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Allow Criticism But Don’t Let It Stop Your Success

Allow Criticism But Don’t Let It Stop Your Success

I wish I could say the disrupters I know let sexist critiques flow off them like water off a duck’s back, but it takes time to learn — or, rather, unlearn — how to stop internalizing criticism and begin to neutralize it. It takes practice to shift from “Everybody says I need to change how […]

Why Self-esteem Is Different From Confidence and How to Build Both Effectively

Why Self-esteem Is Different From Confidence and How to Build Both Effectively

As humans, we sort of depend on certain qualities and traits. For example, self-esteem and self-confidence (or confidence) are two fundamental personality traits that we need in our lives. Quickly before you think about each of the terms, let’s define what each of them means. Self-esteem: How you feel about yourself and about what you […]

Rant Of The Day – “Na Whiteman”

Rant Of The Day –  “Na Whiteman”

Happy new week folks. So, I told people to send me something they would love to rant about, those inner rants in them that they just haven’t had the opportunity to get them off their hearts and guess what? I got loads of topics. As I searched through the topics a particular topic caught my […]

The Stigma of Doing Things Alone

The Stigma of Doing Things Alone

It was Thursday afternoon. I’d been invited to the soft launch of a new restaurant that evening, and I’d invited a guy I’d recently met through online dating to join me, only to have him cancel last minute. As someone who tries to live her life with a “no regrets” mentality, the choice was clear: […]

Brazilian Women Embrace Hair’s Curls And Kinks

Brazilian Women Embrace Hair’s Curls And Kinks

The Brazilian blowout hair straightening treatment has become a global phenomenon, thanks in part to celebrities like Nicole Kidman and Halle Berry. But in Brazil, flattening irons have fallen by the wayside as more and more women choose to embrace their curls and kinks. For Cassia Marinho, owner of the Iporinché salon in Rio de […]

Gaining The Confidence You Need To Succeed

Gaining The Confidence You Need To Succeed

Are you holding yourself back because of low confidence? Do you spend a lot of time “in your head” worrying, regretting, putting yourself down, and wishing things were different? Do you stop yourself from taking advantage of opportunities and reaching the success of which you know you are capable? Without confidence, you will never venture […]

7 Mental Hacks to Be More Confident in Yourself

7 Mental Hacks to Be More Confident in Yourself

On my first day at the FBI Academy, I didn’t feel like a superhero. In fact it wasn’t until after four grueling months of being placed in dangerous and awkward situations that I built the self-confidence necessary for my career. Boosting confidence is the primary goal of the Academy—before they send agents out with a […]

Love Yourself, But Not Too Much

Love Yourself, But Not Too Much

By others’ standards, it seems there’s very little a woman can ever get “right.” As women, we’re supposed to be a perfect combination of features… many of which require possessing a certain set of genetic attributes. Though this arbitrary list of characteristics varies greatly depending on whom you ask, one thing is certain: We are […]