Back in the 80’s, I was able to participate in a Pepsi Challenge. It was quite simple, you sipped two colas and chose your favorite. For the non-cola drinkers, there was a serious conundrum. How do you choose one over the other? What makes one better than the other? What do I like about Cola […]
I’m typing this article as I’m watching Super Soul Sunday on the OWN channel. I haven’t watched SSS in quiet some time and I enjoyed watching it when I did. …so what happened? There are some basic tried and true experiences in your life that always fill you up. When things get chaotic + hectic, your faves […]
Usually when self-doubt creeps in, I’ve noticed there is something that needs to be filled, always internally and sometimes externally (or both). Think about it, when you doubt someone else, what’s usually the reason behind that doubt? Maybe you don’t trust them because of what they’ve done in the past. Maybe you don’t have enough […]
We’re in an election year and this has me thinking about you! Some people say votes don’t count. Others say votes do count and our ancestors died for our right to vote. Something about a vote is very powerful – whether politically or outside of the realm of politics. A vote is synonymous with your […]
So, you’re painfully shy. Ok. Going from painfully shy TO feeling pretty good in social settings ISN’T an overnight process. So, what do you do TODAY? Here is a list of how to maximize your current situation while you keep your eye on your prize of becoming a person full of moxie! FIRST AND FOREMOST: […]
Conversation can feel icky when you’re painfully shy – but it wasn’t always that way, butterfly! Something or a collective of things happened to you in your life journey that caused you to look at people and conversation as something to avoid. An overwhelming fear took over you. The immediate gratification of avoiding people and […]
Each person has a different kind of personality. The two main personality types are the extrovert and the introvert. Both has its own set of advantages and disadvantages. For people in their college years, the type of personality they have plays a big role in the success in living through the said period. There is […]
The people you would probably not consider to be shy are celebrities. Based on the kind of work they do, many wouldn’t expect these personalities to deal with shyness or, even, social anxiety. It’s difficult to imagine a person who is always in the spotlight could be uncomfortable talking with strangers or being the center […]
Having a person to count on is helpful for people with social anxiety. There are small things you can do to help people with anxiety cope with their situation.
A shy student may find that shyness is interfering with success in school. Do you find yourself struggling to ask questions in class? Are you a student that is often overlooked for projects or study groups because you don’t stand out? If being a shy student affecting your school success, you can develop the skills to become comfortable […]
It’s the night before the first day of your new job. You’re standing in front of your closet, trying to decide what to wear. Your goal: not to draw attention to yourself. If you’re lucky, no one will notice you and you won’t be forced to engage in conversations that end in awkward silence. If […]
When I look back at the many years that I dealt with social anxiety during the holidays (specifically, Thanksgiving) and how I dreaded the inevitable pressure to eat at the table with everyone else, I can actually say thank you to my old self. Yes it was hard but look how far we’ve come. Yes, it […]
Why not use Halloween to assist in uncovering your confidence? You can try dressing up as a character or person you admire. One that is a close match to who you know you are at your core and at your best! Even if it is a spooky or scary character, what can you draw from […]
Most people believe that actors do what they do because they love to be the center of attention and to have people watching them all the time. Believe it or not, many of the famous people we love to watch are incredibly shy and only do what they do because they love it. The perk […]
Most of us have had times in our lives where we’ve felt shy or uncomfortable meeting other people, especially if it is in a large crowd. But, sometimes, the problem is more than being shy and sometimes it is not shyness, and sometimes it is not a problem – per se. Either way, you should […]
This is really an interview but it flows like a regular conversation. This is a great example of a great back and forth. What did you think or learn from this? Post comments below.
Pay attention to her organized thoughts. Think about how she mapped out her thoughts. Take the time to think about how you can do the same with a topic you are passionate about. What did you learn from Majora Carter’s speech? Share your thoughts. Create your elevator speech about yourself and your passions.