Behind Every “Overnight Success”
Greetings, Ninja!

Chances are you first heard the adage “Practice Makes Perfect” from a parent, coach, or teacher who saw your potential. Maybe you weren’t nailing that piano solo or aceing every test, but they wanted to let you know that eventually your dedication and hard work would pay off.

The days of music recitals and pop quizzes are long gone, but the concept of practice is just as valuable today as it was then. Any “overnight success” will tell you that their big, extraordinary opportunity came after hours and hours of hard work and, oftentimes, failure. They didn’t start off amazing at what they do; they got there with practice.

We want to hear from you on this topic. To which of your natural talents do you owe hours of practice? And what are you practicing right now? Respond to this email with your story!

Rock on!
OfficeNinjas HQ


Practice Makes Perfect
Does “Practice Makes Perfect” Work for Knowledge Workers?
The world’s best athletes attribute deliberate practice to their success and so can you. Through repetition, imitation, experimentation, and setting constraints, you can become the best at what you do.

These 9 TED Talks Will Teach You How to Get Better at Anything
Before building your deliberate practices, you’ll want to pave the way for making them stick. Luckily, TED has you covered with this “practice makes perfect” playlist that’ll help you build a growth mindset, learn how to truly find pleasure in your work, and smash your fears.

What Makes Outliers—aka High-Achievers—Different?
Every successful person’s story starts just like everyone else’s. But through dedicating themselves, taking advantage of opportunities, and finding meaningful work, they’ve become exceptional. And so can you, Ninja!


OfficeNinjas Admin Bash
At long last, you’ve found your tribe. Your people! The other tireless office pros who get what it takes to be a Ninja. Now it’s time to celebrate with them at our 6th Annual Admin Bash on April 25 (Administrative Professionals Day!)
Join the Party!

Document Design Tips
Document Design Tips for Non-Graphic Designers [DESIGN]
You don’t have to be a professional graphic designer to create easy-to-read and visually appealing documentation. Improve your flyers, announcements, and office memos with these 8 simple tips you can implement… NOW!

Why Willpower Is Overrated and What to Focus on Instead [SELF IMPROVEMENT]
Relying on willpower alone is like relying only on the emergency brake when driving your car. It’s a secondary layer of protection, not your primary tool. Avoid a crash by focusing on the things that move you toward your goal rather than obsessing over obstacles in the way.

Curb Your Phone Addiction with This Color Hack [TECHNOLOGY]
Life was so simple when TVs were black and white. No flashing colors or dazzling displays to distract you all day. Well, now you can travel back to that simpler, distraction-free time with just a couple tweaks to your phone’s settings.

How to Find Inner Calm Despite What’s Happening Around You [PERSONAL GROWTH]
The desire for external validation can steal your energy and stifle your sense of accomplishment. Learn to find joy in your life regardless of the noise surrounding it by fostering your curiosity, avoiding gossip, and celebrating the process of your own growth.

A Study on What Makes Mentorship Work [CAREER DEVELOPMENT]
First Round studied 100 Mentor-Mentee matches and put together a compilation of tips that shows how both sides can positively impact each other. You can make mentorship work for you!


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