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Are you in decision-making overdrive?
 
Greetings, Ninja!

From the moment you roll out of bed, you’re calling the shots on everything from which socks to wear to how to prioritize your to-do list. Your day-to-day life is a never-ending series of choices; you're a veteran decision maker. So why do some decisions still feel so impossible?

Believe it or not, that brilliant Ninja brain may be working against you. Luckily, it only takes a bit of awareness and a few simple strategies to get out of your head and back in control.

You got this, Ninja.

Rock on!
OfficeNinjas HQ

 
REVEALING WHY WE MAKE DECISIONS

How to Handle Tough Choices at Your Job and at Home
 
How to Handle Tough Choices at Your Job and at Home
Being able to make (good) decisions is a foundational skill. But our brain can only make so many decisions in a day. That’s why automating little decisions (like what to wear tomorrow) is key to freeing you up to think more clearly about the tough ones.

 
5 Common Mental Errors That Keep You from Making Good Decisions
The first step to making good decisions? Understanding why we make bad ones from loss aversion to confirmation bias. By identifying and then taking steps to prevent them, we can sidestep these common mental errors, opening the way for truly insightful decision-making.

 
When You Should Think Quickly and When You Should Take It Slow
Ready for a deep dive into how we consciously and (more importantly) unconsciously make decisions? Daniel Kahneman literally wrote the book on how our brains guide decision-making. Thinking, Fast and Slow is a must-read if you want to understand the forces behind our choices.

 
OUR PRE-ADMIN BASH GIVEAWAY ENDS TONIGHT!

Win a delectable prize from Testarossa Winery!
 
Admin Week is almost upon us, and we’re bursting with excitement. How could we not be with Flash Raffles, All-Stars reveals, and Admin Bash to get ready for? A proud Admin Bash partner and two-time Admingling venue host(!) Testarossa Winery is giving a prize package to two lucky Ninjas in our pre-Admin Bash giveaway! You’ve got until 11:59 PM PDT tonight to enter (and you don’t have to attend Bash to win)!
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INTRIGUING READS

Taming Your Epic To-Do List
 
Taming Your Epic To-Do List [TIME MANAGEMENT]
We love to-do lists. But they have a habit of getting unruly. Keeping them in line requires a rethink of what should go on them in the first place. This simple method of dividing, scheduling, and conquering will make your lists work for you (instead of the other way around).

 
Excel Is Getting Smarter, Which’ll Save You Time [TECHNOLOGY]
Good news for those of you who live and die by Excel spreadsheets! Microsoft is adding new machine learning-powered features to the application that will auto-populate a good chunk of information that, in the past, you had to go track down yourself.

 
How to Use Restrictions as a Productivity Tool [PRODUCTIVITY]
Imagine what you could accomplish if you had all the time and money in the world … Actually, that might make it harder to get things done. Why? What’s the one thing that gets you motivated to finish a project? A due date! Limitations are actually the key to staying focused.

 
Public Speaking for Introverts—How to Fake It Till You Make It [PUBLIC SPEAKING]
When you’re shy by nature, public speaking can be your worst nightmare. But a few simple practices, from scoping out the room before you present to working on slowing down your speaking, can make the difference between a ball of nerves and an admazing speech.

 
Why You Need to Address Conflict as Soon as It Arises [CONFLICT RESOLUTION]
When it comes to conflict resolution, letting a dispute or snarky comment fizzle out usually seems like the best solution. Why spend the time and energy acknowledging that negativity? Avoiding conflict often results in creativity, ideas, and good people walking out the door.

 
MEET THE #ADMINWEEK PARTNERS

These companies get the OfficeNinjas stamp of approval. We couldn’t continue to throw a bigger and better Admin Week without them. So the next time you’re shopping for a new go-to vendor, show them some love!
 
Delta
Delta - Tailored travel services for your company's needs.
 
ezCater
ezCater - The only nationwide marketplace for office meals and catering.
 
Bevi
Bevi - Fizzy, flavored or straight-up H2O? Reinvent your water cooler culture.
 
TripActions
TripActions - Make your bookings go further with end-to-end travel management.
 
 
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