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What I Thought I Knew But Didn't Know At All: Anger as a Tool

What I Thought I Knew But Didn't Know At All: Anger as a Tool

In high school and into my early twenties, I believed that publicly sharing your anger about injustices was the most direct way to enact change. Getting furiously angry about racism, sexism, homophobia and other injustices felt like the best way to make the world better. What I know now: In the 20 years since, I've been tasked (and sometimes just stubbornly tasked myself), with implementing changes at companies that improved equity and inclusion for employees.  What I learned from my failures and successes in those two decades: using anger as your main tool mostly back-fires. It makes others feel unsafe to collaborate with you, it creates more drama...


A Tiny, Powerful Question for Better Feedback

A Tiny, Powerful Question for Better Feedback

11:11 Supply is thrilled to have Lara Hogan as our May guest expert: she'll be teaching a Feedback workshop on May 8th and also joins us this month as our blog post guest!   In my workshop at 11:11, I’ll be walking through what I call the “feedback equation”: a system of giving feedback that can feel a bit lighter-weight and digestible for the feedback recipient, and can take a lot of pressure off the feedback-giver.  We’ll go into detail on each part of this equation in the workshop. But one important component I’d like to explore here is how to ask...


GOAL TRACKING

Paloma Medina

Tags celebrate, goal tracker, goals, microtasking, motivation, tools

GOAL TRACKING

Our Goal Trackers are based on the science of goal achievement and motivation. Read below to learn more about the psychology of each section and examples for how to use it towards your own goals.   #1: What's your goal? This one is easy -- write down your goal as specifically as you can, for example, do you want to learn a new skill? Save up for a car? Get that passion project going? Hell, even just clean out your fridge or get 15 minutes of exercise every day? Whatever it is, big or small, write it down. Research shows that writing...


FIGHT PROCRASTINATION with MICROTASKING

FIGHT PROCRASTINATION with MICROTASKING

WHAT IS UP WITH PROCRASTINATION? Well, from a habit perspective, we find that humans tend to procrastinate on tasks that fall into one of three categories: (1) Tasks they find boring or unpleasant, (2) Tasks they find overwhelming or (3) Tasks that they (unconsciously or otherwise) are concerned they'll fail at. In a future post, we'll go over methods to tackle the first and third category, but first, let's discuss a myth that gets in the way of addressing all three categories.  WILLPOWER: A pesky myth about procrastination is that it's simply an issue of willpower. Some people are better are...