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Of Cheerleaders, Mentors and Lost Potential

Growing up, I didn’t have a lot of cheerleaders. My parents were good, loving parents who genuinely wanted the best for their children.  It’s just that their world was small. Having both grown up poor, they preferred choices that were … Continue reading

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Ambition Isn’t Easy

When I was young, I wasn’t what you’d call particularly ambitious. I was raised by a very traditional family. If my mom wanted more than to be a good wife and mother, she didn’t say so out loud. She considered … Continue reading

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Writing Productivity: Self -Confidence Update

A couple of weeks ago, I blogged about needing to cultivate self-confidence.  First thing I discovered is that there is a difference between self-confidence and self-esteem.  Self-confidence is feeling good about one’s ability at a certain task or skill.  Self-esteem … Continue reading

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Writing Productivity: Cultivating Self-Confidence

Those of you who have read my musings before know that career confidence is still relatively new to me.  I wasn’t raised to take chances.  In fact, quite the opposite; I was raised to believe I should avoid criticism. Such a mindset … Continue reading

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