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Ways to Be More Comfortable With Yourself

Life often feels like one giant contest. Our society is constantly pointing out who's the prettiest, the smartest, the most successful, and the best dressed, who determines those standards, anyway? Exactly. Given all of this, though, it's really no surprise if you don't feel comfortable in your own skin every now and then. Being comfortable… Continue reading Ways to Be More Comfortable With Yourself

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Ways to Find Inspiration When You Need It Most

Whether you're feeling weather-related blahs or just have a sense that your life could use some perking up, there are times when we can all use some inspiration. Sometimes you just can’t get yourself motivated, and you don’t have a clue about how to get started. Even though your to-do list is quite full, it’s not… Continue reading Ways to Find Inspiration When You Need It Most

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Stop Seeking Validation from Others

It is reasonable for anyone to want their ideas, choices, achievements, or opinions validated by those around them. After all, what is the first thing we do as children when we accomplish something? We look to our parents for recognition or validation that we did a good thing. Validation can be defined as "recognition and… Continue reading Stop Seeking Validation from Others

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Reclaiming Your Power

“History has demonstrated that the most notable winners usually encountered heart-breaking obstacles before they triumphed. They won because they refused to become discouraged by their defeats.” — B. C. Forbes In ancient times, a King had a boulder placed on a roadway where he hid himself and watched to see if anyone would remove the… Continue reading Reclaiming Your Power

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Small Acts of Liberation

It’s not necessarily a well-flagged problem, we tend to situate the risks to our happiness elsewhere but for a proportion of us, the greatest obstacle to our flourishing lies in a high and persistent degree of inhibition. We are, in a range of areas, painfully hesitant about saying what we deeply want, appreciating where we… Continue reading Small Acts of Liberation

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How to Tell a Colleague Their Breath Smells

We tend to have a pretty confident attitude towards the technical failings of the people we work with. These failings may be maddening, but we know how to put them right. Someone needs to go on a course to update their knowledge of building regulations or attend a seminar on data entry. We don’t feel… Continue reading How to Tell a Colleague Their Breath Smells

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MASTERING THE BASICS OF COMMUNICATION & PUBLIC SPEAKING

Do you know how the best of Communicators or Public speakers started it all? Here are a few things to note Every good leader has something to say. Yet, many of us don’t take the time to polish and shape how we communicate those ideas to others or ponder how others may receive our message.… Continue reading MASTERING THE BASICS OF COMMUNICATION & PUBLIC SPEAKING

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WHY DO WOMEN ASK FOR PERMISSION AND APOLOGIZE EVEN WHEN NOT NECESSARY?

Mersam Consulting Have you ever noticed that men don’t ask for permission? They ask for forgiveness. My hunch is that women ask for permission more out of habit than really needing someone to give them a green light. It’s a variation on asking questions to play it safe, but potentially more self-defeating. I expect children,… Continue reading WHY DO WOMEN ASK FOR PERMISSION AND APOLOGIZE EVEN WHEN NOT NECESSARY?