We often think that our biggest challenge is tangible. Money, connections, location barriers, and relationships. We can come up with one million excuses..."if only I had this" or "if only I knew this person." But what do you have in your hands now? I
What pops into your head when you think about how we impress others? Money? A prestigious career? A beautiful face? Being famous? If so, think about what could hide behind these top four impressive qualities.
When I hear stories from generations who did not have social media, computers, and cell phones, the act of bullying didn't seem so bad. It was character building....if someone was mean to you, you had two choices.
A confidence gap might seem like an unbridgeable divide, but it doesn't need to be. Confidence isn't an innate talent; it's a skill that can be learned. And like all skills worth learning, it takes practice and effort.
Being present in the work world was but one part of my identity. We, as human beings, represent a sum of all our parts: professional, personal, family. Every facet of our lives exists within ourselves, not as separate entities, and it all can mesh.
If you feel that you could be more confident, there's good news: you can make a choice to boost your level of confidence. In my last post, we discussed that having a certain degree of confidence can be one of several important factors in women's success.
n locking away my inner nerd in some proverbial closet, I denied myself years of pleasure for no other reason than to fit in. Never again will I try and change who I am to fit in with the "cool kids". I'm going to be who I am, unapologetically.
I recently discovered letters my mother had written (on a typewriter, no less!) to a close friend -- before she became a mother at all. They were from her pregnancy with me, her first, and reflected on how she felt about motherhood as she stood at its threshold.
On top of being mean, they're smooth as hell; often the only evidence you'll have that you've even been hit by one of these barracudas is a strong feeling of bad about yourself. Here's a recipe for getting your bearings after a sneak attack.
Millennial-aged graduates must enter the career world armed with tools and strategies to distinguish themselves from the pack. I share this wisdom to help you find your way in the world-of-work so you can thrive.
Our self-esteem has suffered along the way, and we do need to recover and reclaim it. How that's done isn't easy, but the directive is quite simple: The key to counteracting self-doubt and building greater degrees of confidence comes from strengthening our inner voice.
If he calls, we're good enough. If you get the job or get into the graduate program, you're smart enough. If our manager or advisor acknowledges our work, we're worthy enough. No matter how hard you work, when you've given the power to someone else, you'll never measure up.