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'High school dropout' to 'storyteller': How this TV reporter ditched the negative labels that held her back


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SOURCE: https://www.nbcnews.com/better/lifestyle/high-school-dropout-storyteller-how-tv-reporter-ditched-negative-labels-ncna1105761
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If you want a new you for the New Year, you need a new label, according to Debra Alfarone, a confidence coach who lives in Washington, D.C. She says the labels we put on ourselves are just as important as the steps we take to transformation.Alfarone is an award-winning national TV reporter and business owner, but she says she used to have a different label: "high school dropout.""I never thought I could go after my dream," says Alfarone, who dropped out of high school when she was a student in Hicksville, New York, where she grew up. She said it wasn't until she ditched the negative labels holding her back that she was able to reach for her dream."I feel like if I can do this, anyone can do anything," says Alfarone, who coaches TV journalists, entrepreneurs and business leaders to be confident.If you want to overcome the labels that are holding you back in the new year, Alfarone recommends this simple four-step process to build confidence, or what she calls: "How to GTFO of your own way."This site is protected by recaptcha Privacy Policy | Terms of ServiceGet real about the labels you wear that are holding you back, says Alfarone.

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