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Banish Your Inner Critic - Facebook Design Lecture Series

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Your inner critic is an unconscious deterrent that stands between the seeds of great ideas and the fruits of achievement, keeping you stuck by telling you you’re just faking it, that others have more talent, that you’ll never achieve the success you seek. Let's discover how to anatomize this pernicious inner force, and then learn techniques to banish this critic so that you can have the mental space and energy to let your true talents emerge -- and help you be a badass with your work.

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Banish Your Inner Critic - Facebook Design Lecture Series

  1. Banish Your Inner Critic
  2. Denise R. Jacobs Facebook DLS  Menlo Park, CA  17 September 2015
  3. @denisejacobs #banishyourcritic
  4. Want the slides? Go here: creativedo.se/facebookdls-ic
  5. Photo by Derek Kearney Wait…What?!
  6. Founder + CEO, The Creative Dose http://TheCreativeDose.com/
  7. Upon a time… http://www.behance.net/gallery/Once-Upon-a-Time/2918365
  8. 29 June http://www.flickr.com/photos/jblndl/3154255478/
  9. I was going to be a writer! Photo: Denise Jacobs
  10. Instead of creativity Photo from Flickr.com
  11. Destructivity http://www.flickr.com/photos/kevygee/3265941065/
  12. The voices in my head were merciless http://www.flickr.com/photos/epsos/4887528060/
  13. I totally freaked out
  14. I shouldn't be writing this I misrepresented myself I don't know enough This should be someone else’s book I’m going to look stupid Everyone will see that I’m a fake What if it's not good enough? What if I'm not good enough? No…really!
  15. 2 days http://www.flickr.com/photos/fiery-phoenix/8428079916/
  16. Worked non-stop https://www.flickr.com/photos/53611153@N00/5827849044/
  17. Pushed myself to burn-out http://www.flickr.com/photos/44085287@N05/4052943367/
  18. My internal critical voices http://www.flickr.com/photos/mikeapalooza/553545517/
  19. Made this happen https://www.flickr.com/photos/70938871@N05/8230432077
  20. Physical evidence of fear http://www.flickr.com/photos/grumpyfeline/4626401443/
  21. A different kind of fear Photo: Denise Jacobs
  22. Internalized criticisms + fears https://www.flickr.com/photos/remoto/5313967682
  23. = The Inner Critic https://www.flickr.com/photos/acerriteno/3484093889/
  24. F.E.A.R. = http://cdnpix.com/show/imgs/7a361666e107cd36656d5a66ea2e4e80.jpg
  25. Or… https://twitter.com/Phishtitz/status/474661495935365120
  26. YES! (…and…) https://www.flickr.com/photos/willsan/3780293130
  27. The enemy of creativity http://www.flickr.com/photos/richardwinchell/130344669/
  28. Creative brainwaves http://uniteunderfreedom.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/Brain-waves.jpg
  29. Know your brainwaves
  30. Stress & frustration https://www.flickr.com/photos/corneveaux/3248566797/
  31. Suppress generative impulses in the brain https://www.flickr.com/photos/birthintobeing/11841180046
  32. Dampens creative expression http://www.flickr.com/photos/anieto2k/8156999698/
  33. How to ID your Inner Critic http://www.flickr.com/photos/lambdachialpha/203904103/
  34. Listen for internal critical talk http://brenebrown.com/2014/04/08/daring-interview-series-meet-gavin-aung/
  35. “OMG, I’m SO busy!”
  36. “I should have done more by now…” http://www.flickr.com/photos/kharied/3315558702/
  37. “They’ll find out I’m a fraud”
  38. “I don’t know enough” http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/6/66/Einstein_1921_by_F_Schmutzer.jpg
  39. (You can be intimidated into this, btw)
  40. vs. “NAILED IT!” https://www.flickr.com/photos/paul-drummond/3946893897
  41. Impostor Syndrome Paradox http://www.flickr.com/photos/x1brett/2279939232/
  42. You will only experience impostor syndrome when you are competent and skilled. (re-read this as many times as necessary.)
  43. “It needs to be FLAWLESS” http://www.flickr.com/photos/diepuppenstubensammlerin/7648792510/
  44. “I’ll do it tomorrow…” http://www.flickr.com/photos/irrezolut/2311904560/
  45. “Really, I’ll do it tomorrow.” http://www.flickr.com/photos/irrezolut/2311904560/
  46. “I will do it tomorrow!” http://www.flickr.com/photos/irrezolut/2311904560/
  47. Feed each other
  48. Afflicts ALL of us! http://comediansincarsgettingcoffee.com/jimmy-fallon-the-unsinkable-legend-part-2 (@ 8:15)
  49. “…I don’t have what these people want to see – they want to see a funny guy! That’s not me.” - Jerry Seinfeld, Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee https://www.flickr.com/photos/97477873@N00/13016287284/
  50. You’re not alone http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-b1-baSAE8ZI/VDM3BbuiaFI/AAAAAAAABKk/l91FBGvSgkA/s1600/IMAGE_437.jpg
  51. In order for http://www.flickr.com/photos/designandtechnologydepartment/4771136128/
  52. You need brain management
  53. “You must be unintimidated by your own thoughts because if you [try to create] with someone looking over your shoulder, you'll never [create].” – Nikki Giovanni https://www.flickr.com/photos/nrbelex/2247397943/
  54. “The goal is to manage anxiety so that our energies are used for the productive and satisfying art of creating…
  55. …rather than the destructive and debilitating art of self- torture. “ - Clare Warmke, Idea Revolution
  56. How do we… http://www.flickr.com/photos/opensourceway/5445602998/
  57. Banish the Inner Critic? https://www.flickr.com/photos/31505964@N08/4691019168/
  58. Eliminate “Have to/Should/Must/Ought” http://www.flickr.com/photos/mythoto/3822942678/
  59. Replace with “I choose/ I decide/ I will” https://www.flickr.com/photos/mstry-2525-gst/3312199285/
  60. Say NO to Comparisons http://www.flickr.com/photos/suvodeb/2559017400/
  61. (Btw, this your new mantra…) http://www.spunkysapphire.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/photo-1-e1406074730116.jpg
  62. Ask it questions http://www.flickr.com/photos/opensourceway/4749432145/
  63. Be compassionate http://www.flickr.com/photos/wrote/2646295354/
  64. Reassign duty http://www.flickr.com/photos/shavawnmarie/1326123397/
  65. Remember your successes http://www.flickr.com/photos/pocait/2847866615/
  66. (My personal version) Photo: Denise Jacobs
  67. Cop a Power Pose
  68. “Our bodies change our minds, our minds change our behavior, and our behavior changes our outcomes.” - Amy Cuddy, Your Body Language Shapes Who You Are TED talk
  69. Breaking the loop
  70. Perfectionism http://www.flickr.com/photos/diepuppenstubensammlerin/7648792510/
  71. “Perfectionism is self-abuse of the highest order.” ― Anne Wilson Schaef
  72. The real problem http://cuttingthecheese.files.wordpress.com/2012/06/26810560251953842_ede18tng_f.jpg
  73. Perfectionists focus on the finished product… https://www.flickr.com/photos/phatcontroller/3667889959/
  74. Rather than the process http://www.flickr.com/photos/spyndle/474122586/
  75. “The Best” vs “The most” https://www.flickr.com/photos/villify/10871945326
  76. Amen! https://twitter.com/dickelippe/status/581204005013078016/photo/1
  77. Fear of being judged https://www.flickr.com/photos/jdlasica/12825451433/
  78. Remember egocentricity
  79. Decouple performance from identity https://www.flickr.com/photos/krissen/6824608878
  80. “You alone are enough. You have nothing to prove to anybody.” ― Dr. Maya Angelou
  81. Fear of failure http://www.flickr.com/photos/laughingsquid/2717325940/
  82. http://culturecatch.com/files/images/after-earth.jpg “Fear is not real. It is a product of the thoughts you create. Do not misunderstand me. Danger is very real. But fear is a choice.” - character of Cypher Raige, After Earth
  83. Reframe and embrace failure http://www.flickr.com/photos/danielagama_fotografando/4029208908/
  84. And mistakez https://www.flickr.com/photos/stevendepolo/4498817330/
  85. “Failure is only the opportunity to begin again more intelligently.” - Henry Ford
  86. “Being right keeps us in place. Being wrong forces us to explore.” – Steven Johnson, Where Good Ideas Come From
  87. Embrace the “SFD” Twitter, circa 2006
  88. Copy the #fail masters Photo: Denise Jacobs
  89. http://www.flickr.com/photos/seandreilinger/959864706/ Take steps, #FAIL; Go again!
  90. Satisfice https://www.flickr.com/photos/sleepyvalley/3650673328
  91. Be bad/make it ugly https://www.flickr.com/photos/kpwerker/6051104684
  92. Clear the pipes: Morning Pages https://www.flickr.com/photos/juliejordanscott/4970674253//
  93. Perfection ≠ Excellence https://www.flickr.com/photos/kaldoche/4771465356
  94. Procrastination http://www.flickr.com/photos/irrezolut/2311904560/
  95. The trick is not self-identifying… http://20px.com/blog/2013/09/06/a-field-guide-to-procrastinators/
  96. Nor administering a dose of https://www.flickr.com/photos/116357579@N08/13178367583
  97. Increase the meaning/value http://www.flickr.com/photos/eyeliam/2460475510/
  98. Mind Tricks https://www.flickr.com/photos/32135758@N02/5325454434/
  99. Don’t do it, just get ready to Photo: Denise Jacobs
  100. “Structured procrastination” https://www.flickr.com/photos/superamit/1043379069
  101. Time & Space Tricks http://www.flickr.com/photos/indraw/4857101224/
  102. Eliminate distractions From “Shit Black Girls Say”, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fXDpfhehb6I
  103. Ignore to focus
  104. Tools RescueTime.com GetConcentrating.com HeyFocus.com Browser Extensions Firefox: LeechBlock Idderall Google Chrome: Strict Workflow StayFocusd Website Blocker Aids for digital blocking
  105. Added bonus HeyFocus.com
  106. Airplane/Do Not Disturb mode http://www.flickr.com/photos/pieterouwerkerk/699475144/
  107. Make it a Sprint http://www.flickr.com/photos/lucamascaro/4975166968/
  108. Fill a Quota https://www.flickr.com/photos/teosaurio/3392883329/
  109. Remember this: Photo: Denise Jacobs
  110. My story’s end? http://www.flickr.com/photos/sonialuna/2942020058/
  111. February http://www.flickr.com/photos/doug88888/3709856898/
  112. #FAIL https://www.flickr.com/photos/dafnecholet/5374200948
  113. #WINNING! http://www.flickr.com/photos/clappstar/6297835482/
  114. I wrote my first book! Photo: Denise Jacobs
  115. https://www.flickr.com/photos/thatconference/9532425040/ Which created AMAZING things for me
  116. Bad dreams https://www.flickr.com/photos/agroffman/4613265988
  117. My own inner creative child
  118. “The rule is, jam to-morrow and jam yesterday—but never jam to-day.” “It MUST come sometimes to ‘jam to-day’,” Alice objected. “No, it can’t,” said the Queen. “It’s jam every OTHER day: to-day isn’t any OTHER day, you know.” — from Through the Looking Glass & What Alice Found There, by Lewis Carroll
  119. “Jam” = Reward / Satisfaction https://www.flickr.com/photos/macati/2180421766
  120. YOU NEVER GET JAM http://www.alice-in-wonderland.net/alicepic/through-the-looking-glass/2book42.jpg
  121. By sharing my experience Photo: Deloria Jacobs
  122. Show you there is an alternative https://www.flickr.com/photos/buttersponge/4955768144
  123. “The creative adult is the child who survived after the world tried killing them, making them ‘grown up’…. https://www.flickr.com/photos/9422878@N08/9220121158/
  124. …The creative adult is the child who survived the blandness of schooling, the unhelpful words of bad teachers, and the nay-saying ways of the world.” – Ursula K. L Guin https://www.flickr.com/photos/theburiedlife/2167001643/
  125. By understanding this truth
  126. You’ll look at yourself differently https://www.flickr.com/photos/edenpictures/3460562429
  127. Your imperfect, amazing ideas http://www.flickr.com/photos/bcymet/3564484236/
  128. Because, after all… https://www.flickr.com/photos/aoberg/9652158212
  129. The End Photo: Denise Jacobs
  130. Get the slides! creativedo.se/facebookdls-ic
  131. THE CREATIVE DOSE A Creativity + Innovation Collective Work Better. Create More. Create Betterness. Creative Thinking & Problem-solving Applying an Innovation Mindset Creative Collaboration Team Communication & Cohesion TheCreativeDose.com @thecreativedose
  132. My upcoming book! Banish Your Inner Critic DeniseJacobs.com/InnerCritic 26 Effective Techniques for Unleashing Productive Creativity
  133. Please take the Creative Blocks Survey Creativedo.se/creative-blocks-survey
  134. DeniseJacobs.com  Sign up on my mailing list here! denise@denisejacobs.com twitter.com/denisejacobs facebook.com/denisejacobsdotcom slideshare.net/denisejacobs Photo used with permission: http://www.flickr.com/photos/aarronwalter/4629078087/ Connect! + Collaborate!
  135. Thank you! http://www.flickr.com/photos/theredproject/3302110152/

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