Author Archives: Heather Shuttleworth

Developing an Elevator Speech

“What you do for a living?” Chances are you’ve answered this question dozens of times, and you most likely offered the same bits of information to each inquirer. That is essentially the foundation of an “elevator speech.” The term refers … Continue reading

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Reflections, Resolutions and Regrets

It’s that time when people start reflecting on endings and fresh beginnings. We see “best of 2011” lists with the top news stories, or the bestselling blockbusters, etc., and find our own opportunities to reflect on the events that took … Continue reading

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The Season for Giving

It’s that time of year where people need that extra bit of kindness in their lives. Winter, particularly the holiday season, can mean added stress with one’s family life, financial pressure, and looming time constraints, not to mention the struggles … Continue reading

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Handling Others’ Perfectionism

Last week, we established that perfectionists deal with issues such as procrastination, unhappy moods, low self-esteem, and agonizing disruptions in productivity as a result of their perfectionism. As is usually the case with most problematic behaviors, dealing with it can … Continue reading

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The Perils of Perfectionism

Perfectionism… it’s something a lot of people deal with, some highly functioning, and others not so much. It is possible it is affecting your work and life more than you realize. In some folks, perfectionism can be detrimental and pervasive, … Continue reading

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