People are fixated on themselves and their own interests. They don’t care what you say or think, this will never be admitted, but it’s true. All people want is an active listener that will allow them to expand and indulge their ego.
Category: Wiser Next Week Stories
“Do Unto Others As You Would Have Them Do Unto You” (Wiser Next Week: On Reciprocation)
Be kind and help others, the beauty is you never know when and how it will come back.
“Avoid That Tourist Price” (Wiser Next Week: On Negotiation & Influence)
Never settle for the first price, ask around less you get taken for a ride.
“Disarm Your Adversaries” (Wiser Next Week: On Relations with Others)
It's best to reveal a flaw you have rather then letting others pick it apart.
“A Tale of Two Jobs” (Wiser Next Week: On Parenting)
Touching someone's life and knowing that it will effect them after your gone, however little, that passing of the torch… means something.
“Just Pretend For Their Sake” (Wiser Next Week: On Management and Leadership)
Limits are placed on both your time and the amount of labor you can perform on any given day. Therefore, it is important to use the time of others when any large project is undertaken.
“Look In Your Pockets” (Wiser Next Week: On The Simple Life)
Rummage through your pockets, more often then not it will help you solve your problems. If you use your intuition, creativity and brains.
“Better Speeches Means Bullet Point Images” (Wiser Next Week: On Remembering & Knowing)
The extra effort on building memory allows one to speak better and recall knowledge more efficiently.
“Always Have Your Guinea Pigs” (Wiser Next Week: On Learning)
Even if you are the adventurous type, there is no way that you will be the pioneer for everything. So if you are going after X bit have not done so yet, the information you have at your disposal will be inferior to someone that has been there done that.
“Budget Your Life” (Wiser Next Week: On Time)
Only then when one stops living for the sake of others will regrets be minimized and satisfaction maximized.