We are taught from a young age that failure is bad and something to fear. But, failure is an excellent stepping stone to success. We never learn to move out of our comfort zone if we don’t overcome our fear of failure.
Keep yourself informed and speak with conviction. Use words like “I am sure” vs. tentative words like “I think, I hope and I feel.” Use humor , even if it is self-deprecating. Don’t: Confuse humor with bad joke telling. And don’t overdo on the self-deprecation to the point you push yourself out of the conversation that it takes away from who you are.
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Fights often get out of control when you are both full of emotion and expressing it from a place of fear. One of you has to have enough presence, away from your emotions, to create this safe space within which to have a conversation, to share and be heard.
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Unsubscribe from or filter away the stuff you never read. Disable email push notifications on your phone. Check emails twice per day to limit the time it takes to check and switch tasks while batch-processing your emails. Structure your emails in blocks to allow for automation of parts of it. Use canned responses for repeated answers. Archive nonurgent messages to reduce your inbox. Quote the sender’s email in chunks, replying to each section to avoid confusion. Separate your to-do list from your inbox. Use a pattern like ‘verb the noun with the object’ in your subject lines to make it more efficient for others to read it. Clear your emails by the end of the day so things won’t accumulate for the next one.
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