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SoloCamp Leeds: Confidence

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The improvised chat about confidence seemed to strike a chord with a lot of people at solo-camp. Having not really attended an event like this before, getting up and starting the discussion off took some confidence for me! But I'm glad to have done it and it's nice to hear that other people have the same issues, and some very constructive things came out. One such thing was the need to meet physically as well as online, any thoughts?




About saying "I can actually do this thing".


About 'permission' and authority - no one has said "yes, you can do this", so people feel like they can't do it.


Talking to people less experienced and confident helps you realise how much you've learnt.


tricks for creativity - pick two random words out of the dictionary and make a connection. If you're stuck in one space, you're not getting random inputs and therefore can't see patterns and make connections.


Recommended reading - A Perfect Mess, http://www.aperfectmess.com/


Procrastination? "It's the time when you have the impression you're doing nothing but your thoughts are organising themselves." (Richard Azia on Twitter)



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Comments (2)

Stuart Childs said

at 12:05 pm on Sep 12, 2008

Great session, discussed the importance of meeting people face to face as well as online networking. Sessions / wiki conferences such as solocamp are a fantastic resource, and confidence booster for people! Perhaps it is all too easy to stay behind your computer screen all day and become isolated from the 'real world' ?

James Ward said

at 2:24 pm on Sep 12, 2008

Seems like we all share a lot of the same issues. I think that confidence can be increased by accepting that we all need help - and it's OK to ask for it!

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