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some life hacks :D

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  1. motog

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    1. Primacy and recency : People most remember the first and last things to occur, and barely the middle.

    When scheduling an interview, ask what times the employer is interviewing and try to be first or last.

    2. If you work in a bar or in customer service of any kind...

    ...Put a mirror behind you at the counter. This way angry customers who approach you will have to see themselves in the mirror behind you and the chances of them behaving irrationally lowers significantly.

    3. Once you make the sales pitch, don't say anything else.

    This works in sales, but it can also be applied in other ways. My boss at an old job was training me and just giving me pointers. I was working at a gym trying to sell memberships. He told me that once I got all the small talk out of the way and presented the prices, that the first person to talk will lose. It didn't seem like a big deal but it actually worked. Often there were long periods of awkward silence as the person tried to come up with some excuse, but usually they bought.

    4. If you ask someone a question and they only partially answer, just wait.

    If you stay silent and keep eye contact they will usually continue talking.

    5. Chew gum when you're approaching a situation that would make you nervous like public speaking or bungee jumping.


    If we are eating , something in our brain reasons 'I would not be eating if I were danger. So I'm not in danger'. It has helped me to stay calm a few times.

    6. People will always remember not what you said but how you made them feel.


    Also most people like talking about themselves so ask lots of questions about them.

    7. When you're learning something new, teach it to a friend . Let them ask questions to you related to it.


    If you're able to teach something well, you can be sure that you've understood it very well.

    8. If you get yourself to be really happy and excited to see other people, they will react the same to you.


    It doesn't always happen the first time, but it will definitely happen next time.


    9. The physical affects of stress - breathing rate and heart rate - are almost identical to the physical affects of courage.


    When your feeling stressed from any situation immediately reframe it : Your body is getting ready to be courageous, it will NOT feeling stressed.

    10. Pay attention to people's feet.


    If you approach two people in the middle of a conversation, and they only turn their torsos and not their feet, they don't want you to join in the conversation. Similarly if you are in a conversation with a coworker who you think is paying attention to you and their torso is turned towards you but their feet are facing in another direction, they want the conversation to end.

    11. Fake it till you make it ; confidence is more important than knowledge.


    Don't be intimidated by anyone, everyone is playing a role and wearing a mask.

    12. If you pretend to be something for long enough, you will eventually become it.


    13. Not to be creepy, but if you want to stare at someone unashamedly, look directly past them and wait for them to try and meet your eyes.


    When they fail to do that, they'll look around (usually nervously for a second) they won't look at you again for some time. This is your chance to straight up stare at this person for at least 45 seconds.

    14. Build a network.



    Become their information source, and let them be yours. Even grabbing a beer with a former colleague once a year will keep you in the loop at the old office. Former coworkers might have gotten a new position in that office you always wanted to work in, great! Go to them for a beer, and ask about the office. It's all about connections and information.

    15. If you are angry at the person in front of you driving like a grandmother...


    Pretend it is your grandmother, it will significantly reduce your road rage

    16. Stand up straight


    No slouching, hands out of pockets, and head held up high. It's not just a cliche -- you literally feel better and people around you feel more confident in you.

    17. Avoid saying "I think," and "I believe" unless absolutely necessary.


    These are phrases that do not evoke confidence, and will literally do you no good.

    18. When feeling anxious, clean up your home or work space.


    You will feel happier and more accomplished than before.

    19. Always buy the first pitcher or round of drinks.


    You'd be surprised how long you can drink on the phrase "I bought the first one."

    20. Going into an interview...be interested in your interviewers.


    If you focus on learning about them you seem more interesting and dynamic. (Again, people love to talk about themselves.)

    21. Pay Attention Parents: Always give your kid a choice that makes them think they are in control.


    For instance when I want him to put his shoes on I will say ,"do you want to put your star wars shoes on or your shark shoes on?"

    Pro-tip: In some cases, this works on adults.

    22. Your action affect your attitudes more than your attitudes affect your actions.


    As my former teacher said "You can jump and dance FOR joy, but you can also jump and dance yourself joyful."

    23. When a group of people laugh, people will instinctively look at the person they feel closest to in that group.


    24. If you want to build rapport or gain someone's trust quickly, match their body posture and position.

    If someone is sitting with her legs crossed cross your legs. If they're leaning away from you mean away from them. If they're leaning towards you, lean towards them. Mirroring and matching body position is a subconscious way to tell if someone trusts you or is comfortable with you. If you're sitting with your arms crossed and you notice someone else is sitting with her arms crossed, that is a good indicator that you have/are successfully built/building rapport with that person.
     
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  2. sagarpatil

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    Thanks for sharing man. Some of them are pretty neat. I liked this one especially - 'I would not be eating if I were danger. So I'm not in danger'
     
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    I think this is in the process of being disproved by ceosam

    Some nice ideas in here though.
     
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  4. instacool

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    nice share man:)
     
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    Great thread OP,
    Okay,Now Can anybody tell me the story behind CEOSam,I've been anxious for a while,any thread link or so.
     
  6. kinlee

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    I find that people who do this make things weird and awkward.
     
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    Good tips here.

    I can vouch for the chewing gum thing, when im chewing gum I approaching women like im worth a million bucks lol :D
     
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    Here is another one:

    How to make someone commit to a deadline:

    Ask them "Do you see any reason you cannot complete this by closing tomorrow?"
    (or whatever deadline you need)

    They will almost always say no, thus committing themselves to the deadline in their own mind.
     
  10. ShadeDream

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    Shit like that don't work for me, I'd come up with 1001 excuses.
     
  11. Automated

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    Nice share. I've seen a lot of these before and many have proven to work for me in the past.
     
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    Thank you for this great sharing
     
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    I agree with you Kinlee. I find that this does no good when dealing with introverted people (for lack of a better term). If someone assumes a "closed" position (i.e. arms crossed and avoids your stare) you'd be really stupid to try and do the same.

    This might work in some situations but I *believe* it is a huge generalization.

    Anyway, interesting list. I always enjoy reading stuff like this and trying to apply it to a specific situation from the past (the one with feet is certainly interesting and I should have to look further into this).
     
  14. Theslickone

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    I love life hacks
     
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    Some interesting points, I work in sales and will try to staying silent after my pitch thing!
     
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    thanks for sharing! It was actually more interesting and relevant than i first thought :)
     
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    Perfect hacks for my meeting coming up! Cheers!
     
  18. techblog

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    awesome share, hope to see more threads like these! :)
     
  19. tony_d

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    Two thumbs up for #4. Even if you feel they have given you the answer, still be quiet, and let them continue. You'll surprise yourself at the rate at which you all of a sudden get more value from conversations.