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Stop chasing the carrot (VIDEO)

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Does it sometimes feel like you are chasing a carrot? You’ve just published a paper and there is another one to write. You’ve just finished data analysis and there is another project to run! Do you feel it’s never enough no matter how much you do?

Well, did you know that this pattern negatively affects your confidence? And the thing is that your confidence is the key ingredient to your success! So to be a successful researcher you do need to work on increasing and protecting your confidence on a regular basis. It is now time to stop chasing the carrot! Watch this video to learn one simple and effective strategy to increase your confidence.

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Are you marketing yourself? (VIDEO)

(click the image above to watch the video)  Are you marketing yourself? Yes you are a scientist, and yes you need to be marketing yourself! You’ve been doing some of it already, and ramp it up a notch I want to offer you four tips on how to increase your online presence and raise yourContinue Reading

It’s easier than it seems!! (VIDEO)

(click the image above to watch the video)  Is there something in your life and work you are postponing to tackle? Does it seem difficult and you don’t know which next step to take? Does procrastination in this matter contributes to additional worry? In this video I share with you an example and a strategyContinue Reading

Stuck working towards a deadline? Four steps to get unstuck! (VIDEO)

(click the image above to watch the video)  “A deadline is coming up and I have not even started…” A lot of us have been in this situation, and some of you might be in it right now. The deadline is approaching but you have not started working towards it. You seem to get busyContinue Reading

How to thrive as a research student. Part 3. Dealing with indecisiveness

(The article is originally published in the Issue 13 of the EuSci – the Edinburgh University Science Magazine) There is a good chance that right now you are faced with making a decision. You might be wondering what to do to finally come to this really difficult decision. Often the first response when hitting aContinue Reading