How To Sky-Rocket Your Confidence For Good

As a personal trainer, I don't sell fat-loss, toning or programmes. I sell confidence. People seek me as their coach to transform their confidence and self-value. I've got a few tips that are going to transform your mindset for good


I'm going to share with you a story about my roommate's cat, Maggy

(bare with me)

Maggy's a 10-year-old cat that my roommate adopted maybe a year ago

She's a moggy house cat who spends about 90% of her life asleep

And my roommate absolutely adores her

They have this weird bond that you don't see often between a cat and a 28-year old plumber called Steve

They have their little routines together, which involves play, feeding and snuggles

I'd say the 10% that Maggy is awake, she's following Steve around

Anyway, Steve had to be in Bristol for 5 days so he left me in charge of his feline princess

He gave me strict instructions to change her water and re-fill her litter tray and blaah blaah (I kind of stopped listening when he told me to give her belly rubs every evening after dinner)

So, I'm in charge of Maggy and this is where your mindset is hopefully going to shift

Maggy, perhaps a little confused what's been going on has been following me around like a bad smell

If I sit down, she's trying to sit on me

If I'm eating, her face is in my bowl

If I'm having a shower, she's outside meowing and moaning

And you know what? It's doing my head in

That cat is so damn annoying!!

And I think that's an amazing gift that animals possess

Their ability to simply not give a f*ck

Maggy the cat's just being Maggy the cat. That's all she knows, that's what she's best at!

And that's the problem with humans

We get so caught up about what people might think of us that we forget to just be ourselves

Maggy makes her owner so unimaginably happy, but for me, she's just an annoyance

Do you think Maggy gives a shit? Do you think Maggy should change to make me like her more?

So we shouldn't either!

The only thing you're good at 24 hours a day, seven days a week is being you

Do you know who you suck at being? Anybody and everybody else

If you spend your time trying to make everyone like you, or doing things that everybody else does because they'll accept you, you've lost who you are

Your first step to doubling your confidence is to simply not give a f*ck what others think

Do you know who I have HUGE respect for now that I'm a bit older?


F*ck me those kids are heroes

When I was in school those were the kid's that were picked on big time

I'm not really sure why, maybe it was the uniform or for "pretending to be in the army"

But those kids knew what they wanted, and they went after it

Which takes balls

Why should they stop doing what they love because others don't agree with their choices?

If you want to start diminishing anxiety and feeling way more self-confident then learn to not care what anybody else thinks

Never stop being you, or doing what you love for anybody else

Be yourself and screw anybody who doesn't encourage that


This is an important lesson

A few months ago I was at my parent's house and my sister was expressing to my mum that she was anxious about telling her boss that she'd found work at another beauty salon

"I don't want her to hate me" my sister said

I sat there quietly, I think it's the same between children and parents

The mum has good advice for the children, but because it came out of her mouth and not cool Auntie Claire's that the child perceives it as a lecture

I was trying to piece something in my head that would help her without her rolling her eyes, overlooking my message or calling me arrogant

So I just said this;

"Hey Viki. Imagine if you had to record a 10-second video of yourself. All you had to say was; My name is Viki Banbury, I'm a beauty therapist and I live In Easebourne, West Sussex

And you showed that one 10-second clip to every single person in the world. After they watched it, they were asked to comment if they liked or disliked you

How many people do you reckon would tick that they liked you?"

As humans, we're hardwired to INSTANTLY make a snap decision of someone

The sad reality is that if I showed the world a 10-second video of me, maybe 50% of people might respond that they like me

(probably a higher % for my sister who's a 21-year old blonde)

It's so important that you understand that you can't keep everyone happy and you have to accept that not everybody is going to like you

My sister was moving onto bigger and better things in her life but her fear of her boss disliking her was setting her back

Screw what her boss thinks!

You can't live your life constantly worried about keeping everybody happy, it's impossible!

Your fear of people disliking you is holding you back and it's knocking your confidence

Dwayne Johnson is arguably the biggest actor in Hollywood as we speak, but I'd put good money that he also receives the most hate mail than any other celebrity

For every 1 million loyal fans he may have 10,000 haters. Do you think he gives a shit?

In between blockbuster movies and photoshoots, do you reckon he sits there and worries about the handful of people who dislike what he's doing?

And neither should you


As hippy as it sounds, your confidence starts with your inner thoughts

Remember that every negative thought that pops into your head, you created

If you created them, you can also destroy them

It was only when I started laughing off every negative thought that my confidence went through the roof

I have goals so huge, that the very thought of them makes my breathing quicken

Goals that I wouldn't ever have dreamt of before I made this mindset shift

Whenever thoughts like;

"What if it doesn't work?"

"What if I can't do it?"

"What if I look silly?" "What if I lose everything?"

"What if I'm the last one?"

Pop into my head, I completely disregard them, laughing in the process

Am I really going to allow my inner thoughts to determine my success?

Screw thaaat

The other day I was talking to my girlfriend about building our businesses and she was anxious about taking on such a big challenge

She said to me "it's easy for you though because you're so confident"

And it is easy for me!!

I have the biggest advantage over anybody I know. Not because of money or education, but because of my mindset!

I don't allow myself to make excuses or talk down to myself and either should you!

When I quit the Grange leisure centre, complete strangers were casting an opinion over my career path

7 months later and I'm helping more people than I thought possible, with plans to double that in the coming months

What if I had listened or said: "I guess they're right" ??

Negative talk or your inner voice will control your success and results if you allow it. Your job is to disregard everything negative and understand that you are way more capable than you think you

One of the most rewarding things I do as a coach is teach and show my clients how capable they really are

But it starts with you! It starts with that purple squishy thing between your ears and what you decide to tell yourself

Understand from this moment on that you are soo much capable than you realise and if you practise these lessons confidence will never be an issue again


  1. Be you and screw what others think

  2. Realise that you can't keep everybody happy

  3. Destroy any negative thoughts or opinions

These simple rules above completely changed my confidence and they will for you to

A healthy mind and a confident mindset will completely change your life, goals and dreams

So screw anybody that gets in the way of that, they're limiting your success, results and happiness

Thanks for reading,

P.s Just to prove just how much my roommate loves his cat, check out the canvas he had made;