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How I Beat My Fear Of Public Speaking

A few days before I have to talk in front a lot of people, I get this queasy feeling in my stomach that won’t go away. I don’t want to eat. I just want to cancel so I don’t have to deal with the stress. My hands get sweaty before I get on stage. I feel like I want to run away. And then I walk out there, do what I have to do and everything works out fine. I’m usually even pretty exhilarated by the time I get done.

My Secret To Reading A Lot Of Books

My girlfriend says I have a thing for books. I probably spend more money on books than any other expense, aside from food. Walking into a bookstore with a good selection makes me want to rent a truck and haul their entire stock away to pile in my house so that I can read every single one of them.

Become An Explorer To Figure Out What You're Good At

A lot of success advice centres around the idea of “being honest with yourself about the things you’re good at and pursuing those things relentlessly”. We’re told that all successful people can be boiled down to a paragraph that states their chosen field and the personal style that allowed them to be successful.

The Regret Fallacy

Dying with regrets is a common fear. When making decisions, it’s normal to wonder how we’ll feel about our choices in five years, 10 years, or even 50 years later. As Dan Shipper explains, reframing the way we think about choices is key to living without regret.

Are Your Goals Holding You Back?

It’s a strange question, isn’t it? Goals are meant to propel us forward, not hold us back. But as programmer and writer Dan Shipper explains, setting goals isn’t always the first step to success.

Showing Up Is Not Enough

There’s a quote that goes: “90 per cent of success is just showing up”. But what about the other 10 per cent? The other 10 per cent of success largely depends on what you’re showing up for.