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Inhibiting the impostor

Inhibiting the impostor

Have you ever had an experience where a small voice in your head prevented you from acting on an idea, stopped you from sharing your knowledge or trying something new, or maybe even made you feel like your achievements were nothing special?

That voice is more common than you think!

In this talk we will go over the basic steps that will help you materialize, deconstruct and take control of that voice, helping you distinguish the useful bits of information that can help you grow from the overwhelming debris and clutter. You will learn how to notice the early signs of its onset and manage the situation to your benefit. Finally, you will learn to use simple tools that will help you recognize and acknowledge your achievements and help yourself and others fight the invisible menace.

Ana Baotić

April 08, 2019

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    Achievable (agreed, attainable) ! Relevant (reasonable, realistic and resourced, results-based) ! Time bound (time-based, time limited)
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