How Emotionally Agile Are You In Your Language Learning & Life?

You know what I’ve found are the 3 most difficult steps in language learning and life? Showing up – leaving the safety of our comfort zone Stepping up – to become the person you want to be Speaking up – being willing to open your mouth and let words come out I’m speaking from experience. […]

How To Stop Letting Your Fear of Failure Get In The Way Of What You Want

Everyone is afraid of failure in some way. Perfectionists in particular. Whether it’s in our language learning or public speaking, failure generally looks something like this: messing up and looking silly. saying the wrong thing. not understanding or being misunderstood. not finding the right words. not being good enough. not connecting. … We’re secretly terrified […]

The Most Common “Good Girl” Behaviours That Could Be Holding You Back

Feeling stuck? Got the impression you’re going round in everlasting circles, never making real progress? Perhaps you’re a secret perfectionist and you don’t even know it?? To help you decide, here is my list of the top 20 perfectionist behaviours (this doesn’t mean that we do all of them, all of the time, but it’s […]

The Key To Moving From The Slopes To The Spotlight

Did you know that skiing and speaking up in a foreign language have quite a few things in common? (Handy tip #1: Just for the record here, I’m not suggesting that you do these two activities at the same time. For any of you who have already stood up to speak in public whilst wearing […]

Which Unspoken Rules Are Creating Your Results?

You may be tired of hearing about “rules” if you’re trying to master a language or move forward with your business or career. In language learning, we have grammar rules and pronunciation rules, rules for formal and informal language, rules for intonation… In business, we have accounting rules, insurance rules, legal rules, corporate rules… But […]

The One Thing That Could Be Stopping Your Progress

Have you ever wondered why you seem to be taking two steps forward and one step back in your language learning? The answer could lie with your values. Values are the compass that guide and shape our lives as Tony Robbins poetically says in his popular book “Awaken The Giant Within”. Why? Because they enable […]

Is “Good Girl” Syndrome Stopping Your Success?

“Be a good girl and….”. Remember those words from your childhood? Remember how you did everything in your power to be that good girl? Like Collecting words of praise and gold stars Doing what you were told Getting straight A’s Not making mistakes You got your head down. Gave the right answers. Coloured between the […]

Make Your Learning A Moment Of Self Care

“Winter is coming” as they say in Game of Thrones but that could be good news for your English! Those colder days and darker evenings are the perfect time to cozy up at home and pamper yourself and your language learning. So, let’s visualize this together: Imagine a Cozy Ecosystem… You feel relaxed, secure and […]