When you feel the need to please, think about this first

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Ever been pushed into pleasing in a difficult situation and then resented the heck out of it? Here’s something to think about next time you feel the need to please.

What you gain when you let go of needing to prove

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Yesterday I had a long overdue catch-up with a woman I used to work with years ago at BP.  She’s been retired many years now, and at one time I was lucky enough to call her my line manager.  Hardworking, ethical, kind, and compassionate, to date she’s one of the best bosses I’ve ever had.  […]

How to Say No to the Needy Networker

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The Case of the Needy Networker The other day I found myself in a conundrum of my own making.  I had accepted a coffee date with a woman I met in a social group we both belong to.  I arrived 5 minutes early, got my coffee and waited.  She showed up fifteen minutes late, sat […]

The Reason You Shouldn’t Care What Others Think

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I debated it back and forth in my mind before I sent the text. “Should I or shouldn’t I?” “What if she didn’t mean it?” “Then it’s going to be awkward from this point forward.” “People say things all the time about getting together but they never do.” I quickly wrote the text and hit […]