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Transparency no doubt keeps organizations more accountable, but public companies need to reconnect with their true owners.
- ESG in investing stands for environmental, social and governance. It is a set of criteria investors can use to understand the values and the future of an organization.
- Companies pour resources into disclosing their ESG because, as the saying goes, sunlight is the best disinfectant. Or so has been the thought for many years.
- While ESG is undoubtedly good, says John Fullerton, mere transparency is not going to solve the world's sustainability issues. For that, public companies need to act more like private companies and be responsible to their owners.
Good relationship capital can change your business forever, explains Shark Tank investor Daymond John.
- Relationship capital is one of the most overlooked facets of doing good business, says investor and entrepreneur Daymond John.
- Savvy entrepreneurs know that digging into the relationships that they've nurtured for 5, 10, or 20 years is what pays the best dividends. That doesn't happen passively. You must build your reputation and take great care to be authentic in your interactions, says John.
- Relationship capital is symbiotic and becomes a network. When two parties genuinely look after each other over the long term, that goodwill spreads across both their networks and brings tens or hundreds of new transactions instead of just one initial deal.
If you feel like you're on a hamster wheel in life, it might be time for a powershift.
- Everyone has the ability to powershift, says FUBU founder and Shark Tank investor, Daymond John. But the challenge lies in learning how to navigate that powershift.
- The three stages of a powershift include building influence, negotiating deals, and nurturing relationships.
- A major benefit of understanding your power includes the enrichment of others. Success can manifest in various ways when part of your goal includes lifting others up.
It takes more than a good idea to land a shark as a business partner.
- As a successful entrepreneur, investor, and one of the stars of 'Shark Tank,' Daymond John is used to being pitched business ideas. In this interview, he shares what separates bad pitches from great pitches.
- Beyond the idea, how well (or not) he and potential business partners will work together is a big factor.
- Proof that the person did their research and some of the legwork before hand also goes a long way.
More frequent sex has been linked with higher income rates, according to a 2013 study.
- A 2013 study associated more frequent sex with higher income rates. The initial hypothesis suggested that medical, psychological and physical positive effects of sexual activity could influence wage factors in working adults.
- Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs all tie in with a healthy sex life, according to several studies listed below.
- Scoring high on Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs is directly linked to securing and maintaining high-wage income and making smarter financial decisions.
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When our basic needs are being met, we are more motivated to excel in our careers, earning (and saving) more money in the process.
Image by Shutter_M on Shutterstock<p>The study referenced <a href="https://www.simplypsychology.org/maslow.html" target="_blank">Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs</a>, which outlines the basic human needs that need to be met before other motivations for better-living occur. This has been deemed as a "theory for human motivation," as American psychologist Abraham Maslow stated that when these needs are met, the individual can lead a happier, more fulfilled life.</p><p><strong>The five basic needs are: </strong></p><ul><li>Physiological </li><li>Safety</li><li>Belongingness</li><li>Esteem</li><li>Self-actualization </li></ul><div>Several studies (including <a href="https://news.illinois.edu/view/6367/205291" target="_blank">this University of Illinois study</a>) have supported Maslow's Needs theory, with the caveat that the definition of having these needs met can vary depending on where in the world you live.</div><p><strong>The link between Maslow's Needs and your sex life</strong></p><p>While there are many ways to fulfill Maslow's Needs, a healthy sex life (or happy relationship) checks a lot of the boxes.</p><p>Physiological needs such as the need for sleep, food, and oxygen don't require a mate, however the physiological need for reproduction does. </p><p>Safety and belongingness are qualities often associated with relationships, either romantic or platonic. Whether it's a lifelong friendship or a close intimate one, that human connection satisfies the second level of Maslow's hierarchy.</p><p>Esteem for Maslow refers to the need for respect, self-esteem, and confidence. Confidence and high self-esteem have been directly linked to active sex lives and vice versa, according to <a href="https://www.health.harvard.edu/mens-health/improving-your-self-esteem-can-improve-your-sex-life" target="_blank">Harvard Medical School</a>. </p><p><a href="https://www.interaction-design.org/literature/article/self-actualization-maslow-s-hierarchy-of-needs" target="_blank">Self-actualization</a> represents the highest motivations that we have as human beings. These are things that drive us to realize our full potential and help us become our most ideal self. According to <a href="https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.2466/pr0.19220.127.116.111" target="_blank">this 1995 study</a> published in Psychological Reports, self-actualization and empathy are key predictors of high marital satisfaction.</p><p><strong>The link between a healthy sex life and a satisfying high-income career</strong></p><p>The reasoning behind Maslow's Needs is that if these basic human needs aren't being met, the human will not be able to function or thrive in society. People who have these needs met are happier, more fulfilled individuals, and are more successful in work and relationships. The more successful you are in your career, the better chance you have for higher-income jobs or salary bumps.</p><p>A healthy, active and happy intimate/sexual relationship is key to accomplishing Maslow's 5 Needs, which in turn is critical to helping you land a high-income job that you care about. </p>
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"Of all the intimacies you share, the sharing of money sparks the most arguments and creates the most resentment and confusion."
Photo by fizkes on Shuttestock<p><a href="https://www.theforumjournal.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/Financial-harmony-A-key.pdf" target="_blank">A recent FFCI (Forum for Family and Consumer Issues) study</a> which took place over a period of two years and included a total of 161 participants showed a direct link between what is described as "financial harmony," or agreeance over financial roles and ideas, and happiness of the overall relationship. The study was completely voluntary and confidential.</p><p>Money can be a major cause of conflict and stress in relationships and because of this, there is a significant link between good finances and happy relationships. More than 60% of participants in this survey stated that financial problems increased the amount of stress in their romantic lives. </p><p>Citing an article by Felton-Collins and S.B. Brown, the authors of the FFCI study wrote that "Of all the intimacies you share, the sharing of money sparks the most arguments and creates the most resentment and confusion.<em>"</em> </p><p>Marriage therapist Barton Goldsmith is quoted saying that "couples may find it harder to talk about money than about sex." This idea that sex is a delicate and controversial topic even in the most intimate relationships furthers the notion that being in "financial harmony" with your significant other is a key to a successful long-term relationship. </p>