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Eilidh Milnes

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Confidence is a moment-to-moment choice. It's not about title, position or luck. Confidence is for everyone, everyday. It's how you live your life. Yet many people experience a confidence crisis some point. That's where I come in.  I help my clients make insightful decisions to move forward. And stories are an important component in my confidence toolbox.  

Play in the Sandpit

Back in the day, when Kyle was starting his IT business and still living at home; he cajoled me to have a go "Explore the black art of technology!" he said with a cheeky grin. "Remember when I was a wee boy and we went to the beach? In a matter of seconds I could lay waste to perfect foot-print-free sand by charging around. Well, with old operating systems you could do serious damage to your data in a similar fashion. However nowadays with more sophisticated software programmes the most you can do is knock over a bucket of sand! So go and play on the big, beautiful beach of IT mum; have fun in the sandpit, safe in the knowledge that you can't damage anything that I can't fix!"

Learn the #life-hacks

If you have a confidence issue, take heart from Kyle's analogy. In 2000, I was so nervous I could hardly switch on the computer. I had convinced myself that I was going to break or irretrievably damage files! Yet look at me now! I will never be the digital mastermind known as Kyle Milnes, however I can do a lot more than I ever dreamed possible a decade ago. Why? Because he taught me to #PressOK! That simple keyboard command helped me step-by-step to believe in my abilities. 

How different would your life be if you had more confidence? How much more could you achieve? How many more sales would you make? How many more people could you help? Raising your confidence improves your quality of life. Having a healthy self-esteem makes it much easier for you to achieve your goals whether that's in terms of your career, your relationships or simply being happier about life in general. It's time to #PressOK and ditch your doubts.  

It's Gonna Be OKAY!

If you've been in one of my training sessions, you may have heard me refer to The Piano Guys. Good training uses a multi-sensory approach and I love to incorporate music, video clips and activities. We all learn differently. Some by doing (kinaesthetic) others by seeing (visual) and yet others by listening (auditory.) In fact, most people use all three however everyone tends to have a preference. Regardless of yours, tune into The Piano Guys. It's Gonna Be OKAY! Here are the lyrics:

Doubt is a broken record that plays inside my head  
I try to turn it down, but I can't quite drown it out  
I'm tortured everyday, these never ending worries, pulling on my sleeves...

No matter what you've been through here you are  
No matter if you think you're falling apart  
It's gonna be, okay...

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The iPad Video This funny video is a great example of how technology is evolving faster than the minds of many. The secret is not to be afraid and to have a go, however not without reading the manual first!

More motivation:

Ten Top Tips to Boost Your Career

Balancing Your Presentation

Seth's Blog Towards Cooperation

And many thanks to readers Oli Goss and Stephen Law-Lyons for sharing How to Avoid Writing Irritating Emails.

Finally, here are a some of my favourite Ted Talks of all time.  

TedTalks Issue 1 - Eilidh's Viewing List TedTalks Issue 1 - Eilidh's Viewing List (1038 KB) 

OK it's time to check out. Hope to see you back here very soon.  #EverPositive Eilidh +44 (0)7876 786784