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Hold That Thought

It's the end of the talk…

…and I feel fine.

This week I've been thinking about how we react to events. Here are three things on that theme to help turn overthinking into expert thinking:

  1. Until recently, there’s been a huge gap between what you see and the way it feels. How I avoided the post-presentation vulnerability hangover
  2. “It is never a mistake, just an expensive present” — Rui Yi Gan on the Second Arrow of Suffering
  3. I aim to link to one brief thing, but I enjoyed every bit of Sahil Bloom's recent newsletter — from the overflowing cup parable, to advice about breaking bad news, lessons from bees, and more.

Extra thoughts…

  • I recently rewatched Parenthood. Besides being highly quotable, with an incredible cast, it has a surprisingly lot to say about how people react and deal with stuff.
  • For this week's unthinking link, take a break and visit one minute park. As I write this, I watched cyclists in Amsterdam zipping by! What did you see?
  • Next week, I'll be announcing something new to help overwhelmed creatives spot critical gaps in their process (and fill them quickly). And the best part? Like this newsletter, I've designed it to be short and valuable. Can't wait to share it with you!

Have a great rest of your week!


PS. Terry the Pug is one week out from ear surgery and doing well! He's teaching me a lot this week about resilience and worry.

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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

And here's a bit more about me in a new blog post

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Helping overwhelmed creatives and small business owners turn overthinking into expert thinking…and action! 3 useful things every Thursday to gain clarity, get more done, and feel great about it.

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