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Unchain your dream

Are your self-limiting beliefs holding you back? After years of turning down career-changing opportunities, Heidi Scrimgeour sought expert help


Promotion is not for me; I struggle with responsibility anyway; my boss doesn’t even like me…Welcome to the perpetual soundtrack inside my head. These negative thoughts have been the backdrop to my working life for the past 20 years. They are so familiar that, until recently, I assumed that they plague everyone.

But that’s not true – these are not ‘normal’ thoughts, says psychoanalyst and cognitive hypnotherapist Steve McKeown. These are selflimiting beliefs, and they have been holding me back in my professional life for far too long. The good news is that there is a way to clear my professional future of these mental roadblocks.

Making assumptions

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This month, we’re urging you to ‘trust yourself’. Wonderful words but, not especially easy to put into practice. That’s why we’ve dedicated 18 pages in our dossier to discovering how to do exactly that – exploring everything from to how to turn up the volume of our inner wise woman, to looking at the latest research on making the best decisions. And it’s not what you think. Be inspired and get ready to move forward. Plus, how to reinvent your career and 10 of the best budget boltholes.