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Make Yourself Rejection-Proof


Fear of rejection permeates our psyche in all aspects of our life. It’s scary to meet new people, ask someone out on a date, or ask for a raise. So scary, in fact, that many of us don’t ever pursue what we really want; fear of rejection can actually lock you into a life you don’t want and don’t enjoy. Continue reading

Focus on the Process, Not the Outcome


Take a lyre player: he’s relaxed when he performs alone, but put him in front of an audience, and it’s a different story, no matter how beautiful his voice or how well he plays the instrument. Why? Because he not only wants to perform well, he wants to be well received – and the latter … Continue reading

Paysa Interview


Recently, Paysa asked me to share insight on career planning, including when to switch careers and asking for a raise. You can see the original post here. Can you tell us about your professional background and your interest in helping people advance in their careers? My interest in career development comes from my background as a military … Continue reading

Improv Can Set You Free


We go through life interacting with dozens of people each day without a prepared script. From “What are you hungry for tonight?” to “Give us a quick update on the project status,” you’re improvising answers and responses all the time. Practicing this skill can help you feel more confident in any situation. Continue reading

Fear Factor


The only transition that may be scarier than a career change is starting to date again after a breakup or divorce.  Both rank up there as terrifying, especially as we age.  And both are scary for some of the same reasons.  Unlike searching for a new home or a new lawnmower, looking for a new … Continue reading