Listen More, Talk Less: Expert Techniques to Develop Your Active Listening Skills

The following is adapted from The Self Help Book by Jared Graybeal. Ralph Waldo Emerson said, “Every man is my superior, in that, I learn of him,” which basically means that we can learn something from everyone.  Unfortunately, most of us would rather talk than listen.  You’d be amazed by how much people have to offer if […]

The 5 Main Reasons Why People Get Stuck and Stop Growing

The following is adapted from The Self Help Book by Jared Graybeal. Do you ever feel stuck in your own routine? If the feelings of momentum and growth seem elusive in your current life phase, you may be interested in learning how to get “unstuck.”  However, I firmly believe that there’s a seriously important step before moving […]

What Is Negative Self-Talk (And Why Does It Keep You Stuck)?

The following is adapted from The Self Help Book by Jared Graybeal. When you lay your head down at night, do any of these thoughts enter your mind? “Why did I do that?” “Why am I so awkward?” “They probably think I’m so dumb.” If so, you are well-acquainted with the pesky voice of negative self-talk, which […]

5 Practical Ways To Strengthen Your Character

The following is adapted from The Self Help Book by Jared Graybeal.  Honestly, out of all the areas important for personal growth, this might be the most important one. You can be the smartest, most confident person in the room, but if you have a desperately flawed character, those things won’t get you very far. But what […]

Floss Your Teeth: Why Good Grooming Boosts Your Confidence

The following is adapted from The Self Help Book by Jared Graybeal. Have you ever found yourself in your pajamas at noon? In this work-from-home era, it’s a little too easy to do these days. For most of us, it’s not uncommon to spend a video conference in blazers and pajama bottoms or forget to brush your […]

8 Reasons Why Reading Makes You a More Competent Leader

I always tell my staff that everything good I know or any wisdom I have, I either learned the hard way, or I read it somewhere. (And trust me, you don’t want to learn the lessons that I’ve learned the hard way… reading is a way safer route!)  Reading is our way of learning things […]

Here’s How to Meet More People Without Feeling (Too) Awkward

The following is adapted from The Self Help Book by Jared Graybeal. If you’re anything like me, at some point you’ve seen someone at the grocery store, coffee shop, DMV line (or wherever you choose to spend your free time), and thought, “That person looks interesting,” or, “I bet we would be friends.”   Most of us have […]

5 Simple Confidence-Boosting Steps You Can Take Today

The following is adapted from The Self Help Book by Jared Graybeal. Want to jump-start your personal growth? Start with strengthening your confidence and self-esteem. According to one psychological study, high self-esteem was the most important factor which predicted overall life satisfaction! The study also found a close link between confidence and happiness. So, if a high level […]

Slow and Steady: How To Set Achievable Goals

The following is adapted from The Self Help Book by Jared Graybeal. Have you ever set a goal, only soon after to realize that you’ve set your sights a little too high? It’s not a great feeling. We’re taught to constantly be raising the bar for ourselves, not lowering our standards to more realistic heights.  However, creating […]

Why Learning To Say “No” Can Simplify Your Life

The following is adapted from The Self Help Book by Jared Graybeal. I’m going to say something that will probably make you cringe and breathe a sigh of relief at the same time: it’s time to start learning how to say “no.” If you struggle with overcommitting or putting too much on your plate, trust me when I say […]