How to become an early riser By Leo Babauta I’ve found that waking early has been one of the best things I’ve done as I’ve changed my life recently, and I thought I’d share my tips. I just posted about my morning routine, and thought you might like to know how I get up at 4:30 a.m. For many years, I was a late riser. I loved to sleep in. So, I set out to make waking up early a habit. Here are my tips for becoming an early riser: Don’t make drastic changes. 10 Ways to Instantly Build Self Confidence Self confidence is the difference between feeling unstoppable and feeling scared out of your wits. Your perception of yourself has an enormous impact on how others perceive you. Perception is reality — the more self confidence you have, the more likely it is you’ll succeed. Although many of the factors affecting self confidence are beyond your control, there are a number of things you can consciously do to build self confidence. By using these 10 strategies you can get the mental edge you need to reach your potential. 1. Although clothes don’t make the man, they certainly affect the way he feels about himself. This doesn’t mean you need to spend a lot on clothes. 2. One of the easiest ways to tell how a person feels about herself is to examine her walk. 3. Similarly, the way a person carries herself tells a story. 4. One of the best ways to build confidence is listening to a motivational speech. 5. When you focus too much on what you want, the mind creates reasons why you can’t have it.
How to get exceptional service every time, without paying for it Is there anyone out there who has at one time or another received bad service at a restaurant? Hotel? Airline? Wouldn’t it be nice if you received great service every time and never had to pay extra for it? The key to getting great service is to be a great guest. The following nine ways of getting exceptional service do not require paying extra money or having to expend huge efforts learning something new. Go at off peak times. Try these things out and in less time than it takes to locate your lost luggage, you will have become an expert at receiving exceptional service, without having to reach into your pockets for extra cash. Peter Paul Roosen and Tatsuya Nakagawa are co-founders of Atomica Creative Group, a specialized strategic product marketing firm.
how to be interesting - Russel Davies While I was at the U of O I kept going on about how the core skill of any future creative business person will be 'being interesting'. People will employ and want to work with (and want to be with) interesting people. And since I’d spent quite a lot of time telling them all the things they should stop doing I’d thought I’d try and teach something useful. Since I don't actually know anything useful I had to make something up. I’ve based it on two assumptions: The way to be interesting is to be interested. Interesting people are good at sharing. The marvelous thing about tinterweb is that it’s got great tools for being interested and great tools for sharing. It's sort of didactic, bossy even, but it's supposed to be instructional, rules you can follow. 1. You should carry a camera with you. Posting it to flickr (or other photosharing sites) means that you’re sharing it. 2. This is pretty easy. 3. I’ve talked about this before. 4. Interesting people are interested in all sorts of things.
Méthode Coué,une approche positive Alors que nos grands hommes sont rentrés au panthéon, Emile Coué, lui, n'a toujours pas eu en France la reconnaissance qu'il mérite. Si la "méthode Coué" est familière du grand public, peu de gens en connaissent réellement l'impact, la force et les conséquences positives. Accueillie avec succès aux USA et en Allemagne plus qu'en France, la méthode Coué a donné naissance, entre autres, à : La pensée positive L'autosuggestion L'auto-motivation Le training autogène de Schultz La sophrologie L'orientation solution www.orientationsolutions.com La visualisation La suggestologie Ce site souhaite réparer une injustice et rappeler l'importance des travaux d'Emile Coué. Il est ouvert à tous et il a vocation à évoluer. Ensemble, rendons hommage à ce pharmacien, inventeur et concepteur de l'effet placebo.
How to start your day at 5:00 AM I have been an early-riser for over a year now. Monday through Friday I wake up at 5:00 AM without hitting the snooze button even once. I never take naps and rarely feel tired throughout the day. The following is my advice on how to start your day (everyday) at 5:00 AM.The idea of waking up early and starting the day at or before the sunrise is the desire of many people. Many people simply “can’t” get up early because they are stuck in a routine. Relocate your alarm clock.Having an alarm clock too close to your bed is the number one reason people simply cannot get up in the morning. Scrap the snooze.The snooze feature on all modern alarm clocks serves absolutely no constructive purpose. Change up your buzzerIf you use the same buzzer day in and day out, you begin to develop a tolerance to the sound. Make a puzzleIf you absolutely cannot wake up without repetitive snoozing, try making a puzzle for yourself. Have a reasonMake sure you have a specific reason to get up in the morning.
FLOW: THE PSYCHOLOGY OF OPTIMAL EXPERIENCE (Steps Toward Enhancing the Quality of Life) One must particularly achieve control over instinctive drives to achieve a healthy independence of society, for as long as we respond predictably to what feels good and what feels bad, it is easy for others to exploit our preferences for their own ends. The knowledge - or wisdom - one needs for emancipating consciousness is not cumulative. Pleasure by itself does not bring happiness. Eight Components of Enjoyment 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. When experience is intrinsically rewarding, one’s life is justified in the present, instead of one being held hostage to a hypothetical future, but we must constantly re-evaluate what we do, lest habits and past ‘wisdom’ blind us to new possibilities. Commencement of learning something is a flow situation – everything is new and flow absorption is present as one struggles to master the skill. Effects of Family on Autotelic (Self-contained Goal)Experience Three Steps in the Transformation: 1. 2. 3. A. B. C. D.
How to exit a conversation We’ve talked about making yourself more approachable and initiating conversation. Now, hopefully, you’ve gone and got yourselves into some conversations you wish you hadn’t. There are 3 reasons you might stay in a conversation that you want to leave: You’re too polite – Many of us feel like it’s rude to leave someone alone after talking to them for a few minutes. You’re afraid or lazy – Being in a conversation can be comforting and you might stick it out just because it’s easier than heading out on your own into the ‘unknown’. You don’t know what else to do – Similar to the previous, this is counting on your lack of imagination. There are plenty of situations that call for different kinds of exits. At times it can be somewhat enjoyable giving someone the short end and letting them know how little you think of them. These first few examples can be used for brief encounters; those light conversations when you’ve made a drinking pal or just exchanged contacts for a possible project.
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