10 Insights to Rise to the Occasion | Ashley Merryman

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Ashley Merryman's NurtureShock was on the New York Times bestseller list for six months. One of the most influential books about children ever published, NurtureShock landed on more than 35 "Year's Best" lists and has been translated into 16 languages. Ashley has won nine national awards for their reporting, including the PEN USA Award for Literary Journalism and the American Association for the Advancement of Science Award for Outstanding Journalism. Her journalism has appeared in Time, Newsweek, New York, The Washington Post, and many other venues.

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  • 1. Powered by insights from Ashley Merryman
  • 2. This presentation consists of highlights from the interview with Moe Abdou, founder & host of 33voices®.
  • 3. Ashley Merryman Ashley Merryman’s NurtureShock was on the New York Times bestseller list for six months. One of the most influential books about children ever published, Nurture- Shock landed on more than 35 “Year’s Best” lists and has been translated into 16 languages. Ashley has won nine national awards for their reporting, including the PEN USA Award for Literary Journalism and the American Association for the Ad- vancement of Science Award for Outstand- ing Journalism. Her journalism has ap- peared in Time, Newsweek, New York, The Washington Post, and many other venues. @AshleyMerryman
  • 4. 1 You will rise or fall to the level of your competition. The best competitors compete to continually improve their performance, not just to win.
  • 5. 2 Whether you’re the Top Dog or the underdog, you’ll do your best when competing against others at the same or similar ability.
  • 6. 3 Play to win and your focus is on achieving victory; play not to lose and you’re trying to prevent mistakes. as such, you lose sight of the big picture.
  • 7. 4 It’s the admired entrepreneur who anticipates the difficulties of building a business and incorporates overcoming them as part of the ultimate goal.
  • 8. 5 When you come from a gained-oriented mindset, you’re driven by a desire to succeed. When its prevention-oriented, you’re driven by a fear of failure.
  • 9. 6 Great competitors don’t wait to compete. The more they compete, the easier it becomes for them to reframe fear into excitement.
  • 10. 6 Great competitors don’t wait to compete. The more they compete, the easier it becomes for them to reframe fear into excitement.
  • 11. 7 You don’t need to be calm to compete at high levels - stress is a sign that you care. Frame it as a positive sign of engagement, not fear.
  • 12. 8 If you aspire to hire super stars, don’t hire team players. stars want to be recognized and rewarded for their achievements.
  • 13. 9 Be deliberate in how you structure your competition; It will have a direct impact on the performance of your team:
  • 14. 9 Be deliberate in how you structure your competition; It will have a direct impact on the performance of your team: If you want a stable workforce, opt for a flat pay structure.
  • 15. 9 Be deliberate in how you structure your competition; It will have a direct impact on the performance of your team: If you find the super stars, reward them accordingly
  • 16. 10 When you think of creativity as a problem solving technique, you’ll aspire to find solutions that are new, novel and useful.
  • 17. Do you enjoy winning more than you hate losing? REALLY REFLECT...
  • 18. Connect WITH US! Tell us what you think Chase@33voices.com