“As much as we thirst for approval we dread condemnation.”
– Hans Selye, pioneering Hungarian endocrinologist
“Remember to cite your accomplishments.”
I was one of three presenters during a weekend workshop on self-esteem and personal empowerment. The leader of the workshop was a trained speaker and presenter. At the time, I had just started my career as a self-esteem author and speaker and thought working with a pro would help me learn the craft and hone my skills. He had plenty of suggestions for me.
“You’re being a little too humble.”
“I don’t understand.”
“You need to earn the right,” he told me.
“Earn the right to … what?” I asked.
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