How to Stand Out From Your Coworkers / Get a Promotion

As a new position opens up at your workplace, you may notice the social dynamics of the individuals you work with start to shift. Depending on how related, and desirable, the new position is to your own role in the company / organization, you may have your sights set on attaining that new position. Many of your colleagues may place their name in the hat to be considered for the promotion too. Others’ desires to get a promotion are seldom publicized. Many want a promotion, but few make it known. As people submit their bid to be considered for...

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How to Talk to People Who Wish You / Your Plans Bad Luck

Whilst in the process of telling others our plans for the future, there are often subtle hints present when they want our plans to go down the drain. A common hint is the tendency for those to whom we tell our plans, to bring up worst case scenarios which are out of our control. It’s never an effort to help ensure everything goes to plan on their part. They simply look to remind you of things that are difficult to stop from going wrong. It becomes painfully obvious that these people are envisioning those negative instances coming to fruition....

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Why You Should Remember One Thing Before Showing Off

It’s normal and healthy to enjoy the fruits of your labor. You’ll show up to work with a new shirt one day, to the compliments of those around you. Then, just when others thought the show was over, you’ll bust out your new coffee mug. For the purpose of this article, showing, and showing off should be differentiated. It is fine to show the things you’re proud of, however, be careful of showing your pride along with them. We typically forget to think about the effects that are birthed from prideful showings of our success. Below are two things to keep...

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Why It Is Important to Be Vocal About Whom You Respect

Some people are hesitant to expose who their idols are. They seem to feel that their act of revealing who they respect can be used against them. The flaws of the individuals they respect would come back to hurt them in the worst case scenario. People can point out just how bad of a person the ones you award your respect to really are. Others can poke fun at your support of people who may be embarrassing to be a fan of. Vocalizing your respect for certain individuals is thereby a sensitive pursuit. You place yourself as being on...

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Why Communication Can Only Be Artistic If It Is Useful First

This article is about day-to-day communication you partake in. It is not about creative writing, speech giving, or any other form of artistic expression.   You’ll notice people get motivated to infuse their day-to-day communication with artistic flare. They’ll break out the thesaurus whilst writing their average email at work, and will almost rhyme their order at the local coffee place. In an attempt to make ordinary communication a little less boring, they’ll attempt to stand out from the crowd by fusing art into something meant to be functional. This article is written to remind you that it’s okay...

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How to Influence Like Jordan Peterson

Jordan Peterson has attained vast success in the expansion and adoption of his thinking. Make no mistake about it, the majority of his influence stems directly from the content of the ideas he presents. Powerful ideas require extraordinary amounts of thinking, studying, analyzing, and testing. It is evident that Jordan Peterson has spent a lifetime enhancing the ideas which he presents. He carries with him the experience of practicing as a clinical psychologist, working as professor, and writing prolifically. His ideas are powerful enough to travel vastly, and the ability to think those thoughts cannot be taught with a...

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Why You Can’t Be Picky When Receiving Favors

You’re likely familiar with the catchy axiom related to the subject of this article: “Beggars can’t be choosers.” What is it about being picky whilst receiving favors from others that is so bad? Since the ones who are helping us out have already made their desire known, it makes sense for us to optimize their help with some direction. Perhaps the sandwich someone offers you after leaving your lunch at home would be better with mustard and cheese. Perhaps the friend who has offered to give you a ride to work should stop playing music you don’t enjoy on the car...

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How to Deal With People Who Always Make Excuses

In your journey toward developing mental strength, you’ll begin to recognize times when people lack it. It can be a frustrating realization, akin to seeing greener grass over a hilltop which most can’t get their heads above. You will feel misunderstood in your reactions to a friend’s excuses, as these excuses signify truth within their minds. In yours, the varying excuses they present may be a sign of mental weakness. You will begin to realize that people’s core beliefs hold convenient excuses in high regard. It will become evident that excuses are created and told, to both ourselves and...

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Why You Shouldn’t Explain Why You’re Helping Someone

A subtle trap that kind people get caught in, is one of voicing why they’ve decided to help another person out. You may have tried your hand at helping someone in the past, only for them to reject your help with overwhelming humility. The reasons they voice, all seem to hint on them not deserving to be a recipient of your acts of kindness, and not wanting to be a bother to your day. They perceive you to be going out of your way to help them, and in an effort to not burden you with unneeded stresses, they...

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How to Handle Being “Canceled” by the Online Masses (Backlash)

A threat which looms behind the success of any online personality is their capacity to be “canceled.” Depending on which direction the social tide currently flows, things you thought were fine to do and say in the past can strategically be used to ruin your online reputation. The actions you’re in trouble for may have stemmed from ignorance, naivety, and lack of strategic foresight. As you do something you shouldn’t have (in the perception of the masses) you may find yourself to be the next one to be “canceled” from social discourse. The cancelling of online personalities is a...

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