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Practice These 3 Confidence-Activating Strategies For Your Career

I’m thinking a lot about confidence these days. I’ve been working with my clients on feeling more confident in various professional situations, like job searches, performance reviews, and their presentation and leadership skills. While reflecting on this subject, I’ve come up with something: The importance of practicing intrinsic confidence. I say “practicing” rather than “building” to reflect that in each situation, in each conversation in each day of our professional lives, we have a choice to make—decisions that take us closer to confidence, embodying what we want from our lives professionally and personally. Like a muscle, we…

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Can Being an Introvert Influence Career Success?

A fascinating book has been springing up everywhere and it has me intrigued. Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking, by Susan Cain, is the book and the provocative topic. It’s inspired me to write about the wonderful people we call introverts. Contrary to popular belief, being an introvert does not simply mean being shy or quiet. Introversion is better defined as being a person who gains energy from being alone, and whose energy is reduced through interaction with others. For example, have you ever gone to a party, and after a…

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What my daughter and I have in common with Christina Aguilera

My 4 year-old daughter has a big voice….   ….The kind I imagine Christina Aguilera must have had as a kid:   Immense, surprisingly loud, crystal clear.   Unexpected.   People make comments about it, wondering how such a small person can make such a large sound.   My husband and I don’t want our daughter to get a complex, but we are slowly going deaf here at home….

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Adventures in Face Painting

My 3 year-old LOVES getting her face painted. Everywhere we go where face painting is offered, she is first in line. Every time, she asks for the same images to be inked on her face:  Thomas the Tank Engine and James the Red Engine (my daughter adores trains). On a recent visit to Happy Hollow, a kids’ amusement park in San Jose, she had her entire face painted in a rainbow design. By the time she went down for her nap, the colors had melted over her face into this eerie mask. It was pretty creepy looking, but…

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