Test participants who had used Facebook for 20 minutes reported being in a worse mood than those in two other test groups (one browsed the Internet, one served as a control and did nothing); the Facebook participants also felt their time had been used in a less meaningful way.
Amid the wreckage, behavioral researchers Sagioglou and Greitemeyer spotted a clue for why we go back: we think we’ll enjoy it. … Users seem to wrongly predict the emotional impact of using Facebook, Sagioglou tells Co.Design.
You should never read just for “enjoyment.” Read to make yourself smarter! Less judgmental. More apt to understand your friends’ insane behavior, or better yet, your own. Pick “hard books.” Ones you have to concentrate on while reading. And for god’s sake, don’t let me ever hear you say, “I can’t read fiction. I only have time for the truth.” Fiction is the truth, fool! Ever hear of “literature”? That means fiction, too, stupid.
When I was a boy, my parents took me one day to get ice cream. I remember sitting outside on the store’s brick patio enjoying my ice cream cone. Perhaps the sugar went straight to my brain or the pipes inside the thinking part of my head froze over, but I got the bright idea to run around the…
The three great essentials to achieve anything worthwhile are, first, hard work; second, stick-to-itiveness; third, common sense.
Eighty-five percent of people struggle with speaking in front of others, and the other 15 percent are probably lying, shared Lecturer Matt Abrahams in a recent Mastery in Communication Initiative workshop at Stanford GSB. From introducing someone, to making a cold call, to being put on the…
Listening. Such a simple act. Yet, when combined with intent and purpose provides powerful opportunity to teach and shape; to inspire and heal; to lead and motivate; and to learn and grow. You help yourself; you help others.
Listening is not hearing. It is not simply passively sitting back and…
I started reading Scott Berkun’s Confessions of a Public Speaker on Saturday. Have not gone beyond the first couple of chapters. Its a nice, quirky take on his life as a professional speaker. He admits that he makes less now as compared to his corporate job at Microsoft, but lives a fulfilling life. A life doing the things that he enjoys doing.
He has traded money for time. He has less money but more time. Now that is an idea that worth a serious ponder.
The ability to influence others needs to be a part of your leadership toolkit, because without it, you aren’t leading anyone.