Tag: Advice

  • Where You Sit Determines What You See

    Where You Sit Determines What You See

    The next time that you’re at odds with someone in a context where coming to an agreement is beneficial for everyone, try switching seats with the other person to see for a moment from each other’s eyes.

  • The Five-Minute Favor

    The Five-Minute Favor

    In business and life, any five-minute favor is worth your time. Give without any expectation of return, and good things will happen.

  • Always Call Customer Service. Always.

    Always Call Customer Service. Always.

    They say everything is negotiable. Maybe that’s an overstatement, but so few people really take full advantage of that maxim. I’m not just talking about negotiating on price; in fact, I’m not going to address “haggling” at all. Instead, let’s discuss customer service with regards to past purchases. In the 5+ years that I’ve been…

  • Free Time? Not Free.

    Free Time? Not Free.

    More free time. That’s what everyone wants, right? You know–Working for the weekend. Retirement. But what is free time, really? A couple hours to binge Game of Thrones or catch up on The Bachelor. (They tell me that The Bachelor escaped the house, made a break for it, and was on the lam. “They” are…