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How grade school gym class messed up my life
You may remember the President’s Physical Fitness Test. A couple of times a year school-age kids were required to participate in specific exercise challenges to determine a level of fitness. Some kids were great at it. Other kids, like me, were scarred for years, even decades, from the torturous experience. Sounds like an overreaction doesn’t it?
Be in the present more often for more happiness
A Harvard study resulted in the finding that humans are thinking about the past or the future – meaning not in the present -an eye-popping 47% of the time.
If a person sleeps seven hours a night, that leaves 17 remaining hours. Fully eight of those are spent not being in the present.
How to shift from confrontation to conversation
In a conversation, misunderstanding and disagreements can happen before both people have even had a chance to speak.
It happens because we’re smart and thinking ahead. We interpret what the person has said to have a deeper meaning that the words that were uttered.
Business is personal and nothing will change that
Business is personal – which was the original premise of LinkedIn.
When LinkedIn first came to be it was a platform to list and stay connected with the businesspeople you know, like and trust. If someone else you knew wanted to meet someone on your list, they could reach out to you to request a warm introduction. A lovely, civil and genuine way to build relationships.
Setting work boundaries: 7 tips to take back your time
Setting work boundaries is a challenge. Not because you don’t want them, but because you may only realize one’s been crossed when you’re massively annoyed. Then in hindsight you can see what happened. Here are seven ways to set work boundaries and avoid frustration
The trouble with assumptions is there’s still a chance you’re wrong
Have you ever received an email or had a conversation where what the other person was saying to you had you scratching your head thinking, “How in the world did they get that impression from me?!” Assumptions can be troublesome.