The Six Skills of Asking Good Questions

Photo: National Cancer Institute on Unsplash We have all been there. As we are talking with someone, we quickly realize that the conversation is going nowhere. We have asked all the questions that we can come up with and the other person is not contributing to the conversation. Awkward. Another…

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The Six Skills of Cultivating Gratitude

Photo by: Juan Cruz Mountford on Unsplash Today, many people will be celebrating the Thanksgiving Day holiday around the world and especially, in the United States. It is usually a time to gather with family and friends and remember all the things that we are thankful for in our lives.…

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The Six Skills of Building Your Self-Esteem

Photo by Bruce Mars on Unsplash In order for us to have healthy interactions with people and advance in our aspirations, we must have a healthy and confident self-esteem. First, we must make sure that we are all on the same page. I am not talking about “cockiness” or having…

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The Six Skills of Persuasion

Photo: LinkedIn Sales Navigator on Unsplash The art of persuasion is a beautiful thing, if we do it right. Every single day we are confronted with situations where we need to convince someone of something. Whether we try to convince our manager to accept our idea or we try to…

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The Six Skills of Goal Setting

Photo by: NeONBRAND on Unsplash Stagnation in life is sometimes debilitating. When we don’t have a clear direction or even motivation to do things, it is easy to get apathetic and become paralyzed with feelings of “being stuck” in life. One helpful way to get out of this rut is…

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The Six Skills of Overcoming the Feelings of Being Overwhelmed

Photo by: Christian Erfurt on Unsplash We live in a fast-paced and overworked culture. It is easy to feel overwhelmed at any given moment, as the deadlines approach and the workload keeps increasing. It doesn’t help when some of us struggle with people-pleasing and we are trying to meet the…

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The Six Skills of Staying Focused

Photo Credit: Reinhart Julian on Unsplash Distractions. They are everywhere. You start to work on something, then all of a sudden, you are spending hours on social media or watching something on your phone. It is easy to find ourselves procrastinating on the things that need to be accomplished. We…

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The Six Skills of Growing in Gravitas

Photo Credit: José Manuel Infante on Unsplash When a person has gravitas, it is a powerful thing. The word, “gravitas” comes from the Latin root, “gravis” which means “heavy.” Therefore, the Cambridge Dictionary defines, “gravitas” as: seriousness and importance of manner, causing feelings of respect and trust in others. When…

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