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Beat the imposter in you 🥊

This week's snippet has tricks to beat imposter syndrome, how to read a book 3 times faster and the ultimate keyboard shortcut hack to unlead your productivity.

Benjemen Elengovan
Benjemen Elengovan
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Beat the imposter in you 🥊
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This week's Saturday snippets is written from Changi Airport in Singapore. I am travelling to India after 3 years to meet family, friends and my super awesome team for the first time.

3 Proven ways to beat imposter syndrome 👊🏻

Imposter syndrome - I am sure you have faced this before in your personal or professional journey.  I had multiple episodes in my life where I have to overcome the imposter in me to try and learn new things.

Right from writing their personal blog, running a startup and hosting a podcast. I found three tricks that had worked for me to overcome imposter syndrome.

  1. Write down why you want to do it - This is important as you will find true motivation by understanding why.
    Example - I wanted to start a personal blog, because I want to share my learnings and experience from my startup journey.
  2. Just do it - Your biggest enemy is perfection; taking action is what you need to focus on, take the first step and don't worry about getting it right.
  3. Appreciate and be kind to yourself - When you have taken the first step and have consistently delivered, take a moment to celebrate the experience and be kind to yourself. Do not seek external validation; instead, reflect on the journey and find inner peace and happiness.

A book that would motivate you to get started - Show your Work by Austin Kleon

The happiest man on earth

Please do me a favour and add this book to your reading list. A short book with a powerful personal story of finding happiness in one of the darkest times in history

How to read a book 3x faster 📖

Check this technique from Tim Ferriss on how triple your speed in reading a book. I have practiced this technique over the last two years and it works.

P.S - You can also replicate the same on kindle ebooks.

‘4-Hour Workweek’ author Tim Ferriss explains how to teach yourself to read 3 times faster in 20 minutes
Use scientific research to learn how to speed-read today.

This productivity hack is a game-changer (mac only)

If you are someone who uses MacBook extensively for work, this hack will be a game-changer. On a typical day, I would have to provide the same information multiple times such as email address, calendly invite, address and social links. This is frustrating and time consuming when it comes to filling online forms, composing emails and share quick notes.

You can create your own keyboard shortcut text - which will replace your shortcut with 'text'. For example, instead of typing my full address, i have a shortcut <"/address">.

Set it up and thank me later 🙏🏻

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Benjemen Elengovan

Startup Addict | Founder & CEO of MyGigsters | Tech Enthusiast | ClubHouse @benjemen and Podcast Host


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