What’s up, ladies? This morning I woke up to two things:
- The rumbling of my tummy for gravy (I still haven’t figured out how to open up those cans of Fancy Feast without opposable thumbs, damn), and
- …the sound of my executive assistant, Karen, blubbering into her pillow.
“Tabs,” she cried, “I have writer’s block the size of freakin’ China. I don’t want to disappoint people, but the honest-to-gawd truth is that I’m not feeling funny, happy or inspired. I feel about as great as a dirty litterbox…that should have been cleaned three days ago.”
Next thing I knew, homegirl was sobbing into my fur, basically ruining the blow-out I just got at the Blo Bar SF.
Having heard enough, I climbed onto her chest, stared deeply into her eyes and said, “Woman, you need to calm the eff down. Get a grip before you end up cutting off your ear Van Gogh-style. You see, I can’t have you doing that. I need your ears fully functional, so you can hear my cries for gravy.”
Well, at least that’s what I intended to say. What ended up coming out of my mouth sounded more like, “Mrrreeeeow. Meooooow.” But I think she got my point.
Since I’m a cat of action, I decided to pitch in today by writing a guest post.
The girl says she hasn’t been feeling very confident about her writing, but I think she just needs to loosen up and get a haircut, maybe also touch up her roots. That always helps.
You may not know this about me, but I’m an extremely confident cat. It doesn’t always come natural to me, though. I work hard at cultivating my confidence. I even have a folder filled with helpful bookmarks on the subject of self-esteem…
- 25 Killer Actions to Boost Your Self-Confidence: Simple concrete steps you can take today to improve your self-image. My favorite one: “Groom yourself.”
- Boost Your Self-Image with These 5 Steps: Tips on cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). I know several cats (myself included) who are BIG fans. CBT techniques are based on the notion that behaviors and feelings stem from the ways in which you see yourself and your life. The five steps in the article can help you recognize, challenge and ultimately replace negative thoughts with more positive ones.
- Boost Your Self-Confidence: An article about self-doubt and slaying the inner critic (I happen to know my assistant’s inner critic has been clocking in some serious OVERTIME lately). I think if you’ve ever felt inadequate or afraid, this one’s a good read.
Question for the group: Do you ever go through bouts of self-doubt? What do you do to get back on track?