Why “Yes Men” Are Dangerous, and How to Easily Spot Them

We find peace in being supported by others. When expressing our ideas to the people around us, we more often look for acceptance rather than criticism of our thoughts. This innate desire for our thoughts and ideas to be accepted by the world around us drives us to surround ourselves with people who think and act like us. Our friends are more likely to agree with our ideas than strangers on the street, which is a major reason for why we surround ourselves with them. They are more likely to go with you to your favorite restaurant, see the movieContinue reading

Why You Should Support Those Who Are Struggling to Learn

There will be people that you meet who grasp concepts slower than you and others around them. These people are either plagued by inexperience in the domain which they’ve been thrown into, or are merely slower at grasping concepts than others. There will be times when you begin to lose patience with these people and feel like taking tasks on alone, assigning responsibility to others, and generally pushing the slower folks away from doing important tasks. Do not fall victim to those feelings. It is critical for you to enable those who are in the learning phases and support them viaContinue reading

Why You Should (Sometimes) Publicize Your Failures

People do not enjoy the continuous winning streaks of others. The missing ingredient in many competitors’ minds is the ability to utilize defeat to their advantage. If admitted at the right time and with the right tone, recognizing that you’ve made a mistake is well worth the embarrassment. People root for the unlikely heroes who triumph over obstacles in their way and will tend to root for you if you provide your failures and triumphs for them to follow.  Caution: Be weary of publicizing a consistent streak of failures. You can become stuck in a label of being a failure, which willContinue reading

Why It Is Weak to Be Predictable

The routines you’re living your life with make you predictable. Depending on how closely you follow the various routines that you live your life by, you can become an easy target for deception. It is generally believed that following a set routine is a net positive. However, if you constantly find yourself in a competitive environment, you may be doing yourself a lot of harm by following a set routine in the things that you do. People who are trying to win against you will analyze all aspects of your life. No routine or set of habits is bulletproof. TheContinue reading

Why You Should Stop Interrupting People Immediately

Interrupting those who are speaking is a killer of social worth and general likability. You have likely felt the annoying feeling of not being allowed to express your full train of thought during conversations in the past. It is a terrible feeling which not many explore the nature of. Have you ever wondered why you feel annoyed or angered when people interrupt your speech?  The analysis of yourself in those situations will help you understand how others feel when you interrupt them. Understanding and mitigating your effects on others when you interrupt them is essential to eliminating that behavior. YouContinue reading

How to Win Against Ultra-Competitive People

There are people out there who are competitive at all costs. Anything that you do around them will be met with a challenge, and you will be thrown into competition without expressed agreement. Success today is defined as being built on an ultra-competitive mindset and utmost dedication to your craft. These traits are positive influences toward reaching your goals, but a life filled with competitors who are copies of one another is a life filled with altercation and deception.   There are cons to being ultra-competitive, and the fact that you aim to win at all things in life does not makeContinue reading

Why You Should Let Go of Your Ideas

Lost ideas are those which you thought of and forgot to write down. They’re the ideas that were so good, you forgot all about them. Until it is time to reach into memory, you’re very sure you will always remember them. Losing those good ideas doesn’t feel too good. The pain stems deep and you feel a great deal of loss. There was potential for those ideas to morph into the next Apple, Microsoft, Google. Now they’re morphing into nothing. Your two realistic solutions for forgetting of an idea are either to try remembering, or let go and move on. MostContinue reading

Why You Should Analyze Live Performances

Navigating through life requires you to perform on the different stages that comprise it. You will need to be at your best during many moments in life, and you must learn how to be a good performer. To perform is to execute a planned action in flawless fashion, minimizing mistakes and maximizing the impact of your work. Learning how to execute your plans flawlessly takes repetitive and extensive experience. Becoming a good performer in life takes going through many failures along the way, such as getting rejected after asking out your crush on a date. It also takes experience ofContinue reading

How to Handle False Accusations in Everyday Life

Being falsely accused of something that you did not do can feel like psychological torture. It represents reality not aligning with your version of it inside your mind, this time being directly to do with you. Depending on what you are falsely accused of, the intensity of your experience can differ based on the specifics of your case. This article will focus on accusations which we experience in our day-to-day lives and is not intended to be legal advice in any form. The first thing you need to remember in being falsely accused is that if there are no witnesses,Continue reading

How to Lessen the Pain of Goodbyes

Goodbyes are painful because we fear forgetting and being forgotten. If you were to approach the painful feeling of saying goodbye as a problem with potential solutions, then being memorable is a good first start. In order for goodbyes to hurt less, you need to find effective ways of lingering in the minds of others for a long time. If your ideas live on inside the minds of who you interact with after you are no longer physically there, then you will feel the pain of goodbyes less.  This needs to be a two-channel approach however, and you must make every effortContinue reading

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