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.
Have 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, negotiations, dates and networking. Yet, […]
Everyone 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 want to be a burden […]
After 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 thoroughly incompetent to be even […]