I forgot my handcuffs! A true story of snatching life-saving lessons from the jaws of humiliating failure

We are over halfway through the year. Before I tell you about my recent life-changing-hideous-failure-induced epiphany, how’s those New Year’s resolutions going? I was one of several behavior change experts interviewed for a Next magazine article ‘Resolution Reboot‘. The article … Continued

How to tell when your inner critic is lying through its teeth!

[4 minute psychology] “Thanks Rebecca, now I feel like less of a Ph.D. fuck up”. The ex-doctoral student was responding to my congratulations on his job promotion. He hadn’t completed his Ph.D. I wish everyone had a Ph.D. Then everyone … Continued

Warning – Cath Vincent’s advice may lead to the fulfillment of impossible dreams

(2 minute read) A former p-lab. Champagne. A musician’s dream. A vivacious entrepreneur living her fun-filled present. Last night was quite a night. Electrifying speaker Cath Vincent and musician husband Jesse Wilde hybridized their dreams to carve a creative music-T.V.-recording-business … Continued

Procrastination is a phobia – and can be cured like one

[3 minute psychology] The ten minute timer trick (described here) for beating procrastination may appear simple, and it is, but there’s some intriguing – and very useful – psychology behind it. First, a definition of phobia: phobia n. a persistent and irrational … Continued

A love letter to Elizabeth Gilbert’s “Big Magic”

It is fitting that I located a book on magic in a magical bookshop. Unity Books, the bookshop situated in quirky colorful High Street, Auckland – is the best bookshop in my world. It’s the magical bookshop you see in films. There are … Continued

The 10 minute trick for beating procrastination

[3 minute psychology] The 10-minute trick for beating procrastination Ever noticed the hardest part is getting started? Ever noticed that once you’ve finally started it’s not so bad? Why it’s so hard getting started But getting started can be really hard. That’s … Continued

Why I’m so scared of failure – and sabertooth tigers

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It’s not just failure I’m scared of. I’m scared of many things: Criticism Ridicule Put downs Being incompetent Not getting high enough grades Not being good enough….. But not good enough for what? Most of us are scared of all of these things. … Continued