That Bitch, Comparison

That Bitch, Comparison

Fear, Mindset
I recently interviewed a heroine of mine, Jasmine Star - photographer and branding expert - a woman made from moxie, beauty, grit and what I can only imagine is fairy dust. She admitted to struggling with what I would call, comparisonitis. That she had been afraid there’s not enough room for herself and her fellow sisters. Someone has to get out of the elevator. But we know that the truth is; the only thing there is no room for is comparison itself. Her words stuck with me (may be because of the baked goods association): “It isn’t that there’s just enough of the pie to go around. There’s a whole freakin’ BAKERY of pies to go around!” So let’s talk about this. If someone as wildly successful as Jasmine can…
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What happens when we give collaboration a chance

What happens when we give collaboration a chance

Fear, Mindset
More connected than ever? We live in a hyper-connected world. There are apps today that help solve problems you didn’t even know you had and enough social media networks to keep you busy all day. But are we missing out on real, human relationships? Collaboration over competition We’ve been brought up with Darwinian ideas that only the fittest survive - it’s ‘each man (or woman!) for themselves.' But the truth is, even at a very basic level, the vast majority of businesses are part of a much bigger value network made up of various providers, manufacturers, logistics businesses, distributors, retailers as well as the customers themselves. The ability to communicate, collaborate and connect with others is fundamental to any single business' success. So… why is it so easy to forget…
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One Way To Tackle Your Public Speaking Fear

One Way To Tackle Your Public Speaking Fear

Confidence, Fear
Today's guest post comes from Annik from Pony Express Speakers Club - who knows a thing or two about facing up to the fear so many of us have... public speaking. Take it away Annik! One of my clients threw a little tantrum the other day. She felt nervous about speaking, and wanted those nerves gone. Immediately. I think some of us can relate to that, right? As speakers, it can be frustrating to feel the familiar sensations of fear time and time again, perhaps long after we tell ourselves we should be over it. The racing heart, the shaky legs, the sweaty palms. We want them gone. Banished. So we can get on with the important business of communicating our message. So we can feel free. Growing up, I…
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