PPP #109: Anything but FOBG

PPP #109: Anything but FOBG
Pip’s Practical Prompts Newsletter
Sent by Charles Burdett

Personal Branding

Anything but FOBG

As the author of F*ck Being Humble points out, we all have a severe FOSS - Fear of Sounding Stupid. Which is why we choose the same words for our resumes, like hardworking or trustworthy

But what we should have instead is FOBG - Fear of Being Generic.

To stand out, come up with five truly unique words to describe yourself. You can ask your friends and coworkers for help.

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Show the change

Harry Potter went from living under the stairs to defeating one of the most powerful wizards of all time.

We love to see a character going through change. 

If you want to inspire people, paint the picture of how it will change them for the better.

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The mental workout

We often forget that working with our brains is hard - just as hard as a physical workout.

But just like in the case of a run or a session at the gym, our mental muscles get better with time.

Next time you feel overwhelmed by a task, remind yourself that it won’t always feel this way - and could become second nature in a few months.

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