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3 Unpopular Ways To Handle Rejection

3 Unpopular Ways To Handle Rejection

January 14, 2021

Today's topic is rejection.

In my opinion, rejection is a bit overrated, don't you think?

I mean it's such a big thing!

We fear rejection. We have anxiety about rejection. We have nightmares about rejection and getting rejected... Oh my goodness, shiny'ness...

I really believe it's overrated. And that's why today I'm going to share 3 unpopular ways to handle rejection.

If you are ready, let's go!

Made with love ❤️ for a better world with more love ❤️ and #ShinyMinds in it...

by Shiny Burcu Unsal

3 Qualities To Show Up As Your Authentic Self

3 Qualities To Show Up As Your Authentic Self

January 7, 2021

Happy 2021 everyone! 🎉 

On this very first week of a fresh and fabulous year, I wanted to do something different and share one of my interviews with FORBES Coaches Council.

I got invited to FORBES Coaches Council back in 2016 and since then I've been sharing my advise, my content and getting interviewed by Forbes on a variety of leadership, personal and professional development topics.

This week, my topic is authenticity. As we are entering into a brand new chapter of life with 2021, I thought it'd be a pretty awesome idea to begin by designing a brand new chapter of our truthful, real and unapologetic being: our authenticity.

Therefore, I'll be talking about three qualities to show up as your authentic self. 


Let's go baby!

To an authentic YOU in 2021!


Made with love ❤️ by FORBES & Shiny for a better world with more love ❤️  and #ShinyMinds ...

4 Steps To Claim Your Power Back

4 Steps To Claim Your Power Back

December 31, 2020

My last episode of 2020 is all about claiming our power back and starting fresh for 2021!

You know, we are still in this 2020, even though it's the last day of it. We started with Covid, and we experienced fires, earthquakes, protests, shutdowns, lockdowns, curfews and all kinds of unrest in the world. 

And... We are still experiencing... As of today, December 31, 2020.

So you might have lost your job. You might have lost your business. You might have your relationships, even your loved ones... Or the worst case scenario, You might have lost your touch with yourself and your inner power.

And it's important to understand how you can claim and gain your power back so that nothing can stop you in 2021!

And today, I want to focus on some strategies that can help you claim your power back, by starting my argument with the fact that everything that's been going on this year in 2020, with the Covid and the earthquakes and protests, they are all external. 

I am aware we live in this world and external factors are important for our well being. And at the same time, what's even more important is your internal world. Because your power is absolutely nothing but internal. 

So, I am going to start with my simple yet effective formula for change; which is:


When you apply this formula to anything you want to achieve in your life, you are going to receive fast and effective results. And that's why we are going to apply this formula to the strategies that I want to share with you today.

Let's begin!

Not only to the video but also to a Shiny, Bright and Brilliant, Fabulous, Delicious and Victorious, Healthy, Wealthy and Happy 2021 ahead!

Made with love ❤️ ️ for a better world with more love ❤️ ️ and #ShinyMinds in it...

3 Signs Of Charisma

3 Signs Of Charisma

December 24, 2020

First of all, Happy Happy Holidays dear Shiny Minds! 🎉 

I thought it'd be awesome to talk about our effect on others as we are wrapping up a very challenging 2020 that made us think and care about each other more than ever before.

So we are talking about "charisma" today! 

Who is charismatic? We are going to figure that out :) And I am going to share 3 signs that you are charismatic!

As part of my Leadership Communication Strategies Class that I teach at UCLA Extension, charisma is a topic that we cover. And I gotta tell you that it's a really hot topic.

We all have an idea about what charisma is and what it's not. And there are some undeniable aspects of charisma we will all agree upon.

As you are enjoying your Christmas Eve with your loved ones, let me share my take on it and let's make those neurons of yours shine even brighter with joy! 😀 

And here comes my three signs.


Let's go!

Once again, happy holidays and big warm hugs to your lovely day... 🤗 


Made with LOVE ❤️ and GRATITUDE for SHINY MINDS ...


Shiny Burcu Unsal

How To Bust Assumptions

How To Bust Assumptions

December 17, 2020

As a Licensed Trainer of Neuro-Linguistic Programming™ since 2011 and an ICF Accredited Coach Trainer since 2014, I've studied and researched a lot about the neuroscience, how the mind works, how we generate communication and behaviors, how our language dictates our reality and overall how we can maximize our human potential.

One thing I can tell you for sure is that, you can not not make assumptions.

Which means that your brain is wired to make assumptions. A ton of them. All the time!

All of your beliefs, all of your ideas and opinions at the core, are nothing but your assumptions.

They are only in your world and they belong only to you. Not anybody else.

That's why we call them assumptions. 

And sometimes they are not really helpful. 

And because of that, I have some very entertaining ideas to bust those non-helpful assumptions.


Let's go!


Made with LOVE ❤️ ️ and GRATITUDE for SHINY MINDS ...

Happy busting, 🤗 

Shiny Burcu Unsal

4 Steps To Un-Own Your Anxiety

4 Steps To Un-Own Your Anxiety

December 10, 2020

Anxiety is not going anywhere. It's not leaving you or me anytime soon. It's like your lifetime friend. That's why I wanted to sit down and have a conversation with you about how to un-own your anxiety and give you some really practical tips. Because, you don't need to OWN it.

How To Become Your Best Friend

How To Become Your Best Friend

December 3, 2020

Look at the world we live in. Look what's going on around you. Look at all the opinions and the news and the media and your phone... Everywhere you go everybody says something, but which one is yours?

Whose opinion are you going to listen?

Whose advice are you going to take?

Who are you going to enjoy yourself with?

Who are you going to trust?

Well... Let's start with YOU!

My advice is... You can begin becoming your own best friend. You can begin choosing your own self over others. That way you can be even more strategic about the opinions that you receive, about the advices you take, including this one! 

I have 5 ideas for you to become your own best friend! Are you ready? Let's go!

4 Signs You Are Not Self Actualized

4 Signs You Are Not Self Actualized

November 26, 2020


On this very special day, I want to talk to you about self-actualization and how it relates to be thankful in life and be grateful for ourselves and our loved ones...

Remember Abraham Maslow? One of the pioneers starting the human potential movement with his hierarchy of needs, back in 1940's?

Well, at the very top his theory of hierarchy of human needs, there is self actualization.

Self actualization means you live on purpose. It means you have a calling. And it also means that your talents, your skills and your self expression maximize your human potential.

And there are some signs that reveal if you are self-actualized or not. 

And today on this very special day to give thanks to our life, I am going to share 4 signs that reveal you are not self actualized; in hopes that you become aware and commit to your journey of self actualization. And eventually be thankful to your life and say: I LOVE ❤️ MY LIFE! 

You can watch the full video from the link below and share it with others as a way to say THANKS on this special day.

Made with LOVE ❤️ and GRATITUDE for SHINY MINDS ...

Happy Thanksgiving, 🤗

Shiny Burcu Unsal

5 Ideas To Get And Stay Motivated

5 Ideas To Get And Stay Motivated

November 19, 2020

Today, I would love to talk about 5 ideas I have for you to get motivated and stay motivated. 

Why do I want to talk about motivation? Because we need it. More than ever now.

You know, with the Covid-19 world we live in right now, we cannot escape it. This is the new world. Some of us are going to work from home maybe for the rest of the year, or forever, or, maybe we are choosing to do that, in this new world order. 

So the question is, how are we going to adjust? How are we going to get and stay motivated when it's not that easy anymore?

I believe motivation is your internal fire. You need to ignite it. Sometimes you need something internal to ignite it; and sometimes you need something external. And I have 5 ideas to cover both.

Watch the full video from the link below and drop a comment on YouTube and tell me what you think.

Made with LOVE ❤️ for SHINY MINDS...

Happy watching, 🤗

Shiny Burcu Unsal

3 Reasons Why You Need A Coaching Mindset

3 Reasons Why You Need A Coaching Mindset

November 12, 2020

Last week we talked about the concept of "growth mindset". And this week, we are talking about coaching mindset!

What is a coaching mindset?

How can you develop a coaching mindset?

And what are some hidden reasons why you need a coaching mindset?

Watch the full video from the link below and drop a comment on YouTube and tell me what you think.

Made with LOVE ❤️ for SHINY MINDS...

Happy watching, 🤗

And talk to you next week!

Shiny Burcu Unsal

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