Category Archives: Confidence

Zachary Fenell reveals what he deems the most harmful misconception impacting self-esteem.

The Most Harmful Misconception Impacting Self-Esteem

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Different misconceptions could damage your self-esteem. Exposing one in-particular might just help eliminate your self-doubts. Those pesky thoughts sabotaging your pride! Self-talk running interference, costing you confidence. Internal ideas holding you back from achieving your fullest potential. “OKAY ZACHARY!” you probably prove ready to yell at your screen. You get the point. Now you want…

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Make Diversity an Asset: Embracing Differences

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Your diversity may leave you facing inner doubt. Diversity meaning whatever attributes leaves you sticking out in a crowd. The element forces you to stand out, hence the internal voice whispering questions. “What might others think?” “Will I feel accepted?” Relentlessly the self-imposed inquiry rages on. Stop the interrogation! Easily said, right? Trust me, I…

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Developing a Winning Mindset

Developing a Winning Mindset

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Imagine a boxer relentlessly punching you. No official around to stop the fight. Such analogy effectively describes how last place may impact self-confidence. Notice a keyword there though, “may.” By developing a winning mindset you empower yourself to change the scene. Prepare to go on the metaphorical attack! “Whatever” you might say while reading. “This…

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Needing Role Models with Cerebral Palsy

Needing Role Models with Cerebral Palsy

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Recently funny man Zach Anner guest starred on ABC’s sitcom Speechless. Naturally you expect his appearance to leave viewers laughing. Although that proved the case, he left an additional impact too. Or so I think. Beyond providing laughs, Zach Anner’s role emphasized the need for role models with cerebral palsy. WARNING: Minimal spoilers to Speechless…

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Stop the Envy: Focus On You!

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Envy, you likely know the feeling. Maybe you desire the relationship someone else enjoys. Or, you covet the promotion given to your co-worker. Perhaps you resentfully think “If only I was that tall…” Honestly, life offers many reasons to feel envious. When discussing life with cerebral palsy, those reasons grow exponentially. Cerebral palsy impacts both…

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Don’t Let Anger Leave You in the Dark!

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Living with cerebral palsy you will face moments where anger bests your more sensible side. I bet each individual with CP can recall at least one such memory. Maybe accessibility issues prevented you from going to a party. Or, you encounter a stranger who made extremely unfair assumptions about you. Those assumptions may cause said…

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Overcome negative self-talk using the five questions discussed in this blog post.

Overcome Negative Self-Talk with These Five Questions!

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Too frequently cerebral palsy causes negative self-talk. Said negativity better brace for a battle though! After all I am here to hone you into a positivity force. By post’s end you will possess the means required to overcome negative self-talk. Perhaps the biggest challenge to positivity comes with the how. You know you should stay…

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