How to Stand Out in Your Manager’s Eyes

You may have heard the advice of providing management with solutions rather than coming to them with problems you need help with. That is good advice when you are able to find a solution to an issue. However, showing your managers how you work through problems you have not yet found solutions for can benefit you as well. Working out problems outside your scope of work along with upper management is an effective way of standing outContinue reading

How Cursing and Being Brash Can Increase Your Influence

The issue with conforming to normal behavior is that everyone else is conforming to it as well. When you are being politically correct, you by nature stand out less than the brash people around you. Being brash and going against the norm will typically cause you to stand out in a negative light rather than playing to your benefit. The decision to stand out from the crowd is therefore plagued by this dilemma. Do you conformContinue reading

How to Improve the Quality of Advice You Receive

On your path to fulfilling the goals that you set for yourself, you will sometimes feel a need to get the opinions and advice of those around you. Their advice will help in many ways, and can be a guiding beacon in times of absolute darkness. Something that people often forget is that the quality of advice one receives is dependent on both the giver as well as the receiver of the advice. Your questionsContinue reading

Why You Should Call Out the Call-Out

You’ve made mistakes in your life, and so has everyone that your eyes are laid on. No human exists who bats 1.000 and there’s no person who is always right in what they do or say. Realizing that you will mess up in life is essential to accept and adapt towards. You should not aim to be a perfect human being, as you will never become one. You need to learn how to accept yourContinue reading

How to Get Better Job References

Most people begin thinking about reference letters when the time comes to have them ready to show their future employers. To a establish solid reference, you need to invest your time and energy early in the process. To start things off, as you leave a professional position you should make it a priority to maintain a strong communication channel with potential future references. Your references will come from a continued and prolonged relationship, in which youContinue reading

How to Ensure Your Nightmares Don’t Come True

You may be going through life fearing of losing your job, fighting with your friends, or your family discovering your dishonesty. We are humans, so the first thing to do is remember that as a human being, you are destined to mess up and experience failures in life. We fear our biggest failures and shortcomings coming back to haunt us and rub our faces in the very crap that we have created. In order toContinue reading

How to Control the Emotions of Others

The question in the title can seem Machiavellian in nature, and it very well may be. The fact of the matter is that controlling the emotions of others is a simpler undertaking than you may believe it to be. Humans are affected by each other to an extent which perhaps goes unnoticed by yourself and the people who influence you. We are influenced in all aspects of what we do, from the body language that we displayContinue reading

How to Improve Your Patience Threshold

Being patient is generally an advantage in life. It is well established that acting out due to emotion or discomfort without much thought or meditation does not often lead to desired results. In order to achieve the goals that you set for yourself, you will need to learn how to be patient through annoying times and events. We lose patience because we feel like we are losing control of what our time is being spentContinue reading

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