Did You Hear? Listening Pays Off

The following post is from Lisa of Working Naked: I come from a big, loud family, and the word "quiet" isn’t in our vocabulary. We don’t believe in long pauses either. So when I jumped into the business world I figured out quickly that if I wanted to succeed in sales and grow my business,…

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Quick Tip: Practice Responding to Self-Doubt

We all have moments of self-doubt, but an important characteristic of successful people is knowing how to respond to those thoughts and feelings. Think back to the times you've experienced self-doubt in the past. Maybe it was right before you finished a big project or while brainstorming new ideas. Maybe it was after you received…

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The Importance of Being Optimistic and Confident

Over the last couple of weeks, we've talked about the importance of practicing your dialogue for responding to self-doubt and not taking no for an answer. What it all really boils down to, though, is having a positive, optimistic outlook. Now, let me just say that I don't think being positive is a way to…

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Question of the Day: Introvert or Extrovert?

A while back, we talked about understanding your personality and discovering whether you were a task-oriented or people-oriented person. Today, I want to talk about introvert versus extrovert. Contrary to popular belief, these personalities aren't defined by how comfortable you are in social situations. An introvert can actually be very friendly and outgoing, and an…

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Question of the Day: Describe Your Personality

Since it's now my turn to have the flu, I decided to stick with a question of the day today instead of the post I had planned (about balancing sentimentality and decluttering, which I'll post about next week). Today I want to know... How would you describe your personality? Are you task-oriented or people-oriented? Have…

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Task-Oriented Versus People-Oriented

My monthly column is up at The Art of Simple, and I'm talking about task- versus people-oriented personalities. Come on over and share your thoughts about your personality and how you find balance between your to-do list and the people you love! While personality tests and reading about personality types have been regarded by some…

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Question of the Day: Are You a Perfectionist?

As we've started talking about home management notebooks this week, a lot of you have said, "I've been meaning to start one, but..." It got me thinking about the things get between us and getting organized. I know my perfectionism is an obstacle in my own life because I never want to start something unless…

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