Faking it.

And again with emotion.

Read After Burnout

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‘Fake It Till You Make It’ Turns Out to Be a Good Strategy’.

This runs so much against whatI have been trying to achieve over the last year and a half, but there is something about it that works.

In recent tests and experiments, it was found that a person’s level of self-confidence, articulation and determination presses all type of buttons within others. We like assertive types, ones who can eloquently outline their arguments, people who puff out their chests before quietly beating them in a drum rally to all who would follow them. And follow them we do. We, human-beings, like a leader.

According to what we call status-enhancement theory, people gain influence by acting dominant and confident. Doing so gives others the impression that you’re a competent person. One study tested the effect of dominance on perceived competence—and how a person’s true level of competence factors into how…

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This is the story of what happened to me when anxiety took a grip. I lost my senses, I lost my job, and I lost me. I then turned to writing to find those things that had gone missing. How can you teach when you believe that education is a business that is failing in its primary remit of helping to create a better society? Indeed, how can you teach when you believe that you have nothing of value to pass on? The book/blog is the story of my recovery from the absolute darkness of the early days. It is an Odyssey through my life over the last twelve months and a retracing of my steps to discover how I found myself there. More than all of that, it is a re-evaluation and a rejoicing of all that which I call life. Happy reading and I hope it helps. There is madness, Everyday Madness, and not all of it comes from within.

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