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Hold That Thought, from Kim Witten, PhD

More, less, or different?

Published 27 days ago • 1 min read

Today's newsletter is short, sweet, and late as I took yesterday off and today there are construction workers tearing up the street outside this window. No matter, here are this week's three picks to help you turn overthinking into expert thinking:

  1. The Problem of What Others Think — by Lawrence Yeo
  2. There's the hour that goes into a coaching session, then there's what happens after — a new reflection by me about where the work is
  3. “A simple filter for managing your time: You're not focused enough unless you're mourning some of the things you're saying no to.” — James Clear (author of Atomic Habits)

Extra thought…

When things are outside of our sphere of control or influence (like noisy construction), we still have choice over how we choose to show up.

Where and how do you want to show up more, less, or differently?
Kim

PS. If you've been wondering how a coach might help you in answering that (or anything else), why not book a free Discovery Call with me?


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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

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