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What to Do When You're New by Keith Rollag

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FOUR

THE POWER OF PRACTICE AND REFLECTION

In this chapter we will explore why your past positive experiences aren’t always enough to make you a comfortable newcomer. In particular, we’ll look at:

• How you can recalibrate your inherited, learned anxieties to match the newcomer realities of the twenty-first century (instead of the Stone Age)

• Why practice and reflection are crucial to improvement and success

• Ways to overcome negative behavioral scripts and mindsets that hinder you from getting better and more comfortable at being new

• Various strategies that you can use to practice and improve your newcomer skills

By now it should not surprise you that most of us are anxious in new situations. We know how we got this way, but what can we do ...

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