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How to Grow in Confidence and Stop Being Intimidated?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Argyraspide Nov 18, 2016. 8 Replies

Anyone read Tony Robbins?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jason Padenson Nov 4, 2016. 1 Reply

Creating an Online Freelance Business?

Started this discussion. Last reply by John Smith Oct 29, 2016. 17 Replies

 

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Hills James replied to John Smith's discussion Home Organization? I need help!
"John Smith, it's not a big thing to organize home actually I want to appreciate you about your interest in maintaining the home because most people I am talking about "MALES" we do not do home chores because we have our own jobs and…"
Nov 29, 2016
Hills James replied to John Smith's discussion Home Organization? I need help!
Nov 29, 2016
Way2Good replied to John Smith's discussion Home Organization? I need help!
"I second the Power of Now.    You don't even have to read the whole book to grasp the idea - that it all - everything, is right here right now,  The past the future are all distractions. Stay in the moment and enjoy all that it…"
Nov 19, 2016
Argyraspide replied to John Smith's discussion How to Grow in Confidence and Stop Being Intimidated?
"Well put, JB.  I remember well when I was put into my very first leadership position (assistant manager at a fast food restaurant) that was over those who had been my peers.  I was not at all confident those I had joked around and partied…"
Nov 18, 2016
Jack Bauer replied to John Smith's discussion How to Grow in Confidence and Stop Being Intimidated?
"Confidence is earned. Do things that scare you, and they will scare you less-and-less every time. There's no shortcut. There's no way to become confident without being uncomfortable. There's no way to become unafraid without standing…"
Nov 18, 2016
John Smith replied to John Smith's discussion How to Grow in Confidence and Stop Being Intimidated?
"I really appreciate the feedback on this issue, guys. Thank you. You're all correct in saying that there's a lot of nuance here: a lot of this is about personality, upbringing, and temperament. What I'm looking for is a quiet,…"
Nov 17, 2016
Way2Good replied to John Smith's discussion How to Grow in Confidence and Stop Being Intimidated?
"This is a very loaded question and a good one.  Can you really change the way in which you were raised, and is there anything truly wrong with being a conflict avoidance type of person.   In my opinion avoiding conflict can lead to never…"
Nov 12, 2016
Jay D replied to John Smith's discussion How to Grow in Confidence and Stop Being Intimidated?
"I don't know if iam to one to speak for that, since my method of solving conflicts is in 90% of the time to solve them in a kind/cooperative way.  First of all think about, what you actually want to achieve when entering a conflict.…"
Nov 12, 2016
Carl Monster replied to John Smith's discussion How to Grow in Confidence and Stop Being Intimidated?
"If you find out please let me know. I find it way more than an intellectual exercise, or a matter of practice, like mastering chess or a strong backhand. Needs to go way deeper in the psyche, with roots that go way down to the original programming…"
Nov 10, 2016
Nick H replied to John Smith's discussion How to Grow in Confidence and Stop Being Intimidated?
"Not sure if those two examples are the same thing. In the DMV I'm guessing you didn't want to risk having the guy fight you. In the second you're upset because you aren't assertive enough. If the first is your issue then maybe…"
Nov 9, 2016
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How to Grow in Confidence and Stop Being Intimidated?

Gentlemen,I grew up in a household where I didn't see conflict modeled in healthy, open ways. "Conflict avoiders" would be the best way to describe my family. As such, I'm a very "nice guy" and while I'm by no means a total push-over, I have noticed a frustrating pattern in my life:When faced with conflict, my knee-jerk is to avoid it.Here's an example: I'm standing line at the DMV the other day and a man is blaring his cell phone...talk radio. It was annoying everybody around and I immediately…See More
Nov 8, 2016
Jason Padenson replied to John Smith's discussion Anyone read Tony Robbins?
"As far as life coaches Tony Robbins is bar none, top tier, the best. As a writer, he's meh...okay. Watch his old, old stuff on youtube where he's like 20 something years old whereing a full suit with suspenders, it's much better than…"
Nov 4, 2016
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Anyone read Tony Robbins?

I recently watched the Netflix documentary on Tony Robbins ("I am not your guru"). It was my first introduction to him. I would be curious to hear if anyone of you have read any of his books? I was particularly struck by his confidence and ability to be completely vulnerable while maintaining strength. Would love to hear your experience with Tony if you've had any.See More
Nov 4, 2016
David F. replied to John Smith's discussion Home Organization? I need help!
"I like these ideas.   I'll have to check out that app.   Thanks for posting!"
Nov 3, 2016
Troy Costlow replied to John Smith's discussion Home Organization? I need help!
"Man, I definitely hear you on this... it takes a while to overcome. Two quick recommendations for you: 1. Set up an "inbox" system. Basically, it's just a box or a tray - if you leave stuff everywhere, you or your wife just puts it…"
Nov 1, 2016
David F. replied to John Smith's discussion Home Organization? I need help!
"First learn to put your dishes in the sink.  It takes less time then handling it twice. Next organize your stuff.  Find a place for it.  Designate it and get used to putting it back.  Its hard to build the habit to put your stuff…"
Oct 31, 2016

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