Archive for the 'Mistakes To Avoid' Category

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A positive twist on negative thinking?

Positive thinking seems to be one of the hippest trends of modern management and popular ‘gurus’.  But a review of the empirical evidence, released a few months ago by the University of New South Wales, found those who think negatively actually have stronger memories, make better judgements, are not as gullible, are less selfish, and […]

Vacuums and voids

You may be aware of the scientific theory that ‘nature abhors a vacuum’.  In quantum mechanics, it’s referred to as the vacuum state, which basically means there’s no such thing as a vacuum. Let’s say, for example, that you created some kind of glass container closed off to all physical particles.  From the outside looking […]

Inspiration is 99% perspiration…

Now this is funny if it wasn’t so true… Seriously, You have to admit it made you chuckle, giggle or laugh… If you find images, cartoons, photos or other visual elements like this that are tastefully funny, please forward them to me so I can share them with my audience. This blog and my other […]

Time Versus Life Management

In my line of work, I come across two types of people. Type 1 wants to make money, achieve something, do whatever it takes. Type 2 wants what everyone calls work-life balance because they have achieved ‘enough’ and realise without balance, there is imbalance and that’s not good. The quote below is a foundational, guiding […]

Want to be powerful? Don’t smile

Flannery Dean recently reported in Chatelaine Magazine that smiling may have adverse effects on your career ascension plans. A handful of new studies suggest that smiles are for low-status individuals. If you want to appear powerful, confident and successful, don’t smile. Smile and the world smiles with you, goes the familiar phrase. It’s a lovely […]

Ignore this to do list!

Two Lists You Should Look at Every Morning List 1: Your Focus List (the road ahead)What are you trying to achieve? What makes you happy? What’s important to you? Design your time around those things. Because time is your one limited resource and no matter how hard you try you can’t work 25/8. List 2: […]

Get More Done By Working Less

This is a concept we covered in detail at our latest Exponential Extravaganza. Easier said than done, you have to have a time/life management system to make the concept a reality. A recent article in Inc Magazine demanded you stop working more than 40 hours a week. The article revealed that you may think you’re […]

Do glasses make you look smarter but less attractive?

Do glasses really make you look smarter but less attractive? As a general rule, yes: Glasses make you look smarter but less attractive. But it depends… As I wrote in previous blog posts, Erotic Capital and the Beauty Premium are real, measurable variables that have been studied by academics to prove that it pays to […]

Don’t hate me because I’m beautiful

I’ve blogged about this concept before. The beauty premium, erotic capital, why you can’t afford to be ugly and of course how tall people make more money than their shorter colleagues. At first glance, all this seems quite provocative, but shouldn’t be. The Economist Magazine recently explained why attractive women should not include a photo […]

Why your online photo matters

We’ve all heard the expression you never get a second chance to make a first impression, yet online it’s even more important BECAUSE it’s the ‘only’ impression they can make. just look at the detailed analysis of a Facebook page below… It’s all about the photos. A poor photo = a poor impression. I’d like […]