How to Be A Gracious Receiver

Are you a good receiver? Most of us were taught to be good givers, but not taught to be good receivers. "It is better to give than to receive." Sound familiar? Although giving is good, receiving is also good! Besides, if all of us just gave, who would receive? Someone has to do it! Receiving is an equally important part of the giving process. It keeps the giving cycle going. If all you do is give, you never complete ...
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How To Get Over The Fear of Being Judged By Others

After my super fun Improv Class the other day, I made a video all about the fear of being judged by other people. Of the 25 fears that affect confidence, this is the most common and the most destructive. Does the idea of putting yourself out there, in front of a room full of people at an Improv Class freak you out? Do you worry about the opinions of other people? What they MIGHT be saying about you? What ...
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“Fake It Til You Make It” Destroys Confidence + 3 Tips How to Be REAL!

Faking it until you make it is you KNOWING and SHOWING others that you are not good enough. If you can be and do something else, then will be good enough. But if you believe that you're worthy, you have more and more people show you and reflect that you are worthy back to you. You can lie to the world, but you can’t lie to yourself. Your Inner Critic will remind you of the lies you are telling ...
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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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