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We’ve talked about ways to getthat raise or promotion you deserve before, but one easy thing to do right now is to surround yourself with coworkers who are positive and upbeat about the work they’re doing. Their energy will rub off on you, and you’ll be more inclined to put in the time and effort yourself to get ahead.
Speaking in front of a crowd, giving an important presentation, going to a job interview — they’re all stressful and they can trigger anxiety and fear in even the most stalwart people. So how do you beat tjat back when you need to? One psychologist suggests the FEAR method: “Focus, Expose, Approach, Rehearse.”
It’s no secret that if you want to improve your memory (or any brain function), you have to work at it. A new study, however, shows that specifically learning a new skill that’s unfamiliar to you can have a marked improvement in memory.
Ah, ideas. Who doesn’t want more great ideas? I know I do. I usually think about ideas as being magical and hard to produce. I expect them to just show up without me cultivating them, and I often get frustrated when they don’t show up when I need them. The good news is that it turns out cultivating ideas is a process, and one that we can practice to produce more (and hopefully better) ideas.
In an increasingly creative-driven world, having the best ideas are essential to getting ahead. Few people know that better than Elon Musk, who recommends coming up with new ideas with the “first principles” method.
You’ve probably heard that great ideas can come to you in the shower — it has even been scientifically proven. Nevertheless, you probably waste more time enjoying yourself than you do having epiphanies. While you should take your breaks, here are five ways to get a little more done during your downtime.