It’s impossible for me to contain my excitement, so I’ll come right out and share that …
TRUST YOURSELF IS OUT TODAY!
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“Groundbreaking and insightful, Trust Yourself is essential reading for every sensitive, introverted professional.”
— Susan Cain, author of Quiet and creator of Quiet Revolution
This is the book I wish I’d had as an empathetic, driven person trying to find my way in my career and figure out how to believe in myself in the process.
It’s a guide to master your sensitivity and enjoy…
You’re in a meeting with a few colleagues and your boss, discussing a project you’re heavily involved with. Although you have thoughts to share, you’re silent.
Dialogue ping-pongs between your manager and co-workers. You can’t get a word in edgewise.
It’s a reoccurring obstacle, you cannot seem to get a handle on how to master the polite interject during a meeting.
You wait for the moment when it feels appropriate to butt in, but the moment never comes. The meeting has ended before you know it and you barely said a word. …
Almost every team has at least one dominant personality type who is motivated by winning, competition, and reaching results. While dominant personality types are often seen as commanding and confident, their characteristics have a flip side. They can also become obstinate, aggressive, and overly direct.
Take Gabe, a business development manager at a food and beverage company. Gabe was regarded as a “doer,” or someone who is outgoing and always up for a challenge. He was decisive, never hesitated, and took fast action to drive new sales. His demanding, assertive style landed the company new accounts, but it came at…
You pace the floor, chewing your fingernails and asking your cat for the fourth time, “why hasn’t my manager called me back?” Your cat looks at you in disgust. Frankly, he’s sick of this particular game. The challenge of remote work paranoia is real, and once again, it has wormed its way into your mind.
Was that report you sent a disaster, just as you suspect?
That funny comment in your last email…maybe your manager took it the wrong way.
Are they about to fire you?
If this sounds familiar, then you’re not alone.
Being put up for a promotion is often seen as the holy grail of career success. The validation of your hard work feels great, and the allure of more money, prestige, and respect can be appealing.
But when the moment comes to decide whether or not you want to accept or ask for, a promotion, you may also feel an inner resistance. And it’s important to address that resistance because a promotion can often lead to more stress, anxiety, and potential burnout.
One of my clients, Zane, was a manager at a large technology company. He was considered a “rock-star”…
If you want to advance your career, you need to be comfortable speaking up and voicing your opinions.
Speaking up not only makes a positive impression but also conveys your value and confidence. Successful professional knows that preparation is key to strong, succinct communication. Expressing yourself clearly is exponentially easier when you have time to premeditate a response. But what happens when you are put on the spot, asked an unexpected question, or prompted to share thoughts on an unfamiliar topic?
Getting put on the spot is anxiety-provoking for anyone, but it is particularly stressful for Sensitive Strivers who have…
These days, everyone’s talking about it.
In some respects, that’s extremely good news for Sensitive Strivers. Because, as highly sensitive people, we are more likely to experience imposter syndrome, and seeing so many articles, podcasts, and experts speaking about the subject can be reassuring.
Finally, you can see that you’re not the only one who feels like a fraud. You aren’t the only one constantly questioning whether you deserve your success or worrying that you’re going to be “found out.”
Of course, there’s a flipside. The more people there are talking about it, the more the knowledge can become warped…
With the onset of the pandemic and widespread remote work, the lines between “work time” and “home time” have never been blurrier. They are perforated at best and non-existent at worst., this is why finding ways to compartmentalize work is so key.
A lack of boundaries is really what makes compartmentalizing — or keeping work and home matters in their appropriate mental or emotional boxes — much more difficult.
This is even truer for Sensitive Strivers, those who are genetically predisposed to thinking and feeling everything more deeply.
Without healthy ways to compartmentalize work, thinking deeply can quickly become overthinking…
At one point or another, we’ve all lost our cool at work.
Perhaps you pulled an all-nighter to finish a project, only to feel distressed when it was criticized by a client. Or maybe a coworker failed to pull their weight and dumped their work on you at the last minute. These everyday workplace aggravations can make your blood boil. But there are some difficult conversations that tend to be the most stressful of all.
You know them well. These are the types of talks that require you to deliver bad news or negative feedback, make a demand such as…
A new job, a new promotion, a new project…
You dream about these goals and you hatch plans to make them a reality. But you may also feel a degree of inner resistance.
Because you know that stepping into more responsibility at work will bring increased pressure. You worry about facing new challenges like:
…Or a combination of all of the above.
You may wonder if you have the emotional fortitude to withstand the pressure of…