On overconfidence

Pros, cons, and thanks

Thank you, dear readers, for reaching the end of our first week on our new site.  I hope you like it; I think it’s absolutely amazing, and want to give a huge shoutout to Gilday Creative for making us (me!) look like a million bucks.  But I’ve also noticed something about myself the past couple of weeks as we prepared for the launch – I’m much more comfortable in the backend of this site.  When I load up the home page, or a full post for preview, my heart quickens and I get nervous.

Here’s my problem, and it’s one I think many people have, particularly women (at least statistically!) Read more

Fridays For You: a trick for stressful situations

About to go into a stressful or high pressure situation?  (A negotiation, a public speaking engagement, a job interview?)

Squeeze your LEFT fist as hard as you can for 30 seconds, then let go.  (Make sure you’re getting to a full 30 seconds – that’s a longer time than you think it is, when you’re focused on something like this.  If you can’t see a clock with a second hand from wherever you are, count Mississippi.  Remember to breathe.) Read more