Emotional intelligence is crucial to a modern-day warrior’s interpersonal relationships. Develop character traits such as confidence and assertiveness. Learn to discern body language and manage your own emotions.
We all know that feeling. Your heart rate picks up, your hands are sweaty, and you have a queasy feeling in your stomach. Anxiety. Self-consciousness. Lack of confidence. We have all felt it before. You might get that dreaded […]
Last updated on March 12th, 2017Have you ever felt crippling anxiety at important interviews? Strike a power pose before you walk in! That’s Amy Cuddy’s advice to get yourself into the right mental state for high-stakes events. This includes job interviews, […]
Last updated on June 12th, 2016Everyone stares as you step over the dojo threshold. Anxiety creeps in, stirring the paranoia within. Am I a nuisance training here? Am I an embarrassment for stumbling through even the ‘simplest’ of techniques? I don’t […]
Last updated on June 12th, 2016After a half-decade break from Aikido training, I returned to the dojo in July feeling more self-conscious than excited. Owing to the large gap in time, my technique execution had become clumsy and ineffective, making me feel […]