It’s hard to behave in an authentic way if you don’t know what you value and desire. At its root, authenticity requires self-awareness and self-knowledge, and accepting your strengths and weaknesses.
Acceptance isn’t always easy, but it’s what we strive for. Authenticity is the basis of executive presence. Trust your intuition. Choose things that move you closer to your values. Notice when you’re being inauthentic.
Research shows that authentic people feel better. They’re more resilient and less likely to turn to self-destructive habits. Authenticity develops trust, credibility, and confidence with the people you interact with.
Authenticity can feel scary and vulnerable, but it also builds intimacy. Be purposeful in your choices. If you’re finding yourself feeling fragmented, bored, unhappy, or uninspired, it could be that you aren’t acting authentically. Creating space for self-awareness is ever-evolving.
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It doesn't matter if you're a politician, a business owner, or an expert in your field - if you're giving an on-camera interview, you want to make a memorable and lasting impression.
Here are 3 tips to help you shine!
1. If you're standing, plant your feet about hip distance apart and stay there. Moving around is really going to piss off whoever is running the camera.
2. If they give you a chair and it swivels, ask for another one. The last thing you want is to look like you're 12 years old by swiveling in your chair. If they can't switch chairs, don't swivel.
3. Whatever you do, don't touch your hair. It makes you look flighty.
1. Rehearse out loud
2. Speak with enthusiasm and/or passion
3. Gesture - it will help you to remember what you want to say, and the audience will remember more of what you tell them.
Have questions or want more tips? Email me at [email protected]
Our bodies are naturally designed for napping. But most of us fight tooth and nail against our body’s natural circadian rhythm, and this is wreaking havoc on our well-being, turning us into a horde of zombies that crave espresso instead of brains.
You’re working long days and you need to be just as strong in the afternoon as you are in the morning. Start taking Naps. Studies have shown that if you break up your day with a nap, you will be as alert and energetic for the second part of your day as you were for the first. Naps improve performance in multiple critical areas.
Oh my heavens, I love this photo :)
You gotta love the kilt! Well, at least I do. The point here is that your first impression isn’t made at an introduction, it's actually made the moment you become a blip on someone else’s radar.
See the young man to the left eyeing the guy in the kilt? He’s internalizing what he’s seeing and it’s forming an impression on him (good or bad) of the kilt-wearing gentleman.
Without you even saying single a word, people are making assumptions about you when you enter a room.
Can you see how important it is to be intentional with what you project?
I’d love to hear your thoughts on this (and no shaming the guy in the kilt – cuz he’s frickin’ awesome.) Email me at [email protected] Better yet, join my email list!
The times I thrived the most were because of the mentors and leaders guiding me. They lived the lifestyle I wanted, they had the amazing relationships I wanted, and they practiced what they preached.
Do you love and appreciate those you associate with daily? Too many people hate what they do, they hate their job, and aren't too crazy about their co-workers. Girl, life is too short to have toxic people around you.
I help people get results when they want to make a greater impact in their careers and on the people around them - I answer their questions, I give them research-backed strategies, give them feedback, and share my own personal journey. I absolutely love what I do.
Who are YOUR mentors? If you don't have one, reach out to someone you trust for their advice. No one reaches success alone.
Hey, it happens to the best of us. Sure, we want to make a good impression, but we hate small talk so it gets awkward fast. Alas, here are 10 Killer Conversation Icebreakers to get - and keep - the conversation going.
1. What are you working on that you're passionate about?
2. I'm looking for a good non-fiction to read. What do you recommend?
3. Where would you like to retire? Why this place?
4. What is the most exciting thing you've ever done?
5. What is something you would like to learn to do?
6. What is the most unpleasant job you ever had to do?
7. If you could invite 3 people (living or dead) to your home for dinner, who would they be, and why?
8. What lesson did you have to learn the hard way?
9. Who has been the greatest influence in your life?
10. If your closest friend wrote a book about your life, what would the title be?
I love these questions, because small talk turns into BIG talk, fast! What are your favorite conversation icebreakers? I'd LOVE to add them to my list!
I mean, we’ve all heard the term, shameless self promotion. But where did we learn that self promotion is bad..?
If the work we put out into the world brings us joy, or confidence, or pride, why should we feel shame over it?
I think its because most of us aren’t the greatest at self-promotion, and selling ourselves can feel like we’re bragging, or worse, awkward.
I think this is crazy!
In fact, I have a different point of view on this topic.
My belief is that we were all born with gifts that are meant to serve this world. And if you don’t toot your own horn and self promote your gifts, then you are holding back valuable resources from those who need you most.
Once you untangle those feelings of shame from the expression of your unique gifts, then you can better serve the world.
And trust me, we need your gifts.