Over the last several years I have been on a mission to increase my confidence. I am better than I used to be but still have some bad habits. Until recently I was blissfully unaware until I got some feedback from my last job interview
“you know your stuff but you need to show more confidence in yourself”
This was pretty surprising as I thought I was coming across confident. Upon reflection I realise that there are areas that I can focus on to make myself appear more confident.
Is there any benefit to setting goals or should I just stop talking and do it?
This is a question I have been pondering a lot recently. If you have read my blog for a while you will probably be aware that I use it as a format to log and keep track of my goals.
But as I look through my old posts and see goals that I didn’t achieve (or maybe never even started) I began questioning whether I should just save the time of even putting any thought into the process and focus energy onto action. Continue reading →
If there is one type of attribute I despise in a person it is a lack of humility.
But it is inevitable in life that we will encounter braggers on a regular basis.
The best approach – absolutely nothing.
I came to this conclusion, because the reason a person may brag is that they are insecure and seeking validation. By not reacting you starve them of this. But there is temptation to take another approach. Here, I explain why you shouldn’t:
One of the biggest myths I was told about developing my career is:
“If you change jobs too much it looks bad on your career”
I have heard this a number of times and for a time I believed it. So I have felt the need to put 1+ year into a job that offered no development or improvement, because of imagined disapproval from a potential employer.