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Help stamp out rampant complaining.

The fact that you’ve probably never enjoyed listening to anyone else complain is a pretty solid sign that no one enjoys listening to you do it either.

Help stamp out rampant complaining.

Always focus on solutions and what is within your power to change.

Even just changing your message from, “This is a problem!” to “This is a problem and I want to fix it.” changes your tone, implies there is a real purpose for your message and invites a discussion for solutions.

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Originally Published on: Aug 27, 2013 @ 13:23

One poor millionaire has the voice of thousands

Never forget that 1 poor millionaire can now buy the “voices” of tens of thousands of bots who sound just like real people. And the socialproof created by these bots influence real people to act, propagate misinformation & vote. Imagine what a poor billionaire could do.

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You will always be “right”

Lessons Learned from The Path Less Traveled by Zero Dean

You will always be “right” according to yourself. But in believing everything you think without question, you leave no room to discover when you are wrong.

Never lose sight of the fact that not everything you believe is an accurate reflection of reality.

“I could be wrong.”— Zero Dean (@ZeroDean) January 5, 2019

I know we don’t see eye to eye…

Lessons Learned from The Path Less Traveled by Zero Dean

“I know we don’t see eye to eye on everything, but I would like to work towards making things better between us.”

Let 2019 be a year of improving not just your good relationships, but those that drain & distract you as well. Take the initiative & begin the healing process now.

— Zero Dean (@ZeroDean) December 31, 2018

About your social media habits…

Lessons Learned from The Path Less Traveled by Zero Dean

Are your SocialMedia habits encouraging more of what you would like to see in the world or are you simply sharing & encouraging things that add very little value to the world or supporting companies & celebrities only looking out for themselves & their fame or their investors?

— Zero Dean (@ZeroDean) December 29, 2018

Sentences can be interactive

Lessons Learned from The Path Less Traveled by Zero Dean

That sentence you stumble on may be deliberate. Clarity & ease of reading is important. But not everything is intended to be read in the same way or at the same speed. Writers may intentionally slow down or speed up readers depending on how they want information to be ingested.

— Zero Dean (@ZeroDean) December 26, 2018

Lessons Learned from The Path Less Traveled by Zero Dean

This is not an excuse for poor writing, it’s simply to say there’s an art to writing that goes far beyond simply conveying information so that it is understood quickly. Sentences can be interactive.

— Zero Dean (@ZeroDean) December 26, 2018

A dark time for some

For some people, this is one of the most difficult times of year. Some smile & pretend everything is ok when it’s really not. I’ve been there.

People who are in the darkest places may tell you that they’re good when you ask because that’s the socially appropriate answer to “how are you?”, not, “I’m really struggling.”

Amongst the fake smiles & insincere cheer, if you truly care about people, take the extra moment to express it to those you come in contact with in a meaningful way.

Your time, attention, and a listening ear are some of the best gifts you can give to someone and they cost nothing.

Talk is cheap

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How do you show people that you mean what you say? That you can be trusted? That you have a good heart and character? The key is in the word “show”. You show who you truly are by what you consistently do. And when your actions are congruent with your words.

Talk is cheap. Don’t just say you care about something. Don’t just say you believe in a cause or a way of life. Take action and show it. And remember to show what you believe in when it matters, not just when it’s in your own best interest.

The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good.” — Samuel Johnson

Originally published December 6, 2014

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