Kevia Taylor

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Career advice we should ignore

The most common career tips are:

  • "Just be yourself"
  • "Let your achievements speak for themselves"
  • "Focus on your strengths"
  • "Follow your passion"

Data and research suggest that it is better to ignore this kind of advice as it is often harmful, even if it feels intuitively right.

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Self Improvement

Disconnect From Instant Feedback And Urgent Responses

During the course of working at home, we've learned to keep ourselves intact in a system that requires us to provide instant feedback and urgent responses. We have also learned to crave the feedback of notification either auditory or visual.

Our hearts race when we hear that "ping". To lessen this feeling we must learn how to de-program ourselves from being connected all of the time. Learn how to disconnect from your devices and purposefully take some time off to cool down.

Excuses are rationalizations we make to ourselves about people, events, and circumstances. 

They are invented reasons we create to defend our behavior, to postpone taking action or simply as a means of neglecting responsibility.

We Keep Avoiding Things We Have To Do

Tasks that are being avoided by us hang around like a dark cloud. Soon there are many such clouds hovering around us. We could start working on a task, but as soon as we think of doing something, we get lost in the cloud.

When a deadline or any other urgency makes us finally tackle the cloud-like task, it changes shape, becomes small, solid and clean. We then realize that the cloud wasn’t the actual task, but was a foggy mess of immaterial stuff. The task is the final product, the solid object which is easier to handle.

Integrating journaling in your daily life

The biggest mistake is to journal only in reaction to something that is going on, instead of letting it be part of a system.

Make writing in your personal journal part of your everyday routine.

It will encourage you to do your best work and will also provide feedback. You will see others connect with what you create, and will be inspired to care even more.

What seems simple to you is often brilliant to another person. You'll miss that if you fail to share.

Great Results

... are built from small actions that you take every day.

It is your habits that will determine who you are and what you can accomplish in the future.

Personal development: a modern philosophy

Personal development is an abstract area. It can mean different things to different people and there’s no universal strategy for measuring it.

Personal development translates into those activities that help you become a better, reliable human being.

Living your life over again

If you can calculate the odds of living your life all over again, would you do the same things you are doing now? If you are 35 now, starting all over would make you 70. By 40, starting over will make you eighty.

If we don't seize the day, time will be running out to accomplish all the goals we have in mind.  

Deliberate Practice

Deliberate practice is the commitment to a thorough concentration of training exercises intended to enhance a specific area of success with immediate feedback and potential for incremental progress through repetition and problem-solving.

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