Tag Archives: Inspiration

Be Inspired: Maya Angelou

In the 1950s Maya Angelou had been a dancer and stage actress, and she was active in the civil rights movement; she became a coordinator for the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, thanks to a request from Martin Luther King, Jr. During the 1960s she spent five years in Africa, working as a journalist and a teacher. Maya Angelou returned to

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A 5-Step Strategy for Inspiring Yourself

You’re used to being in the loop and on top of things, but somehow you’ve lost your sense of perspective, and now all you can see is what’s right in front of you. Even little setbacks can bring you to a screeching halt. Why don’t the possibilities seem as open as they once did? Your assignment Step back and widen

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5 Ways to Overcome Nervousness

1. Before a job interview or an important meeting Jot down three points you want to get across. “If you start worrying, focus your mind on your main points,” says Beilock. That will help keep you in the moment and give you a cheat sheet if you start to panic. 2. Before competing in your favorite sport Sing or recite

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How to Feel Self-Confident

Hollywood producer and author of A Curious Mind Brian Grazer explains his guiding principle—that following our innate curiosity can lead to a bigger life—and how certain questions can help you connect with almost anyone. 1. The Situation: A meeting with your boss where you want to stand out from the average employee Best Questions to Ask: “What are you hoping for?” “What are

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