Category Archives: emotional and social intelligence

The Difference Between Confident and Cocky


Originally posted on UXL Blog:
At first glance, confidence and arrogance share many of the same trademarks: head held high, an ability to dive in and speak up, and a sense of pride in accomplishments. Upon deeper examination, however, arrogance and confidence…

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8 Subconscious Mistakes Our Brains Make Every Day–And How To Avoid Them


“Whenever your opinions or beliefs are so intertwined with your self-image that you couldn’t pull them away without damaging your core concepts of self, you avoid situations that may cause harm to those beliefs.” –David McRaney This is fascinating! These tricks … Continue reading

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Change…“What would happen if you did?”


One Question That Could Change Your Life for the Better. “This question expanded my view of the world and literally changed my life. I was not so stuck anymore. And I realized that I had been so focused on the … Continue reading

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1+1 = 3


Are men and women really so different?  Or is it that the genders complement each other and greater together than each gender would be on their own? It during a debate with a male friend about which gender is better, men … Continue reading

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Positivity Hype = Collatoral Negativity


“It is easy to believe that our ultimate path is way ahead of us, not reflected in our challenges with money and unresolved emotional issues, not reflected in our relationship issues and self-doubts, but that’s a big mistake. We need … Continue reading

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Wu Wei – Thoughts from 2005


Applying the Ancient Concept of Wu Wei to Modern Leadership “The real art of conversation is not only to say the right thing in the right place, but…to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment.”[1] – Dorothy Nevill  The … Continue reading

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Words Matter…Adopt Loving Language and Start Believing in Yourself –


via Start Believing in Yourself: How To Adopt A Language of Love. “Once you have learned to love, you will have learned to live.” ~Unknown Truer words have never been spoken then the above quote.  The catch is learning to love. … Continue reading

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Becoming Authentic


via Becoming More Authentic: Accept Yourself and Stop Seeking Approval. “It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.” ~E.E. Cummings Oh boy, do I know this to be true.  Traveling the path to discover our true self … Continue reading

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Ten Surprising Facts About Rejection | Psychology Today


Ten Surprising Facts About Rejection | Psychology Today. “Rejection really hurts but most rejections inflict damage to our psychological well-being that goes way beyond mere emotional pain. Here are ten lesser known facts that describe the various psychological impacts rejections … Continue reading

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How men and women cooperate


Hmmm….How men and women cooperate…. very interesting. While “women generally tend to cooperate more, men often try to avoid conflict” and  “subconsciously syncing their emotions with their partners’ during cooperation in an effort to avoid conflict or reach a speedy resolution.”  The study’s author … Continue reading

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