Here’s something you never thought an expert in confidence would say: When facing cancer, it’s OK to cry. This is no greeting card sentiment. This is the real deal. Just the word “cancer” can produce high levels of fear and anxiety. And, after such a diagnosis, you need time to adjust. To make decisions. To
Just weeks after being asked to create a program to help patients become more confident when first diagnosed with cancer, someone very close to me was told he had the dreaded disease. His cancer had been caused by Barrett’s esophagus, a serious complication of gastroesophageal reflux disease. Now, here’s the sad thing: It’s not only
Recently, on my TV show, Workplace Confidence, we discussed courageous conversations we all need to have in our personal lives. I call them “courageous” because these can be difficult discussions, requiring a lot of confidence and care. In business, we call it “contingency planning” for when things go wrong. The same applies to our personal
This week’s tips are about boosting your confidence through humor. Often, we can get bogged down in a cynical world. Don’t. This week, lift up your eyes from your smartphones and start enjoying the moment (yes—even at work)! Stop living the drama, and start seeing the humor. Your life is all how you see it.
Of all the business problems companies have, I think they become more magnified when the chief executive officers lose sight that their organization is made up of people. When things go wrong, their focus is primarily on finance or strategy, or both: But, not on people. This is a big mistake—to ignore the people who
Yesterday, I had an entirely different post planned. Then, I learned of the death of Robin Williams. Heartbreaking that he suffered for so long while he brought joy and laughter to so many. I just wish that he could’ve found peace here, in this world. One out of every 10 people battling depression commits suicide,
Often, when things aren’t going well at work, your mind begins to race a million miles an hour, mostly with negative thoughts which are mostly directed at your self-esteem. You ask “Why did I do that?” and say, “I look like an idiot.” “That person definitely doesn’t like me.” “I don’t know what I did
I believe the most difficult job on this earth is being a great mom. It requires more confidence and courage than any successful CEO. My mom is no exception. To me, she is a superhero. Mom was way ahead of her time. She went to work full-time in the 1960s, when I started grammar school.
No one likes to talk about death. It makes people feel uncomfortable and awkward. It’s the ultimate change—the one thing that cannot be fixed or undone. Even the word “death” creates anxiety because it’s mysterious and emotional. Death shakes our confidence. We are vulnerable in its presence. It’s the one thing we cannot control. We