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Man practising magic, magical thinking
Personal Growth
Nick Bowditch

Magical thinking

Magical thinking is one of the many kinds of unhelpful thinking that can bring us undone and stop our growth and progression towards being the

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Nick Bowditch Motivational Speaker Finding Strength
Personal Growth
Nick Bowditch

Finding Strength

Finding strength is hard at the best of times, but in THESE time, when leaders and leadership seem missing, how do we find our own

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Personal Growth
Nick Bowditch

Let go of fear and doubt

Fear is a very motivating thing. And, particularly for people who are co-dependent or don’t feel like they should be at the top of their

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Personal Growth
Nick Bowditch

What CAN we do?

One of the funny things about being human is that, for a lot of us, our default position has become something less than positive. Sometimes,

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Personal Growth
Nick Bowditch

People are good.

Humans are funny old things.

On the one hand, we are pretty non-compliant. We tend to, largely, not really go along with what we are asked to do, and we are even less likely to do what we are told to do. If that weren’t true, there would be no need for police, or even laws for that matter.

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Personal Growth
Nick Bowditch

How to make space for growth

I talk a lot about growth, for one very good reason: I think a lot about growth. Whether it’s personal growth or business growth, I think that it is such an important aim for all of us to keep growing, keep changing and, hopefully, keep improving ourselves.

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Personal Growth
Nick Bowditch

Meeting My Inner Child

Part of my treatment in rehab included a 5-day intensive workshop that was designed to root out the cause of my dysfunctional behaviour as an adult, by starting to heal the damage to my inner child.

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Self-Care
Nick Bowditch

What’s more important? The rupture or the repair?

Dan Siegel is a parenting and brain development expert. His insights into how children and adults sometimes resort to activating the most primitive parts of our brain because a situation becomes so emotional or so many other things are going on for us that we can’t clearly reason, problem solve and find a resolution.

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Inspiration and Motivation
Nick Bowditch

The 33 things I want my daughter to always know.

My daughter is 10 right now. She is already a capable and confident person, and I can’t wait to see what kind of adult she becomes. These are the things that I want her to know, now as an 10 year old, but also for her whole life. I’m her Dad, and it’s my proudest job title.

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Self-Care
Nick Bowditch

I am doing my best (and so are you).

At any given moment, no matter how much I have hurt someone, hurt myself, misrepresented myself in the past, lied, cheated, used, gave in to my addictions, or been lying in bed anxious or depressed or both, I was, and am, still doing the very best I can do at that time.We all are. I think that every one of us is

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Self-Care
Nick Bowditch

Meditation For Kids.

I love meditation.
It could have helped me a lot during times in my life before I was introduced to it.

One of the most interesting things about meditation, for me, is its uniqueness. There is no right or wrong way to meditate, no required duration, posture, location.

It is what it is to everyone who is doing it in that moment.

There are many different types of meditation today. Harvard University’s Dr. Anne Fabiny talks about how meditation can be done in many forms and for many reasons.

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Inspiration and Motivation
Nick Bowditch

Big Minds vs Small Minds

There is a storm on Jupiter that is the same size as Earth. In fact, Jupiter can hold about 1,300 Earths inside it. The Sun is about 10 times bigger than Jupiter, and about 109 times bigger than our planet. But, even in our galaxy, there are stars that are HUNDREDS of times bigger than our Sun. And our Sun, which is the centre of so much of our thinking, and is difficult to think there is much more to space than just it, is just one of more than 100 BILLION stars in our Milky Way galaxy.

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Business Growth
Nick Bowditch

Fear In Business.

Fear is the single greatest motivator for people who run their own startup or small business. We live in fear of a lot of things. Fear of not being able to pay wages. Fear of not being interesting or needed. Fear of charging too much. Fear of not charging enough. Fear of nobody liking us or our product/service/business. Fear of cashflow. Fear of growth.

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Self-Care
Nick Bowditch

Language matters.

Language matters, and words have power. They have the power to encourage and praise and make someone feel really good, and they also certainly have the power to hurt and harm, and make someone feel less-than. Often, it’s the words that we use to describe ourselves which is most hurtful.

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