Make Smart Mistakes To Achieve Impossible Goals

Originally published on Forbes 14 Oct. 2014.

Author: Kimberly Wiefling

Like most kids, I was taught to avoid mistakes. Perfection was the goal, and errors were punished—sometimes with lower grades, and occasionally with a swat on the behind. Imperfection wasn’t rewarded in adulthood either, where a narrow definition of beauty left me wishing I had a supermodel figure and a more attractive face. Then came the innovation era in the business world. Suddenly we were supposed to cast off years of perfectionism and become wildly creative.

Unfortunately, a famous NASA study showed that the typical 98% creativity scores of five-year-olds falls to a mere 2% by the time these same children become adults. Creativity is messy! The creative path is dotted with imperfection and temporary setbacks, sometimes called failure. We learn to avoid mistakes, and thus stop expressing our creativity, in order to survive in our families, at school, and at work.

Here are five ways to breathe new life into the creativity with which you were born. (For the rest of this, please see the full article on Forbes here.)

Why You Should Use Secure Email Services Instead of Popular Ones

Contributed article in our business series. Enjoy! – Kimberly

Email – you can’t really live without it anymore since that’s how you keep in touch with people, network, and apply to jobs nowadays.

And while it is appealing to just use the most popular email service (Gmail, Yahoo!, or AOL), it’s better to switch to a safer option.

Why?

Because the popular services simply aren’t secure enough.


What Risks Do Unsecured Email Services Expose You to?

You’d think popular email services have got your back, but the reality is completely different.

Here are the kinds of privacy threats you have to deal with if you use them:

1. Advertisers Breaching Your Privacy

Here’s the harsh truth – if you use a service like AOL, Yahoo!, or Gmail, you’re pretty much giving advertisers and third party apps access to your email contents.Continue reading


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