Large scale studies have found that while children with high IQs do well at school, it is not always the case. Furthermore, children who have high self confidence but not as high IQ, can do equally as well at school as those who do have high IQ.
This pattern of self confidence affecting successful performance and ability is also seen in sports. Supported by tops athletes looking to sports psychologists and hypnotherapists to help visual positive outcomes and success.
For more information on the study a link can be found from Psychology Today http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/wired-success/200907/self-confidence-nature-or-nurture
If you feel your success or performance is being held back by low self esteem, self confidence or negative thinking. Contact me for a free initial consultation. I have already worked with many clients who suffer from low self esteem/confidence issues. Some common examples are below:
-Going through exam stress, improving performance
-Gaining the confidence to make independent travel plans
-Body image and weight loss
-To stop avoiding public speaking & work presentations
-Negotiating better deals at work
-Making sure that you prioritise your own needs to prevent burn out and increase your energy levels