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Accidental Genius, 2nd Edition by Mark Levy

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Chapter 18Doubt Yourself

I suffer from what a consultant friend calls “ideaphoria.” That is, interesting ideas intoxicate me. In fact, I get so worked up over a good idea that my body often betrays my mind’s hidden excitement; were you to peek into my study, it wouldn’t be odd for you to find me rocking in my chair, slapping my leg, and mumbling feverishly to myself—all while I was guzzling a particularly heady thought.

Until now, I’ve allowed my public ideaphoria to gallop relatively unbridled through these pages, as I’ve described for you the wonders of freewriting. I’ve told you, yes indeed, if you regularly engage in this practice, great things may happen for you in terms of job mastery and personal satisfaction. But in my honest rush to ...

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