Recently, Business Insider contacted me for tips on what you should never say on your first day at work. Everyone has anxiety when starting a new job—some, more than others. It’s natural to want to be liked–to impress and fit in quickly. However, many try too hard, and talk too much when they should be
Recently, I attended the TJ Martell Women of Influence luncheon at the lovely Guastavino’s restaurant in midtown. It was a great event to raise money and awareness for women battling breast cancer. I was captivated by the inspirational speeches, and the large, supportive audience. And, then, I realized there was another battle going on in
“A man is but the product of his thoughts. What he thinks, he becomes.” —Mahatma Gandhi Truer words were never spoken. Works for women too! 😉 You cannot control what happens to you. The only thing you can control is you—your thoughts and how you react to things. Confidence comes from self control. So, gain
“The gap between promises and results is widespread and clear. The gap nobody knows is the gap between what a company’s leaders want to achieve and the ability of their organization to achieve it.”—Larry Bossidy, former CEO, Honeywell and General Electric The gap nobody knows is bridged by day-to-day operations. Everything comes from it. It’s
There are so many definitions of confidence. Here are just 2 for starters. They appeared when I googled the question: “Confidence is the feeling or belief that one can rely on someone or something.” “Confidence is an expectation of a positive outcome.” People have often asked me what my definition of confidence is, so here
I noticed this President’s Day post again recently, and wanted to share it as we head into the holiday weekend. It’s a wonderful reminder of the power of confidence and perseverance: “He failed in business in ’31. He was defeated for state legislator in ’32. He tried another business in ’33. It failed. His fiancée
There are many ways you give your power away in your career, often without you even knowing it. Here are 6 that leap to mind, along with solutions for avoiding the power drain: #1: You spend too much time and energy trying to change others. We all do this. We want to change our boss,
So—we’re up to the next way you give your power away at work. To refresh your memory, here are the first 5: You spend too much time and energy trying to change others. You put all your career eggs in one basket. You allow other people to define you. You can’t disconnect and just be.
A new episode of my Workplace Confidence TV show airs tonight at 8:00 pm, on Long Island, New York, Channel 18 Cablevision, 28 Fios. My guest is Gerry Diamond, and we discuss career change, from entering the workforce to building your network, and from interviewing with confidence to landing a new job. We’ll provide some
So—we’re up to the next way you give your power away at work. To refresh your memory, here are the first 4: You spend too much time and energy trying to change others. You put all your career eggs in one basket You allow other people to define you. You can’t disconnect and just be.
This week’s tips are ways to give you more encouragement so you feel stronger and take more action: No one is going to invest you if you don’t invest & believe in yourself. You’re worth it! Always start your day with an attitude of “Yes”! Invite opportunity. Focus on your goal, not your fear, and
Did you know that the average person has a negative thought every 2 ½ minutes? And, many of us are above average. A good deal of these negative thoughts happen first thing in the morning, often before you even get out of bed: “Ugh, it’s raining outside,” “I don’t feel good,” “Damn, I didn’t get