Rethinking Positive Thinking: Inside the New Science of Motivation, Author: Gabriele Oettingen.
By Lindsay LaVine – “Dreaming is important.”
“Dreaming is a way we can mentally explore future possibilities. For that, dreaming is very good.” Where we run into trouble, Oettingen says, is when we forget about the obstacles and temptations that arise along the way.
The process can be broken down into four steps, known as “WOOP” (Wish, Outcome, Obstacle and Plan). more> http://tinyurl.com/o6dfesm
By Jennifer Miller – “When you’re just starting to learn something new, the errors that you experience are helping you learn faster,” says David Herzfeld, a PhD student in Biomedical Engineering involved with the Hopkins study.
Which means anyone struggling to master a sport, skill, or creative task should keep this in mind: Don’t beat yourself up for repeatedly fouling on your serve or drawing a human hand that more accurately resembles a starfish. more> http://tinyurl.com/mrpaum2
Better Than Perfect: 7 Strategies to Crush Your Inner Critic and Create a Life You Love, Author: Elizabeth R. Lombardo.
Inner Critic, Inner Success: Claiming Your Critic While Taming Your Success, Author: Stacey Sargent.
By Gwen Moran – Your inner critic is only a problem if it’s crossed that line from helping you get better to constantly berating you. If it’s causing stress, anxiety, or depression, here’s how to shut it down.
If it’s telling you you’re not deserving, it might be protecting you from disappointment. Once you get to the reason behind the criticism, you can begin to deal with that underlying fear or concern. more> http://tinyurl.com/lpjz9we
By Joel Gascoigne – My approach with the Anti-To-Do List is to have not just a single list each day, as many of us do now (our to-do list), but to have two.
The idea of the Anti-To-Do List is that it is the account of progress for that day. In some ways it’s a “Done” List.
This is really powerful, because you can always look back at your Anti-To-Do List and see how much you’ve got done (even if the items weren’t on your todo list). more> http://tinyurl.com/llr3ag8
By Robert Keteyian – Successful communication requires you to be good at a number of things, some of which may seem counter to the other.
There really is no absolute formula for great communication. Depending on circumstances, your assessment, and perhaps the advice of others, you need to be flexible, emphasizing one skill at a particular time while staying aware of the others. more> http://tinyurl.com/ntcgkge
By Mike Collins – We have been talking about the skilled labor problem for years. This is the fifth skills gap survey published by these organizations since 1990, and all show similar results, but, very few people who talk about this problem ever say exactly what skills are needed. The reason this is hard to define is that manufacturing covers a huge number of industries, industrial products, and types of manufacturing.
Six million people have been laid off from manufacturing jobs since 2001, and still 5 percent of all manufacturing jobs (60,000 jobs) remain unfilled. The manufacturers don’t want to hire back the low-skilled people; they want multi-skilled people who can do a wide variety of jobs. more> http://tinyurl.com/angzygv
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