You’re actually rejecting yourself, either by not trying for what you want or personalizing a decision that may not have anything to do with you.
As I was preparing this post, it occurs to me that there’s a big difference between the male rooster and the female chicken. Confidence (cockiness) is literally named for the male of the species, while the female name (chicken) denotes lack of courage. How did that happen?
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.
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 …
I recommend that professionals keep a career journal as a way to remember your accomplishments and outcomes over the year. You can also use it to record goals and measure your progress on them. Why write these things down, you might ask? Surely I can remember the big things I accomplished. You’d be surprised at …
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 …
I confess, I have a thing for undervalued Wisconsin Brands. I am one, myself.
Two thirds, or 65 percent of the independent workforce rate their job satisfaction at least an 8 out of 10, and a full 22 percent rate it a solid 10.
Everything we think we know about jobs and careers is a lie. In fact, the truth is that having a job is the riskiest path you can take in your career. Let me say that again: having a job is the riskiest path you can take in your career.
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