Master the skills of negotiating in everyday life

Learn how to negotiate like a shark. Here are Shark Tank investor Daymond John's tips for powerful communication.

  • You're negotiating every day of your life, whether it's a huge business deal or something as small as getting the remote control from your partner, says Shark Tank investor Daymond John.
  • Over 65 percent of communication is body language. Only seven percent is what you say. Using body language effectively is a simple way to shift power to your court during negotiations or strategically shift power over to others.
  • Used-car salespeople have this down to a fine art, says John. They are the best because they listen to clues in the way potential customers talk and then they engage your senses: sight, smell, touch, sound, and taste.

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Nostalgia triggers a reward pathway in our brains, according to science

Nostalgia is also proven to decrease loneliness and increase resiliency.

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  • Nostalgia is defined as a sentimentality for the past and can be unique to each person.
  • Studies have shown that nostalgia can be used to combat loneliness and improve resilience. It can also be used to boost creativity.
  • There is a kind of cooperative activity between memory and reward systems in your brain that plays a very specific role in how we experience nostalgia.
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How is the passion economy changing the way we look at jobs?

The rules have changed, and so have we.

  • The widget economy has given way to something entirely different: the passion economy.
  • Whereas the previous economy was fueled by mass production and homogeneity, growth in the passion economy involves more specialized products that less people want more intensely.
  • This shift creates more dynamic, less linear career paths that evolve and change as you do. Ultimately, this will lead to more fulfilling and better paid work.

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How to become a masterful storyteller

From novels to screenwriting, storytelling is one of our most powerful forms of communication.

  • Reading has been shown to make you more intelligent and empathic, a trait that good writers learn to master.
  • Storytelling is one of the most important forms of communication that humans engage in.
  • While "finding your voice" is what writers crave, beginning with the basics is an essential step on any writer's path.
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Do these 3 things to be a stronger manager

Creating a healthy, cohesive work environment leads to better productivity.

  • One of the main responsibilities a manager has is to create an environment where employees can be more productive.
  • The quality of work increases when people feel like they are a part of a team working towards a goal bigger than themselves.
  • Three tips for creating that kind of work culture are learning to delegate, understanding the jobs of the people you manage, and connecting with as many employees on a one-on-one basis as possible.

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