3 Powerful Methods For Not Caring What Other People Think


Our problem isn’t caring what other people think. Our real problem is caring what people think who don’t care about us. We want to stop worrying about the approval from strangers. We’re not at our best when we do things only for approval. This is fine when we do it for the people we care about. It’s a problem when we do it for people we won’t ever see again.


in Art of Personal Development, Empowerment, Self Mastery

Tell Your Story… Before They Make One Up for You


Tell Your Story… Before They Make One Up for You

“Hmmm. Probably on drugs – I mean, look at that hair.” “No doubt, he was definitely up all night partying.” “Pfft. Dude thinks he’s too cool for school. Probably a total douchebag.” “I bet he can barely string a full sentence together.” Sometimes, it’s as if I can read people’s thoughts like they’re written in speech bubbles over their heads. … Read More


in Art of Business, Art of Personal Development, Networking, Self Mastery

How to Nail Your First Impression


We’ve all heard the saying you don’t get a second chance to make a good first impression. But whether we’re at a bar, a baseball game, or in the boardroom, most of us probably don’t know how to take advantage of that first and only opportunity to become a positive blip on someone’s radar. And trust me, that strong first … Read More


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The Art of Negotiation: How to Make Win-Win Deals


Several years ago, we decided to have our website redone. We went about it like real pros – or so we thought. But instead, it turned into a real mess.  Not because of the design company we hired to set it up (they were great). And not because we were a particularly difficult client (ok, maybe a little). But because … Read More


in Art of Business

How to 10x Your Decision-Making Skills


Years ago, I had to make a decision: Continue my Ph.D., or pursue my desire to help people develop their social skills. One option would lead to a stable and secure life, and it would be in a job I didn’t enjoy. The other path was filled with uncertainty, but I’d be doing something I was passionate about.  Since you … Read More


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My Partner Feels Criticized


man pointing at camera, as if accusing and criticizing

“Why do you ALWAYS leave the cabinets open? I walk into the kitchen and feel like I’m Vanna freakin’ White, helping a contestant solve a puzzle in here!” I say to my husband, Mark. I say it with a little bit of a laugh, but he knows and I know that I’m giving him shit. “You could just ask me … Read More


in Art of Dating, Marriage & Relationships

The Five Love Languages


fingers spelling out "Love"

In 1992, Dr. Gary Chapman published “The Five Love Languages: How to Express Heartfelt Commitment to Your Mate”. His book sparked a new way of thinking about love by outlining five ways to express and experience love that Chapman calls “Love Languages”. It was so wildly successful that it’s been a bestseller ever since and created many spin-off books, including … Read More


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