Tag: Self Esteem

“I am the Greatest” – Muhammad Ali

We sat around the old black and white television. My father ran into the room. “Has it started yet” he said with the greatest excitement. It was the big fight. Muhammad Ali (then known as Cassius Clay) came into the ring. You knew he was going to win. He had that look of unshakeable belief in his eyes. He knew too. He had seen this fight in his head so many times, heard the cheer of the crowd and felt the feeling of being a champion long before he had even placed a foot in the ring. As he danced his way around that ring he did truly “float like a butterfly and sting like a bee”.

“I am the greatest” he said. His belief was embedded in every cell of his body. That’s what champions are made of. He told the world he was the greatest. He believed he was the greatest and he acted and boxed like he was the greatest. He became the greatest. Over and over in his mind he told himself this. It wasn’t just in the gym that he practised. He went right into his deeper mind and developed a belief so powerful that he became champion of the world.

“I am the greatest, I said that even before I knew I was.”

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World Cup 2014


The world cup 2014 is well under way. Some matches are good, others not so good. You can tell a good player when you see him display his dazzling talent. You can sense the motivation etched on his face. He is fit, eager and keeps his eye on the ball. Some players foul, get yellow cards, are replaced by others. The referee must decide who is right and who must pay the price for foul play.

In the game of life we rarely develop our own talents.  We play games in our heads and say things like “I must do that sometime”. Yet the game of life continues. Some people become excellent at self-criticism. That takes up a lot of extra time.  Why not give yourself a yellow card each time you criticize yourself reminding yourself that you are better than you think you are. There are skills to learn, talents to re-develop. Time to be used wisely.

Some of the players and goalkeepers have been brilliant in the most recent games. They keep their eyes on the ball.  What if you kept your eye on your goals.  What if you started to make goals? No matter how small. Once they are meaningful to you, that’s all that matters. And what if you didn’t take your eyes off your goal?  You didn’t listen to the criticism in your head. You could become your own inspiration, your own coach.

Someone will win the world cup.  They will feel a real sense of pride. They will keep their eyes on the ball. What about you?

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I Just Want To Be Happy


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                  “I just want to be happy –  I want to feel more confident”

This is what I hear each day in my Hypnotherapy and NLP practice in Raheny when clients come to see me. They want to feel less stressed. They have all sorts of issues: low self-esteem, fears, anxieties, eating disorders, depression, lack of confidence etc. They yearn for happiness.

Details of new exciting seminar The Happiness Habit:


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Spring is in the air

Springtime is symbolic of planting seeds and it can be a time for you to spring into action

Voices of the women in Ireland

Voices that call for justice all being heard.

GDPR May 2018

GDPR but what about you?