Connecting with Courage

Early Saturday a.m.  I had the opportunity to speak to a group of women from Dress for Success, Indianapolis about communication and confidence.  We sat semi-circle in plastic chairs, with coffee brewing in the background. The women ate snacks…

Afraid to Ask

Asking for things has been hard me for me. Asking for help, for directions, for additional explanation, for stuff I needed or even wanted, made me terribly uncomfortable.   I learned early (from my family) that asking for help was a sign…

Bored Stiff

Am I the only person who wonders if their content is boring? Sometimes, I'm plagued with the thought that no matter what I put down in writing, it simply won't be insightful, interesting or valuable.  I worry that "it's all been said and done…

Vocal Venom

"I'm so squeaky!", "I'm so nasal." "There's no authority in my tone." "How on earth can anyone listen to me." "Is that really how I sound?" "I can't STAND the way my voice sounds on tape!" These and comments like them are what I hear most…

Salesgirl Suffering

That "Sales" as a job was an entirely undesirable profession was something I was completely confident in from the time I was very young.