#ShapingtheBlogs

Your words are powerful: 8 positive speaking habits to build yourself up

Words have immense power, and your choice of words could be sabotaging your success without you realizing it. The words and phrases you use not only affect other people; they can also undermine your own confidence. "The saying, 'The words you speak become the house you live in,' holds great truth," says best-selling author and international speaker Margie Warrell. "If you use positive language about yourself and your ability to meet challenges and achieve your goals, then that is what will show ...
Continue reading
  0 Comments

9 must-watch TED Talks that will make you a better entrepreneur

While being an entrepreneur can be very rewarding, it can also be extremely challenging and there's no doubt that getting a new startup off the ground can be particularly stressful. Having to juggle multiple roles, learn new skills, overcome setbacks and deal with the day-to-day demands of running a business all take their toll. To help you take these and other entrepreneurial challenges in your stride, Gerri Detweiler shares here some of the best TED talks for boosting your confidence, managing...
Continue reading
  0 Comments

Self-doubt is sabotaging your leadership. Here’s how to break the cycle and lead with confidence

Leadership is one of the hardest things to do and even successful business owners experience self-doubt once in a while. Feeling plagued by self-doubt however limits your potential for growth and success. If you're constantly questioning your leadership abilities, your self-doubt can lead to self-sabotaging behavior that not only puts your own effectiveness at risk it also undermines the performance of your team. "If you can't empower yourself, then you won't be able to empower the people that w...
Continue reading
  0 Comments

How a peer group transformed my life & business

While many entrepreneurs thrive on the multiple challenges of growing their business, others find it so daunting they'd rather maintain the status quo. Deciding what's best both for you and the business isn't always straightforward. Struggling to make the right decision, Robert Glazer became riddled with self-doubt and was unable to move forward. His turning point came when he joined a business group. Being able to share his concerns and learn from other entrepreneurs helped him overcome hi...
Continue reading
  1 Comment

How to bring a problem to your boss (without looking helpless)

The career advice admonishing you to never take a problem to your boss, only a potential solution for them to approve, can make resolving problems more difficult than it needs to be. Even when you're well established in your job, there may be times a problem occurs that you've never encountered before and you don't know how to proceed. Although having to admit you can't handle a problem on your own can be uncomfortable, you can approach your manager for help without appearing incompetent by foll...
Continue reading
  0 Comments

5 ways to boost your entrepreneurial confidence

Self-confidence is an important skill to master. Having confidence in yourself gives you a sense of trust in your ability to handle challenges, overcome setbacks, and achieve your goals. When you display confidence, people take you more seriously and see you as competent and knowledgeable, which in turn boosts your self-esteem. And you need a healthy self-esteem to perform at your best. Self-confidence isn't something you're born with and just as you can hone other entrepreneurial skills over ti...
Continue reading
  0 Comments

100 Women: Can we wire our brains for confidence?

Women in senior positions can positively impact company culture, performance, and profitability. And yet many women lack the confidence to seek promotion, speak up in meetings, and rise into leadership positions. Although the odds have been stacked against women in terms of both genetic differences and being socialised differently, we can train our brains to overcome these obstacles, says neuroscience and physiology expert Dr Stacie Grossman Bloom. She explores here how our experiences, and the ...
Continue reading
  0 Comments

5 steps to overcome self-doubt and build a successful business

As an entrepreneur, you have to believe in yourself if you're going to convince others to believe in you. No one is immune from self-doubt, however. Even the most self confident among us occasionally feel uncertain about our ability to accomplish something. It's important to recognize and deal with self-doubt otherwise it can lead to hesitation and indecision, and stop you achieving your goals. "Self-doubt is like a paralysis of the mind, that will keep you from realizing what you're truly capab...
Continue reading
  0 Comments

The one question I ask myself whenever a task feels impossible

Often the only thing that stops us achieving our full potential is our lack of self-belief. Thinking that a particular goal is either possible or impossible to achieve usually has less to do with your true capability and more to do with the beliefs you have about yourself. Alex Cavoulacos, author and founder of The Muse, shares here how she was unwittingly limiting her potential, how she broke out of that mindset, and the crucial question that can change your perspective when faced with a new ch...
Continue reading
  0 Comments

The 5 second trick that saved this man’s life

When Mel Robbins discovered a simple yet powerful way to overcome adversity and keep moving forwards, she didn’t immediately share it. Apart from thinking it sounded stupid, she had no scientific explanation for why it worked so well. Here, in a speech filmed in April 2017, she reveals the brain science behind the 5-second rule and how it works to change habits, gain confidence, and take control of your thoughts. She also shares the stories of people who say they owe their success, happiness, an...
Continue reading
  0 Comments

From the Community

Pinned Items
Recent Activities
  • EstherAnn unlocked the badge New Shaper
    New Shaper
    Being part of a community. To unlock this badge, you need to register on this site.
    0
    0
    0
    0
    0
    0
    Post is under moderation
    Stream item published successfully. Item will now be visible on your stream.
  • Airis Jayden unlocked the badge New Shaper
    New Shaper
    Being part of a community. To unlock this badge, you need to register on this site.
    0
    0
    0
    0
    0
    0
    Post is under moderation
    Stream item published successfully. Item will now be visible on your stream.
There are no activities here yet

Join Today!

  • #ShapingtheOdds is completely free to join and use, and community members buy into the pay-it-forward philosophy of openly sharing help, knowledge, ideas and advice to fellow community members. 

    Register below, or read more here!

  • We recommend that you register and log in using the Facebook button.