Building Relationships – Part 1

Over the next three weeks I’m going to address Relationship Building. This week’s focus is on Reading others and Building Rapport. While the majority of people can learn the nuts and bolts of relationship building, focusing on some basic techniques that can be learned is a must. The main ones, in no particular order, are: Read:…

Self-Insight and Professional Growth

When it comes to trying to find the answers inside yourself, you have to dig deep into your soul and your mind to find the right answers you are looking for. It is a long process and no one will tell you that it is easy, yet you can accomplish much by putting forth effort.…

Can You Embrace Mindfulness?

There is a lot of talk about mindfulness. What is mindfulness? Mindfulness is a state of active, open attention on the present. When you’re mindful, you observe your thoughts and feelings from a distance, without judging them good or bad. Instead of letting your life pass you by, mindfulness means living in the moment and awakening to experience.…

Is Low Self-Esteem a Self-Fulfilling Prophecy?

Sometimes, a person’s fears can become so strong that they play themselves out; becoming a self-fulfilling prophecy of sorts. This happens a lot for people with low self-esteem. Low self-esteem itself can easily become somewhat of a self-fulfilling prophecy, but it doesn’t have to stay that way. What Is Self-Esteem? Many people are unaware of…

The Link between Low Self-Esteem and Depression

There are a lot of people who struggle with confidence issues, but there are those whose struggle goes much deeper than their confidence level. Those with low self-esteem seem to be more likely to struggle with depression. So are low self-esteem and depression linked and if so, how? What Is Self-Esteem? Self-esteem refers to someone’s…