As a life coach, my friends often call me for business advice. Just recently, my pal Jason asked: "My boss took a booking from my client when I was on vacation, and now he's claiming the commission is his......
One afternoon, I received an email that thrilled me for a second—and then completely terrified me for 20 minutes. A radio host had asked me to speak on his show about charisma and how politicians manipulate it. Do I...
"Be yourself." You hear it all the time. But are we really meant to be ourselves, all of the time? What about on a first date? A job interview? When you have a meeting with an intimidating manager or...
I had a very awkward encounter when I tried to make small talk at a party recently. I was chatting in a small circle, and a woman was lurking behind me, solo. It was kind of distracting. I wanted to...
A while ago, I got my butt to a yoga class for the first time in a long time. Over the months, at my local studio, I had become friendly with a girl I often saw there. Every so often, we...
Oh confidence - that elusive, gorgeous, attractive quality that we all secretly seek more of. Wouldn't it be great if would just buy a massive bottle of it so that we could sneak it into our coffee on that days that...
Why fit in when you were born to stand out? —Dr. Seuss OK, quiet achievers, introverts and under-stated types—listen up! In an ever-competitive, socially-on-steroids, noisy world, it’s more important than ever to not just blend in with the crowd. I thought...
“Why fit in when you were born to stand out?” — Dr. Seuss I would sometimes feel like a wind-up doll when I worked in corporate sales. It was always: Smile, show up, nod, say yes, make everyone like you....
“In Mandarin Chinese, they have two words for selfish. One means doing that which is beneficial to you and the other means hoarding, greedy, and cruel. We, in English, have pushed those two words together.” ~ Elizabeth Gilbert "I hate...
"Man, she is so bossy!" The comment stung, but it wasn’t the first time I’d heard that about myself. A couple years back, I was in a disorganized group at a corporate sales summit. We had 15 minutes to brainstorm...

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