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Megan Sokola is a freelance writer and mental health advocate. Her years spent as an outpatient addiction counselor and mental health crisis responder have fueled her passion for writing articles that help people feel connected to others. The current coronavirus pandemic has likely disrupted your life in some significant way. No matter how resilient you […]
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“I can’t do that. I’m not a [fill in the blank]. Have you ever used this excuse? Look to Aesop’s bat when it’s time to grow your skills.
I took my older son (he’s 4) on a trip to Phoenix to visit family. Our main outing was to the Phoenix Zoo to see this “Honey I Shrunk the Kids” style exhibit called Big Bugs. I’m not into bugs, but we scored a great deal on Groupon, so off we went. The zoo set […]
I just finished listening to the book Never Split the Difference: Negotiating As If Your Life Depended On It by Chris Voss, and I can’t shut up about it. An ex-FBI international kidnapping negotiator opens each chapter with a crazy-but-true hostage negotiation story. Then he takes whatever tactic was used and applies it to regular […]
I gave the advice “Fake it til you make it,” before. I did it happily, borderline smugly even. Usually, I follow it up with a classic career story of mine, which I will now tell to you (Lucky you; Please imagine me smoking a pipe in a mahogany office). Many moons ago, on the first […]
The “you-statement” is one of the odder psychological tactics I use to get ahead at work. Find out why.