If you want to get ahead in life, you have to appeal to people's self interest. Unless you live on an island with Wilson the volleyball, then this doesn't apply to you. If it does, then I believe this is law #13 in the book The 48 Laws of Power, written by Robert Greene. Appealing to people's … Continue reading Understanding the Need to Appeal to People’s Self Interest
Too many people care about what others think of them. This is why the phrase, "The most expensive place in the world is the graveyard because that's where all the million dollar ideas go to die" exists. There's so many awesome ideas out there just lurking around in people's mind but because they care too … Continue reading Who Gives A Shit
Pay attention. Pay very close attention, especially when you hear the same song repetitively without trying to play it yourself. I've been wanting to write about this since I was up in the Adirondacks of New York last month after I had just received a new follower: My Stories with Music. I thought it was just … Continue reading When Song Lyrics Speak To You
To me, a great teacher is one who loves to learn but doesn't primarily focus on trying to teach. The teaching just comes naturally. I feel this way because from all of the teachers, whether grade school teachers, professors, instructors, etc. that I've had, the ones I learned from the most, were the ones who … Continue reading What Makes A Great Teacher?
I've lost many petty battles in my life and I won't lie, it was because I was pretty ignorant, so "choosing my battles wisely" wasn't something I knew how to do, whatsoever. I've always considered myself to have more of the type A personality trait, especially when it came to competition and patience. I've always … Continue reading Choosing Your Battles