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A Few Tips, Tricks And Hacks That Will Make Your Life A Whole Lot Easier

September 14, 2018 | No Comments » | Topics: Useful |

If you make a mistake, admit to the mistake, apologize, and explain what steps you’ll take to prevent it from happening again in the future. It’s very hard for people to yell at you if you’ve done that.

Both professionally and in my personal life, I know a bunch of people that refuse to admit to having made a mistake. When I mess up (and we all do at some point,) I just own up to it right away. By accepting responsibility, apologizing, and saying what I’ll do to keep it from happening again, I not only avoid getting a lecture about whatever I did wrong, I also get thanked by my boss/friend/whoever.

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25 Psychological Life Hacks that Will Help You Gain The Advantage In Social Situation

August 29, 2018 | No Comments » | Topics: Useful |

by Andrian

1) Assume comfort in any interaction.

Our brain is an incredibly complicated instrument. Our relationship with it, is a love-hate one. We think we have control over it but usually something unconscious dictates our actions.

In most of our social interactions, we find it difficult to feel comfortable among strangers because our brain tries to protect us from exposure.

This however isn’t helping us when trying to be social and meet new people, is it?

This is why assuming comfort is so powerful. Commanding your brain to feel that you already know the person you are about to meet puts you in a position of advantage. It increases the chances of people showing interest in you and consequently even liking you.

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A Few Tips, Tricks And Hacks That Will Make Your Life A Whole Lot Easier

August 28, 2018 | No Comments » | Topics: Useful |

If you have children and talk to them about danger (which you should), tell them that if someone is ever attempting to take them they should yell “you’re not my mom/dad!” That way, passers-by know it’s not just a kid having a tantrum

My mom taught me this along with having a password if one of her co-workers ever had to pick me up for an emergency or whatever. Once my grandpa came to get me and it wasn’t planned, I asked him the password and he didn’t know what I was talking about. I wouldn’t go with him for 20 minutes until he called my dad and got the password.

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A Few Tips, Tricks And Hacks That Will Make Your Life A Whole Lot Easier

August 13, 2018 | No Comments » | Topics: Useful |

Procrastinating? Your brain feels overwhelmed by the task. Tell yourself that you’re going to spend 15 minutes on it and do what you can. You’re far more willing to dive in.

Taking on the whole task feels overwhelming so you don’t start. Tell yourself that you’re not trying to complete it, only that you’ll spend 15 minutes working on it, which feels much more achievable. So you start the task, and usually end up spending more than 15 min on it and realize it’s not as bad as you thought. Even if you don’t finish it, you got over the hump of starting. Next time spend another “15 minutes”.

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A Few Tips, Tricks And Hacks That Will Make Your Life A Whole Lot Easier

July 31, 2018 | No Comments » | Topics: Useful |

Treat your own time off work as if it was your second job and you are the project. Invest in your self by doing things to learn new skills, give you a sense of accomplishment, and make you happy. You work hard for someone else’s business; work just as hard to make your happiness your business

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A Few Tips, Tricks And Hacks That Will Make Your Life A Whole Lot Easier

July 5, 2018 | No Comments » | Topics: Useful |

Never take a problem to your boss until you have multiple solutions to it.

It may seem obvious to some but imagine the difference between an employee coming to you with a problem that you then have to figure out how to solve VS an employee coming to you with a problem they already have several solutions for and you simply need to choose (as the manager) which option you believe is best.

In my experience when most employees come across a problem they don’t know how to instantly solve they simply present it to their manager and wait for a response.

This does nothing other than concrete your managers opinion that you are unable to do their job and they subconsciously disqualify you from promotion, presenting them with multiple solutions to a problem however makes them feel they are in control whilst simultaneously considering you as an asset worthy of promotion or at the very least retention.

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How To Read More

June 26, 2018 | No Comments » | Topics: Useful |

by Ryan Holiday

When you read a lot of books people inevitably assume you speed read. In fact, that’s probably the most common email I get. They want to know my trick for reading so fast. They see all the books I recommend every month in my reading newsletter and assume I must have some secret. So they ask me to teach them how to speed read.

That’s when I tell them I don’t have a secret. Even though I read hundreds of books every single year, I actually read quite slow. In fact, I read deliberately slow, so that I can take notes (and then whenever I finish a book, I go back through and transcribe these notes for my version of a commonplace book.

So where do I get the time? (Well for starters I don’t waste any of it asking dumb questions).

Look, where do you get the time to eat three meals a day? How do you have time to do all that sleeping? How do you manage to spend all those hours with your kids or wife or a girlfriend or boyfriend?

You don’t get that time anywhere, do you? You just make it because it’s really important. It’s a non-negotiable part of your life.

I think there are three main barriers that hold people back from making this happen and I want to disassemble them right now so you can start reading way, way more.

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A Few Tips, Tricks And Hacks That Will Make Your Life A Whole Lot Easier

June 21, 2018 | No Comments » | Topics: Useful |

Looking to buy or rent a house in an unfamiliar neighborhood? Find Airbnb there, stay a few nights and walk to the train, grocery stores, etc. Get a better feel of it

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A Few Tips, Tricks And Hacks That Will Make Your Life A Whole Lot Easier

May 8, 2018 | No Comments » | Topics: Useful |

If you have the unfortunate experience of having to put a pet down, find a vet that will make a house call. Don’t let your pet’s last moments be somewhere they are afraid of.

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20 Useful Apps That Will Make Your Life A Whole Lot Easier

March 20, 2018 | No Comments » | Topics: Useful |

RunPee

An app that tells you the best times to have a toilet break during movies, how long you can leave & gives a synopsis of the bits you miss. It also tells you if there’s anything after the end credits. 

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