It also has a lot of myths – these have grown from well-meaning places, but even with good intentions they are actually harmful and counter-productive.
In this episode, Keith takes a look at a few of these, analyses why they are wrong, and discusses the danger they pose if accepted as the truth. He also shares what we can actually usefully take from each of them.
Sure to be considered controversial by some, this episode is designed to encourage us to question, question, question!
This episode we explore –
- Why it is unhelpful to meekly accept the “truisms” which abound.
- Why these can be harmful.
- What we CAN learn from them and apply positively.
Keith Blakemore-Noble is the creator and host of The Confidence Alchemist Radio Show.
As The Confidence Alchemist, he helps performers to transform their deepest fears into their greatest strengths. For some this is conquering their social phobia around meeting strangers, for others it is beating the fear of stepping up their career into perhaps a managerial role; for yet others it is all about finding their own confidence to be them and enjoy living the life they always wanted to live but were too scared to dare.
He knows a thing of two about conquering fears and phobias and developing confidence – for far too many years he himself was painfully shy, crushingly lonely as a result, and his career hit its limits because of this. He started studying cutting edge neurosciences, conquered his “stuff”, and because The Confidence Alchemist – he has subsequently spoken to groups small and large (up to 800) in multiple countries across 3 different continents, sharing insights into how we can all become truly confident in all areas of our lives.
He has compiled and published several books and is in the process of writing his own book on confidence during 2018/9. He also occasionally performs his popular hypnosis and card magic show to thrilled audiences.
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Award-winning coach, international speaker, multi-time best-selling author, hypnotist, occasional magician, and writer of this post, Keith spent his first 40 years suffering from several phobias including being terrified of speaking with strangers. After one incident too many, he started studying and training in NLP & hypnosis to conquer his own issues, found he was rather good at it, and changed careers (aided by redundancy at just the right moment after 20 years in IT). He helps people transform their deepest fears into their greatest strengths, and having helped over 5,000 people across 5 continents, he is the UK’s #1 Fear Strategist.