July 15, 2018

Answer this question to overcome those “what if’s” that are holding you back

Q: I have been wanting to make a change in my career for some time now but keep stopping myself for fear that what I really want to do won’t work out. What can I do to get over my fear? A: Change, even positive change, can bring up fear. Sometimes, when we are trying to go for something new our “what if’s” stop us, often unconsciously. Here are … [Read more...]

The why, who & how of finding your tribe

Q: After 20 years of corporate life, I left to follow a dream and started my own company. Despite achieving success, I am feeling isolated working alone and my corporate friends don’t really “get” what I’m doing.   A: I hear this a lot from new entrepreneurs: while they love working for themselves, it can feel lonely and isolated being … [Read more...]

Managing Your Emotions at Work

Q: Sometimes I struggle with managing my emotions at work.  If I’m feeling upset, frustrated or angry and I need to share my opinion, it’s all I can do not to start to cry or blurt something out in anger depending on the situation.  I don’t want to be seen as rude, weak or unprofessional, what can I do when this happens? A: You might be … [Read more...]

Talking too fast says “I’m anxious & I’m not interested in what you have to say”

Q:I read your column on how people perceive you based on your tone of voice. I have an interview coming up and I’m really nervous.  I tend to talk fast when I am nervous, can this impact my ability to get hired? A: Great awareness on your part and yes, I believe that talking too fast can impact how well your upcoming interview goes. As mentioned … [Read more...]

Albert Einstein wrote: “The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.”

Q Every year I say to myself: "This year, I am going to make changes in my life personally and professionally," but at the end of each year I end up in the exact same place as I was the year before. I want this year to be different. What can I do? A This is a question I get asked a lot, especially at this time of year. Something often missed in … [Read more...]