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Anxiety, Self-Advocacy, and Promoting Yourself — ElasticON

55486de8dc13fc5996a34cd2d4cbfd85?s=47 Tracy Osborn
February 28, 2018

Anxiety, Self-Advocacy, and Promoting Yourself — ElasticON

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Tracy Osborn

February 28, 2018
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  1. DJA NGO CON US T RAC Y O S B

    OR N @limedaring 
 Tracy Osborn @limedaring Anxiety, Self-Advocacy, and Promoting Yourself
  2. DJA NGO CON US T RAC Y O S B

    OR N @limedaring Hi, I’m Tracy! @limedaring (daring, not darling)
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  5. DJA NGO CON US T RAC Y O S B

    OR N @limedaring I suffer from anxiety.
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    OR N @limedaring Tracy’s best tips for being an advocate for yourself:
  7. DJA NGO CON US T RAC Y O S B

    OR N @limedaring N E G O T I A T I O N The worst they can say is N O
  8. DJA NGO CON US T RAC Y O S B

    OR N @limedaring (Let’s talk about 
 the scariest moment in my career.)
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  10. DJA NGO CON US T RAC Y O S B

    OR N @limedaring 55% 
 raise
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  14. DJA NGO CON US T RAC Y O S B

    OR N @limedaring There was no reason to pay me more until I asked for it.
  15. DJA NGO CON US T RAC Y O S B

    OR N @limedaring This moment taught me the importance of — Knowing what you are worth.
  16. DJA NGO CON US T RAC Y O S B

    OR N @limedaring This moment taught me the importance of — Knowing what you are worth. — How to ask for it.
  17. DJA NGO CON US T RAC Y O S B

    OR N @limedaring How do you know how much 
 you’re worth?
  18. DJA NGO CON US T RAC Y O S B

    OR N @limedaring N E T W O R K I N G Build a support network
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  20. DJA NGO CON US T RAC Y O S B

    OR N @limedaring devchix.com anitaborg.org/get-involved/systers/ Email lists
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    OR N @limedaring djangoconus2017.herokuapp.com witchat.github.io Slack groups
  22. DJA NGO CON US T RAC Y O S B

    OR N @limedaring Look at salary aggregators — salary.com — payscale.com — glassdoor.com
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    OR N @limedaring #talkpay
  24. DJA NGO CON US T RAC Y O S B

    OR N @limedaring You can talk to your coworkers about your salary!
  25. DJA NGO CON US T RAC Y O S B

    OR N @limedaring Don’t wait until you’re unhappy to become informed. Always know your position.
  26. DJA NGO CON US T RAC Y O S B

    OR N @limedaring What’s the worst case scenario?
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  33. DJA NGO CON US T RAC Y O S B

    OR N @limedaring “What’s the worst case” helps me 
 take more risks and do more scary things.
  34. DJA NGO CON US T RAC Y O S B

    OR N @limedaring Negotiating does not make you a mean person or selfish.
  35. DJA NGO CON US T RAC Y O S B

    OR N @limedaring It is simply asking 
 for something better.
  36. DJA NGO CON US T RAC Y O S B

    OR N @limedaring N E T W O R K I N G Make ONE meaningful connection
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  38. DJA NGO CON US T RAC Y O S B

    OR N @limedaring If you have anxiety at events, these tactics might help:
  39. DJA NGO CON US T RAC Y O S B

    OR N @limedaring If you have anxiety at events, these tactics might help: — Try making it a game with another person.
  40. DJA NGO CON US T RAC Y O S B

    OR N @limedaring If you have anxiety at events, these tactics might help: — Try making it a game with another person. — Or just try to make that one connection that’s worth it. Then you can leave if you wish!
  41. DJA NGO CON US T RAC Y O S B

    OR N @limedaring N E T W O R K I N G of people are awesome 99%
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  43. DJA NGO CON US T RAC Y O S B

    OR N @limedaring Telling myself that 99% of people are awesome makes it easier for me to be around people.
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  46. DJA NGO CON US T RAC Y O S B

    OR N @limedaring Remember that social media makes awful people seem more common.
  47. DJA NGO CON US T RAC Y O S B

    OR N @limedaring N E T W O R K I N G Be the support 
 network for others
  48. DJA NGO CON US T RAC Y O S B

    OR N @limedaring Selfish secret: The more you help others, the easier it is to help yourself.
  49. DJA NGO CON US T RAC Y O S B

    OR N @limedaring S E L F C A R E Take breaks 
 as needed
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  52. DJA NGO CON US T RAC Y O S B

    OR N @limedaring Step away from tech for a bit 
 if you need to. ❤
  53. DJA NGO CON US T RAC Y O S B

    OR N @limedaring In conclusion…
  54. DJA NGO CON US T RAC Y O S B

    OR N @limedaring — You are your own best advocate.
  55. DJA NGO CON US T RAC Y O S B

    OR N @limedaring — You are your own best advocate. — Ask. The worst they can say is no.
  56. DJA NGO CON US T RAC Y O S B

    OR N @limedaring — You are your own best advocate. — Ask. The worst they can say is no. — Remember that there are more awesome people than terrible.
  57. DJA NGO CON US T RAC Y O S B

    OR N @limedaring — You are your own best advocate. — Ask. The worst they can say is no. — Remember that there are more awesome 
 people than terrible. — Build a support network.
  58. DJA NGO CON US T RAC Y O S B

    OR N @limedaring — You are your own best advocate. — Ask. The worst they can say is no. — Remember that there are more awesome 
 people than terrible. — Build a support network. — Be the support network.
  59. DJA NGO CON US T RAC Y O S B

    OR N @limedaring — You are your own best advocate. — Ask. The worst they can say is no. — Remember that there are more awesome 
 people than terrible. — Build a support network. — Be the support network. — Take breaks as needed.
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    R AC Y O S B O R N @limedaring Thank you! @limedaring
  61. DJA NGO CON US T RAC Y O S B

    OR N @limedaring Psst… Hello Web Design + Hello Web App: hellowebbooks.com Kickstarter: hellowebapp.com