“Turn your face to the sun and the shadows fall behind you.” Arab proverb
When your confidence and self-esteem disappear, fear, anger, distress and other negative emotions come into play. These in turn distort the way you see the world, and your responses to it. If you are worried about a situation, your worry can seriously hamper your ability to deal effectively with it. If you lack confidence, your timidity prevents you from facing and taking charge of your situation.
The good news is that you can do something about it, and you can emerge stronger. You may not be able to change the circumstances, but you can choose how you respond to them.
I’ve been there too
When I was bullied at work early in my career, I tried for several months to be unrealistically perfect. That was doomed to failure and I eventually resigned from the job feeling thoroughly defeated and demoralised, with my confidence in tatters. It took me two or three years to pick myself up. After that, throughout my career in HR, I made it my mission to ensure people were treated fairly at work.
After I became a coach, I worked with many people who had been knocked off balance like me. I love seeing my clients recover step by step. They get there far more quickly than I did, and faster than they would have done on their own. I wanted to help a lot more of you to recover than I could personally work with, and the seeds of Recover Your Balance became the book you can read today.
Are you ready to take charge of your life?
Recover Your Balance encourages you back towards self-belief, confidence and the positive emotions that will fuel a full recovery and literally help you ‘recover your balance’. You will understand what is going wrong, and get really clear about what you want from the situation and from your life. And you can start straight away to bring gentle attention to who you are, and to recover your self-belief and effectiveness.