’m not good at change – and other myths we tell ourselves

I love Coaching and Mentoring and I have some fabulous clients who put real determination and effort into our work together. I love nothing more than when they say something to me in a session and then as they hear what they’re saying, they see the myths they have been telling themselves for the first …

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Are you boxing yourself in?

I have spent most of my life, fighting my way out of boxes. Most of the time, other people boxed me in, with the certainty of science and plenty of experience behind their thinking. They told me with clarity and conviction that I belonged in this box and that being in would dictate the limitations …

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One Size is never, ever, going to fit all

I remember the total sense of self-loathing, mixed with a sad if slightly sneery ‘I told you so’ that swirled round my head as the sleeve ripped as I pulled it over my head. I was stuck completely now, unable to pull the top off without ripping it the rest of the way down. I …

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Not everyone’s comfortable with PDAs (Public Displays of Accountability)

When a client I was working with a few years ago told me he was finally ready to start writing the book he’d been talking about writing for almost 20 years, I suggested he make a Public Display of Accountability (PDA) to give him an incentive to stick with his commitment.  I suggested that by …

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