Making Friends – How Do I Take an Interest When I’m not Interested?

    When I shared the concept that You’ll get more people to like you by taking an interest in them than you will by being interesting to them I received a great comment and request for my thoughts on it.   Meredith said, “I was just speaking to one of my best friends and[..] Read more >>

Making Friends – Be Interested or Be Interesting?

  When is the last time you were in that awkward moment… the one where you are thinking of starting a conversation with someone you don’t know (or don’t know well), and you aren’t sure what to say? How are you? How’s your day been? I’m _________. What’s your name? Come here often? Okay, now[..] Read more >>

3 Reasons Why You Should Share It as a Story

1. The brain processes information differently when it’s presented through story. Many studies (here’s another) have been conducted in which scientists are watching which areas of the brain light up when the person being studied is taking part in different tasks. For example, when we read facts and figures, the language part of the brain and[..] Read more >>

Does Being the First Have More Upsides or More Downsides?                                                     

  I learned three great lessons from Airbnb founder Joe Gebbia that I think could benefit you too. I’m going to focus on the third lesson today, because it’s interesting to consider the upsides and downsides of being the first person to do something. It’s also important to know what type of person you are[..] Read more >>