Ideas, stories, and reflections.

What Confident People Do, Every Day

chpc confidence Aug 01, 2020
 

Confidence is a feeling we can create when we need it.  When it’s time to try something new, lead, do the task, or take responsibility, we need to be confident.

That’s not to say we want to have fake or false confidence.  Knowing where we will be learning, needing and asking for help, and being ok to fail a bit is the kind of confidence we want.  Not the ego-centric, I can do anything even though I don’t know anything about this task confidence - most people can see inauthentic confidence and don’t particularly like it.

So what can you do, every day, to build your authentic confidence?

Find out four daily actions to keep creating the confidence you need in this vblog!

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How to Survive in a Corporate Environment

chpc Mar 27, 2017

In this week's video, I share three big ideas on how to survive in a startup or corporate envirnoment!

Have you ever struggled with feeling like you did not control your career, or that no matter how awesome you were at your job that you didn't get noticed for promotions?

Having worked the last ten years at corporate offices for Wal-Mart and Apple, I have learned how to effectivly navigate business environments as an individual contributor.  

The first idea:  Most business, techincal, or engineering problems are people problems.  Start-ups expect you to work 20hours a day!  If you are not taking care of your body, and more importantly your brain, you effectivly are hurting your creativity, your descions making, and your ability to use your brain to do the most effective work!

So sleep at least 7 hours a night.  Eat veggies.  Drink tons of water.  Stay away from too much caffiene.  Do not drink energy drinks.

The second idea:  ...

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