Saturday, October 15, 2016

12 Phrases That Will Make You More Confident

Via Inc.

The more you use these, the better you'll feel.

1. I wouldn't worry about it

2. Go for it.

3. Doing it this way works for me.

4. I understand where you're coming from.

5. Why not me?

6. Anything is possible.

7. I need to say something.

8. I made a mistake.

9. Tell me more.

10. Can you help me?

11. What can I do to help?

12. I'll find an answer.

and - not included on this list - my key to getting issues resolved:

"Who do I need to talk to to solve this problem?"

Lovely phrase. Cuts through stiffnecked bureaucracy like a soldering iron through butter.

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Saturday, October 8, 2016

Bury the Lead

In an article about the likely new UN Secretary General, CNN waited until paragraph 11 to mention that he was a socialist.

Maybe should have opened with "Socialist Former Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Guterres".

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

How to Coil An Extension Cord

Overworked & Underpaid:

[Roadie Wrap] (Viewer #362,558)

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Saturday, September 24, 2016

More People Should Do This With Bagpipes

If you get tired of the prelims, skip to 1:04 when she actually starts playing, then hold onto your hat:

[Bagpipe swing with Gunhild Carling in Central Park NY] (Viewer #111,009)

Saturday, September 17, 2016

I Didn't Know You Could Put This Rule Into Words

Via Mental Floss

The Odd Grammar Rule Most English Speakers Know But Are Rarely Taught

I never gave it a second thought before, but I follow this rule all the time.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Divisible by 2 and 5, and That's About It

It's my birthday today.

In case you're looking for a place to say something about that, you can use the comments to this post.

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Pick Your Top 6

Via Mental Floss

The 98-Year-Old Productivity Method You Should Still Use Today

In short:
1. At the end of each work day, write down the six most important things you need to accomplish tomorrow. Do not write down more than six tasks.

2. Prioritize those six items in order of their true importance.

3. When you arrive at work tomorrow, concentrate only on the first task. Work until the first task is finished before moving on to the second task.

4. Approach the rest of your list in the same fashion. At the end of the day, move any unfinished items to a new list of six tasks for the following day.

5. Repeat this process every working day.