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I'm a global marketing and communications lead at IDEO and am passionate about helping people develop and share stories in inspiring ways. My curiosity and love of languages and cultures different than my own continue to bring me to the far (and sometimes near!) corners of the earth. On the weekends you’ll likely find me swimming alongside sea lions in the San Francisco Bay or volunteering my time as a mentor for Team in Training, a group that raises money for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society by training people for endurance events.
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Hi Jeff, I just want to thank you for sharing your personal story. So very inspiring. I love how you were able to piggy back off all of your small wins to gain the confidence to get where you are today. The first step: just signing up! The second: building houses, which lead to all the other accomplishments from leading committees to organizing service trips. It reminds me of a quote from Tom and David Kelley's book: "The best way to gain confidence in your creative ability is through action, taken one step at a time." I think this is such an important thing to remember when we assess challenges: start small so as not to get overwhelmed.
Thanks Tham! This is a great provocation and one that Tom and David Kelley touch on a lot in their book, Creative Confidence. They talk about how in kindergarten everyone is creative! All kids experiment and play and try out new things with no fear or shame. Fearing that we'll be rejected is something we learn when we get older. Luckily for us, we all have that confidence buried within us, so it's easy to regain — even years later!