Build A Network That Challenges Your Point Of View

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When your network is mostly people whose backgrounds and skill sets are similar to yours, it’s unlikely to help you find new ideas or creative solutions. Diversify your network by connecting with people whose viewpoints, insights, and experiences differ from your own. When you meet someone new, talk about what you don’t have in common. Ask friends […] The post Build A Network That Challenges Your Point Of View appeared first on The Modern Observer Group.
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The Solution to a Tough Problem Isn’t to Overthink It

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We all like to consider ourselves smart, but raw intelligence isn’t everything. When we get stuck on a problem, sometimes it’s because we’re overthinking it. Pay attention to when focused thinking isn’t getting you anywhere; perhaps it has turned into obsessing over the same answers or approaches. Consider whether experimenting with a new strategy or […] The post The Solution to a Tough Problem Isn’t to Overthink It appeared first on The Modern Observer Group.
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Stress Doesn’t Have to Short-Circuit Your Creativity

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When you’re stressed out, it’s hard to decide what to eat for dinner, let alone get work done. How can you produce ideas when you’re feeling this way? First, take a breath and relax. Trying to force yourself to be creative will only lead to more frustration. Instead of thinking, “I must be creative right […] The post Stress Doesn’t Have to Short-Circuit Your Creativity appeared first on The Modern Observer Group.
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Build Relationships Around What You Care About

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When business people network, they tend to look for people with complimentary jobs or people in their target markets. While this is a good short-term way to connect with people, if you want to build lasting relationships you should connect around topics of interest. If you have an interest in animal welfare, gardening, or gourmet […] The post Build Relationships Around What You Care About appeared first on The Modern Observer Group.
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Be Lazy

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Every book and article on success tells you that you have to get things done, get started, get moving, etc. We’re going to postulate that the true key to success is to be lazy. In all fairness, we’re not talking about procrastinating or spending days in bed. There is an old joke that says give […] The post Be Lazy appeared first on The Modern Observer Group.
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What’s For Breakfast?

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What’s a typical breakfast? Eggs and bacon? Coffee and muffin? Cereal? How about rice and beans? Americans have a narrow definition of what a breakfast food is. Elsewhere in the world the definitions are different. Rice is big all around the world, as are beans, spiced meats and other foods that Americans usually only consider […] The post What’s For Breakfast? appeared first on The Modern Observer Group.
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Learn Something New to Relieve Some Stress

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Many people handle work stress by buckling down and powering through. But that’s not a great way to actually relieve your anxiety. Instead, Harvard Business School recommends that you try reframing the stressful situation as a learning opportunity. Learning something new adds to your skill set and knowledge, and helps you develop feelings of competency […] The post Learn Something New to Relieve Some Stress appeared first on The Modern Observer Group.
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Pump Yourself Up Before A Presentation

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Giving a talk in front of an audience can be stressful, and our bodies react to that stress in different ways. If you’re someone who gets jittery and anxious, or whose energy levels flatline, try an exertion ritual before your next presentation. The ritual is just what it sounds like: You exert yourself in order […] The post Pump Yourself Up Before A Presentation appeared first on The Modern Observer Group.
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Say Thank You For Routine Things

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There is far too little praise and appreciation in most work environments. Even those who are good about giving positive feedback can tend to reserve it for “above and beyond” moments. Yet, the routine work that people are expected to do every day often goes unnoticed and underappreciated. Many motivational speakers will talk about the […] The post Say Thank You For Routine Things appeared first on The Modern Observer Group.
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Mindset Advice From Steve Jobs

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Steve Jobs was a master at focusing on details and making all the small pieces form a big picture. The ability to connect the dots is critical to achieving large goals. Jobs summed up how he was able to do it in a quote. You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect […] The post Mindset Advice From Steve Jobs appeared first on The Modern Observer Group.
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