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Are You Good Enough?: 15 Ways to Build a Confident Mindset

ISBN: 978-1-84112-701-9
202 pages
May 2006, Capstone
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Following the success of Drop the Pink Elephant, Bill McFarlan and leading psychiatrist Dr Alex Yellowlees from The Priory, offer explanations about what affects confidence and practical advice to build confidence to become a happy, well-rounded individual. Whether you are leading a high powered corporate lifestyle, at home raising a family, studying at university or unemployed Are You Good Enough? will help to create confidence and boost it so that you reach your goals, banish low self- esteem and eliminate self-doubt, explained in terms that all can understand.

Imagine being able to replace negatives with positives, having clarity and being able to pay and accept compliments with sincerity. Think about how good it would be to be direct with your manager about being overworked on your project and not being able to make a deadline without feeling anxiety and stress. Gain knowledge in pruning friendships from unhealthy “all take” and “no give “ to healthy balanced friendships. Learn how to boost your own confidence and pass your awareness of self-esteem onto your children, encouraging them to thrive and be confident adults. It is not possible to alter the past and your own set of circumstances that had detrimental consequences on your mindset but it is within your grasp to learn how to change your attitude and outlook to become that contented, confident person you would like to be. Let Are You Good Enough? based on real life experiences, triumphs and tragedies and solutions to deep-seated problems, show you how.

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Table of Contents






About the authors.

1. Are you hungry for love?

2. Are you good enough?

3. Is your emotional bank balance in the red?

4. Who are the bullies in your life?

5. Who are you pruning back to promote healthy growth?

6. Have you lost your bearings?

7. Are you heading north-east?

8. Who are your role models?

9. Who are you parenting?

10. How are you coping with change?

11. What do your words say about you?

12. How are you at solving problems?

13. Are you acting 'as if'?

14. Does your mind work for you?

15. Good Enough!


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Author Information

BILL MCFARLAN is Managing Director if The Broadcasting Business, one of Britain's leading media consultancies and communications training companies. He works with leading companies across Europe, building the confidence of senior executives in dealing with television interviews and in making major announcements. Bill's spent 30 years as a journalist and broadcaster, and is now the author of the best-selling communications handbook Drop the Pink Elephant, first published by Wiley Capstone in 2003. He's presented TV programmes as devices as BBC Breakfast News and World's Strongest Man. Bill's a regular speaker at conferences and a passionate advocate of confidence-building techniques.

DR. ALEX YELLOWLESS is Medical Director of the Priority Hospital, Glasgow. He studied medicine at Edinburgh University and is a member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists. Alex Practices clinically as a consultants psychiatrist and has special expertise in the treatment of eating disorders. Interested in the development of emotional health, he runs conferences, seminars and workshops on building self-confidence and maximizing personal potential.

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