Category Archives: Rejection fear

Two updates

Just a quick post today with two updates. A few months ago, ignoring my usual reservations and fear of rejection, I reached out to someone I thought would be a great friend. We finally got together last night for some … Continue reading

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Shameless (but fearful) self-promotion

For 14 years, I’ve made my living as a freelance corporate trainer and business writer. I’ve had some ups and downs, but overall I’ve done pretty well, with a lot of repeat business and referrals. Because of this and because … Continue reading

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Sorry [cough], can’t [achoo!] make it

Ah, the summer cold. I feel terrible. I canceled a much anticipated lunch and declined an invitation to hang out poolside with another friend. There was no choice really; I am coughing every other word and tethered to a box … Continue reading

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A little help from my friends

I hate asking for help. I’m not worried about ruining my image as supermom extraordinaire. That ship sailed a long time ago. My reluctance is rooted in the fear that people will resent me for asking. How dare I think … Continue reading

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Risking rejection

When I met my daughter’s first-grade teacher three years ago, I knew she was a kindred spirit. I just adore her. She is warm, funny, wise and generous. I always feel optimistic around her. When she left our school to … Continue reading

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