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Prepare for failure to set yourself up for success…
Prepare for failure to set yourself up for success…
Greetings, Ninja!

Want to spook your co-workers? Skip the urban legends and whisper one word in your most ominous voice: FAILURE.

Failure can be scary. Maybe not in a the-call-is-coming-from-inside-the-house kind of way, but worrying about your career, reputation, and livelihood can make you jumpy and give you nightmares.

But here’s the good news: unlike vampires and chainsaw-wielding zombies, failure won’t kill you. You will survive… but will you recover? And will you do better next time? That part is up to you:

  • Know your strategy expectations (we’ve got a handy checklist to get you started)
  • Recognize the behaviors of unsuccessful people and avoid them
  • Consider that failure may happen and have a plan
  • When visiting a haunted house, don’t stare into any mirrors
  • If it’s a dark and stormy night, just stay home
  • Avoid clowns at all costs


Happy Halloween!
OfficeNinjas HQ
LEARNING FROM FAILURE

One
habit of unsuccessful people? Always being distracted.
We often focus on the habits of highly successful people, but unsuccessful people can teach us plenty, too — starting with these 10 bad habits.
You’ve got the strategy, but does everyone truly understand their role in implementing and executing it? If not, failure may be in your future.
For Ninjas, “failure” is an f-word. But committing to learning from your next flop can help you pick yourself up and shoot for the moon again.
THE ERA OF THE OFFICE NINJA IS HERE

2020 ON Con and Admin Bash tickets are on sale NOW!
Tickets are officially on sale for Admin Week 2020 IRL events! Secure your spot for TWO full days of deep learning at OfficeNinjas Con and the BIGGEST Admin Bash yet. An All-Access Pass is your best value and gives you entry into both (plus, other exclusive perks). Register now to cash in on Super Early Bird pricing!
INTRIGUING READS

Prep
yourself for these exec-favorite interview questions.
That’s just one question shared in First Round Review’s roundup of 40 big thinkers’ favorite things to ask in interviews. Could they inform your own asking or answering?
Your parents were right when they told you to go outside and play. Research confirms that two hours of weekly “nature time” makes you healthier and happier.
Yes, it matters — especially if you want to strike a professional tone. Learn more about the “sweet spot” of expressing exuberance and other tips for writing better emails.
A decade ago, the movie Moneyball showed the amazing impact of data on baseball success. But do those approaches hold up in the business world? Microsoft turned their leaders into guinea pigs to find out.
According to Nobel Prize winner Daniel Kahneman, ignoring your intuition can help you think more clearly.
NINJA NOTABLES

Recently we asked our Facebook community what motivational phrase or mantra is getting them through the week. Our favorite response (and perfect reminder for a Thursday)? “Friday is coming.” Thanks to Ninja Donna J. B.!
Friday is coming.


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