Now is the time to let small bad things happen. It’s the only way to get the big important things done.
“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.
The “you-statement” is one of the odder psychological tactics I use to get ahead at work. Find out why.
Do you ever sit at work and think about how you’re two people? Day Job You, slogging away, processing invoices. And Secret Superhero You, who is perhaps, a world-class novelist, cello player, and whiskey aficionado, when not rescuing puppies. I used to think this. I’d imagine how amazing I COULD be if only I had more time to spend as Secret Superhero Me.
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 […]