Every Thursday I share three useful things to help you turn overthinking into expert thinking. Here are this week’s picks:
Rubber duck debugging is a simple method from Software Engineering for getting unstuck. There are two steps to this process and it works for more than just technical problems.
I discovered this on my 8-year career journey from Web Developer to UX Researcher to Transformational Coach.
There were times on that fraught path that I needed a person-sized duck to talk to. Or a duck-like person.
Here's what I learned about how to talk to ducks
World-renowned graphic designer Paula Scher's 10 rules of play
I love how all of these involve creating space or distance. Counter-intuitive but oh so important!
A wonderfully-resourced and quote-full long read on what makes a strategy great
If you're short on time, here are the main sections:
A great strategy is…
It was a huge success! Thanks to the many of you who went on this little adventure with me. I learned a lot and I know you got value out of it too. I'm so grateful. I'll definitely be doing this again, with improvements!
Lastly, I'd love to hear…what's been most useful in this email?
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Kim Witten, PhD - Coach & Consultant
Hello! My name is Kim Witten and I’ve spent four decades overthinking absolutely everything. I’ve turned this ability into a super skill to get stuff done and now my mission is to help others do the same. Read more about my journey