14/08/12

Do you feel uncomfortable when you have to complain about something, or maybe ask your boss for a pay rise? Would you like to do something about it? Well, there is a simple way to build up your confidence and overcome the fear of doing unconventional things!

Check out: Why Everyone Should Purposely Sit In The Wrong Seat On An Airplane At Least Once

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Glossary

  • raise – an increase in salary
  • encourage – persuade (someone) to do or continue to do something by giving support and advice
  • random – made, done, or happening without method or conscious decision
  • purchase – buy
  • overcome – succeed in dealing with (a problem or difficulty)

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Think about it

Answer the questions below.

  • What fear often holds people back from achieving more?
  • What is Noah Cagan’s opinion about gaining confidence?
  • What is “The Stranger Challenge?”
  • What is “The Coffee Challenge?”
  • What it the point of sitting in the wrong seat?

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Practice makes perfect

Fill in the blank spaces with the correct forms of the words in CAPITAL LETTERS.

 A lot of people are afraid of doing things that are ________ CONVENTION. This fear holds them back from achieving more. They might be too ________  COMFORT to ask for a raise, for example, or ________ WILL to start a business because they’re afraid no one will use their product. Noah Kagan, founder of product marketing startup SumoMe, thinks that there are small things you can do to gain ________ CONFIDENT, get over ________ NECESSITY fears, and do better in business as a result.

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