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Emerging Leaders in Tech

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At the beginning of the year, before Covid19 quarantines went into full effect, I'd started the Greater Nashville Technology Council 's Emerging Leaders in Technology training program. Me and some 30 other individuals met for the first time... Then, like so much else, the whole program was put on pause. We resumed in August, doing the training program completely virtual. Despite the challenges, it was one of my favorite experiences during Covid-19. What better way to hone those leadership skills than by having to adapt to (what I hope to be) a once in a lifetime occurrence. I'm so thankful to all the connections I made, the mentors, and the NTC for organizing. Amazon is so thankful too, since you all quadrupled my reading list! If you're not familiar with the program I recommend checking it out and signing up to join the next cohort . Thanks to Suzi Earhart, CCXP John Anderson Meg Chamblee, Joanne Eckton and all my class of 2020.

Imposter Syndrome & Passion

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Imposter Syndrome. When you first hear that term, it shines a light on what you've always been feeling. You To paraphrase the video: Following your passion doesn't lead to success. Find something you're good at, spend thousands of hours - apply grit, perseverance, sacrifice to become great at it. The problem with following your passion is that work is hard, when you run into obstacles you'll start thinking 'I'm not loving this, this upsetting, this is hard, this isn't my passion. In other words - next time you feel that Imposter Syndrome trigger in you, use it as a reminder that it's time to apply that grit and perseverance. It's your brain's way of telling you that you've hit your current limit of what you comfortably know, and you're going to need an extra push to learn your way out of the situation.

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