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How to Increase Mental Toughness: 4 Secrets From Navy SEALs and Olympians. Know what’s really interesting?

How to Increase Mental Toughness: 4 Secrets From Navy SEALs and Olympians

Learning how Navy SEALs build mental toughness to handle deadly situations. Know what else is really interesting? Learning how Olympic athletes deal with the pressure of competition when the entire world is watching. Learn by doing. Become more quotable, connected, and collaborative. How to Network as an Introvert - Motto. Networking events are nerve-wracking enough to make anyone self-conscious, but they’re particularly difficult for introverts, says Dr.

How to Network as an Introvert - Motto

Bernardo J. Carducci, director of the Shyness Research Institute at Indiana University Southeast. “When you’re self-conscious, you’re critical of everything you do and say. You feel like you’re standing in front of a mirror—and that shuts people down.” Not exactly the ideal mental space in which to grow your professional network. So what’s a shy person to do? Subscribe to the Motto newsletter for advice worth sharing.

Follow this foolproof plan, courtesy of Carducci.


19 Real Life Examples of An Extroverted Introvert So You Don't Get Confused. 15 Funny Cartoons That Describe What It’s Like To Be An Introvert (By Sarah Andersen) 17 Graphs That Will Speak To You If You're An Introvert. Are You An Introvert Or An Extrovert? What It Means For Your Career. Here is something that hit me recently: For a long time, I had a certain idea about what makes an introvert or an extrovert.

Are You An Introvert Or An Extrovert? What It Means For Your Career

I had always thought that it works something like this: Extroversion relates to how outgoing someone is. Introversion is the same as being shy. That was kind of my general perception. Doing just a little bit of reading made it clear very quickly that my thinking was way off! Recently I dug into some of the full-on research about introverts versus extroverts, and I think I’m much closer to understanding what the terms introvert and extrovert actually mean.

Where it all started—and why I had it all wrong. If we go a bit farther back, we find that the terms introvert and extrovert (originally spelled extravert) were popularized by Carl Jung in the early 20th century. There is no such thing as a pure introvert or extrovert. 23 Difficulties An Introvert Faces (By INFJoe) How to Use Your Body Language to Become More Confident. Postscript 01/23/16: A member on our Slack forum drew our attention to this article on the attempt to replicate Amy Cuddy’s research, which was unsuccessful, showing that her results may be a lot more fragile than originally presented.

How to Use Your Body Language to Become More Confident

Please read the post below, originally posted Jan 20th, 2016, with that caveat in mind. Ms. Cuddy has not backed down from her claims and we would await further work, but for now, it’s quite possible that her work below belongs in the group of non-replicable social science results in the vein of Brian Nosek’s work at The Reproducibility Project. Thanks. We all pretty much know that our mood is reflected in our body language. Unsurprisingly, our cousins in the animal kingdom are similar in their displays of body language. When chimpanzees hold their breath until their chests bulge, they’re signaling their rank in the hierarchy. So we’re not alone: body language is a key indicator across the animal kingdom.

Networking Tips for Introverts. 10 Things You Should Know About Money Before You're 30. Among the countless stereotypes about young people is the belief that they manage money poorly.

10 Things You Should Know About Money Before You're 30

Indeed, studies find that most twentysomethings fail at answering basic questions about stocks, mutual funds, and interest rates, and fewer than 40% of workers in their 20s participate in employer retirement plans. But evidence also shows young adults behave wisely—when given the opportunity. For example, if you look at only those millennials who are eligible for 401(k)s, the proportion of participants rises to 70%. And among those who are saving for retirement, twice as many millennials as boomers are increasing the percent of income going to their 401(k) each year.

Making these stereotype-defying smart moves early in life can pay big long-term: Think millions. Learning to Deal With the Impostor Syndrome. Photo On paper, your investments in stocks, real estate or even cash may look like your greatest assets.

Learning to Deal With the Impostor Syndrome

While all those things are superimportant, you have something else that’s even more valuable. 5 Excel Secrets That Will Make Your Boss Think You’re a Pro. This year, Spreadsheet Day falls on Saturday, Oct. 17, a day in which number crunchers worldwide gather around the formula bar, fill their cells with all sorts of values, and reminisce about the 1979 birth of VisiCalc, the Apple II computer program that first brought this wonder to the workplace.

5 Excel Secrets That Will Make Your Boss Think You’re a Pro

Of course, everyone has their own holiday traditions. Google Sheets users, for instance, like to get together with friends and collaborate on spreadsheets together. Apple Numbers users decorate their documents with multiple, multi-color charts and graphs. And OpenOffice users cobble together meager tables while talking about the good ol’ days of data sets.

Personally, I like to think Spreadsheet Day is all about family. 1. Sure, mice and trackpads are tools of the trade. These are just five of the hundreds of keyboard shortcuts available in Excel. 5 Powerful Books to Improve Your Life. No, I don’t work four hours a week.

5 Powerful Books to Improve Your Life

No, I don’t travel to exotic countries to salsa dance. I don’t even know what Chinese kickboxing is. But Tim Ferriss’ story and philosophy about business and life resonated with me in a powerful way that altered my life, my relationships, my free time and my purpose. Whereas Rich Dad, Poor Dad taught me that wealth was mine for the taking, The 4-Hour Workweek taught me that life was mine for the taking. Questions to Ask at a Conference. My golden rule of networking is to be ready.

Questions to Ask at a Conference

When you have great questions for the people you’re talking to, you have even better conversations. And you don’t waste your or others’ time with idle chatter where no one learns anything new. That’s why, when it comes to attending events that feature speakers or panelists, I believe in preparing great questions. People who speak at these types of events are typically leaders in their field, and thus are the crème de la crème of networking contacts.

And the best way to show that you’re worth connecting with is to look like you know what you’re looking for and what help you need from others to get it. So, when there is a break for questions, seize the moment! Ask one question. Here are some questions that will show speakers your thoughtfulness, add knowledge for the whole group, and ultimately help you make a lasting impression. Questions to Learn About Their Journeys. Strategies For Remembering Everything You Learn.