Pressure Me… Please!

If you’ve read my BLArticles® or books, you know I’ve never liked the word “nervous.” It’s a useless word to me because I’ve never known anyone who performed better when nervous.  I’m actually a fan of the word, “anxious.”  Now, there’s a word I can get behind.  When...

Imaginary Friends

It’s pretty difficult to live our lives without having to deal with high-pressure situations. Perhaps it’s a critical interview, an important presentation, or a key sales call. You showed up with a lot on your mind – usually too much on your mind. You tried...

Running Your Race

There is no debating the fact that standing before a room full of people creates pressure. The studies continue to point out that fear of heights, snakes, drowning, and needles still round out the top five biggest fears.[1] Still, those fears do not compare to the...

Count to… Tomorrow

Have you ever heard the expression, “Before you respond, count to ten” before? In this economy I’m changing that expression to, “Before you respond, count to… tomorrow.” Counting to ten just isn’t long enough anymore. That’s because we’re all a little raw right now....