What I learned from 2021

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Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. — Nelson Mandela

1. Growth Mindset

  1. Professional growth building new skills with training libraries and learning paths. My commitment to learning helped me log 385 learning hours and earned 13 badges, achieving “Champion Learner Gold” status of the top 6% of all learners at IBM. One needs to chart a path of what they want to learn and achieve in the year.
  2. Validated several hypotheses by actively observing workplace dynamics and behaviours. Assessed processes and data, gathered feedback via interviews to add to my research. Separate post to follow on how organizational culture (and subcultures) when positive can ensure employees thrive or when toxic and manipulative can threaten and cancel individuals’ careers.

2. Ongoing Self-Care

3. Conformity Bias

4. Examine Relationships

5. Defining Purpose

Consciously infuse your thoughts, emotions, and behavior with positive, life-affirming energy — kindness, compassion, generosity, justice — you’re keeping your ego at bay and you’re able to see your true purpose with greater clarity. — Douglas LaBier, Ph.D.

Final Thoughts

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Lifelong learner, Mother, Wife, Food Allergy Advocate, Consultant, Traveller, Foodie, She/Her

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Janice Mah

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Lifelong learner, Mother, Wife, Food Allergy Advocate, Consultant, Traveller, Foodie, She/Her

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