In our day to day lives we experience situations that not only challenge us mentally, but also emotionally and physically. Even those of us who choose to step into the light of the media and play a leadership role that is fueled by our passion and beliefs. We can be subject to challenges and crisis that stretch even our wildest imaginations.
Stress can be a killer and we are regularly overwhelmed with the newest stress reducer, tips to reduce anxiety and even the hot off the FDA approval line for which meds will help us manage our stress and anxiety. But what if your BFF could be your best natural defense for reducing your stress level?
If only "washing a man out of our hair" were as simple as a wash, rinse and repeat cycle. In reality, breaking off attachment to an ex is hard—but not impossible—work. Here are 10 easy-to-follow tips for washing a hard-to-forget ex from your life: 1. Indulge In A "Pity Diet"
Well, it's 2012 and the catch phrase "New Year, New You" is definitely once again well overused and way under committed to. It happens every year: every January everyone sets resolutions, goals, intentions, aspirations, hopes—insert whatever word resonates with you—but it is the unified time in which you and the rest of the world decide to refresh, renew or rewrite themselves.
Our lives are made up of several different elements, but we spend the majority of our time focused on work, career and those pieces that provide an income for our family. And for some of us, we actually spend more time with our business associates and co-workers than with our immediate family members. We work crazy hours, long days and even weekends.
When was the last time you felt confident? Today? Yesterday? Can you even remember? There is a confidence crisis among women these days, especially in the workplace. And, of course, we all know that what happens at work affects the rest of our lives. Still, women are lacking the confidence to speak up, put forward their two cents, or be acknowledged for a job well done. Does this sound familiar to you? At first the idea seemed foreign to me. Then, I started reflecting on the women in my life and realized that yes, in fact, nearly all of my conversations among friends and associates carry within them the undercurrent of lacking the self-assurance to boldly live their lives. Who knew?!
Take the following Self-Assurance Quiz and in just 5 minutes you will learn if you are in a Confidence Crisis or if you are Confidently Confident! Respond truthfully and with your initial choice. Your first choice will be the one that is most accurate, even if you would like to think otherwise. 1. When buying clothes, I don’t need to wear the latest fashions to feel good in what I wear in public. 1. Strongly Disagree 2. Disagree 3. Agree 4. Strongly Agree
You know you're confident. Go on and admit it. When you think of yourself and your confidence, you're being honest when you say, "Oh yeah, I'm confident." Oh, just a second. You didn't, did you? Just tell a little fib? You're really not so confident as you tell others? Oh well, that’s okay since we all do it: stretch the truth, that is. However, if you can’t be candid with yourself, then with whom can you be candid?
We've all been in situations where we get the feeling that something isn't quite right. You adjust your decisions, and, for example, take an alternate route to that important meeting. Instinct, gut feeling, perception, or sixth sense ... whatever you call it, every one of us has had moments when a feeling has been proved accurate, whether it was intuitive talent or lucky coincidence. But is your sixth sense is only an "acquisition of wisdom devoid of using rational reasoning and logic?" Maybe not!
In this uber-competitive economy, selling your services cheap may seem tempting and for a few individuals may seem to be the only way to eek ahead of the competition. After all, a lesser price tag on your services may help you draw additional customers than your competitors, right? But when you are in a field like to consultancy or coaching you want to ask yourself, is undercharging for your services worth it in the long run?