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Overcoming Impostor Syndrome – Facing Fears of Inadequacy and Self-Doubt

[ad_1] Facing Fears of Inadequacy and Self-Doubt © iStockphotofotosav The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, and wiser people so full of doubts. – Bertrand Russell, British philosopher. When you think of your greatest achievements to date, do you feel proud of what you've accomplished? Or do you feel like a fraud? Does each raise, promotion or accolade bring joy? Or is it accompanied by the dread that, one day, your cover will be blown, and everyone will find out that you just got lucky, and arrived where you are by mistake? If you experience feelings of inadequacy and self-doubt, you may be surprised to learn that you are in...

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10 Reasons Why Introverts Should Become Writers

[ad_1] Are you an introvert? Yes? Then there are two of us. Nobody knows better what it means to be unable to fit into the society than introverts. We’re too quiet, too withdrawn, too lost in our heads and too individualistic to be accepted by the extrovert majority. Our friends and family find it hard to believe that we might in fact WANT to spend our free time alone, on a comfortable armchair, under a blanket, with a book in hand and hot tea on the table. What’s wrong with that? Don’t worry about what other people say! Do what makes you happy! I know from experience that what gives an introvert sleepless nights is finding the ideal profession. Thus,...

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The Hedgehog Concept – Using the Power of Simplicity to Succeed

[ad_1] Using the Power of Simplicity to Succeed © iStockphotolorenzo104 If you could choose to be a fox or a hedgehog, which would you rather be? Many people would choose to be a fox. After all, foxes are beautiful, sleek and cunning. Hedgehogs, which are small, prickly creatures found in Europe, Asia and Africa, are quite the opposite: slow, quiet and plodding. So what do foxes and hedgehogs have to do with your organization's success? In short, everything. In this article, we'll look at the Hedgehog Concept, and we'll discuss why it pays to be a hedgehog in business. About the Model The Hedgehog Concept is based on an ancient Greek parable that states: "The fox knows many things, but...

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Handling Long-Term Absences in Your Team – Preparing Early for Extended Leaves

[ad_1] Preparing Early for Extended Leaves © iStockphotoenergyy Chin-Hae handles some of his company's most important accounts, and his team leader, Jan, depends on his contribution to get the team's job done. Unfortunately, a member of Chin-Hae's family has fallen ill unexpectedly, and he needs to take some time off to care for her. While Chin-Hae is away, Jan telephones him frequently to say that work is piling up. She tells him that his colleagues are struggling under the extra workload, and that they have to work longer hours to cover for him. She hints that, if Chin-Hae stays away much longer, she might have to hire a permanent replacement. Chin-Hae finds this extremely stressful. He feels under pressure to...

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Erin’s Things: Sunday, June 30

[ad_1] You're reading Erin’s Things: Sunday, June 30, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. Thanks for joining me for my weekly round-up. This week, I've got a couple of really cool apps, devices and a movie. I'd love to hear what you're really into, so read away and then leave a comment below! Be well, Erin PERCH.COM Sometimes I need a little inspiration to get working, so when I discovered Perch.com, a design and aesthetic focused furniture start up I was super excited! You've got modern and inspiring (key word here!) pieces, never predictable. I especially love the desk headphone hanger and the ‘Hay’...

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Creating Minimum Viable Products – Learning What Customers Really Want

[ad_1] Learning What Customers Really Want © iStockphotoa4ndreasFocus on a simple version of your product before you develop a richly featured version. When companies come up with new products or services, they can spend many months developing their "perfect offerings," which they load with features they think customers will love. However, when they finally release these products, many of them find that customers aren't interested. Clearly, this is a disaster! Instead, they could have developed "minimum viable products," or MVPs. With this approach, you release a bare-bones product, so that you can quickly learn what people want and what they don't. You can then make fast adjustments based on early feedback, so that, in the end, you create a product or service that's valuable,...

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DO IT – A Simple Process for Creative Thinking

[ad_1] A Simple Process for Creative Thinking © iStockphotodp_photoGet creative with DO IT. How many times have you got stuck trying to find a creative solution to a problem? It's not always easy to come up with good ideas, and you can fall into many thinking traps along the way. For instance, you might assume that your first idea is the best one, without having explored alternatives. Or you might generate so many potential solutions that you don't know which one to implement. This is when it helps to use a problem-solving framework to guide you. In this article, we'll look at "DO IT" – a simple process that you can use to strengthen your creative thinking, and come up with...

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Centering – Maintaining Focus in Stressful Situations

[ad_1] Maintaining Focus in Stressful Situations © iStockphotoicefrontCentering helps you stay calm and grounded. Imagine that you're about to give the most important speech of your life. The audience is packed with people you want to impress. How do you feel? According to a 2012 survey by Karen Dwyer and Marlina Davidson, public speaking is our number one fear. If, like many people, the prospect of speaking in front of an audience is your worst nightmare, you'd probably be terrified. There are all sorts of occasions in life when our nerves can get the better of us. Feelings of anxiety – a rapid heartbeat, shortness of breath, sweating, and light-headedness – are normal in these situations. Fortunately, with a little practice,...

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How To Boost Your Mental Health With Nootropics

[ad_1] Are you looking for an effective way to boost your mental health? Or maybe you want something that will help you stay focused when you need to stay up late at night? If so, then you may want to look into nootropics. Over the years, nootropics have become increasingly popular, thanks to a growing body of evidence that shows their effectiveness in terms of increasing mental performance and even treating certain mental health disorders. In this resource, you will learn how you can get started with nootropics to help boost your overall mental well-being. What Are Nootropics? Also referred to as smart drugs or neuro enhancers, nootropics are supplements meant to help users attain the mental performance. They are...

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The Simplex Process

[ad_1] A Robust Creative Problem-Solving Process  When you're solving business problems, it's all-too-easy easy to skip over important steps in the problem-solving process, meaning that you can miss good solutions, or, worse still, fail to identify the problem correctly in the first place. One way to prevent this happening is by using the Simplex Process. This powerful step-by-step tool helps you identify and solve problems creatively and effectively. It guides you through each stage of the problem-solving process, from finding the problem to implementing a solution. This helps you to ensure that your solutions are creative, robust and well considered. In this article and in the video, below, we'll look at each step of the Simplex Process. We'll also review...

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