8 Easy Ways to Have Better Conversations


Having a Conversation

Does the idea of boring small-talk with Uncle Bob or chatting with an attractive person make you tense? If you’re like many people, conversation anticipation will put a few beads of sweat on your forehead. But here’s the good news: While conversation skills are just that–skills to be practiced–some can be implemented swiftly. As a social skills coach we know … Read More


in Building A Connection, Making Friends, Networking

Building Self-Confidence: Fake it ‘til You Make it


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Building self-confidence will help you in nearly every aspect of your life.  From attracting women to earning more respect from bosses and co-workers, increasing self-confidence will have everyone seeing you in a more positive light.  But if confidence doesn’t come naturally, then you may have to work to build it up.  That is, you’ll have to learn how to “fake … Read More


in Confidence

Signs of a Toxic Person and How to Cut Those Toxic People out of Your Life


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There’s an old myth that frogs will pull down other frogs trying to escape a pot of boiling water. That’s likely the stuff of folklore, but the dynamic is real: In everyone’s life, there will always be people who will resist, threaten and sabotage the possibility of self-improvement. These are some of the signs of a toxic person. This general … Read More


in Empowerment, Self Mastery

How to Deal with Crippling Self-Doubts


girl sitting on bed, curled up from sadness

Let me know if this sounds recognizable: you sit in the audience, and up on stage is this 6’5” Adonis with immaculate looks, bulking muscles and a 5k suit – telling you that you can do anything if you “just let go of your self-doubts and go after your dreams.” And you sit there, staring at your lap and mumble: … Read More


in Empowerment

The Four Steps to Overcome Approach Anxiety


Here’s an experience I recently had with approach anxiety: July 28th, I walk into Chipotle, and there she is. Blonde, tall, with a ponytail extending from her baseball cap, and in full runner’s gear. I just came here to get a burrito, and instead, I’m awestruck by this beautiful woman. And she’s not alone. It appears she’s with a homeless … Read More


in Art of Personal Development, Empowerment, Self Mastery

How to Hold Great Eye Contact


My friends don’t have it easy. They always serve as unknowing test subjects in my social experiments. I write “unknowing,” but I do feel like they suspect at least something. One clue is that their first question always seems to be: “What book are you currently reading?”. Probably a veiled attempt to foresee the experiment they are about to undergo. … Read More


in Art of Dating, Building A Connection, Confidence