Investment banking firm Goldman Sachs has published a list of bite-sized tips designed to turn you into the ultimate man. (Apparently, a healthy dose of sexism towards women is a pre-requisite.)
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Predicting the future is near impossible -- but that doesn‘t stop us all from having a red hot go. Human beings have been predicting the future since the beginning of history and the results range from the hilarious to the downright uncanny.
One thing all future predictions have in common: they‘re rooted in our current understanding of how the world works. It‘s difficult to escape that mindset. We have no idea how technology will evolve, so our ideas are connected to the technology of today.
You could be walking down a city street, taking a stroll at your local park, or begrudgingly commuting to your grandparent’s place on the off chance you’ll be rewarded with cash. You’re vulnerable. You’re socially naked. You’re a lone gazelle waiting to be devoured by an overly outgoing lion.
So how do you avoid becoming the unwilling target of a stranger’s attention?
Going to an event where you don't know anyone sucks, but sometimes you have to, like for networking events or work functions where you need to "be seen". Set a 20 minute timer on your phone when you arrive. Knowing there's a clock running will make you more comfortable and give you an out if you're still uncomfortable when your phone vibrates in your pocket.
Every family has that one relative that can't stop forcing their controversial political stances down everyone's throats. You're home for the holidays and want to get through an enjoyable meal in peace, but they just won't stop talking about what's ruining the country. Here's how to deal with them and keep the holiday intact.
Being likeable and charismatic is a learned art form like any other. However, there's one easy shortcut to a magnetic personality: start having fun.
The fear of missing out can lead to a lot of anxiety if you don't know how to say no. To help, take a minute to consider what you gain by staying in.
Having an active social circle can have a ton of benefits for your professional and personal life. As an adult, that social life can often involve alcohol. If you're new to the world of drinking, or all you know from your college days is beer and Jagerbombs, here's how to enter the drinking world like an adult.
Whether you're hosting a dinner party or just having a group lunch with your coworkers, it's easy to fall into the trap of only talking about work. It is a common thread, after all. But The Kitchn points out that you can learn more about everyone at the table and have a better time by planning a jumping off topic.
While it's important to maintain a consistent, professional presence online, you also need to remember your audience when networking, and adapt accordingly.
If you've always felt a compulsion to meet everyone else's needs before your own, it's hard to imagine being different. People-pleasing is not only what you do, but a strong part of who you believe you are. If this sounds like you, before you can move forward in your time management habits, you need to realise you don't have to be so vulnerable to these attacks on your schedule. You can maintain appropriate boundaries.
Talking to someone during a live gig is not recommended, lest you want to end the night with a sore throat and a hoarse voice. But you're out, enjoying yourself and socialising is not only desirable, but inevitable. What if it were possible to avoid the aching vocal cords, yet still get the message across?