Tag Archives: ted

Origins of “Ole!”

23 Aug

RondaBullRingOleWhat does the word “Ole!” make you think of?

Rejoicing, dancing, bullfights, Spain?

But before it was Spanish, it was a religious chant from another country altogether.

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Write It Down

2 Jan
"Super Mom Syndrome"  by Our Kooky Life

“Super Mom Syndrome” by Our Kooky Life

You’re lying in bed and can’t get to sleep for all the to-do’s in your head:

Write it down.

You’re confused about a next move on a project or in your life:

Write it down.

You have something bugging you that you just can’t shake:

Write it down.

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Body Language

4 Jan

Illustration by Architecture, Food & One Little Beautiful Girl, Flickr Creative Commons

We all know our body language affects how others perceive us. But did you know it affects how you perceive yourself? It also directly impacts your probability of professional and personal success.

As Amy Cuddy explains in the TED Talk below: Don’t fake it till you make it.Β Fake it till you become it.

I mentioned her talk in my lessons from 2012, but it made such an impact on me, it warrants its own post. This video is well worth watching, especially for women. I’ll never sit through a meeting the same again.

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30 Days

25 Oct
Photo adapted from "Spring" by Katie Brady, Flickr Creative Commons

Photo adapted from “Spring” by Katie Brady, Flickr Creative Commons

I came upon this great TED talk the other day.Β The gist is: Think of something you’ve always wanted to do. Then promise yourself 30 days to do it.

“There’s a few things I learned while doing these 30-day challenges. The first was, instead of the months flying by, forgotten, the time was much more memorable.”

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