If you’re reading this you probably have a question:
If a conversation ends after “So what do you do?” … things can get awkward.
At this point, we don’t know what else to say. We stink at small talk. We are shy. We are insecure. We’re introverted. Whatever the reasoning or logic, awkward conversations are, well, awkward. It’s uncomfortable for everyone.
But no one wants to feel awkward. We want to be liked. We want to be charming. We want to be charismatic. But that’s a natural instinct, rooted in our psychological desire to belong, as illustrated in Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs:
He was the CEO at PIMCO — a global investment firm worth $2 trillion — where he was known as a fearless leader making global impact in the financial sector.
Then out of the blue … he shocked the financial world: he resigned.
Everyone wanted to know, why? Why would he suddenly resign without warning? What happened? Was he involved in a trading scandal? Did he get fired? Is he going to jail?
I’m not gonna lie …
The following advice has profoundly impacted on my life. Since learning these skills, I’ve learned how to:
Understand what people are really thinking (not just what they’re saying)
Spot nonverbal cues in others that indicate calm, nervousness, and/or confidence
We all want to manage our time.
But when I learned how to manage my energy, in addition to my time, my productivity skyrocketed.
I finally stopped forcing productivity (by chugging seven cups of coffee) and started using this natural technique developed by neuroscientists:
I work in 90 minute intervals, then rest for 30 minutes between each interval, while listening to music optimized to boost concentration and focus.
It only takes 15 minutes to triple (at least) your Linkedin Skills & Endorsements.
Yet, most people have no idea how to do it.
After sending my 100th copy-and-paste message on Linkedin, which took a total of 15 minutes, the next step was to wait. Two days later, my skills and endorsements increased by over 1000%.
It was almost too easy.