What happens to you in life is less important than the story you tell yourself about it before or afterward. Sit quietly with that for a moment, then read on. Any moment, even day, in your life is merely a moment in time. No matter how epically good or bad it was, it will pass; …
In my last post, I wrote about the process of desensitizing yourself to rejection. The only way to take away the power of rejection is to practice receiving it daily. “No” only has the power to hurt you if you let it. You have plenty of options when someone tells you no. I’ll ask again …
What if you could hear “no” and not feel pain or shame? What would you pursue if you didn’t fear failing?
You’re actually rejecting yourself, either by not trying for what you want or personalizing a decision that may not have anything to do with you.
We take it for granted that we must interview before being offered a job. We practice for interviews – and dread them – as if they were inquisitions, but we hardly ever stop to think about who invented this particular form of torture.
We go through life interacting with dozens of people each day without a prepared script. From “What are you hungry for tonight?” to “Give us a quick update on the project status,” you’re improvising answers and responses all the time. Practicing this skill can help you feel more confident in any situation.
Effective 80/20 living is about conserving your energy for things that matter the most.
Things that matter most must never be at the mercy of things that matter least. – JOHANN WOLFGANG VON GOETHE In a previous post, I introduced Richard Koch, the author of The 80/20 Principle; The Secret to Achieving More with Less. Be prepared if you decide to read this book; it will make you uncomfortable …
No matter how independent you think you are, you’re susceptible to what others think and do.
It’s hard to compare groups of objects; we compare best when we have only two things to contrast. At least we think we do.