VIDEO OF THE MONTH: 10 Ways to Have a Better Conversation
When your job hinges on how well you talk to people, you learn a lot about how to have conversations and that most of us don't converse very well.
Celeste Headlee has worked as a radio host for decades, and she knows the ingredients of a great conversation: Honesty, brevity, clarity and a healthy amount of listening. In this insightful talk, Celeste Headlee shares 10 useful rules for having better conversations. "Go out, talk to people, listen to people, ' she says. "And, most importantly, be prepared to be amazed."
ARTICLE OF THE MONTH: 13 Things Mentally Strong People Don't Do
Mental strength isn't often reflected in what you do, it's usually seen in what you don't do.
In her book "13 Things Mentally Strong People Don't Do," Amy Morin writes that developing mental strength is a "three-pronged approach." It's about controlling your thoughts, behaviors, and emotions.
The following are 13 things that mentally strong people do not do, Morin says.
1. They don't waste time feeling sorry for themselves.
"Feeling sorry for yourself is self-destructive," Morin writes. "Indulging in self-pity hinders living a full life." It wastes time, creates negative emotions, and hurts your relationships.
The key is to "affirm the good in the world, and you will begin to appreciate what you have," she writes. The goal is to swap self-pity with gratitude.
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