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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The Six Skills of Developing Social Aptitude

Photo: Helena Lopes on Unsplash Awkwardness. We have all be there before. Whether it is going through puberty or facing an uncomfortable social setting, we all know the feeling when things get awkward. Interestingly, technology has in many ways helped us to get connected, but it has not helped us…

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The Six Skills of Confronting People

Photo Credit: Clem Onojeghuo from Unsplash It is not easy to confront people. There are risks involved. We can lose favor with that person. Our reputation can be damaged. In some cases, there are can negative consequences such as losing our job, position or role. This is why we always…

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The Six Skills of Overcoming Anxiety

Photo Credit: Fernando from Unsplash The research is massive and fairly conclusive. There are more people struggling with anxiety-related symptoms and fighting with mental health issues now, more than ever before. The COVID-19 pandemic has only exasperated the situation. Our brains are very powerful. The way our brains are wired…

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The Six Skills of Having a Growth Mindset

Photo by: Benjamin Patin from Unsplash In this ever-changing world, having a “growth mindset” vs. a “fixed mindset” is so important. But what exactly is a growth mindset and why is it so important? The term, “growth mindset” was made popular by Stanford University psychologist Carol Dweck. In her research,…

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