I shared in my last post that my #1 rule for dealing with difficult people is DON’T TAKE IT PERSONALLY. And almost immediately, I heard real life war stories from many of you wonderful readers about your own struggles with difficult people. It is a touchy and subjective topic for sure. In my experience, there […]
I wish I’d known this when I was much younger. It would have saved much heartache and headache. For years I was obsessed with what I was doing wrong, why I always felt I was walking and talking on “eggshells” and the follow-up internal dialogue it always evoked of “WTF, now I have to make […]
What the heck is perfect anyway? Is it the Norman Rockwell vision of everyone sitting ’round the table with a Martha Stewart turkey? I don’t think I could get that color on a turkey even if I spray-painted it.
And who invented brussels sprouts anyway?
Hello Sharon, I want to thank you again for speaking to our group on Thursday night. I enjoyed hearing your insights and am fascinated by this topic. I wish I had thought to ask you this question as I’m hoping you have an opportunity to help me with this…. I’ve experienced this recently: I’m in a meeting […]
The other day, a friend shared an industry newsletter that had many great ideas for sales, finding business partners, etcetera. One of these tips struck me as odd. Well, maybe not odd, just very limiting, especially if you didn’t know what the author meant by it…. It said, “Be formidable.” The problem with the article is […]
First, be aware that not everyone accepts the handshake as a greeting nor does every culture or group do a handshake the same. Western culture values a firm grip, while many Asian countries, especially China, value a less firm handshake and maintaining the handhold for an extended time after the initial greeting (shake). Note that […]
This is an article I wrote in March of 2010. I’m bringing it to the front of my blog again as I recently attended a sales conference and two of the presenters re-stated this misleading “fact.” I think it important to understand we are more than stats when we choose to communicate. So, here is […]
Have you ever heard that old saying “Facts tell and stories sell?” Facts tell and stories sell is a saying I learned in sales class years ago and it’s true as far as it goes. If you sell with stories, all stories you tell have to be relevant, not only for the audience, but in context […]
Last week, I was asked to do a guest post over at https://jobmob.co.il/ on How To Be Irresistible In Job Interviews. I got an email with this great question. Dear Sharon, “I have the job, how do I ask (and get) a raise and promotion?” Great question! I actually hear this often with my clients, we […]
I brought this out of the archives as it’s as relevant today as it was in 2013 when I first wrote this Q&A. I recently heard from Dr. Bob and Christine Wright from Stress Free Now podcasts (http://www.stressfreenow.info/) contacted me after reading this post. We decided to record a podcast interview on their very popular Stress Free […]