Month: April 2016

How to Become More Persuasive

The old saying really is true – your network is your net worth.

If you want to do big things in life then you need to be good at networking. Otherwise, you’re going to have a tough time convincing others why should actually be successful.

In light of this, you need to know how to talk to others in a compelling way while still maintaining balance and strength. And what better way to do this than learning about the psychology of the human brain and how it works?

To get you started, here are six important things to remember when trying to be persuasive. They can be used when speaking, writing, really any time you want to be compelling.

#1. We are interested in people

We love to watch other people and figure out why it is that they do the things that they do.

#2. We pay close attention to things that we fear or hope are true

As humans, we are alway moving towards pleasure or away from pain; think fight-or-flight syndrome.  Continue reading “How to Become More Persuasive”

How Sports Can Help With Communication Skills

No matter what age we are, we can all learn a lesson from team building. This concept can help us communicate with others which can be a bonus at work, and help us work well with others.

The saying that “Your network is your net worth” is 100 percent true, and the more people you know, the further in life you can go.

Here are some of the biggest benefits that come from team work.

When playing a sport with a group of people rather than with only two people or by yourself, you gain a sense of confidence. It can be nerve-wracking to get in the game with all these people watching, but pushing throw pays off and you eventually break through to this newfound sense of confidence, which can appear in all areas of your life, especially at work.

The confidence you can gain with sports can grow your self-esteem and make you feel like the world is your oyster. You truly feel like you can accomplish anything, which is a great tool to breakthrough if you have goals you want to accomplish in life.

Playing with others helps you in turn work well with others at your job. The better you can communicate with people and work with them, the more of an asset you become.

Overall, sports can spruce up your life in many ways, and provide physical and mental benefits that can lead you to great success in many areas of your life. It can be difficult to get into sports if you aren’t active but to be honest, it’s much easier than making yourself exercise.

 

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The Biggest Success Blunder You Can Make

Success means different things to different people, but that’s not to say that the process differs in a whole lot of ways. In other words, there are many paths to “achieving success” but there are some things that stay the same, which is exactly what I want to talk about in this article today.

More importantly though, I want to talk about the biggest success blunder than you can make. Why?

Because this is the one thing that determine whether or not a person will experience success.

The No. 1 Success Mistake One Can Make

Is….. drumroll please: Having a fixed, negative mindset; also known as your belief system.

If one has limiting beliefs about themselves or the world around them, it’s going to be a pretty sticky challenge to achieve any kind of substantial success. It’s hard to have faith in something if you don’t fully believe that it’s possible, which is where the majority of success seekers fall short – well, it’s one of the biggest reasons at least.

People with fixed mindsets have a hard time accepting the things that will need to be changed or sacrificed in order to reach their desired level of success. They also tend to accept the new things they need to learn and the challenges that need to be faced along the way.

On the other hand, people with a growth mindset embrace the path that most success requires, which is why these types are much more likely to accomplish their goals.

Hopefully this difference is painfully clear. I know it was for more, but more on that later.