Confidence: Fake It ‘Til Ya Make It

Confidence: Fake It ‘Til Ya Make It

Whether you’ve just graduated, or you’re a seasoned pro, we all have career decisions that give us some anxiety. Recently, a friend’s teenager asked her, “How am I supposed to get a job based on experience if no one will hire me and give me experience?” Knowing that...
Pits, Valleys and Crevasses

Pits, Valleys and Crevasses

Recently, I was reading the story about the man who fell into a deep, tight crevasse while hiking and had to cut off his arm in order to climb out and survive. That’s hardcore. But it got me to thinking: How many of us how been in a hole of a different shape and size?...
Time Management in a Pandemic

Time Management in a Pandemic

Is it just me, or have you noticed that when we only have one thing on the To-Do List, we get nothing done, but if we have 15 things on the list we get most of them done?? I think it’s all about momentum. For some of us, having lots to do is about time management: We...
Don’t Lock Down Your Goals

Don’t Lock Down Your Goals

When we face unprecedented change and disruption, it seems easier to succumb to the desire to shut down, withdraw and give up rather than to step up to the challenge or complete your goals. If this describes what you’re feeling right now, rest assured that it’s...
How to sell with sensitivity

How to sell with sensitivity

What weird and trying times we are in! I know people are afraid. Afraid of getting sick, losing money in their retirement, having enough to eat, being able to pay their mortgage, spending money. It’s times like these that we might be tempted to think: I can’t sell...
Selling yourself  is not “luck”

Selling yourself  is not “luck”

My friend Jamie gets whatever she wants in life. She seems so lucky. We meet for lunch and she can always persuade the manager to give us the best table. She can turn almost any “no” she hears into a “yes.” At work, she is the top sales rep every month. People...