Ed Gelbstein put together 10 useful rules that should be carefully considered for our daily life. They can be a practical guide for decisions we have to take or for improving our attitude.
Here are the en rules:
- Never fight with a pig. You both get dirty and the pig likes it
2. Take advantage of every opportunity to keep your mouth shut
3. Never argue with anybody who wears a uniform
4. Never argue with an idiot. People watching will not be able to tell which of you is the idiot
5. It is easier to obtain forgiveness than to obtain permission
6. Don’t ask a question if you are not prepared to live with the answer
7. If you want a new idea, read an old book
8. If you don’t know where you are going, any road will get you there
9. Don’t adopt a philosophy of life that does not need courage
10. Never look back unless you intend to go that way
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Derek Beres, in his article published on the blog “Big Think“, explains how our creativity is fading away due to our addiction to data and information.
Engaging creatively requires moments of peace, freedom and meditation. This becomes everyday harder since our brain’s attentional system needs constant stimulation.
Here are four suggestions to disconnect mentioned in the article:
1. Make a long walk—without your phone—a part of your daily routine
2. Get out of your comfort zone
3. Make more time for fun and games
4. Alternate between doing focused work and activities that are less intellectually demanding
“Research shows that the fear of missing out increases anxiety and takes a toll on your health in the long run. Of all the things to suffer, creative thinking is one of our greatest losses”.
To read more, see the full article
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It is very important to take in mind that in order to be successful and taking charge of your career is not sufficient studying and finishing school.
A real “leader” is always sure of himself and goes on and faces adversities even if is not simple and there are many obstacles, which apparently seem impossible to overcome.
Here are some suggestions from the article 12 lessons you learn or regret forever:
- Have confidence in yourself. Confidence comes first!But remember: Successful people often exude confidence, but it isn’t their success that makes them confident. The confidence was there first.
- Success in life depends on you. No one can force you to make decisions and take actions that run contrary to your values and aspirations. Do not believe in destiny. You create your destiny.
- Being busy does not equal being productive
It not necessary to work many hours. What counts, is the quality of what you produce. Do no forget it!
- You’reonly as good as those you associate with
- Don’t say yes unless you really want to
- Squash your negative self-talk
- Avoid asking “what if?”
Do not think too much about what could have happened if…
- Schedule exercise and sleep
It is fundamental to plan and organize you job. Do not come at the last moment!
- Seek out small victories
- Don’t seek perfection
- Focus on solutions
- Forgive yourself
The article “Inside the Executive Suite” published by Armada Corporate Intelligence features how to handle confidential information.
1.Market-Moving and Insider Information
The first element to consider is whether we are dealing with legally relevant information. In case of positive answer, confidentialty is strictly required.
2.Handling Business Strategy
Be particularly careful if you deal with information that your organization does not want disclosed because it changes the business and competitive environments, typically for the worse.
3.When You Can’t Say, or Don’t Know
The golden rule is to never lie to people. One way to do so is to use a non-committal response, in order to protect your reputation and prevent you from lying.
To know more read the full article.
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Do you need some tips how to become the best leader? Or you are simply tired of fighting with your partner?
These are the 7 indispensable secrets than can change your personal and professional life:
- Stop ignoring people;
- Stop faking it;
- Stop controlling people;
- Stop projecting;
- Respect your fellow human;
- Empathize with your fellow human;
- Use generative listening.
Read more at: The Mojo Company
An article from Website Designs looked at how to end procrastination
Here are 8 small suggestions to follow.
1. Change Your Perception
2. Let Go of Fear
3. Split Up the Project
4. Just Get Started
5. Talk About It Publicly
6. Work In Short Periods
7. Ask for Accountability
8. Reward Yourself
If you want to read more, see the full article
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