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TRUST YOURSELF FIRST WHEN IT COMES TO DATING

TRUST YOURSELF FIRST WHEN IT COMES TO DATING

I was with two girlfriends this weekend. One is a single mom, and she’s trying to get herself back into the dating game. She’s doing a great job. She’s working on a new look with her hair (like “finding time to wash it,” she says), and after fun nudging, we got her to shed her mom-sweater and go for something…

SUBTLE “SUCKING UP” CAN BE A CAREER STRATEGY

SUBTLE “SUCKING UP” CAN BE A CAREER STRATEGY

Self-Assessment Quiz ─ True or False: I pay attention to when and how I can help my boss during stressful, busy times. I consider myself a team player. I believe everyone benefits from a little praise. Sucking up to your boss and other higher ups can … well … suck. And let’s face it – no one likes a brown-nosing,…

HOW TRUST CAN BE YOUR BEST FRIEND

HOW TRUST CAN BE YOUR BEST FRIEND

Quiz TRUE OR FALSE: I trust that people will do as they say. I trust that I make good decisions. I trust those “Debbie Doubtful” voices in my head more than my super instinct. I rely solely on emotions to help me make decisions. I’m hoping that you answered a resounding “True!” to the first two statements and a big…

PAT YOURSELF ON THE BACK. WITH WORDS.

PAT YOURSELF ON THE BACK. WITH WORDS.

Self-Assessment Quiz ─ True or False: I know how to write a comprehensive email to my manager that highlights my quarter-end benchmarks. I think it is important to check in with my manager periodically to inform her of what I’m working on. I believe in my work and think I deserve praise. Believe it or not, I’m shy and very…

TOP 5 REASONS YOU NEED EVERYTHING IN WRITING!

TOP 5 REASONS YOU NEED EVERYTHING IN WRITING!

Self-Assessment Quiz – True or False: When it comes to people I trust, I can take them at their word. Reputable companies don’t give employees the runaround. A verbal agreement is liquid gold in the business world. Did your mama ever tell you “Follow the actions, not the words”? Well, mama knew what she was talking about, especially when it…

CAN YOU QUIZ YOUR WAY TO TRUST?

CAN YOU QUIZ YOUR WAY TO TRUST?

I was having dinner with a friend, she’s about 47 and she was telling me how even at this age, she is still dealing with trust issues; minor one’s like feeling anxious when a guy she’s dating doesn’t text her back right away. Now, my girlfriend said she knows, like really knows that the guy is into her, AND they’ve…

STOP HAMMERING ON YOUR S.O.’S SHORTCOMINGS

STOP HAMMERING ON YOUR S.O.’S SHORTCOMINGS

Thou shalt not constantly point out your significant other’s faults and shortcomings. I think that should be added to the Ten Commandments. It’s actually already in the Bible, so it’s not a far stretch just to move it up a bunch of chapters to where the commandments are and tack it on as an amendment! Okay. Okay! It’s not stated…

IS “NO” REALLY THE WORST ANSWER YOU CAN GET?

IS “NO” REALLY THE WORST ANSWER YOU CAN GET?

Self-Assessment Quiz – True or False: There are instances when I need to place my needs ahead of others. I know how to follow up on a closed-ended response. I am not afraid to gently challenge authority. A part of being self-aware on the job is not being afraid to ask for what you want, setting boundaries, and teaching people how…