There’s a good reason curiosity is having a moment in the workplace: It makes people better at their jobs. When you’re curious about a subject, you learn and remember more, thanks to the fact that your brain treats the new knowledge as a reward instead of a requirement. A curious mindset also makes you less prone to bias and stereotyping because, according to Harvard Business School’s Francesca Gino, it leads you to look for alternative theories for what you think you know. That helps you make smarter decisions.
— Read on curiosity.com/topics/bosses-dont-encourage-curiosity-as-much-as-they-think-they-do-curiosity
Meditation does not make problems go away; it allows us to face them with a completely different attitude.
Vincent: A “please” would be nice.
The Wolf: Come again?
Vincent: I said a “please” would be nice.
The Wolf: Get it straight, Buster. I’m not here to say “please”. I’m here to tell you what to do. And if self-preservation is an instinct you possess, you better ****ing do it and do it quick. I’m here to help. If my help’s not appreciated, lots of luck, gentlemen.
Jules: No no, Mr. Wolfe, it’s not like that. Your help is definitely appreciated.
Vincent: Look, Mr. Wolfe, I respect you. I just don’t like people barking orders at me, that’s all.
The Wolf: If I’m curt with you, it’s because time is a factor. I think fast, I talk fast, and I need you two guys to act fast if you want to get out of this. So pretty please, with sugar on top, clean the ****ing car.
Being Winston Wolfe: 9 Reasons Why ‘Pulp Fiction’ is the Management Guide Every Indie Filmmaker Needs – IndieWire
— Read on www.indiewire.com/2012/03/being-winston-wolfe-9-reasons-why-pulp-fiction-is-the-management-guide-every-indie-filmmaker-needs-48445/amp/
You know the feeling. You’ve got an email you need to write, a paper you need to turn in, a form you need to fill out, or an enormous pile of laundry that needs washing. But all you want to do is kick back on the couch, watch Netflix, and think about all the important work you’re not doing. It’s too bad feeling guilty about not working doesn’t do much to actually get your work done. Except, it turns out that some experts think putting off your work isn’t such a bad thing. Here’s how not working can work for you.
How to be happy and lead a meaningful life ~ Get Rich Slowly
— Read on www.getrichslowly.org/how-to-be-happy/amp/
“Wizardry” isn’t one of them.
Learning how to say No is incredibly important in our lives. Doing so helps us maintain healthy boundaries and relationships with others and ourselves and also allows us to be more thoughtful and committed to the things we say Yes to. In spite of understanding the benefits of being able to say No when needed, many
— Read on psychcentral.com/blog/building-healthy-boundaries-14-different-ways-to-say-no/
“If you want to go far, borrow the mindset known in Zen Buddhism as shoshin, or learner’s mind. That means you don’t pretend to know it all but are open to learning and growth and development, with a mind that’s fresh and enthusiastic and free of bias. Experience holds lessons for us all, but you have to remain teachable to take advantage of them.”
1. Successful people don’t take failure too seriously
2. Successful people accept who they are and what they are about
3. Successful people set goals and work to achieve them
4. Successful people don’t leave things to chance
5. Successful people don’t let themselves get sidetracked by problems
6. Successful people are decisive
7. Successful people are continually learning