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Lost in life? Fret not. (Infographic)

Yup.

If you’re lost in life at this moment, don’t hog over it. But that doesn’t mean that you should just wait till you hit 30 and wait for a change of luck. Many a times it really depends on hard work and how far you’re willing to push yourself (for the better) to try new things and gain more experience.
Times are different now; experiences (and ideas) can be more important than the level of education that you hold. Even if you’re just a waitress or a jobless house husband.

This infographic (below) by Funders and Founders gives you a brief view on what some of the successful people, that we know of, were doing before they even became successful.

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Why infographics?

With these clear and interesting infographics, we want to help our visitors with aphantasia to digest these information more easily. So that there’s less to read, but more to learn. :)

What Type of Procrastinator Are You? (Infographic)

Do it. Just do it.
Don’t let your dreams be dreams. No, what are you waiting for?
Do it! Just do it!
Yes you can.
Just do it.

“Yesterday, you said tomorrow.”
— Shia LaBeouf

If deadlines are always out of reach, your work is full of errors, and it is common for you to have no new progress, you might have a problem. Your career success is often dependent on your attitude, on how prudent you are at your tasks and on your ability to ward off procrastination.

Of course you know you procrastinate, but the pressing question here is, can you fix it? Here’s a cool infographic by parcelhero that will help determine the type of procrastinator you are. Once you have identified yourself as belonging to any of the groups – be it daredevil, self-saboteur, ostrich, chicken or perfectionist – get the tips you need to better cope with your work and time.

If you’re a mixture of all the groups or you were procrastinating on whether to read this infographic, here are some of the summarized tips that are useful for everyone:

  • Get organised: Set yourself tighter deadlines and use the adrenaline rush productively while managing your team – self-regulate with penalties for not meeting these targets.
  • Plan for obstacles: List potential obstacles to getting things done ahead of time, and plan countermeasures, e.g., “Whenever I check Facebook, I take a short break.”
  • Self-talk confidently: Notice that you are talking to yourself when procrastinating. Think positively – instead of “I can’t”, say “I will”.
  • Swiss-cheese the big tasks: Handle the biggest tasks first by breaking them down into smaller manageable ones. Devote small amounts of time and achieve as much as you can in each to boost your momentum.
  • Keep it real: Set yourself reasonable targets that you know you can manage and do your best to meet them. Perfection is impossible, but you can learn from mistakes.

What Type Of Procrastinator Are You

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Why infographics?

With these clear and interesting infographics, we want to help our visitors with aphantasia to digest these information more easily. So that there’s less to read, but more to learn. :)

10 Ways to Become a More Confident Person (Infographic)

Do you hate speaking in public? Do you have problems expressing yourself when you are in a group discussion? Do you wish that you were born with more confidence? This infographic may be able to help.

Confidence. It’s probably something that we’re not born with. We drag ourselves through life without living up to our full potential, and we don’t have the nerve to live our lives to the fullest. We play it safe because the fear of failing – and being ridiculed for it – is too strong.

Rome wasn’t built in one day and the same goes for building confidence.

In this infographic by Vegas Extreme SkyDiving, you will find an inspiring list of 10 ways to become a more confident person, how to carry out these exercises and why they can be of great help to boost your self-confidence.

As a summary, this useful infographic highlights on:

  • The 3 biggest myths about self-confidence.
  • A day-to-day approach on building confidence.
  • How to build up your self-confidence at work, at parties and nights out, during vacations, and through physical exercises.

10 Ways To Become A More Confident Person

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Share this infographic if you think it’s worth sharing. We’re always curious what you expect to find here on the AphantasiaMind platform. We would like to receive your vision, suggestions or comments on this article (or on anything at all, be it more tests on aphantasia/hyperphantasia, good books/movie recommendations… etc.).

Why infographics?

With these clear and interesting infographics, we want to help our visitors with aphantasia to digest these information more easily. So that there’s less to read, but more to learn. :)

Want to motivate yourself to go on and on? Use the conscious compensation strategy

Being more easily affected by push factors doesn’t mean that pull factors are completely unable to influence us at all. What we need is something to ‘remind’ us to do it. A conscious compensation strategy for you to find a way to get around the lack of pull factors.

I go for pole gym classes at a studio, weekly. Each time after the one hour lesson, I feel so motivated to carry on. I can’t help to think that class is really fun and I am even willing train for the whole day despite how tired I may be. Sounds great, right? However, that’s probably just me being delusional. By the time when a week has passed after previous lesson, I don’t feel like going for the next class already. And here I am thinking: why do I lose interest in everything so fast?

Then when I drag myself over for class and train, I find it fun again, and I want more that I wouldn’t mind training for a whole day. And this (vicious) cycle goes on and on. And I’m so sick and tired of me being my lazy self:/

Sometimes, to figure out what’s best for yourself, you need to take a step back and reflect on what could be the reason of why you may be so lazy. There’s more to ‘personality’ than you think.

After knowing about aphantasia and through many reflections, I realized that it could be due to the fact that I’m unable to use my brain to ‘see’ how fun lesson will be. Whereas some people are able to visualize and imagine what they want to see, which motivates them effectively.

Yep, it’s aphantasia, bruh.

I’m not trying to use it as an excuse, but this can be one of the reasons to why I lose interest in everything so fast. I finally see how aphantasy is affecting me so much and I figured out how to compensate for my own blind spot: by watching pole dancing videos the day before to motivate myself to go back weekly.

And I must say, it works AMAZING.

This is basically called a conscious compensation strategy, whereby you find a way to get around the lack of “pull factor”. Be it picking up a new hobby, going for dance lessons, having a productive day at work or going to a party to meet interesting people…etc. If you think that you’ve lost interest in anything, watch a few videos about it and see if it spikes your interest again. The best thing about this simple compensation strategy is that it can apply to each and everyone of us, whether we are aphantasmic or not.

So when you go home and next time you don’t feel like going for class, you watch videos of others or yourself, and you will go, because something visual such as a video might trigger the feeling of “fun” that you had during class, which will bring you back to the place.

The best thing about this coping strategy? You can apply this to all aspects of life.

After knowing that my laziness and lack of motivation could be due to this instead of solely on ‘personality’, I definitely feel more willing to do stuff instead of procrastinating all the time.

If you would like to check out the Pole Studio I go to, it’s SLAP Dance Studio located at 155A/157A Telok Ayer Street, Singapore. My instructor is Jas and trust me, her classes are really, incredibly fun and enjoyable that I just can’t get enough. She’s a professional pole and exotic dancer and choreographer for over 8 years, was the founding member of Bobbi’s Pole Dance Studio Singapore, the world’s foremost Pole Dance studio from Australia and the creator of the annual Miss Pole Dance Australia competition. Not only that, Jas has also performed with independent dance companies and choreographers in Asia, and her performances include the inaugural Youth Olympics Games Opening 2010, the W!LD RICE annual fundraising gala 2009 and the Asian Pole Summit 2008. What more could you ask for from such an amazing instructor? She’s definitely one of the “pull factors” which motivates me to go back for more. :)

Think You’re Lazy? You May Have Aphantasia

Do others call you lazy? Are you sick and tired of always losing interest in everything so fast? You may have aphantasia.

Push and Pull Factors

Push factors are circumstances or conditions which motivates a person to do something, especially in one’s country, region, organization, religion, etc. An example can be a situation whereby one suffers discrimination at work and is desperate to change to a new work environment. That negative influence is a push factor.

On the other hand, pull factors can be the lure of something which is attractive. For example, the economy of another country, increase in income of another organization, or even something simple such as advertising, sales, discounts, promotional events and referral and loyalty-reward programs. Basically, the more compelling the pull factor, the more likely the recipient of the message will respond.

More often than not, people without aphantasia can be more easily influenced by pull factors and can be more easily motivated to do something. This is because they are able to ‘visualize’ and better ‘foresee’ the benefits of what is attractive and be ‘pulled’ to do something. Whereas certain people with aphantasia, such as me and some others who are unable to visualize no matter how hard we try, pull factors may only affect us for a limited amount of time and once our memory of it or the feeling it gives us is gone, we are no longer tempted by the initial pull factor.

Yes, people with aphantasia are more likely to be influenced by push factors because we lack effective pull factors that affects us.

That said, it does not mean that pull factors are completely unable to influence us at all. What we need is something to ‘remind’ us to do it. A conscious compensation strategy for you to find a way to get around the lack of pull factors.