How to Manage Social Anxiety in a Crowd

It’s just too scary, right? You walk into a crowded room and see those fancy people. They're standing around flaunting their social skills.  They're making small talk, meeting new people, and building relationships. Everyone loves them. People watch from a distance and think to themselves, "I wish I was like that." I bet it’s crossed your mind too. After all, being social and able to talk to new people is the fastest way to new relationships.  How else do you let people into who you are or share your…

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The 3 Keys to Self-Confidence

It happens to all of us. After reading the top blog posts on how to build your self-confidence, we go out there and give it a shot. We take every tip, shortcut, and strategy we can find and convince ourselves that this is all we need to succeed. But, instead of more self-confidence, we get more anxious, nervous, and forget everything we tried to memorize. It feels horrible. Instead of feeling like an equal with our conversation companions, we’re lost in our thoughts, trying to find words to say and hoping we…

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Breathing Through the Fear

There I was, standing on the first tee at one of the biggest golf tournaments of my life...struggling to catch my breath. To this point, I'd played a lot of golf tournaments, but never something like this.  This was the All-County tournament.  If I did well here, I'd go on to play in the All-State tournament as one of the best junior golfers from Nassau County. All the top-ranked junior golfers in Nassau County were there. We were all vying for the All-County Athlete distinction. I…

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