A good apology

We all are on a mission. This mission is to take make our lives better. Nobody can make one’s life better without taking 100% personal responsibility for their life. Let’s start with apologies. Here’s an interesting article I just read about apologies: Making an Effective Apology from the Berkley. They advise these steps: Acknowledge the …

Never stop sharing

The secret of an excellent network of contacts is in generosity. You must be willing to freely share your own experiences and knowledge. At the beginning of a career, when you have a small experience, it’s not easy. But still share what you can: time, ideas, interesting links. This will give your contacts an understanding: …

Banning Small Talk

On the Wired I found the cool idea for the party. Kristen Berman and Dan Ariely fed up with small talks and came up with the idea: at the party, you can not talk about any garbage, just about important. Thus, any small talk is banned. Though, you can talk on “What are you afraid …

Essentials of  Success by Octavia Butler

A sober list of the essentials of success and other affirmations from the journal of Octavia Butler. Read them as the necessary juxtapositions they are. Essentials of  Success: Persistence and determination Self-discipline Imagination + creativity Excellence Specific goals Specialized knowledge Adaptability Responsibility Cooperation Self-reliance Mental rehersal Time management Concentrated, sustained attention

You must be social

You must learn to communicate with people. If you are enough introverted as I am, then a simple talk with another human is a great loss of energy, which has to be recharged sitting in a corner with a book. Whatever you do, you have to talk. Even if you are a super skilled programmer, …