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Think Best, Not Impress.

It’s human nature to want to impress people sometimes. I find it hard to believe that there is anybody anywhere who has never at some point tried to impress someone for any number of reasons. And some of those reasons seem legitimate. Yet we tend to conflate doing our best work for someone with impressing …

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Sculpting Relationships

I’ve been thinking lately about relationships. To be more specific, personal relationships. (As opposed to professional relationships in this case.) How easily we can sometimes allow them to become stale. Or how often we fool ourselves into thinking a good initial rapport with someone is the same as a strong relationship with them. How, when …

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Be Interesting, But Allow Others to Be So Too: By Laryssa Wirstiuk

I like to listen to stories. If you can tell me a captivating story, I will probably want to be your friend. However, listening for long periods of time can be exhausting. Very few people understand the art of conversation. Have you ever felt completely drained by a chatty, self-absorbed storyteller? These people don’t know …

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Diversify Your “Friendshipfolio”

I don’t do the stock market. I don’t get it, probably never will. But I have come to understand one or two concepts that seem to be important to people that are into it. And one of them is to keep one’s portfolio diversified. In order words, make different types of investments in different sorts …

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I Hate To Interrupt, But Maybe I Should? (A Featured Post on Brazen Careerist)

I really detest being interrupted while I am trying to have a conversation. I hate when people jump to another subject before I am finished my point. I hate it when people believe they know what the end of my sentence is going to be and finish it for me. And in general I hate …

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