Sweaty palms are a common issue for most people. It can occur during a stressful situation, fearful situations, or sometimes it's just part of a person's everyday life. For those who have to deal with sweaty palms daily, it can be debilitating when having to meet new people. As we know a firm handshake is very important and vital when conveying your Moxie - especially in business.
Here are couple of hacks that can be used to conceal your sweaty palms. These are tried and true that can get you through any social situation. It's better to use these hacks than to continue to be judged by having either a limp handshake or exposing your sweaty palm issue to the masses. Besides your personal business isn't everybody's business.
If you are networking and will shake many hands throughout the evening, do this:
If you have sweaty palms it would be best to invest in monogrammed or a fashionable set of handkerchiefs just in case they become visible.
We always have to be prepared so our best Moxie can be front and center. If you believed you just had to avoid shaking hands or wipe your hands on your clothes, you now have some game changers in your repertoire. Do you have any sweaty palms remedies? Please share! Sharing is #SoMoxie
Stress is nothing new for any career woman. Ambition and perseverance comes with a heavy dose of stress. If you care about your career and are good at it, you will push yourself hard to achieve success. Day in and day out the same grind can wear you down.
When you experience physical symptoms like a headache and a runny nose, you know what you need to do. When you aren't getting enough sleep, you tend to get headaches. If you know your workload is not easing up, then it's time to slow down and take time out for yourself.
A mental health day is necessary for your peace of mind. You work hard and are constantly on go. Your employer wants you to be your best self and sets aside paid time off for you to rest and relax. No, really! If they do not, you need to really consider if your organization is right for you. Your employer should support mental health days. It's that serious.
Don't be afraid to call it what it is, a mental health day. It's quite common for organizations to now offer mental health days in their paid time off packages. There is less of a stigma associated when an employee asks for a mental health day. In the past, some organizations would equate mental health days as a form of weakness indicating an inability to handle the rigors of the corporate environment. Now, organizations understand that today's workforce is more connected to their job than ever before and are unlikely to power down. Connectivity is such a concern that many employers incentivize mental health days by offering gift card geared toward activities that promote relaxation.
You work hard and you give your all to your career. Ambition is great, but you have to take care of your total self to be an effective employee. Total health includes mental health and life with balance is vital. So go ahead and give yourself permission to Get. Your. Mind. Right. Because #MentalHealth is #SoMoxie!
It's inevitable. When you're working with other people emotions can run high in many office environments. This actually is very healthy. Most companies that are dynamic and experiencing growth will have tense moments when determined focused employees fail to see things the same.
Different opinions and thought processes can come together and create the most forward thinking organizations that ever existed. The mistake that most of us make is that we take things too personally and allow our emotions to get the best of us.
When we find ourselves at an impasse with fellow employees, it's important to play fair and respect authority. You don't want to be deemed insubordinate and labeled a hot-head. Just because you are the loudest and you think you are right, does not mean that you are. It may however, make you look like someone who is emotionally unstable.
Here are a few tips on how to play fair and display your Moxie, sans the diva:
If you are confident and not afraid to speak your mind, then you will experience times when you will feel compelled to stand your ground. I encourage you to do so, but use tact and understand you must present yourself cool and in control - the best Moxie light possible! And remember, it's OK to agree to disagree in the workplace.
Until next time, stay #MOXIE!
There is nothing wrong with wanting to be the boss. But, are you or would you be a boss that employees will follow? Setting an air of perfection and a demanding office environment is not the way to be a boss. If you adopt this management style, you will soon be demonized by your staff as someone with lofty standards and unrealistic expectations.
Bossing your staff around just because you can, using your title as reason for your staff to follow your direction will instill fear into your team that will only invite a whole host of issues. However, you should aim to be a respected boss. Respect for your knowledge, skill, and management style should be every bosses goal. Intimidation and having employees be in fear for their job is not going to keep you in a management position for any length of time.
So, are you bossy, and now you want to become the boss? Here's what you can do to get on track to be a Boss:
- meet with your staff individually to get their feedback regarding your management style
- review the feedback and strategize how you will address their concerns
- establish an open door policy with your staff
- decide you will create an environment of learning, growth, and constructive feedback
Change does not happen overnight, so continue with incremental changes and your team will crown you the BOSS.
Your reputation is very important. You will have enough people and situations that will try and get in your way. Don't let your bossiness get in your way. Now go ahead and get your BOSS on!