Gigster Insights – Using Mindmapping to Cope with Writer’s Block

Why doesn’t a linear note-taking approach work in coping with writer’s block? It can, but not when you get really stuck. With a mind-map, I often even forget why I was stuck, or even that I was stuck at all. Ultimately, we are tapping into our own mind’s ability to do more. We are augmenting our consciousness. It is both awe-inspiring and empowering top know that we can do this.

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Gigster Insights – Public Speaking is Essential to Success

There are millions of people who do not know what you know, nor can they explain it as well as you can. Own that about yourself. Own the fact that you are an expert and that others can, should, and will benefit from your expertise. You have passion, mastery, and genius informing who you are and what you do. Speak with authority and you will be successful.

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Gigster Insight – A Little Courage Can Go Far

As Collegiate Gigsters we have a tendency to think that we either have to “Go Big or Go Home”. Well, human beings have complex lives that require us to meet them at different levels. All acts of courage have the potential to change history. I challenge you to be bold…for just a few seconds. Share with me what happened after your 12 seconds of courage.

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Gigster Insight: Walking for the Health of Your Business

In our family, walking is an important part of our lives. Whenever we can, we try to walk the kids to school, my husband walks every morning for exercise, we make it a habit to always park at the end of the parking lot when we go out (also keeps dings & dents to a minimum), and when the weather is warmer we usually take a walk in the evening after dinner.

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Gigster Insight: Unplugging to Supercharge

Not unplugging can increase stress, make us ineffective (even dangerous depending on the work that we do), and make us crazy. The body is not a machine. It is an organism that works to maintain stasis, or balance. Our actions must support our body’s natural desire for stasis. We do this by monitoring and controlling how our lives pull us in numerous directions. If we do this, we experience many benefits…

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Gigster Insight: Writing Your Story

As a Collegiate Gigster, you are good at bringing aspects of your life together to create something new. This entrepreneurial spirit is inherent in who you are and what you do. I ask that you use the metaphor of the book to provide a framework with which to capture your creativity, your ideas, your contribution to the world. You never know, you may have a best seller!

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Empowerment and Self-Authorship – The Process of Becoming

We often hear from self-help gurus that we must empower ourselves. Envision our future and it will come true. Write the story of our life and it will come true. Yes, at their base, these ideas are good, but what does that really mean? How do we go about it? Are they separate or one in the same? Are they supposed to happen right away? And if they don’t am I a failure?

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Gigster Insights - Shifting Your Mentality

The changes in how Gigsters understand work can be daunting, but here is the key: it is also incredibly empowering. Taking control of all aspects of one’s success becomes not just a necessity, but also something that puts Gigsters in complete control. It gives them control over things they previously had no control over, including clocking in & out, the dreaded employee reviews, demotions, firing, office politics, abusive bosses, and yes, also the common harassment issues based on gender, race, beliefs, etc.

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