Tuesday Dispatch: Issue #95
The Owl and The Beetle
This week we learn about public speaking, comfort, and remote leadership. As well as cool quotes and happiness.
Let's get going!
3 Droplets of Leadership
How To Overcome The Fear Of Public Speaking
The creative industries offer many public speaking opportunities, whether to inspire, educate, or discuss career progression. Captivating an audience for thirty minutes can open up new possibilities. Regarding public speaking, numerous opportunities exist, ranging from career-defining commissions to tiny briefs that can help cover next month's rent.
Many people find the prospect of speaking in front of a crowd to be a daunting task.
I have two options for you. The former is to check out this interesting article on the matter.
The latter is to contact me because I focus on helping tech leaders excel at public speaking. I've trained people for many years; they are all confident speakers. If you want to know more, check out this offer on my website. If you need help with public speaking, I can help!
Get Comfortable With Feeling Uncomfortable
Discomfort can often be a warning sign to cease an activity. When physical pain is felt, exercise is stopped, and when emotional pain is experienced, withdrawal from the situation is familiar. As such, discomfort can indicate that self-growth is not being achieved.
However, it is natural to experience unease when tackling unfamiliar tasks.
While sharp physical pain is often a sign of stopping, moderate muscle ache indicates progress. Similarly, moderate emotional discomfort can signify personal development, often preceding the benefits of growth.
Read more about discomfort.
Speaking of discomfort, you might find this essay quite fitting too:
What's One Thing You Wish You Knew Before Becoming a Remote Leader?
Before becoming a remote leader, I underestimated the profound transition most people experience when adapting to intentional, high-performance remote work. It is akin to parachuting from the countryside into a city and expecting to navigate the subway lines, understand the one-way streets, acclimate to the social norms, and use three types of software to manage bills, neighborhood planning, and civic involvement without any issues.
Don't miss this great post by Lavinia Iosub on Substack.
On a similar topic:
2 Grains of Technology
Smart Things Smart People Said
Morgan Housel put together a great list of quotes. Don't miss it!
Eleven theories for how to achieve true happiness
It is plausible that your perspectives on this subject matter may align with one of these eleven widely recognized theories. By gaining insight into these diverse theories, you can more effectively hone your interpretation of happiness and comprehend the various viewpoints others adopt in pursuit of a fulfilling existence.
Check it out!
1 Atom of Reflection
Our general inclination is to perceive that trust among individuals is built upon the successful fulfillment of promises. However, from my professional standpoint, I have observed a contrasting pattern. Trust is predominantly cultivated through effectively managing unfulfilled promises, facilitated by timely communication, sincere apologies, fair compensations, and effective resolutions.