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How to Avoid Email Pileups

Email overload Don't let your inbox waste your time. Pexels This story was originally published on What is the best way to review and action the emails you get every day? Short answer: Probably the opposite of what you are doing now. If you are like me before I started being more intentional, you log on to your account and dive in starting from the top and working down. Then you might stop because you get a call or have to go to a meeting. When you log back in, you start again but by then more new emails came in so you start at the top again. This pattern probably repeats 10
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You 2.0: WOOP, There It Is!

If you can dream it, you can do it, right? Right? Well ... not so fast. While fantasizing feels good and believing in yourself is surely better than not, research shows that keeping your head in the clouds can keep you, er, from reaching the stars. This week Shankar talks with psychologist Gabriele Oettingen, author of Rethinking Positive Thinking: Inside The New Science Of Motivation. Through the years, Oettingen has studied dieters, students, job seekers, love seekers, people recovering from physical injuries, and other strivers. She's found they all have something in common: Those who have
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Naoki Higashida

NATE HOPPER You mostly cannot express your thoughts through speaking, but you’ve published more than 20 books. How does your writing process work? My basic methods of communication are my letter board and computer. The letter-board method involves a card with the alphabet arranged in the QWERTY format. I point to individual letters and “voice” the letters as I touch them. I can also type on a computer keyboard, but I get stuck on or obsessed about certain letters. Or sometimes I’ll type a word over and over. I can’t converse well, but this doesn’t mean I don’t think. It’s just that when I try
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Lead the conversation…

A must-read guide for anyone too shy or scared to talk to strangers at networking events or parties. Learn to read a room and turn the tides in your favor in any conversation by learning the rules that regulate human behavior. Full of actionable tips to eradicate any awkward pauses in future conversations.