Fighting Fears: Fear of Coming Off as Arrogant

One of the fears that many people have is the fear of coming off as arrogant. In particular, I refer to being able to talk about your achievements, experiences, skills and plans without coming off as arrogant. As a woman, I find it particularly hard to talk about my achievements unless I am at the…

Self-Development 101: Stop lying to yourself

You’ve seen and you’ve met people like that. You see that that there is something wrong with their lives. No, cross that. You see exactly what’s wrong with their lives, and how they can fix it, and you are surprised that they didn’t do it already. However, when you start talking more to these people,…

Getting Fired as the Best Thing That Ever Happened To Me

Getting fired is stressful. It is unpredictable and it kills confidence. It sucks. However, I learned that getting fired may also prove to be one of the best things that could happen to you. My career was always important for me. Even my first part-time job in a coffee shop (Tim Hortons) felt like a…

Building Basic Professional Skills – Continuation

This is the second part of the article on having basic professional skills before aiming for leadership positions. I will list more skills: Basic Professionalism Skills List Remain organized. At all times. This applies to everything from your cubical to the notes you take, your files (easy and fast to find anything), your email, and…