Rejection sucks. How to deal with rejection when negotiating

Rejection sucks! Rejection, whether it’s no one accepting your awesome party invite or being turned down for a promotion, freaking hurts. It’s one of the worst emotions to deal with. Scientists have shown that the same brain regions for physical pain get activated when we experience rejection. The number one reason people don’t negotiate: fear […]

Here’s how I negotiated: using expired tickets to enter a theme park

I went to Universal Studios with these tickets. They were expired a week before I went. No, I didn’t pull a sleight of hand, David Blaine street magic crap. All I did was call the company. You might be asking what’s the value of practicing in situations like this? I want to negotiate the big […]

The secret to getting paid what you’re worth. Hint: it’s not about working harder.

If you’re going to work for somebody, make sure you’re getting what you’re worth. We spend most of our waking hours working. So, how come most of us never ask for a raise? The truth: most of us just don’t know how to get that pay raise. The criteria for getting a raise seems dictated […]

Why working hard at your job doesn’t pay off

Have you ever felt your hard work isn’t appreciated by your company? You spend more time at work than anyone else but it seems everyone is getting promoted except you. This week, my department is letting 2 staff go. It wasn’t a cost cut-back. Upper management thinks they underperformed. The rest of the team is […]

Cristiano Ronaldo: Finding the ingredients to be a top performer

Cristiano Ronaldo (Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro): transferred from Manchester United to Real Madrid for 80 million pounds in 2009, making him the most expensive player in the world at that time. Winner of 3 Fifa World Player and 16 professional competitions with 500 goals to his name, history will remember him as one the […]

Captain America Civil War Edition: Maybe you’re not right

Mild spoilers for Captain America: Civil War ahead! If you haven’t heard, Captain Amerca and Iron Man and fighting each other in a cinema near you. And you should go watch it! It’s an interesting take on the conflict of superheroes. Anyone realized they seem to blow a lot of things up in this movie? […]

How to stop procrastinating

We know what we should be doing when it comes to our finances. Whether it’s by making more money through starting our own business or doing some freelancing, or planning for our retirement by setting up our investment accounts. Yet, we never get around to doing it. Why? There’s always something that comes up, another […]

Passive income is simple

One of the many ways that rich people have invented to make us poor people feel better is to swamp us with movies reminding us that, money isn’t that important in the end. Of course, these movies always seem to feature people who have great jobs or runs some sort of company etc. fancy cars […]

The weird psychological trap everyone falls into

The mental blind spot we all have Here’s a simple way to watch the Internet burn. Go to Reddit or any forum and bring up fat people. Watch as the crowd goes bat-shit with the fury of a million exploding suns. I predict replies like how easy it is to lose weight because they were […]

5 ways to improve your workplace social standing

Here’s snarky contrarian view: social skills matter more than technical skills the further in your career you go. You must have the ability to communicate ideas powerfully to advance your career. These are some strategies I’ve researched and used myself.    1) Tailor your ideas to your audience The first rule in the workplace: nobody cares […]