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Are you ready to ask for what you want?

Are you ready to ask for what you want?

Self-Assessment Quiz – True or False: I know what I need to succeed at my job, from salary to support to scheduling. I am aware of my strengths and weaknesses. I don’t let other people make decisions for me without my input. I am confident with speaking up, interacting with higher executives, and tooting my…
Two super easy ways to overcome social anxiety

Two super easy ways to overcome social anxiety

There are two ways which you can use simultaneously. I utilized both of them and, frankly, I have a hard time to decide which one was easier. 1. Work on your social skills Even the most socially anxious person can do tiny things that don’t require two-way interactions with other people. When I decided to…
In the greenhouse of loss and love: An illustrated story

In the greenhouse of loss and love: An illustrated story

They found them in the greenhouse. It wasn’t much of a greenhouse, but to them it was a sanctuary. A safe place where she could work with soil and plants while he painted and listened to classical music. Sometimes they’d take a break and have tea outside, at the edge of the lawn where they…
Psychologists say ‘dark’ personality traits share this common thing

Psychologists say ‘dark’ personality traits share this common thing

Selfish coworkers, narcissistic bosses, entitled clients — as you progress in your career, you will, unfortunately, encounter all the many sides of bad people to work with, but a new study in Psychological Review argues that these “dark” personality traits share one common core. Prioritizing personal gain is ‘D-factor’ If you want to avoid one of…
David Hume: Balanced skepticism

David Hume: Balanced skepticism

If you judged David Hume the man by his philosophy, you may judge him as disagreeable. He was a Scottish philosopher who epitomized what it means to be skeptical – to doubt both authority and the self, to highlight flaws in the arguments of both others and your own. By all measures, however, in spite…
Here’s how to stop worrying so much

Here’s how to stop worrying so much

Ever feel like you can’t turn your brain off? Worried about how to stop worrying? We all deal with this when life gets challenging. There is a way to overcome worry that doesn’t involve alcohol or a straitjacket. The answer is thousands of years old — but now science is validating those ancient ideas. You’ve probably even heard of it:…
Why the 8-hour workday doesn’t work

Why the 8-hour workday doesn’t work

The 8-hour workday is an outdated and ineffective approach to work. If you want to be as productive as possible, you need to let go of this relic and find a new approach. The 8-hour workday was created during the industrial revolution as an effort to cut down on the number of hours of manual…
How to fully commit to goals that terrify you

How to fully commit to goals that terrify you

“Nothing can resist a human will that will stake its existence on a purpose.” — Benjamin Disraeli — — — There’s a shift that must happen within. Something clicks-in and your brain and biology can never go back. Ralph Waldo Emerson said, “The mind, once stretched by a new idea, never returns to its original…
3 ways to stay calm under pressure, according to a bomb disposal expert

3 ways to stay calm under pressure, according to a bomb disposal expert

We’d all like to know how to stay calm under pressure. Sure, I could pull a bunch of research studies on it and just summarize those for you. But that always leaves the lingering question: “But does this stuff work in the real world?” So who really knows about being cool as a cucumber under the most intense pressure…
Build your life around what matters most to you

Build your life around what matters most to you

“Being the richest man in the cemetery doesn’t matter to me. Going to bed at night saying we’ve done something wonderful, that’s what matters to me.” — Steve Jobs Each day, you’re given 86,400 seconds to make the most of. You’re given the latitude to pursue what you want, even if it only ends up…

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