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Being Overambitious is Making You Less Fun to Be Around

You're reading Being Overambitious is Making You Less Fun to Be Around, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. In the pursuit of ambition, you can end up sacrificing more than you may care to admit. You can end up losing your inherent sense of curiosity and gratitude for life. As you wear yourself down, a perpetual angst can begin to slowly eat away at your core. You still haven’t qu...
Tags: Blogging, Career, Confidence, Depression, Happiness, Motivation, Ambitious, Inspiration, Peace, Resilience


Can You Be Too Trusting?

To trust someone you love is important. Otherwise, you’ll be forever doubting that person, creating serious dissension in the relationship. But can you be too trusting? Absolutely! If you’re a scrupulously honest person, you might assume everyone else is too, especially if it’s your very own spouse. Lara was hurting — hurting so badly there were moments when she seriously considered taking her own life. “My pain is unbearable. I trusted my husband totally. Then I found out that he’d been ch...
Tags: Psychology, Relationships, Confidence, Betrayal, Emotional Abuse, Manipulation, Trust Issues, Boundaries, Marriage And Divorce, Intuitive Wisdom


Don’t Follow the Crowd

“Let me take a look at your Twitter profile,” offered my table companion. We were attending a Chamber-sponsored event on how to make the most of social media. “That’s my area of expertise, and I’m happy to offer up a suggestion or two. Maybe you’ll decide to become a client.” A few days later, I received an email from him that read in part: The biggest problem with your Twitter account is that you follow too many people. Your following count makes you look less authoritative and diminishes the v...
Tags: Leadership, Social Media, Confidence, Honesty, Personal Development, Authenticity, Ego, Arrogance, Self-righteousness, Perry Tam


3 ways coaching can help you be a better agent

Do you need a coach? The answer lies within you and your needs. A coach doesn’t have to be a paid coach; it could be a mentor, a confidant or a person you hire. As long as you work with a pro, your business will improve in these aspects.
Tags: Networking, Opinion, Marketing, Confidence, Radio, Finances, Agent, Time Management, Coach, Coaching, Client relationships, Brokerage, Select, Troy Palmquist, Should You Hire A Coach


The 5 Life-changing Benefits of Keeping a Meditation Journal

You're reading The 5 Life-changing Benefits of Keeping a Meditation Journal, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. I have notebooks and journals for everything: Work, habits, goals, exercise, personal projects, language learning, New Year's resolutions... I have them all sitting here on my desk, just waiting to be used. And so when I came across the practice of keeping a meditation...
Tags: Psychology, Happiness, Success, Meditation, Mindfulness, Confidence, Positivity, Athens, Lifehacks, Einstein, Self Improvement, Journaling, Self Confidence, Pickthebrain, Motivation Tips, Thich Nhat Hanh


Finding Inner Success

You're reading Finding Inner Success, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. “Your outer world is a mirror of your inner world” - T Harv Ecker By finding your inner strength you can quickly start having an impact on your outer world. We live in a universe of duality, to your up there is a down, to your right, a left and just as we have outer laws of success, we therefore have inn...
Tags: Psychology, Motivation, Featured, Happiness, Success, Confidence, Creativity, Philosophy, Lifehacks, Self Improvement, Self Confidence, Napoleon Hill, Productivity Tips, Good Habits, Self Education, Daniel Wood


Why altos are often timid and nervous

Over the years I have noticed that the least confident part of my community choirs is often the alto section. photo by simpleinsomnia I can only speak from my own experience, but I’ve heard others tell similar stories. Why might this be?I have been lucky in the past to have really strong tops in my choirs. I’ve also been blessed with loud and confident female tenor sections.But the altos are often lacking in confidence, sing quietly and hesitantly, and seem nervous all the time.I’m sure you have...
Tags: Facebook, Music, Women, Confidence, Anxiety, Fear, Eastern Europe, Choir, Community Choirs, Singers, Vocal Range, Choir Members, Song Arrangements, Alto, Sopranos, Chris Rowbury


3 Unexpected Things That Happened When I Fully Focused On My Strengths

You're reading 3 Unexpected Things That Happened When I Fully Focused On My Strengths, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. You have all probably been to that dark place where the only thing you see is a failure and the only thing you hear is the ticking of negative thoughts in your brain. This is certainly a ‘place-to-be’ as our brain cannot function without negative thoughts. Bu...
Tags: Motivation, Featured, France, Success, Confidence, Armenia, Lifehacks, Self Improvement, Strengths, Pickthebrain, Anatoli Chernyaev


Why Failing to Land My Dream Job is the BEST Thing That Could Have Happened

You're reading Why Failing to Land My Dream Job is the BEST Thing That Could Have Happened, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. Have you ever failed at something you really wanted to achieve? More importantly, have you ever stopped up to think, REALLY think, about how that incident changed you, from the person you were, to the person you became? The honest truth... I have f...
Tags: Motivation, Featured, India, Happiness, Success, Passion, Confidence, Creativity, Lifehacks, Dyson, Career Advice, Dream Job, Self Improvement, Self Confidence, Pickthebrain, Productivity Tips


Interview: Resolving Public Speaking Anxiety with Jonathan Berent, L.C.S.W., A.C.S.W

Jonathan Berent, L.C.S.W. has pioneered treatment for performance and social anxiety since 1978. A certified psychotherapist, he has worked with thousands of individuals of all ages in individual, group, and family psychotherapy. He has appeared on “The Oprah Winfrey Show”, “Sally Jessy Raphael”, “Joan Rivers”, “CNN Medical News” and many other TV and radio shows. […]
Tags: Podcasts, Confidence, Anxiety, Public Speaking, Speaking, Stage Fright, Jonathan Berent, W. Jonathan Berent, Sally Jessy Raphael Joan Rivers, CNN Medical News


Why Girls Beat Boys at School and Lose to Them at the Office

Hard work and discipline helps girls outperform boys in class, but that advantage disappears in the work force. Is school the problem?
Tags: News, Confidence, Sexual Harassment, Anxiety and Stress, Women and Girls, Education (K-12, Psychology and Psychologists


How to Improve Your Confidence as a Consultative Salesperson

Professional salespeople want—and need—to be consultative. The word “consultative” means that one provides advice and recommendations, and it includes the idea that one possess the business acumen and situational knowledge (or experience) to dispense their guidance. Here are a few ideas that will improve your confidence as a consultative salesperson. Increase Your Competence A large part of the confidence you need to be a consultative salesperson begins and ends with your competence. A good ma...
Tags: Sales, Confidence, Competence, Consultative Sales, Consultative, Control The Process


10 Ways to Stop Self-Sabotaging Your Success

You're reading 10 Ways to Stop Self-Sabotaging Your Success, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. Usually, self-sabotaging behavior takes hold of people’s lives, and they do not even realize it. They attribute it to stress, common sense considerations, and ‘objective’ assessment of the possible struggles. Self-sabotaging behavior is deeply interconnected with self-esteem and the way...
Tags: Career, Success, Confidence, Lifehacks, Self Improvement, Pickthebrain, Self Education, Self-sabotaging, Time for Psychology Nota, Patrick Reeves


The Importance of Mentorship: Benefits For Career Success

You're reading The Importance of Mentorship: Benefits For Career Success, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. The Importance of Mentorship: Benefits For Career Success Do you ever look at successful people within your profession and wonder how they got there? Do you wish to be like them? Well, most junior employees and college graduates do. Everyone has that one person who they l...
Tags: Psychology, Career, Featured, Confidence, Lifehacks, Self Improvement, Mentorship, Pickthebrain, Productivity Tips, Role Model, Success Doyourbest


9 Ways to Become More Courageous

Courage is a universally admired quality. It is has been celebrated in every culture in the world, in every age. It’s one of the four “tactical virtues” of masculinity. And it serves as not only the foundation of masculine excellence, but of every type of it, for as Winston Churchill observed: “Courage is rightly esteemed the first of human qualities . . . because it is the quality which guarantees all others.” While we often think of courage in terms of physical bravery — risking life and lim...
Tags: Life, Matt Damon, Confidence, Winston Churchill, Personal Development, Tom Dick, A Man's Life, Robert Biswas Diener, Biswas Diener


Tell your choir leader what you’re struggling with, otherwise they can’t help you

Sometimes one section of the choir struggles with their part. I ask what the problem is, but am faced with a sea of blank faces. photo by CollegeDegrees360 If I don’t know what the difficulties are, I can’t help. Why won’t singers say why they’re struggling? that one person who asks questions When I was at university, some of my lectures had over 100 students in them. It was all tricky maths and science stuff. There was lots of frantic copying of what was being written on the board. However, the...
Tags: Facebook, Music, Trust, Confidence, Anxiety, Fear, Choir, Singers, Learning Songs, Chris Rowbury


Motivating and influencing your teams

You’ve nailed the vision, and built the foundation of trust, now you need to motivate your teams. The success of your product depends on the work they (engineering, UX/design, marketing, sales, etc.) do. In nearly all cases, the individuals on … Continue reading →
Tags: Energy, Leadership, Trust, Confidence, Optimism, Influence, Vision, Product Management, Motivate


Psychology Around the Net: January 12, 2019

Are you ready to learn about simple, no frills self-care tips we can all follow? Why incompetent people have more confidence than you’d think they should? How men and women experience chronic pain differently? Well, good news! This week’s Psychology Around the Net has all that and more. The Free Self-Care You Should Be Doing Right Now: Setting realistic exercise schedules. Tackling one cleaning or organizing project at a time. Getting enough sleep. Extremely basic but extremely helpful self-c...
Tags: Psychology, Books, Women, Memory, Values, Research, Disorders, Stress, Self-help, Confidence, Anxiety, Yoga, Men, Women's Issues, Chronic Pain, Men's Issues


Housing Confidence Down as More Americans Believe It’s a Bad Time to Buy a Home

Washington, D.C. – Jan. 7, 2019 (PRNewswire) The Fannie Mae Home Purchase Sentiment Index® (HPSI) decreased in December, falling 2.7 points to 83.5, resuming its recent downward trend after November’s slight uptick. The decrease can be attributed primarily to a 12-percentage point decrease in the net share of Americans who said it is a good time to buy a home. The net share of Americans who said it is a good time to sell a home increased 1 percentage point. Respondents reporting significantly hi...
Tags: Real Estate, News, Housing, Washington, Confidence, Radio, NHS, Fannie Mae, Real Estate News, Doug Duncan, PSB, National Housing Survey, Housing Confidence, HPSI, Fannie Mae s National Housing Survey NHS, Fannie Mae Although


How & Why to Dress Like You're Going to Run Into Your Worst Enemy

How five extra minutes could make your day so much better! Coco Chanel was a true icon, and amongst the many pieces of wisdom she left us with is one of my favorite quotes of all time: "Dress like you are going to meet your worst enemy today."And, why wouldn’t you? It has been proven time and time again that the way we dress affects the way we feel, and feeling amazing in your clothes is a simple way to boost your self-confidence on a daily basis.Say it’s been a rough week, and on Thursday morn...
Tags: Jewelry, Accessories, College, Confidence, Colors, Coco Chanel, Fashion Tips, Sam EdelmanDoes, Dooney Bourke Backpack KC


Fear: The Enemy From Within

You're reading Fear: The Enemy From Within, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. Have you ever found yourself living under the bondage of fear in all spheres of your life? Then this article is a must-read resource. By the way, I was a victim of self-induced fear for over 20 years. To be precise fear made me lose two of my well-paying jobs. I could not express myself. I remember how I...
Tags: Psychology, Facebook, Featured, Confidence, Fear, Lifehacks, Self Improvement, Self Confidence, Pickthebrain, Personal Power


4 Lessons I Learned (Or Re-Learned) in 2018

Sometimes the old lesson is the new lesson. View the original article to see embedded media. Artist: @livly.doodlesNew year's is definitely a weird time for me. Normally, I'm pretty happy to see the ass-end of the old year and embrace the new year; collectively, too, it seems like the last few years have been rough. (I'm not sure which celestial body to blame for that.) With my birthday in January, I generally take this time to reflect on the year and set intentions for the new one, so by the ti...
Tags: Career, College, Confidence, Netflix, Life Lessons, Resolutions, Don, Sabrina, College Life


Revitalized Your Future and Boost Your Mood: Turbo Charged Optimism

You're reading Revitalized Your Future and Boost Your Mood: Turbo Charged Optimism, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. Nearly everyone has had the experience of thinking, “I use to be excited about the future, but now I am just trudging through life one day at a time.” Does that describe you? What happened? Does it feel as though you have lost the ability to dream, to believe in...
Tags: Psychology, Featured, Happiness, Confidence, Optimism, Lifehacks, Self Improvement, Self Confidence, Pickthebrain, Rice University, Laura King, Folsom California, Utpal Dholakia, Forrest Talley


Boyfriend Has Retrospective Jealousy

I am in a relationship for the past 8 months and have been really happy in it(although I don’t know what happiness is because I don’t remember the last time I was happy). My boyfriend is a year and a half younger to me yet is my senior in college(because I dropped two years between school and college). He is a very nice guy and absolutely lovable, and am his first girlfriend. In the initial days I told him briefly about my past 3 relationships and thought he’d be fine with it, but it turned out ...
Tags: Relationships, Confidence, Insecurity, Jealousy, Resentment, Emotional Immaturity, Irreconcilable Differences


How to Network without Face-to-Face Interactions If You’re an Introvert

You're reading How to Network without Face-to-Face Interactions If You’re an Introvert, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. Networking opens many doors for entrepreneurs. This is a sure-fire way to get people interested in your services, find loyal partners, and most importantly, attract new customers. But things are not that optimistic if you’re an introvert like me. A lump in the ...
Tags: Psychology, Google, Amazon, Career, Featured, Youtube, Success, Communication, Confidence, Lifehacks, Self Improvement, Self Confidence, NICK, Introvert, Pickthebrain, How To Network


Are You Stuck in the Leadership Trap?

I thought this article was timely. Anytime is a good time to reflect on how you are doing, but the end of the year seems to be the most popular time to do this.  In order to not just grow your company but to continually evolve as a leader and enjoy operating your company, you […]
Tags: Leadership, Sales, Confidence, Fear, Strategy & Planning, Getting Unstuck, Being Stuck


Don’t Think – Do

You're reading Don’t Think – Do, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. When I’ve had important life decisions to make, I’ve always been in favour of thinking, researching and evaluating my options. After all, I didn’t want to get it wrong. My logic was, the more informed I can make myself, the better. Do you also feel like this when faced with big decisions? Let me tell you t...
Tags: Career, Motivation, Featured, Happiness, Success, Confidence, Creativity, Lifehacks, Self Improvement, Pickthebrain, Productivity Tips, Don, Christine, Do


Have you become too dependent on your choir leader? You might be denying your own abilities

I’ve been noticing something interesting recently: when I move away from a part when I’m teaching them a song, they tend to fall apart.Since I’m not actually doing anything for them at this point, I wonder what’s going on. the process of learning a song I only teach songs by ear.I build the harmonies up gradually, trying not to leave any one part standing around doing nothing for long. See How to teach (and learn) a song by ear and Learning songs by ear.After correcting a few minor glitches, the...
Tags: Facebook, Music, Trust, Confidence, Anxiety, Fear, Listening, Choir, Singers, Learning By Ear, Remembering Songs, Teaching Songs, Choir Leader, Chris Rowbury


6 Ways to Incorporate Body Positivity into Your Daily Routine

Look in the mirror and see yourself as beautiful. Pexels Take a look in the mirror. What do you see? If the answer is anything but an amazing person, then you might need to add body positivity to your life. This isn’t an uncommon reaction at all: Even the pretty girl in your science class who seems to have her life all figured out has some insecurities that she’s hiding. Body positivity is "a social movement rooted in the belief that all human beings should have a positive body image, and be a...
Tags: College, Inspiration, Body Image, Confidence, Self Confidence, Beauty tips, Love Your Body, Body positivity, Body Acceptance, Body Positive


Singers, don’t be afraid to make mistakes – it’s the only way to learn

Many singers hold back because they’re afraid of getting it wrong.But if you never make mistakes, you’ll never learn what getting it right is.We are all familiar with the hesitant singer.That person with a permanent frown on their face who sings quietly and is never quite sure of their part.They are afraid of “getting it wrong”.But if they continue to sing along quietly and fit in with everyone else, they’ll never really know when they’re “getting it right”.We all make mistakes as we learn somet...
Tags: Facebook, Music, Confidence, Fear, Singing, Singers, Learning Songs, Rehearsal, Learning To Sing, Chris Rowbury