As a leader, we want to keep our vulnerable side close to us. To make a real connection, however, a balance is needed between showing strength and opening up. It’s normal to want to show people your best self. But, what if your best self includes your compassion, your honesty, and your ability to connect with others by being real?
What does it mean to be vulnerable? True vulnerability is defined by Brené Brown as “the feeling we get during times of uncertainty, risk, or emotional exposure.” This includes moments when we decide to show our feelings despite not being sure how people will react. I say you can decide to be vulnerable or not.Continue reading “Why being vulnerable can be a good thing”
If you’ve struggled with anxiety, depression, and a chronic unease in your life, you probably wished, like me, that you knew how you could get out of this negative pattern but didn’t quite know how. Over the years, I’ve learned that you CAN change this! If you create new habits and work to transform yourContinue reading “A Gracious Mind and Clear Heart Can Transform Your Life”
In my coaching practice, I teach people-pleasers how to learn to focus on themselves, be authentic, and be bold in asking for what they want. In that spirit, today I want to talk about why some of us become people-pleasers, why it can be harmful over time, and how we can learn to stop people-pleasingContinue reading “How to break your people-pleasing habit for good”
Autonomy and independence are both defined as the ability to self-govern, to endorse and take ownership of your own actions. People who show less autonomy and are more dependent on others, tend to have lower self-esteem and experience higher stress. They can also develop communication problems, experience negative feelings like anger and guilt, and overContinue reading “How To Cultivate Your Independence And Make Your Relationships Stronger”
Let’s talk about why so many life coaches and authors out there are recommending a personal mission to their clients, and why it might be one of the most powerful things you can do in your life or in your career. Creating a personal mission is an important step to giving yourself some direction, andContinue reading “How do I Figure Out What My Life Mission Is?”
What keeps us from being authentic with others? A few years back, before my coaching business existed, I was brainstorming ideas with a group of friends. One of my friend asked me about the courses I planned to offer my clients. I told her one of my ideas was to develop something for people whoContinue reading “How to be more authentic with others”