An Extreme Fear of Disapproval

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We often have an extreme “fear of disapproval” from others, especially those of us who have social anxiety or social phobia. This can often be driven by our evolutionary history (our ancestors depended on social approval from members of their … Continue reading

How to Destroy Performance Anxiety and Deliver an Award-Winning Show Every Time

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We don’t often think of it this way, but life is often like one big performance. Whether it’s delivering a lecture, going on a date, or meeting a new person – we are often called upon to present our “best … Continue reading

Small Talk vs. Big Questions: How to Build a Deep Connection With Anyone

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When I look back on my life, the times when I’ve built the deepest connections with people are when we just sit and talk about the “big questions” in life. How do you picture a perfect society? What are your … Continue reading

Why Everyone Needs a Tribe To Belong To

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Everyone needs a tribe in their life to be truly happy and satisfied with their existence. When I say “tribe,” I’m simply referring to a close knit group of people that accept one another, support each other, and have each … Continue reading