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Behavioural Neuroscience Vs Personality Psychology
Personality psychology has contributed much towards identifying the important dimensions of personality, but relatively little to understanding the biological sources of those dimensions. However, the rapidly expanding field of neuroscience is increasingly shedding light on this topic. Personality neuroscience is the study of how a person’s brain influences that individual's behaviour.
What Are Personal Boundaries?
The limits and rules we set for ourselves within relationships and our lives. A person with healthy boundaries can say "no" to others when they want to, but they are also comfortable opening themselves up to intimacy and close relationships.
There's a healthy balance between work and life, consistent energy levels and a sense of fulfilment as opposed to exhaustion and burnout.
A person who always keeps others at a distance (whether emotionally, physically, or otherwise) is said to have rigid boundaries. Alternatively, someone who tends to get too involved with others has porous boundaries.
Self-esteem is how we see our identity, self-belief is how we value our abilities. An overall feeling of confidence can transcend many of the challenges we’re faced with in our lives and career. Sometimes we do well, other times less well, but we can continue to believe that we will succeed in most things and in the long run. Positive self-belief creates a good impression on others and is a good predictor of success. It shows an ability to deal with setbacks and to accept both positive and negative consequences.
Here’s a story about leadership in action
I met a stranger at the gym which is unusual because when I enter the gym it’s headset on, minimal eye contact, I’m here to train!
This stranger managed to have a big impact on my training and mindset with just a few short interactions. I reflected on that and realised he demonstrated a powerful process that can be adopted by anyone who wants to get the best out of people around them, be it their team, peers or friends.
Leaders are everywhere, not just in the office. Sometimes they pop up when you least expect it.
Crossing over the line and investing in yourself is not as easy as it seems on the surface. There’s a lot of psychology involved when it comes to investing in yourself; whether that be time, energy, money …
Lots of people have subconscious blocks around being worthy, deserving of investment or creating a life they love. I have clients who have harboured dreams for years but haven’t been able to move into action. They arrive at my door when they’re ready to stop circling the idea and start creating the life they truly desire.
“The benefits of coaching are many; 80% of people who receive coaching report increased self-confidence, and over 70% benefit from improved work performance, relationships, and more effective communication skills. 86% of companies report that they recouped their investment on coaching and more” (International Coach Federation)
I had an interesting conversation with a friend about the value of coaching this weekend, here are the highlights…
I launched Aumida in July 2018 and it's now July 2019.
Despite this having been a positive year in terms of ‘achievement’ it’s been a very challenging year for me personally.
I’ve realised it’s possible to be excited, driven and achieve success whilst simultaneously feeling fearful, not enough and to keep tumbling back into a scarcity mindset.
It felt like a year long egg and spoon race.
We make decisions day in day out, at work and in our private lives.
What time to wake up, go to sleep and everything in-between.
Considering the importance and impact decision making has on our entire lives; how much time have you invested in understanding your own processes and patterns?
Would you pull out onto the motorway without first checking your blind spot?
How are you holding yourself back in life?
What are your limiting beliefs costing you?
How can you change them into new, more useful, beliefs?
What are the key ingredients for successful change management?
The Human Capital Institute (HCI) and International Coach Federation (ICF) have partnered to research coaching cultures in organisations for the past 5 years. This year’s research focuses on change management and the role of coaching in change initiatives.
Do you have time and money to waste?
When you're working with a Coach you want to move from A to B sooner rather than later right?
Are you maximising the time you spend with your Coach?
Counselling generally looks backwards and walks you through a process that analyses your past in order to understand where you are today. Counsellors are trained in different psychological theories and counselling techniques. The role of a counsellor is therapeutic but the ro