Category Archives: Personal Development

18 Feb

Talking Tips for the Tongue-Tied

 

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If you’re tongue-tied, these talking tips are not meant to get you rapping two hundred words a minute, but to get you to relax and enjoy your conversation.

You can be practically tongue-tied for various reasons:

  • You get caught lying.
  • You get caught in a difficult or awkward situation.
  • You see the girl you like.
  • You’re nervous.
  • You’re embarrassed.

But for the most part, being tongue-tied is attributed to plain shyness. For many, it’s nothing but a simple inconvenience, a small glitch fixed by staying away from parties, avoiding meetings, or avoiding eyes and glances.

But for others, it’s an issue that’s no laughing matter because it impacts their lives seriously, almost like an impediment. They sink in their seats and are afraid to speak up in class. They become reclusive.

For a person with social phobia, a job interview feels like a death sentence.   Read More

10 Apr

Balancing Work and Life

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Balancing Work and Life

For many business owners, one of the biggest challenges is separating their work from their family and social life. The following are six proven strategies to keep your home life running smoothly while keeping your business on track.

1. First, create a work schedule and stick with it. It may be tempting to answer personal calls during the day or take business calls after-hours, but doing this actually shows that you’re expendable–not dependable–and people will take for granted that you’ll always be there for any little things that come up. Even though family comes first, stay true to your business hours, and resist the urge to chat with friends or pick up groceries during working hours.

2. Train your friends to respect your work time. Your friends may consider working from home an invitation to chat during the day or just go out for coffee or shopping for an afternoon. Make it clear that your business hours are just for business. Leave personal calls for after-hours, and you’ll find that your friends will gradually accept your schedule without feeling slighted. Read More