1. How To Be Less Self-Conscious

    It’s no fun to be self-conscious. You second-guess yourself, wonder what other people are thinking, worry that you might mess up - your mind is constantly being filled with distracting thoughts that many of us don’t even realize that we are being self-conscious. And if we do have this realization, we may not be sure what to do about it. The first step to becoming aware is to understand the roo…Read More

  2. 7 Strategies for Making Mindfulness a Way of Life

    Mindfulness is a popular subject these days; and while it helps unveil many of our personal virtues, there’s a lack of information on how to effectively make mindfulness a part of our life experience. Simply said, mindfulness is being conscious and aware of the present moment.  Oxford Dictionary defines mindfulness as, “A mental state achieved by focusing one's awareness on the present moment…Read More

  3. 5 Ways to Program Your Subconscious Mind

    It depends on whose numbers you want to believe, but roughly 95% of our behavior is beyond our conscious awareness. Your subconscious files away your memories, experiences, perceptions, and insights; maintaining them far beyond the recollection of your conscious mind. These past experiences and revelations have a tremendous impact on your beliefs, habits, and general behavior. Programming your sub…Read More

  4. Giving Bad News With Compassion

    Giving Bad News With Compassion Conveying bad news is never easy and it's natural to feel uncomfortable. However, improving your communication skills can make the situation go much smoother for everyone. Whether you need to break the bad news to children or adults, these strategies of letting them know about unfortunate events can make it easier for both of you. The most important thing to keep in…Read More

  5. Communication Skills: Active Listening

    Active listening is an important life skill. This is your ability to be present and pay attention to the person you are talking to. Giving someone your undivided attention will show that you care about them as a person and you show them respect by giving them a chance to say their thoughts. The key phrase here is “pay attention” because active listening takes energy and focus. Your ability wit…Read More

  6. 9 Surprising Reasons Why You Should Smile More

    Anyone can smile, but many people aren’t smiling as often as they should. I personally took to heart the idea of smiling for help so much, that I used to practice smiling in the mirror. This has helped me tremendously in sales jobs, customer service jobs, running a business, and even interacting with friends and family.  Smiling can do a lot for you, and it feels great, too. Think of all the pe…Read More

  7. How to Communicate Better at Work

    We’ve all been there...the staff meeting where someone is rolling their eyes and someone else is pushing the same point for the last 20 minutes. We don’t all choose our coworkers. Some of them drive us nuts, others feel like family. But we could all learn how to communicate better at work in order to avoid those inevitable conflicts. Whether it’s your coworker, boss, employee, or your custom…Read More

  8. How You Communicate Affects Your Health

    Every day, we each strike a personal balance between what we put out into the world and what we take in. We improve that balance by eating better, sleeping more, exercising...all types of health-focused choices. But did you also know that how you communicate affects your health? Unfortunately, as we go about our daily lives, we exhaust the reservoir of energy we have to perceive, to understand, an…Read More

  9. Be a Better Leader with PCM

    Leadership is not a stagnant position – leaders are ever-evolving and require consistent growth to maintain and to improve that position. With all the courses you can take and the teachers you can listen to, leadership skills can be honed in many ways. But you can not only be a better leader with PCM, you can also improve your ability to positively interact with everyone in your life. What is PC…Read More

  10. 10 More Mistakes That Destroy Effective Communication PT-2

    Welcome back! We are going to continue our list of ten mistakes that destroy effective communication. Much like our last blog, if you find yourself making these mistakes in your own life, you may want to hire a professional. You may assume that you will be able to break yourself of these habits on your own. However, most of these mistakes occur subconsciously, meaning you aren’t always aware you…Read More