I am presenting a talk on how to use ‘becoming comfortable with uncomfortableness’ as a growth strategy at Lean Agile Scotland 2015 in Edinburgh. Since then I have also presented this as a workshop twice, once for the BCS SPA conference in 2017, and for the University of Aberdeen’s Leadership Academy in 2018.
These are the slides, from the presentation – now without the errors of the original event where they ended up being the wrong format size 😉 Those really were an accident, but did work well for the session as they were my own failures in the heat of the session.
These are the sources I used while developing the ideas over the years:
Scott Adams, How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big
Jules Evans, Philosophy for Life and other Dangerous Situations
Andy Hunt, Pragmatic Thinking and Learning
Daniel Kahneman, Thinking Fast and Slow
Kelly McGonigal, Maximum Willpower: How to Master the New Science of Self-Control
Steven Pressfield, Do the Work!
David Rock, Your Brain at Work
Julien Smith, The Flinch
Mark Williams and Danny Penman, Mindfulness: A practical guide to finding peace in a frantic world