Life is full of awkward and uncomfortable moments. We can't avoid them altogether, but we can handle them with grace. Here are ten situations we all might struggle with and how to relieve the discomfort. It happens to the best of us.
Hey readers! Quick note before we jump in: This is a post about something I've been wanting to write about forever: careers. Society tells us a lot of things about what we should want in a career and what the possibilities are-which is weird because I'm pretty sure society knows very little about any of this.
Careers used to be kind of like a 40-year tunnel. You picked your tunnel, and once you were in, that was that. You worked in that profession for 40 years or so before the tunnel spit you out on the other side into your retirement.
Today’s career landscape isn’t a lineup of tunnels, it’s a massive, impossibly complex, rapidly changing science laboratory.
Like most people, at one time in my life I was terrified of public speaking.I remember one moment particularly clearly. My classmates were waiting for me to read a paper I'd written-an experience, I'm sure, many remember from high school and college. While a part of me was concerned...
A great way to remove a large portion of fear is to practice hard, studying the topic well. You can research all questions that the audience may ask, and practice the speech in front of a mirror or in front of friends.
Practicing soothes our nerves, making us ready for the final audience.
Finding something bigger than your fear, greater than your anxiety, is a key strategy to get rid of the natural negative emotions. When you talk about something you are passionate about, the words come naturally, in a flow. Even if the words are forgotten, you can easily bounce back, as your inner fire won't let the words fail you.