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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

Public Speaking – An Everyday Act of Courage

“I need to be confident before I can speak!” As a presentation and public speaking coach, this simple statement is by far the most common reason people give for avoiding presentations or public speaking.  And, on the face of it, it makes perfect sense, until you realise that confidence isn’t something that can be bought or taught. It’s something that comes from within. True confidence only comes when you do the very thing that you fear.   So most people are trapped by what psychologists call a ...
Tags: Bbc, Confidence, Speaking, Presentation Skills, Jacqueline Gold, Ann Summers, Knickerbox

Should You Ask Out Your Crush? A Complete Guide

Crushing hard but getting nowhere? Read this to find out if it's time to ask them out! With relationship season (AKA "cuffing season") in full swing, it can be hard to be alone during this time of the year. You may want someone to spend the holidays with, to carve pumpkins with, to go ice skating with… I could go on and on. The only problem is, the person that you have a crush on seems to be taking forever to make a move. So, the question arises: should you be the one to make a move on your cru...
Tags: College, Confidence, Dating, Self Confidence, Date, College Life

How to Overcome Stress, The Easy Way

You're reading How to Overcome Stress, The Easy Way, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. Hey, don't you think you're a little over-stressed? Seriously, since when is it okay to let stress manage our lives? I argue that we don't have to be at it's mercy. As a matter of fact, I firmly believe that it's possible to overcome stress using only thought. Personally, I've managed to greatly...
Tags: Health, Motivation, Meditation, Confidence, Lifehacks, Self Confidence, Pickthebrain, Peter, Easier, Beat Stress, Avoid Stress, Benefits Of Mindfulness, Overcome Stress, Peter My

Stop Pushing – Start Trusting!

You're reading Stop Pushing – Start Trusting!, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. "Write a book," they told me. "It's easy," they said. Ha! Not when you are bearing your soul in 200 pages, and detailing your business failures, and you want to make a book that’s worth reading! Not when you are blending in a controversial subject of BDSM and your past as a Dominatrix and ...
Tags: Amazon, Featured, Advice, Trust, Confidence, Lifehacks, Self Improvement, Pickthebrain, Become An Entrepreneur, Dana Pharant

How to Boost Your Confidence

Confidence is something that helps us thrive, and when we lack confidence, it affects everything we do, as well as our mood and thoughts. So why do some people seem to have no problems with confidence, while others just feel like hiding away? There are lots of things that can affect our confidence. For example, you might have had a set back at work that has shaken your belief that you can do your job, or you might not be happy about your appearance, your weight, or things that you perceive to b...
Tags: Wellness, Food, Confidence, Boost Confidence

Are You Living in the Shadows of Self-doubt?

I stood in front of my bathroom mirror, squinting from the lights above while also trying to open my eyelids so I could put mascara on my lashes. My mouth opened, too, almost instinctively. And I wondered why opening my mouth helped open my eyes. It didn’t make sense, and neither did the way I was feeling. I had been struggling with self-doubt and questioning everything about myself that week. Now here I was getting ready to speak out of town at a large women’s Bible study event, and instead of ...
Tags: Inspiration, Confidence, Defeat, Jesus, Truth, God, Self-doubt, Doubt, Isaiah, Renee, Encouragement, Renee Swope

How You Can Be More Confident

“Confidence comes not from always being right but from not fearing to be wrong.” – Peter T. McIntyre I suffered from a lack of self-esteem and little confidence when I was an adolescent. The feeling of loss and not being good enough, or smart enough to get things done and fearful of trying anything new lasted through my teens and throughout the early part of my adult life. It wasn’t that I was brought up deprived of love or lacking a comfortable environment, for my parents loved me dearly and I...
Tags: Psychology, Happiness, Self-help, Confidence, Self-esteem, Improving Self Esteem, Peter T McIntyre

5 Steps to Find the Willpower to Reach Your Goals

“When it is obvious the goals cannot be reached, don’t adjust the goals, adjust the action steps.” – Confucius Do you want to know my biggest fear? I’ve just come out of the closet, my parents have rejected me, and I am terrified, really, really terrified, because I’m completely alone, and the pain is unbearable. But it’s not just the rejection that terrifies me — it’s also what happens after that. With no one to turn to, I find comfort at the bottom of a bag of chips. Three months and thirty ...
Tags: Psychology, Identity, Virginia, Goals, Success, Self-help, Confidence, Depression, Insecurity, Netflix, Willpower, Perception, Resistance, Self-doubt, Stanford University, Publishers

Trusting the Competence of Others

You don’t generally select new employees on obedience, but on what they’re competent at (or potentially capable of doing) together with their ability to collaborate. In this post, I delve deeper into encouraging trust in others’ competence, or allowing people to get on with what they were hired for. Command and control versus trust in another’s competence The old paradigm of the leader as the uber-expert commanding subordinates, controlling them by checking whether they do as they’re told, r...
Tags: Leadership, Trust, Confidence, Autonomy, Competence, Retention, Team Dynamics

How to Be Less Intimidating

Have people told you that you’re intimidating and you just don’t know why? You may be giving off signals that say “don’t mess with me” without realizing it.Read more...
Tags: Confidence, Friendships, Lifehacks, Intimidation

My Friend Ohm (the Elephant)

Guest post from Brent Chapman: I awoke from a 3 hour ride in the back seat of a Toyota sedan to the driver telling us we had arrived.   We stepped out of the car into the muggy, humid morning of a remote location 200 kilometers outside of Bangkok.   To my amazement, we were the only vehicle in the dirt parking area amongst a compound of small insignificant buildings and…elephants.   Lots and lots of elephants.   Elephants just walking around like they ran the place. (Later ...
Tags: Leadership, Trust, Confidence, Dallas, Toyota, Bangkok, Chapman, Charlotte Business Journal, Dan McCarthy, Brent Chapman, Kevin Brungardt, Charlotte CIO

Truly Great

More egotism. [Author: Doug]
Tags: Comics, Confidence, Narcissism, Cartoons, Doug, Greatness, Timmy Tofu, 3x8, Egotism

The Power of Befriending the Exile Within

You're reading The Power of Befriending the Exile Within, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. Exiles in the Psyche I had a dream that there was someone else living in my apartment when I wasn't there.  A friend turned to me and said, “Hey, did you know there is another woman living here with you?”  I shook my head.  If it was true, how was it that I had never encountered her? G...
Tags: Psychology, Featured, Happiness, Blogging, Confidence, Lifehacks, Self Improvement, Self Confidence, Pacific Northwest, Pickthebrain, Katherine, Clarissa Pinkola Estes, Exile, Self Analysis, Bill Plotkin

How to prepare new choir members for their first visit

No matter how hard you try to make your choir a friendly, welcoming place, joining a new choir is like starting a new school. It can be frightening. photo by Capture Queen Here are some ideas that may help prepare new members for their first visit to your choir.It can be a daunting prospect joining a new choir. You may never have even sung in a group before.We all like to think our choirs are friendly, welcoming places (see How welcoming is your choir?), but it can be scary walking into a room o...
Tags: Facebook, Music, Confidence, Choir, Singers, Choir Leader, Choir Members, Nerves, Community Choir, Chris Rowbury

4 Charisma Mindsets You Should Live By

You're reading 4 Charisma Mindsets You Should Live By, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. People gravitate around confident, charismatic people. Yes, we do want to be around hot, sexy people – especially from the opposite sex – which makes some people think they can`t go anywhere on the attractiveness chain just because they don`t look hot enough – or whatever bullshit story they k...
Tags: New York, Featured, Communication, Stress, Confidence, Positivity, Lifehacks, Self Improvement, Rudy Giuliani, Erin, McDonald, Charisma, Brian Tracy, Richard Wiseman, Marwan Jamal, Gary Veynerchuck

Why Does Feeling Optimistic Feel So Weird to You?

When you have low self-esteem, optimism doesn’t come easy. It doesn’t feel that way to everyone. It didn’t feel that way to my old college roommate, who saw every rained-out Sunday as a dazzling opportunity to stay inside cleaning closets and watching old movies while eating avant-garde ice-cream sundaes crafted with weird kitchen scraps — raisins, rock salt, Ritz-cracker crumbs. She used to say that, having spent her high school summers laboring on a tomato cannery’s assembly line, by compar...
Tags: Psychology, Personal, Self-help, Confidence, Self-esteem, Low Self Esteem, Optimism, Publishers, Spirituality & Health, High Self-esteem