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Cut back on overthinking, accept imperfection, and get things done.
Cut back on overthinking, accept imperfection, and get things done.
Greetings, Ninja!

You’ve got a lot of great attributes. But your brain? It’s the real moneymaker. It comes up with systems, solves problems, conducts research… and let’s not forget your sparkling self-awareness!

But does it ever feel like your grey matter is working against you? Overthinking can hijack productivity, while the pursuit of the *perfect* solution to any given problem is, quite frankly, a fool’s errand. And you ain’t no fool.

Analysis paralysis is a particularly confounding affliction, but there are ways to avoid it and keep your beautiful brain train chuggin’ along.

You on board?

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STOP PLAYING MIND GAMES

To
win the day, you have to train your mind.
Ninja Truth #204: Sometimes the thing standing in the way of finishing a project is our own obsession with making it perfect. Training your focus instead on smaller goals and the process is key to getting things done.
Having many options also means having to consider many decisions, and suddenly, you're spiraling into the pit of indecision. Break the chain by completing small actions, setting deadlines, and trusting your gut.
There are things you simply can’t change about yourself: your age, race, height. You can, however, change your mindset. Read the inspirational stories of five people who changed their lives by changing their minds. (Note: this author sometimes uses colorful language to punctuate his points. Let us know if that’s a bummer.)
INTRIGUING READS

Actions (not advice) are what help women in the workplace.
Supporting women in the workplace means more than giving advice. In fact, it may mean not giving them advice. (They get enough unsolicited advice already.) Here’s what to do instead.
Thinking about finally making the switch from Excel to Google Sheets? Want to quickly level up your Sheets game? Try these 21 tips to get more out of your data.
Research shows that companies with structured management practices are better at hiring and retaining employees and maintain lower levels of firing.
Emotional Intelligence
Jim takes calls on speakerphone. Karen is an aggressive typer. Why are we so bothered by these little workplace pet peeves?
It’s easy to blame bosses or schedules — but creating work-life integration is actually your responsibility. This article explores techniques to help you achieve work-life balance when it's not in your nature to do so.
MEET NINJAS IN YOUR CITY

Does your company have an office in San Francisco, Silicon Valley, or NYC? Let your Ninja colleagues know about upcoming Admingling events! Share with Silicon Valley Ninjas. Share with NYC Ninjas. Share with SF Ninjas.
Connect with other San Francisco Ninjas at the next AdminglingSF.
San Francisco
October 22, 2019

Want to discuss expanding Ninja roles in the changing workplace and how to master them? Come network with like-minded workplace operators at the ultra hip Virgin Hotels San Francisco!
Connect with other New York City Ninjas at the next AdminglingNYC.
New York City
October 29, 2019

Curious about the evolution of company culture and how you can impact it? Join us to identify your organization’s culture style and brainstorm with other local admins!
Connect with other Silicon Valley Ninjas at the next AdminglingSV.
Silicon Valley
November 5, 2019

Ready to evaluate performance tracking methods for delivering on a goal — and showing your boss the value of your efforts? Share your questions and insights, while networking with local Ninjas!
NINJA NOTABLES

Last week was National Dog Day. 🐶We shared photos of our team’s dogs and asked you to share pics of your furry friend — and boy, did you (look at all those good boys and girls!).

Let’s keep the good vibes going. If you’re a Ninja and have a dog (or two or three), share a photo on our Facebook page!
Ninja dogs shared on Facebook.


You know what isn’t a game? Sharing this Newsletter with Ninjas who need to know! Forward it to a colleague and invite them to subscribe!





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