-Minimize distractions. You will always study better in a space where you can focus.
-Set regular goals. They make it much easier to monitor your progress.
-Organize your time. Your studying will be more effective if you study a short amount every day than if you cram all of the information in at once.
-Work on the most difficult thing first. That way, you have the most energy to give it.
-Remember that food, sleep, and good hydration are basic needs. Staying alive is priority #1.
-The easiest way to gain confidence is to learn to accept yourself, but know this is one of the most difficult steps in the process.
-Organize your time. Being organized is the key to fulfilling all of your needs and still accomplishing your tasks.
-Undertake a skills appraisal. Knowing what you're good at helps to build confidence and self knowledge.
Why vulnerable is the new confident
There's a new buzzword in business circles that's changing the way many executives engage with their colleagues.
Vulnerable - four syllables that once conjured up images of inter-office hysterics and weeping in the boardroom - apparently now represents courage and the ability to be real.
Vulnerability makes us approachable, human, humble, and honest.
The 'vulnerability' movement was originally sparked by research professor Brené Brown's 2010 talk on the power of being vulnerable, which has since been viewed by more than 13 million people. Brown went on to pen a New York Times bestseller, Daring Greatly, and to appear on CNN and Oprah.
Be the best you can be at work
-Never stop learning. Take advantage of training and new skills to make yourself a better person and professional.
-Try to find the truth in every piece of feedback. Even if it comes as criticism, the important thing is to learn and keep going.
-Have a good work ethic. Acting as though your job is important and deserves careful attention will make you feel better about the work you're doing.
-Don't be afraid to ask for help. Other people can help you learn how to do it even better next time.