Ask Marissa: How Do I Rebuild Confidence After Failure?

Ask Marissa: How Do I Rebuild Confidence After Failure?

I worked really hard on a project and my boss was unhappy with the result. She decided to go with a different direction, which means my team and I have to start over. I feel like I failed and the blow to my ego has been difficult to handle. I don’t like disappointing people. I notice myself feeling less confident as we move forward with this project and even in my daily interactions at work. How do I rebuild my confidence at work and learn to pull away some of those attachments/emotions?

-Shelley

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How to Master Meetings [Infographic]

How to Master Meetings [Infographic]

Inefficient meetings are one of the biggest threats to productivity. A lack of structure, proper equipment and respect for others' time will take away participants' time and energy, which could be spent on meaningful work. However, if planned well, meetings can keep team members informed of new development, help to initiate teamwork and can serve as excellent brainstorming sessions. 

So, how do you master meetings to ensure you are getting the most of them? Find out by checking out the infographic below from CBTS.

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3 Ways to Remove Emotions at Work Without Losing Your Passion

3 Ways to Remove Emotions at Work Without Losing Your Passion

It’s hard to take emotions out of the equation at work, especially since we invest so much of our time and energy into that aspect of our lives. And when things don’t go exactly as planned, it can feel nearly impossible to avoid taking things personally.

But trust me when I say this: you can retain your passion for your work and dial down the emotional toll it takes on you.

Here’s how I’ve made this adjustment in my own life.

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Notes Against Complacency: Prepare For Your Next Mental Health Day

Notes Against Complacency: Prepare For Your Next Mental Health Day

One of the harsh truths of high-performance work is that we humans are not robots. The pressure of competing deadlines, exceedingly high standards, and juggling work with adulting adds up.

My team and I firmly believe that taking a mental health day is just as important as taking a day off to recover from a physical ailment.

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The Lily Chronicles: Puppy Productivity Diary Week 4

The Lily Chronicles: Puppy Productivity Diary Week 4

Over the last month, I’ve been sharing weekly reports of life with my Rhodesian Ridgeback puppy Lily. As Mike and I settle into our new groove, my focus turns to how I can apply what I’m learning about good puppy-raising into my professional life.

This week led to some breakthroughs with Lily that are highly relevant to human high performance. Read on to hear them.

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