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 11 Ways to Build Trust with Your Body Language

[ad_1] Trust is the core need for every human transaction, whether it is in business, family matter or in your love life. If you want others to listen to you, need to inspire trust and getting people to trust you it s often a tough affair. Social psychologist and proponent of the power-pose, Amy Cuddy says, “Trust is the conduit for influence: It’s the medium through which ideas travel. If they don’t trust you, your ideas are just dead in the water. If they trust you, they are open, and they can hear what you are offering. Having the best idea is worth nothing if people do not trust you”. Putting this fact parallel to our body language, which is amongst the most crucial and sound part...

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7 Paths to Self-Improvement

[ad_1] You're reading 7 Paths to Self-Improvement, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. Self-improvement is a broad field. It can mean being a better person, learning something  new, accomplishing more, or simply figuring out how to better enjoy the life you have. Even the inspiration to improve can come from a number of different places: boredom, staleness, recurring problems, or a general feeling of dissatisfaction or inadequacy. But just because you know it’s time for something to change, it’s not always easy to know where to start. There are plenty of resources out there, but it can be hard to find one that...

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How to Overcome Emotional Apathy And Fill Your Life With Joy?

[ad_1] Anger isn’t the opposite of joy. Neither is sadness. People who lead joy-filled lives also can experience negative emotions. However, it is the absence of emotions that blocks joy. Unfortunately, too many of us have allowed ourselves to live in this state of apathy. We shrug off our emotions with phrases like, ‘whatever’ or ‘it is what it is’. We crack self-deprecating jokes when our feelings are hurt. The problem with this is that emotional apathy eventually becomes the norm. It blocks negative emotions that may be difficult to deal with, but it also renders us unable to truly feel something positive. Becoming Mindful If you feel bad, escape, ignore, or transcend. For many people, this is the ingrained...

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8 Ways to Raise Your Team Members' Profiles – Creating Positive Narratives About Your People

[ad_1] © GettyImagesakiyokoBoost your team members’ profiles, to help their careers to rise. "This is Larry!" announces your new boss, Marvin, slapping you on the back and smiling as he introduces you around the office. Meeting colleagues for the first time should be an exciting moment, but instead your heart sinks further with each introduction. For one thing, your name is Barry, not Larry, but worse follows. "Larry's got experience," Marvin reports. "15 years at Davis & Sons, but his whole department was laid off and now he's with us." Marvin means well, but he's unknowingly painting an unflattering picture, leaving Barry with a tainted reputation before he's even started. The stories we choose tell about those around us have...

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The Power Of Silence

[ad_1] I was on the subway yesterday, waiting for my train to come with my earphones on. In the pause between songs I heard an old man saying:” Yes, young man, I know we live in democracy and ages of free speech, but it doesn’t necessary means that you need to speak all the time”. Later that day I’ve heard my wife talking to her mother something about how silence is golden and that was my “write an article” call. On the opposite side of the power of speech, we have the power of silence and just like the medal, everything in the known universe has two sides. Knowing how to handle both sides is an advantage and it can...

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What Are You Bad At?

[ad_1] Yes, I said bad. I want to know what is easy for you? What do you love? But also what do you hate? What is your biggest weakness? Life does not have a road map.  Once you decide what you want to do, life will often come in and throw you a curveball. Often, unexpected events in your life define not only your path, but also who you become. They shape your passions and define what is important to you and how you measure success and your own happiness. Often times it is those curveballs that we are thrown that really define who we are and this is how growth happens. We grow the most when we are forced...

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Newsletter 498: How to REALLY Motivate People

[ad_1] How to REALLY Motivate People What keeps you - or your people - motivated to come to work each day? Is it the desire to do the best job you can in a role that you love, or are you chasing a bumper end-of-year bonus?People's motivations vary hugely, from salary or the fear of job loss, to personal values and pride in a job well done. You can explore all these motivators, and more, with our articles, Pink's Autonomy, Mastery and Purpose Framework and Motivation.Also, you can discover how to create an organizational culture that embraces the values that motivate today's job seekers with our article, Goffee and Jones' DREAMS.Enjoy...

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Avoiding Groupthink – Avoiding Sometimes-Fatal Flaws in Group Decision Making

[ad_1] © iStockphotoandipantzSometimes a desire for consensus overrides people's common sense, so that people start to act like sheep. Have you ever thought about speaking up in a meeting and then decided against it because you did not want to appear unsupportive of the group's efforts? Or led a team in which the team members were reluctant to express their own opinions? If so, you have probably been a victim of "Groupthink". Groupthink is a phenomenon that occurs when the desire for group consensus overrides people's common sense desire to present alternatives, critique a position, or express an unpopular opinion. Here, the desire for group cohesion effectively drives out good decision-making and problem solving. Two well-known examples of Groupthink in...

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How to Improve Yourself in 2 Simple Steps

[ad_1] Sometimes self-improvement can feel rather overwhelming. You just wanted to be a bit more confident at social gatherings… …but 3 years and 100 books later you find yourself deep down the self-development rabbit hole pondering questions such as: “How do I find my life purpose?“ “How can I live an authentic life?” And as if these questions were not already complicated enough, your social confidence isn’t your only problem anymore. You tasted the self-help fruit and are now concerned about your health, fitness, spirituality, productivity, professional success, happiness, integrity … ….and the list goes on and on. I’d like to ask you this: “Wouldn’t it be nice to make self-improvement simple again?” Simple as in an uncomplicated process you...

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19 Quotes to Inspire Self-Control, Focus, and Action

[ad_1] Tell me you haven’t had this happen to you. You have an important project or exam and you really need to focus, but every time you sit down you just seem to get distracted. It’s happened to me, hundreds, maybe even thousands of times. No matter how important it is, sometimes it can be hard to focus on the task in front of us. We find ourselves constantly getting interrupted by social media, friends, other obligations, or even just unrelated thoughts that seem to pop up. There are many reasons this could be. Sometimes we need to rest, others we need to eat. It could be that we need to strengthen our willpower, or that we need to improve...

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