This is a compilation of charming and friendly sayings in various languages, that I learned while traveling in Central and south America. For each saying you'll see the language, the spelling in that language, the phonetic spelling as it sounds to an English speaker along with the memory association I used to memorize it. You can barrow my memory associations or make up your own, just remember the more bizarre your memory associations are the easier to remember they will be to recall.
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Recently, with the help of an technology lifehack I've discovered a fascinating new side of myself, I'm a damned creative dreamer. I always had a feeling that I had very adventuresome dreams but until now I was never able to recall them with such detail.
Like just the other night I had a vivid dream that I was the dictator of an underwater society that lived in a giant submarine (with skyscrapers on it's hull). Our submarine was hit by a torpedo dropped by a Japanese WW2 zero. So the people of the underwater society decided to depose me as their dear leader and they condemned me to death by giant manta ray. So I put on my mask and snorkel (similar to the mask and snorkel I used in Nicaragua 4 months ago) and went for a swim next to the mega submarine, in the blue depths beneath me I could see the Manta Ray, it shot me with a dart (apparently Manta Rays can shoot darts!) but I was still quite able swim, the Manta Ray closed in on me and began to thrash me with it's massive wings (which didn't hurt very much). I could see it's glistening fangs. Then I woke up.
This is just one of my night time adventures, last week I battled stormtroopers while escaping from a version of hell that would put many a video game designer to shame and experienced zero gravity traveling to the center of the Earth.
About 30 sessions into my Dual N-Back training practice I realized an interesting personal development take away, that a cognitive psychologist would describe as domain general, meaning that it has transfer effects that influence my life when I'm not playing the Dual N-Back game.
For those you who haven't played Dual N-Back, inevitably you will usually get a match or two (or more if you are just getting started) wrong per block and there are 20 blocks in the recommended 20 minute daily training session. Dual N-Back training is not like the rest of life where you can let you mind wonder or multi-task, the game is designed specifically to take up all your attention focusing on the present. I set HighIQPro to instant feedback mode; if I select an incorrect spacial or audio N-Back match it responds with a harsh negative beep.
If your objective is to be become a more interesting conversationalist tricks and techniques and will only get you so far. At some point you actually need to make the choice to become a more interesting person.
I'll be the 1st to admit that being an interesting person is just about as subjective and generalized description you can make about a person. It's like saying that someone is smart, we'll there's a lot of different forms of intelligence, remember Einstein didn't even know how many feet where in a mile.
In this article I'm going to quantify the concept of being an interesting person into five distinct aspects; knowledge acquisition, societal outliers, raconteurism, communication style, work and the entrepreneurial spirit.
Use this toast next time you are drinking socially and your friends will love you, strangers will envy you, bartenders will give you your next round on the house, business associates will praise you & women will swoon.
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Being an great conversationalist is a combination of mindset and methods. Luckily though you can fake it till you make it. Here I will cover how to 'steal' the conversation while appearing magnanimous, a sweet body language trick, applying economics concepts to increase the attention people show you and my favorite 'pick up line' to starting a conversation.
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For those of you who want instant satisfaction in your endeavor to be a fascinating individual read on. This article will try to focus on the 'fake it till you make it' type of aesthetic things you can do with a minimum investment to make you a better conversationalist and the sort of person people cannot resist. Being remarkable is a tremendous asset -- whether you want to impress a date, get a promotion at work, gain new friends instantly and effortlessly, or develop greater self-confidence. It may seem like interesting individuals are born, not made – but this is not the case. Anyone who is willing to put forth the effort can become captivating.
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It seems that in social settings it’s almost impossible to go 10 minutes without someone nonchalantly showing off their mobile super gadget. This of course prompts a dull conversation about the latest and greatest mobile phone technology. Liven up this predictable discussion with a fascinating historical antidote. Roman aristocrats had a very interesting and effective solution for a problem most of us have faced at one point or another…
Negotiation is actually one of the finest communication skills to hone. Even if you arn't in sales or business you can benefit almost every day by sharpening your negotiating abilities.
Over the years I've saved myself and my businesses thousands (somewhere in 5 figure range) in fees from my services companies. Here's the mindset, communication style, influence methods, issue leveraging techniques and lines to use.
One of the greatest misconceptions in our age of technology is that information is free. Information is actually one of the expensive things in the world and no matter how much money you have you'll never be able to afford as much of it as you need.
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The primary problem with knowledge acquisition (or 'learning' for those of you who don't want to use my cool new buzz phrase) is that it's expensive in the currencies of time, mental energy and sometimes money.
Audio learning is a powerful weapon in the fight against the tyranny of high cost (again, in terms of time and mental energy, primarily) information. The benefits of knowledge acquisition through audio books, programs or podcasts include increase vocabulary, improving listening skills, boost comprehension and improving attention spans.
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A Limitless Mindset is not just about the scientific persuit of optimized neurotransmitters or a herculean athletic practice of mental gymnastics. It's also about living a kickass, fun lifestyle and getting more of what you want sooner.
These articles were once a $47 multimedia ebook (which you can download for free now). A specific diet of brain power rich foods is a corner stone of a Limitless mind. It's really impossible to become truly limitless without practicing a purposeful diet.
Social dynamics is the study of the art of charm in social, business and dating situations. Check the articles below for tactics and strategies you can start using immediately to become more persuasive.
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