When Others Say No

Unless you’re leading a totally charmed life, you’re going to be rejected. At some point, people will refuse you opportunities, refute your opinions, limit your choices, prove you wrong, steal credit that’s due you, and perhaps even take away a goal or

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Eliminate Some Time Wasters

It’s been a long time since I’ve thought specifically about “time wasters,” those ordinary actions and choices people make that suck time out of their days without providing any major benefits in return. I guess it’s because I’ve been largely focused less

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Stay In Tune with the Culture

It’s interesting how some of the newest, fastest-growing employers make a point of offering such amenities as free food and snacks, foosball tables in the break room, and corporate policies in support of continuing education, remote work, and paid time off. But

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Ways to Be Smarter

It’s not very charitable of me, but I’m firmly of the opinion that some people are more intelligent than others. And I’m also aware that some people – no matter where they are on the intelligence spectrum – routinely work hard to

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Reacting to a Lie

Everyone lies. It’s a part of human society. Most of these lies pass unnoticed. In fact, research shows that even the best-trained investigators and detectives fail to recognize nearly half the lies people tell them. Among the lies that are recognized, many

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Simple Self-Improvements

The internet is full of simple self-improvement content, most of which is either entirely obvious or impossibly optimistic. So I thought I’d jump into that topic and try to offer some ideas that are simpler and more meaningful than most. Here are

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