Tag Archives: Brand you

  • Secrets to emotional resilience

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    Emotional resilience gets you through life’s hardest challenges. If you’re going through a hard time at work (or at home), maybe there are some gems in here to help you. Remember, doing the same things and expecting different results is just the definition of insanity. You’re not insane! Try something new. Here’s what a study of […]

  • Make Friends, Not Contacts: 5 Tips for Networking

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    If you want to be happy, make friends. If you want to get a head in business network, right? No, just make friends. Here’s why and here’s how. This review of the book Never Eat Alone offers 5 tips for networking: try to Make Friends, Not Contacts. And here’s how to make friends (and why you’d want to). […]

  • 4QL yourself

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    If you’ve planned something and not followed through on it at any stage in your life, this may help. This article summarises the 4 quadrants of 4 quadrant leadership*, and then suggests applying each of the 4 styles of management to yourself when you’re managing yourself towards your own goals. Food for thought! Four quadrant […]

  • Get more time

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    Get control of your free time – it’s worth the 15 minutes. The exercises she suggests will be useful: pre-view a performance review for next year – what did you achieve? family holiday letter looking back on next year – what did you and the family get done? Then each week make a list for […]

  • Music to chill by

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    This song reduces anxiety significantly. I’m listening to the music now, I hate it, but maybe i shouldn’t be typing while i listen.. In case you find it useful.

  • Get more money

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    Research shows that mentioning a ridiculously large amount before you name your price gets you a better price (see the introduction of Cialdini’s book, Pre-suasion). And this article gives research about making a joke about how much money you want to be paid – e.g. “I’d love to be paid a million dollars, but I’ll settle for what’s […]

  • How to look more popular

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    The outcomes of some cool research on what makes people look more popular in photos Stop watching at 3:50, because it’s just an ad for her program. Here are her keys: Don’t smirk Tilt your head (it says engaged and approachable) Do a REAL smile (with your eyes, not just your teeth)

  • Irresistible you

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    This video has the results of interesting research on research done by reviewing TED talks and getting people to rate the charisma of each speaker. What they found is that our body language is much more important than the sound. You’ve got seven seconds. Here are the researchers’ suggestions hand gestures matter: (good speakers make […]