7 “Apologetic Phrases” Women Use At Work and 7 Assertive Alternatives

Assertiveness is a trait is NOT about being bossy or overriding other people. It is about conveying your message in a polite and respectful way whilst considering all of the people that are part of the conversation. It needs to be sensitive to their demands and preferences and give you the opportunity to share your message effectively without putting yourself down. 1.'Sorry to bother you...' If you are inclined towards passivity, even asking for the smallest things can feel ...
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Do You Say “Sorry” Too Much? What to Say Instead!

When we needlessly apologize, we end up making ourselves small and diminish what we’re trying to express, says sociologist Maja Jovanovic. Think about all the times you use the word “sorry” in a typical day. There are the necessary “sorry”s — when you bump into someone, when you need to cancel plans with a friend. But what about the unnecessary “sorry”s? The “sorry, this may be an obvious idea” at a meeting, the “sorry to cause trouble” when rescheduling ...
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Asking For What You Want – 7 Tips on How to Do It

Ever heard the phrase: “If you don't ask, you don't get?” It's SO true! Too many times when people are shy, introverted or lack confidence, they put their own needs at the bottom of their priorities list...sometimes they are not even on the list! Oh NO! Doing so is not helping you, nor is it showing respect for yourself. Do you wish people would stop doing something you don't like and start doing something you do like? Ever feel like people ...
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Stop Worrying & Caring What Other People Think Of You + 6 Tips!

It’s normal to worry from time to time and being concerned about something  important is one thing, but worrying is a total waste of time. It doesn't change anything. The only thing it does is mess with your mind! Do not allow other peoples thoughts and opinions of you to mould you are influence you! If you do.... ~ You’re creating your life for other people ~ You’re not being your authentic self ~ You’re allowing other people to ...
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6 Ways How Travelling Builds Confidence

I LOVE travelling for so many reasons…experiencing new places,  new things, different people and cultures. This is REEEEEALLY living life, for me! :D Exploring different cultures, languages, food and so much of the unknown it’s such a fantastic way to learn about other parts of the world and it's also a fantastic way to learn about yourself and build your confidence, especially if you travel alone. I spent this Summer travelling to The Czech Republic and Germany (mostly Prague ...
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