Quote of the day
We tend to match the emotions of those around us. For example, we’re more prone to become stressed when we’re around someone who is high-strung. And we’re more likely to be in a good mood when others around us are laughing.
~ORI BRAFMAN, author of Click: The Magic of Instant Connections
How to stop calling yourself a fraud or a failure [Wander Woman: How High-Achieving Women Find Contentment and Direction], Psychology Today | Tweet
When people are unable to accept an increasing ability to succeed, they feel they are imposters. They feel they are failing and are convinced that those they work with will see through them and discover their incompetence. When someone shows them evidence of their development, they dismiss the occurrence as luck or an intermittent victory based on a rudimentary level of skills and experience.
When do we really learn good conversation skills? Well, we don’t. We’re just kind of expected to pick them up… And we wonder why people aren’t better communicators. How can you be that person people love to talk to?
Happy people live longer and feel better. But how so they stay so upbeat?
Whether the computer reckons you’re a love match or not isn’t something that anyone should take seriously.
Therapy requires trust, but it also money, which can often be in short supply.
Writing a recipe for startup success is like trying to bottle lightning. Estimates, after all, put the startup failure rate as high as 90 percent; there’s a reason “fail fast, fail often” is a Silicon Valley mantra. Several years ago, a study of venture-backed firms by researchers at Harvard University found that entrepreneurs who have succeeded once are more likely than first-timers to succeed in the future, but that still just scratched the surface of what works for company founders and why.
Nobody knows what happens inside quantum experiments. So why are some so keen to believe in parallel universes?
How can you make Pinterest work for your business?
My least favorite moment in all of cinema is a relatively common one. You will recognize it, I’m sure, from dozens of movies and TV shows that prominently feature scientists. You may even have laughed at it once or twice. It usually gets a quick chortle.
I spend a lot of time talking about how to write stories. I share the processes that I use and teach. But I wanted to go a step further, and give you an inside look at my specific processes and timelines for finishing my debut novel.