Advertisements

Lifestyle | Living with Confidence‏


lifestyle_logo

Fear, insecurity, self-doubt and the like can be the biggest obstacles many of us face in life. In order to overcome that negativity, many people turn to unhealthy behaviors, such as overeating or alcohol abuse.

“Compulsive or addictive behavior may temporarily numb that negativity, but it won’t put you on a healthy and wholesome path,” says Darlene Hunter, a renowned speaker and author of “Win-Ability, Navigating through Life’s Challenges with a Winning Attitude,” (www.darlenehunter.com).

happy-woman-outside-hair-628x363

“While some people buy very expensive things to feel more confident, there’s an affordable way to yield the same result – positive thinking.”

The power of positive thinking has been well publicized. Recently, the Dove beauty experiment, in which women wore a “beauty patch,” yielded multiple positive behaviors. Positive thinking gained scientific credibility in 1985 when Michael F. Scheier and Charles S. Carver published their seminal study, “Optimism, Coping, and Health: Assessment and Implications of Generalized Outcome Expectancies.” Since then, hundreds of academic papers have been published in support of positive thinking.

“Confidence starts with your attitude; expensive purchases aren’t required,” says Hunter, who maps a path supporting the living-with-confidence lifestyle.

happywomen2

  • Do what you love doing. What is that thing that you love doing? At the end of the day, would you miss doing it if you could never do it again?
    You get a great sense of accomplishment and joy when you do what you love doing or, as some say, what you were born to do. It could be baking, cooking, taking care of children, writing, drawing, dancing, anything at all that makes you happy as you travel through your life.
  • Pursue your passion. Your passion is what you will do even if you do not get paid for it. Following your passion allows you to gain skills in areas that you are already strong in, and will push you to become better. You will gain a great sense of accomplishment, satisfaction and joy in doing what you love and doing what you were born to do. Once you discover what you are passionate about, it generally connects with your purpose.
  • Be true to yourself. Do not set your career path in a certain direction based on what your friends or family members want for you. If you dream it, you can live it. Do not let fear turn you around. It is also important for you to be honest about your resources, skills and abilities, what you have and what is needed to help you move forward. Do not think that you have all of the answers. Be open to suggestions and advice from others who are already doing what you are trying to do.
  • Stay the course; be resilient; never give up. No matter what you might be facing at the current time or the challenges that are ahead of you, as you move forward in your quest to accomplish your goals and dreams, you must stay the course. As you set forth to achieve your goals and your dreams, you cannot be thin-skinned. You must be durable, strong with a determination that you will get to where you want to go. Quitting is not an option and failure is not a word that you should use when you are seeking to reach your goals and dreams.

About Darlene Hunter

Darlene Hunter is president of Darlene Hunter & Associates, LLC, a motivational / inspirational speaker, author, life and business coach, and award-winning radio talk show host. Her new book, “Win-Ability, Navigating through Life’s Challenges with a Winning Attitude,” is her fourth on the theme of perseverance. She is the host of “The Darlene Hunter Show”, winner of the Fishbowl Radio Network 2013 Distance Show Of The Year Award. Hunter has been a top performer in management for more than 30 years.

charli_sig

Advertisements

Smile Like You Mean It! The Oral Health Guide You Won’t Want To Ignore


Most women work hard to ensure they have the best smile possible. They brush their teeth after meals, and always use an antibacterial mouthwash. Unfortunately, that isn’t enough to create the desired results. Our lifestyles mean that many ladies damage their teeth every single day by smoking or drinking coffee. So, if you want to […]

Music + Entertainment | What Makes Music So Good To Listen To?


Everyone loves a good bit of music no matter who they are, even if they don’t listen often. We hear it in the background of movies, series, and adverts. We hear it as often as we want with our own personal playlists or bang on the wall when the neighbor is too loud with theirs. […]

Lifestyle | Forget New Years! Try A Summertime Resolution Instead


People treat new year’s as if it is the only time of year that you can make a life-changing resolution. That means that for the rest of the year, you could be putting off doing something that could potentially massively improve your life. The truth is that winter is not a great time to be […]

Sports | Exclusive Coverage: NBA Stars Durant, Harden + Curry Go 2K15 Uncensored‏ [VIDEOS]


NBA 2K15 UNCENSORED was a free-flowing conversation with four of the NBA’s top stars Kevin Durant, James Harden, Stephen Curry and Anthony Davis moderated by Ernie Johnson. They covered several topics in the NBA, pop culture, and additional sports-related content. Highlights included Durant talking about leaving USA basketball, James Harden declaring himself the best all-around player […]

Lifestye | Dress Your Gifts for Every Occasion


Giving gifts is a pleasure for many, but making it look personal and sophisticated can be a challenge. You can get the best gift item for your friend or spouse, but if it looks as if it was carelessly wrapped and thrown together in a hurry, you will fail to impress. There are great ways […]

Love + Relationships | Plan Her Christmas Gifts Early This Year


We all say that this year is going to be an organized one; sorting out Christmas gifts way before December to ensure you can purchase everything you wanted, not only so it’s done and out of the way, but also because things will be a lot cheaper as the festivities haven’t even started yet. And […]

Music + Entertainment | What Makes Music So Good To Listen To?


Everyone loves a good bit of music no matter who they are, even if they don’t listen often. We hear it in the background of movies, series, and adverts. We hear it as often as we want with our own personal playlists or bang on the wall when the neighbor is too loud with theirs. […]

Smile Like You Mean It! The Oral Health Guide You Won’t Want To Ignore


Most women work hard to ensure they have the best smile possible. They brush their teeth after meals, and always use an antibacterial mouthwash. Unfortunately, that isn’t enough to create the desired results. Our lifestyles mean that many ladies damage their teeth every single day by smoking or drinking coffee. So, if you want to […]

%d bloggers like this: