Quote of the day
Fear of judgment stifles our ability to embrace uncertainty and as part of that process delivers a serious blow to our willingness to create anything that hasn’t already been done and validated.
~JONATHAN FIELDS, author of Uncertainty: Turning Fear and Doubt into Fuel for Brilliance
In five words, that’s one secret to delight.
In some cases, what you pay for may cheer you up.
Can uncertainty motivate people to work harder? According to a new study in the Journal of Consumer Research, people will often put in more effort to obtain uncertain rewards.
They say if you want something done, ask a busy person, even though this idea is somewhat paradoxical.
We all have big decisions to make and deadlines to meet. And sometimes it can feel overwhelming. This got me wondering: how do the most powerful people get things done?
Some people line up lunches and coffee dates because they’re in search of a job, venture funding, or clients for their company. But if that’s the reason you’re having a networking meeting, you — and your invitee — aren’t likely to get much satisfaction. As Harvard Business School professor Francesca Gino and her colleagues have noted, “transactional networking” — i.e., “networking with the goal of advancement” — often makes participants feel so bad about themselves, they feel “dirty.”
In a stunning global expansion, the Swedish home furnishings giant has been quietly planting its blue and yellow flag in places you’d never expect. Pay attention, Wal-Mart: You could learn a few things.
Two years ago I started tracking the low points and high points from each day before going to bed. I noted if I was encouraged or discouraged. I gave thanks for my day and wrote down what gave me energy. I shared what left me feeling restricted or trapped, as well as what kept me awake at night.
When do you italicize and when do you avoid it.