confidence

Change … Do you resist even positive changes?

I believe human nature is to naturally resist change and desire stay in our comfort zones.  This is surprising, because sometimes, I notice resistance even when I am trying to make a change.  When I am not paying attention, I may be unconsciously resisting the change I thought I wanted. How about you?  Do you ever feel this way? Change is defined as to make or become different.  There is always some degree of uncertainty when something is going to be different.  So, by definition, change results in uncertainty, which drives discomfort… and nobody likes discomfort.  In fact most people will go to extremes to minimize discomfort for themselves and for others. I recently had an interesting experience.  The day I celebrated working for General Electric for 20 years, my division was sold to ABB.  I woke up early so I could get [...]

By |2018-10-19T00:55:48+00:00September 9th, 2018|Change|0 Comments

Recognition … Why is my natural instinct to deflect?

If you are like me, and are being honest with yourself, then we have to admit that getting recognition feels great, even incredible at times. So why…. If it feels so good to get recognition, that my natural instinct is to minimize the recognition, especially when I am talking about it with others? Ever find yourself immediately responding to recognition with… “It was nothing” “Anyone could have done it” “Just doing my job” “I couldn’t have done it without the team” “Thanks, but I didn’t get everything I wanted completed” Or some variation of these… Next time I challenge you to respond with a simple… Thank you I recently received recognition from the Dallas Business Journal for Women in Technology in North Texas. Here is the link to the article  Dallas Business Journal 2018 Women in Technology Using this opportunity to reflect on [...]

By |2018-10-19T00:56:28+00:00July 25th, 2018|Accomplishments, Confidence|0 Comments

Self Confidence … Why do we struggle believing in ourselves?

I have talked with a lot of women and will admit I have been surprised at the topic that seems to come up the most often – confidence. Confidence has come up so often that I started to inquire about it … and you could say a lack of self confidence is almost an epidemic.  What has surprised me so much, is that many of the women that have told me they have confidence issues are very successful individuals.  I would have never guessed. How about you?  Would you say you have a lot of confidence? Or is this an area you would like to improve? Steps to additional confidence “Confidence comes not from always being right but from not fearing to be wrong.”  – Peter T. Mcintyre 1.  Determine if there are specific areas, times, or situations you find yourself not having [...]

By |2018-09-28T00:47:01+00:00March 27th, 2018|Confidence|0 Comments