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The answer

The answer!?Often we seek the answer to our problems by learning. We go to classes and courses and specialized training events to find the answer.

It’s a great way to find the answer. But we can also find the answer by actually doing, by putting our knowledge to work.

Takeaway: When you’ve invested enough time learning and still haven’t resolved your problems, ask yourself this: Have I put the knowledge I’ve learned to work?


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The foundation of greatness

The foundation of greatness is love and passion.

When I look at all the great inventions and people I know of, I see one thing in common: LOVE AND PASSION. All the great things in the world were created out of love.

Nelson Mandela and Gandhi loved his nation and people they would sacrificed their lives.

Buddha and Christ loved humanity unconditionally.

Dalai Lama is known for his teachings about compassion.

“If you truly loved yourself, you could never hurt another.” ~Buddha

Bill Gates and Steve Jobs love computing.

Mark Zuckerberg is a programming enthusiast from childhood and he stuck to that passion. He broke the rules as he stuck to his passion. Then he dropped out of college just to make sure his passion never dies.

“You have got to find what you love – do what you believe is great work, and the only way to do great work is to love what you do.” ~Steve Jobs

When being right isn’t the solution

Probably when teaching and learning something, you look for right and wrong. But in most real life situations, being right isn’t the solution.

If you need to explain to a customer that they’re wrong, you might be right. But then you will likely lose them. You’ve proved your point but people have a choice. And they rarely choose to buy from someone who insists that they’re wrong.

After all, how often are we all 100% sure we’re right? Hardly.

It’s understanding, mutual gain, forgiveness, and seeing the good behind the parties involved. And these are great life skills to have – to learn and practice until it becomes a habit.

Fake it ’til you become it: Amy Cuddy

They say fake it ’til you make it but Social Psychologist and Associate Professor at Harvard Business School Amy Cuddy says it a little differently:

“Fake it ’til you BECOME it.”

And this came after years of research.

What is happening inside of you determines what you do. But what you do also determines how you feel.

You smile when you are happy, but you also become happy when you smile, even if you’re faking it.

Watch the TED Talk video and find out how two minutes of what Amy calls “power posing” can change how you feel.

Body language affects how others see us, but it may also change how we see ourselves. Social psychologist Amy Cuddy shows how “power posing” — standing in a posture of confidence, even when we don’t feel confident — can affect testosterone and cortisol levels in the brain, and might even have an impact on our chances for success.


What do you think?

When should you sell hard?

Hard selling is often unpleasant. It makes people feel uncomfortable talking with you and may even break relationships.

But you should do sell hard if you have something amazing that you know will change lives. If you have a cure for a disease, a solution for a healthy life, an opportunity for long-term financial stability,… you’d sell it hard. You sell it hard because the more you sell, the more you know you’re curing the disease, help bring solution for a healthy life or opportunity for long term financial stability…

What you must make certain, though, is that you’re being truthful both in terms of what is being offered and how it is being offered.