Pressure to Perform

Expose Yourself and Reach Your Long Awaited Goals

I was reminded about the importance of facing, even embracing what we fear most as I read about Jason Comely, an IT professional who feared rejection.  In my psychological training, I studied “exposure therapy.” Exposure therapy is a technique that helps people who avoid objects, activities or situations because they are afraid or uncomfortable with […]

Many Professional Women Wrestle with Expectation Anxiety

It takes tremendous courage to perform well, even when you are scared. For professional women, this can be especially difficult. Sergeant Lorain Prevaux served in the Iraq war under General Norman Schwarzkopf Jr. When the General retired, Lorain was one of two people invited to address him in an event held in Tampa’s Raymond James […]

We Have It Backwards – The Secret is Inside

We are told by people in our workplace, the media, our culture and other sources of external information that if we imitate what’s “in,” work hard to earn “enough” (position and money) and save for retirement, we will be happy – eventually. Going from the “outside in” doesn’t work. I’ve interviewed many hard working leaders […]