“How do you spell love?” -Piglet
“You don’t spell it. You feel it.” -Pooh
“You can’t stay in your corner of the Forest waiting for others to come to you. You have to go to them sometimes.”
Always on the go, my goal is to capture moments to use for more abstract ideas. I guess that’s the purpose of my blog- to document my learnings- creating a space of snaps for an assortment of building blocks.
The blog also serves as a source of connectivity since I’m on the other side of the country.
Being a people-person, I sometimes forget socializing doesn’t always come easy. Since tis’ the season to socialize, here is my comprised list of tips.
The ABCs to social confidence:
A. Awareness: People remember you not by what you do, but how you treat them
B. Believe: we’re all alike humans and spend the majority of the time thinking about ourselves, so the fact that you just fell over while reading this will likely go unnoticed.
C. Clean up: Getting organized is a quick way to release a few endorphins, leading to a confidence boost.
D. Dance: Ok, if that’s not your thing, listen to music, groove, have fun, and live a little.
E. Encourage yourself and be your biggest cheerleader
F. Fitness: Hit the gym, or get some physical activity. Guaranteed to feel better.
G. Guide your thoughts: If you catch yourself thinking negatively, simply take a breathe andÂ choose to change the thought.
H. Hear: The biggest trick to confident conversations happens through those little things on the side of our head. Ears. Listen and you won’t even have to say much. People love to talk about themselves, so let the ramblers ramble.
I. Imagine: Put mind over matter and visualize yourself being confident. You’re half-way there.
J. Joke: Find something funny to laugh at and loosen up. Smiling makes you prettier and appear like you know what you’re doing.
K. Keep up keepin’ on. If you slip up, feel embarrassed, fall, say something wrong, just keep going, because in the end, our brains are moldable and if you can learn to shape it, you can choose your pivotal memories.
And here are my ABC’s this week:
A divine popup lunch at work:
Bee-lining it to the work holiday party:
This is a fantastic time to be entering the business world, because business is going to change more in the next 10 years than it has in the last 50.
SeeÂ thisÂ article for a full recap by Business Insider.
You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation.
Deeelight it was. Remember Facebook’s holiday party from last year? It seems like just yesterday I wrote thisÂ post from last year’s Facebook Holiday Party.
Ending the weekend with a Friendsgiving:
Fearlessness is like a muscle. I know from my own life that the more I exercise it the more natural it becomes to not let my fears run me.
Now, go out there and be fabulous.
Remember, everyone is too busy texting, tweeting, or blogging to make fun of you. 😉