Technique

LOL...3 Ways to Get Over Your Nervous Laughter

We can all have moments when we lean on laughter or humor to get us through a nervous conversation. Just remember this, that nervous laughter isn’t fooling anyone. Others can clearly see through it for what it is, and it will always make them feel uncomfortable. No one appreciates repeated laughs or giggles used to conceal nerves, or humor used in a way that is passive aggressive.

Here’s how to get over that nervous laugh...

3 simple steps to writing the perfect greeting card

Soapbox: One of the most joyless things ever is receiving a greeting card in the mail only to find that the sender didn’t write anything personal…they only signed their name.

Come on, ya’ll! We can do better than that! Why send a “greeting card” if all you’re gonna write is your name? I already know you’re name…it’s on the envelope!

There, I said it: off my soapbox now.

It only takes three lines and 30 seconds to write a deliciously good greeting card that your friends, family and others will truly appreciate and remember you for. Here’s how...

Don't step on your "thanks"

She totally stepped on my “congratulations”! I recently sent a colleague a big “thumbs up” for a huge accomplishment she had made, and instead of simply saying, “thanks”, homegirl stepped all over my congratulations like it was peanut shells on a bar floor. Like: she stomped on it, smothered it…and her reaction left me feeling like I never even said thanks in the first place.

How did she do it? Quite simply by...

Drop some truth to create a breakthrough

“You wanna know why you’re hurting so much when we workout, Andrea? Because you’re doing the bare minimum,” my personal trainer said to me. I was hurtin’ bad after a few too many jumping jacks (300 to be exact) and I wanted to hobble across the gym and choke him with whatever strength I had left.

I was ticked off. But, I knew in my heart, that he was right. I’ve been dragging my feet – quite literally – when it comes to eating well, sleeping and exercising. And, oh I have so many excuses but they all lead to one truth: I’m not doing the work. Plain and simple. I needed him to help me see that.

Sometimes, people need to hear some truth in order to breakthrough something really big that’s holding them back. But, telling people we love some cold-hard truth can be really challenging. Here’s how to do it: