Posts by SarahSGarrison


Are You a Hugger?

Are You a Hugger?


Posted By on Dec 1, 2017

One of the hallmarks of confidence is introducing yourself with impact which, in the United States, traditionally means, looking someone in the eye, shaking their hand firmly, and using your first and last name. But do you ever get a hug instead? And, think, “That was awkward.” The reality is, that “awkward moment,” actually becomes a memory with a lasting impact, because your greetings and goodbyes are part of your professional...

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In the month of November, in the United States, we celebrate Thanksgiving. It’s my favorite national holiday because it’s simply about being grateful. In that spirit, I’m giving thanks and sharing “the best business advice I ever got” because it can open doors and spark new relationships in your career and life. When I was moving along in my TV news career, I was looking for a reporter’s job in New England and interviewed at WFSB in...

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Confidence: Step by Step

Confidence: Step by Step


Posted By on Aug 28, 2017

This summer, I walked 275 miles, halfway across northern Spain, along the Camino de Santiago. Before we left for the Pilgrimage, my husband, Henry, and I emailed our family and friends: “We would love to carry your prayer requests with us. If you are interested, please send us your list and we will offer up your requests as we walk along ‘The Way.'” What we received added up to a 6-page, double-sided,10 point font,...

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Do You Talk Too Much?

Do You Talk Too Much?


Posted By on Aug 22, 2017

Do you ever wonder if you talk too much? If so, don’t count on people to let you know. They don’t want to hurt your feelings or be confrontational. Instead, their body language will tell you. Their eyes will glaze-over, they’ll check their phone, yawn, or offer a flimsy exit line, then head for the bathroom or bar. Are they being rude, selfish, or impatient? Maybe, but it’s tough for people to break away if you’re dominating the...

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“My boss called. ‘I have unfortunate news for you. We’re letting you go.’ He kept talking, but I didn’t hear a word he said. In an instant, my identity as a mortgage executive was gone. In 26 years, I never had to look for a job. I had always been recruited away. It felt like I was swimming alone in an ocean, asking, “Who am I?” That’s how Bronwyn Morrissey described her feelings after getting fired. She was devastated and confused....

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