10 Ways to Supercharge Your Self-Confidence

Has your confidence been ebbing lately? Feel like a failure? Is it possible to change no confidence to something better? Here are 10 ways to supercharge your self-confidence. Why have you no confidence? I’m betting it has to do with some fear you have. Fear you won’t “fit in”. Fear that you won’t measure up or that you’re a failure. Fear that no one will hear or see you. Okay. I get it. I have those fears, too. Have you ever heard the phrase “fake it ‘till you make it?” Yup. That’s what you gotta do. I know you’re not feeling it right now but walk through the steps. I’ll be you can fake it ‘till you make it. BASICS Get up out of bed, take a shower, and get dressed. Dress in an outfit that makes you feel like you look good. Dress as if you’re going to a power lunch. Pretend you’ve got the job of your dreams and you’re having lunch with your number one customer at the best restaurant in town even if, in reality, you’re having lunch by yourself at home. It’s amazing how much better you feel when you’re not schlepping around in your […]

Fall in Love with Taking Care of Yourself

I don’t know about you, but taking care of myself is one of those things I relegate to the bottom of my list thinking I’ll do it if I have time. Taking care of yourself isn’t a bottom of the list item. Yet, I think many of us don’t prioritize ourselves. There just seems to be too much to do. But it’s time to fall in love with taking care of yourself. WHY If you don’t take care of your physical self, you’ll have nothing to give to anyone else. There will be no energy to do your job, participate in things you enjoy, care for your loved ones, or care yourself. Taking care of yourself is the number one way to affirm that you are a person of value. If you value something, you take care of it. You cannot become who you want to be if you don’t work on it. Whether your skinny and you want more muscle or you’re alone and want more company, nothing will change until you act on your desire. Caring for yourself will help prevent stress and burn-out. Like the adage says “all work and no play…” HOW Get enough sleep. No […]

How to Cope With a Life-Crisis

Life spins out of control from time-to-time. For some of us crises happen more often than for others. So when circumstances are beyond your control what do you do? Do you throw up your hands in defeat or do you look for tips on how to cope with a life-crisis? Unfortunately, I have a lot of practice at this. When the first family crisis struck I tossed my career and personal plans out of the window and focused solely on managing the crisis. How did that work out? Not so well. Oh, the family crisis passed, but my needs and goals were set aside for a lengthy period of time. Next crisis, I did a little better. I’m working on improving more. Here are seven tips on how can you learn to handle the chaos that comes as a result of a life-crisis. 1. Be Kind to Yourself Understand that you’re under a lot of stress. When the stress mounts out bodies go into shock and our brain into overwhelm. This is inevitable. It happens to us all. Be kind to yourself. Allow yourself a self-defined period of time to be in shock. Comfort yourself the best that you can […]