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The Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fuck. In my life, I have given a fuck about many people and many things.

The Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fuck

I have also not given a fuck about many people and many things. And those fucks I have not given have made all the difference. People often say the key to confidence and success in life is to simply “not give a fuck.” Indeed, we often refer to the strongest, most admirable people we know in terms of their lack of fucks given. Like “Oh, look at Susie working weekends again, she doesn’t give a fuck.” Chances are you know somebody in your life who, at one time or another, did not give a fuck and went on to accomplish amazing feats. Now, while not giving a fuck may seem simple on the surface, it’s a whole new bag of burritos under the hood.

The point is, most of us struggle throughout our lives by giving too many fucks in situations where fucks do not deserve to be given. If Money Was No Object, Everybody Would Be Doing This. Do You Talk Yourself Out of Doing Things You Want to Do? The other day I planned to work out in my apartment community’s fitness center after I finished writing. But when I left the coffee shop, and walked straight into a bright, sunny day, I felt the last thing I wanted to do was stare at a magazine on an elliptical machine. 6 Lessons I Learned From Finishing a 21-Day Habit Challenge. Over the past few years, I've really focused on growing my financial planning practice, my blogs and my other online ventures.

6 Lessons I Learned From Finishing a 21-Day Habit Challenge

After enrolling in a coaching program and talking with mentors and other successful entrepreneurs, I realized that successful people make strong positive habits part of their daily routine to help them achieve great things. Dan Sullivan, the founder of the Strategic Coaching Program, developed what he calls the 21-day positive focus. Final week! CongRats! All images of my art are copyrighted.

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Having A Bad Day? Here Are 46 Powerful Things You Should Really Hear. These Are A Few Of Your Favorite Things (In Photos) : The Picture Show. 6 Simple Rituals To Reach Your Potential Every Day. It’s Tuesday morning at 8 a.m. Two San Francisco entrepreneurs are pitching their ventures to potential investors today. They’d both agree that this is one of the most important days of their lives. This is the story of Jane and Joe... Jane was up until 4 a.m. putting the final touches on her deck. In fact, she spent the entire weekend fixed in her apartment, preparing the presentation.

Joe, on the other hand, went to sleep last night at 11 p.m., as he does most nights of the week. Which entrepreneur would you bet on? And, which entrepreneur most closely resembles you? Jane and Joe are fictional characters but having been immersed in the world of startups in both New York and San Francisco, I see a lot of Janes. This past weekend I had the opportunity to speak with my friend Mike Del Ponte, who resembles the character of Joe. "Every day I need physical energy, mental clarity, and emotional balance to tackle everything that comes my way," Mike said. 10 Psychology Tricks You Can Use To Influence People. Before we get started, it’s important to note that none of these methods fall under what we would term the dark arts of influencing people.

10 Psychology Tricks You Can Use To Influence People

Anything that might be harmful to someone in any way, especially to their self esteem, is not included here. These are ways to win friends and influence people using psychology without being a jerk or making someone feel bad. Trick: Get someone to do a favor for you—also known as the Benjamin Franklin effect. Legend has it that Benjamin Franklin once wanted to win over a man who didn’t like him. He asked the man to lend him a rare book and when the book was received he thanked him graciously. Scientists decided to test this theory and found that those who were asked by the researcher for a personal favor rated the researcher much more favorably than the other groups did. Trick: Ask for way more than you want at first then scale it back later. This trick is sometimes known as the door in the face approach. Dogs’ First Ride Home From Being in the Shelter, will bring a tear to your eye.

Both my present dogs were rescues.

Dogs’ First Ride Home From Being in the Shelter, will bring a tear to your eye

Brigid was a little 3-mo-old starveling, half dead when she was brought to me from over 400 miles away by a volunteer relay. She was too weak to walk up my very low front steps to the porch. I just catnapped that night with her on my stomach, and fed her little bits of food every hour or so to prevent overloading.

By the next day she could eat all she wanted. Now at about a year old, she's tall for a JRT and could climb the 4-ft fence around the yard anytime she felt like it.