#HighlySensitivePeople: Do You Hate “Selling” Yourself?

Do you hate “selling” yourself? It’s definitely a challenge for me! At first thought…Who likes to be “sold to?” On further thought…We’re all selling something, aren’t we? Selling is a form of communication that highly sensitive people need to learn. We also need to listen to those who try to communicate their message to us. Why not learn from others who are good at selling?

There are many ways that selling affects our lives. Here are some examples:

  • Selling yourself to yourself. It’s important to sell yourself to yourself. In order to make the best impression on others, it’s necessary for you to feel good about yourself. The way you feel radiates outward, and you’ll attract things into your life that match the energy you put out. Building up one’s self-esteem is a lifetime pursuit. Do your actions and self talk help or hinder your self-esteem? (more…)

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#HighlySensitivePeople: Do You Have A Sense Of Urgency?

Do you have a sense of urgency? I do! I probably have triple the amount of a sense of urgency than most people. This doesn’t make me a better person, but I get frustrated when I and others don’t give their best effort.

My definition of a sense of urgency is a burning desire to accomplish something in a time-efficient and organized way. This doesn’t mean in a perfect way, but in an honest effort kind of way. In my personal and business pursuits, I find that many people don’t share my feelings. They don’t place as high a value on accomplishment and efficiency. (more…)

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#HighlySensitivePeople: Are You Tired Of Spinning Your Wheels?

Do you ever feel like you're running in circles on the "hamster wheel" of life? For many of us, it's easy to fall into the habit of doing the same thing over and over, even though our actions aren't producing the results we want. It can be difficult to break out of our normal routines and patterns of thinking. Why do we persist on the same path and expect different results? My theory is that we prefer to stick with what's comfortable and familiar, so that we can avoid the anxiety of making a change. We subconsciously value our comfort more than getting what we want. Thus, we soldier on, each time crossing our fingers, and hoping for a better outcome. A much more effective…

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Highly Sensitive People: What Are Your Biggest Obstacles For Achievement?

I know from personal experience of being a highly sensitive person that the biggest obstacles for achievement are fear and pessimism. Since these roadblocks originate in the mind, it’s important to examine our recurring thought patterns.

Are your thoughts usually positive, or do you focus on the worst that can happen? Does change frighten you? Are you open to new ways of thinking and doing things? These are important questions to answer. Unless we examine our thoughts, we can easily get trapped in old, familiar patterns that don’t serve us. (more…)

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