David Wray

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What does resiliency mean? Resiliency is defined by the Oxford Dictionary as: “the ability to withstand or recover quickly from difficult situations.” Its 17th-century origin is from the Latin verb resilire, or “to leap back” or “to recoil.”  Resilience is both an emotional… Continue Reading…

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How and why is self-confidence particularly fragile lately? We don’t need to look very far to understand why self-confidence has taken a battering for many over the last 18 months. We’ve dealt with lockdowns, quarantines, self-isolation (for some), and a… Continue Reading…

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Public speaking is the number one social phobia Glossophobia, more commonly known as a fear of public speaking, is commonly affecting up to three-quarters of people. Yet it is a skill that is increasingly critical in our everyday lives, from… Continue Reading…

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Success is a skill or is it only an outcome? “The harder I work the luckier I become”, is an adage attributed, albeit incorrectly, to Thomas Jefferson. The earliest findings of this idea around luck and success date to 1922,… Continue Reading…

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Motivating ourselves versus motivating others Motivating ourselves (or remaining motivated) can be trying in the best of circumstances.  Driving us to naturally wonder: how can can sustain high levels of motivation when we are faced with a “to-do list” that… Continue Reading…

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