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Run Away!

Fear is one of the most powerful motivators to humans. We “live in fear” sometimes, and advertisers know that producing fear can stimulate buying. the fear of scarcity is common in advertising.

But fear in life, or in business, is counterproductive. Fear will block success, and the path to success is overcoming those fears.

This article in Entrepreneur Magazine is a good read on how to overcome fear, but there are some things I would add:

Point 1: This is good, but in order to face your fears, you need to see the reality of them. Don’t change a Chihuahua fear into a Rottweiler fear (yes, I like dogs), and don’t change a Rottweiler fear into a Hound of Hell fear. See the fear for what it really is. Chances are, that fear is a lot smaller than it seems.

Point 2 is spot on, but point 3 is just an extension. However, a good thing to do is to occasionally step back. I have the habit of finding a direction, laying tracks, and going down that direction like a supersonic train. But, sometimes it’s the wrong direction. Take pit stops, and make sure you are still going the right direction.

Points 4 and 5 are excellent. Never give up. The only way to fail is to not try. Look for my #Webishop on this.

-Dr. Ty

One Thing That Can Change You From A Manager To A Leader

Change how you ask questions. That is one thing you can do right now to become a better leader. Questions are the lifeblood of coaches. Specific, thought-provoking questions propel a conversation.

This article in Inc. Magazine talks about the one question to stop asking employees. What I like about the article, however, is that it offers substitute questions at the end of the article. It is well worth reading.

A Simple Tool For Success

There have been many studies on how our brain works, and how we remember. Most of those studies agree that we remember, on average, less than 20% of what we hear, but almost 70% of what we write. In this Inc. Magazine article, Tony Robbins says that writing something down will not help your memory, but will help your commitment to getting something done. And the commitment to persevere is a core value of success.

-Dr. Ty

The Happy Coder?

It seems like application developers (coders) speak a different language sometimes, and they do. Computer languages can be as difficult to learn as a regular language, but knowing some coding skills can make you more attractive to your current, or future, employer. You can’t go onto a single job posting web site without seeing ads for companies almost begging for coders. And, according to this Reader’s Digest article, you could make up to $20k more per year by knowing some coding.

-Dr. Ty

Elon Musk on Communication

Throughout my life I have worked for many different companies and in many different industries. Effective communication has been one of the most lacking skills in leadership. This article from Inc. Magazine that has a letter from Elon Musk is a great way to better communicate in an organization.

-Dr. Ty