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A Quick and Dirty Guide to Cultivating Influence

Building your tribe is easier than you might think

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Influence is one of those things that we rarely identify in the moment, yet we are influenced by the people we know, the brands we consume, and the individuals we follow on a daily basis.

It’s the intangible qualities of how we’ve been affected that is often most difficult for us to grasp, especially when attempting to build our own personal influence.

Developing influence can seem like a hard road but with the following steps you’ll be well on your way to understanding influence, and how to cultivate your own.

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Apple Needs to Bring Siri Shortcuts to macOS

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In the quest for simple to use platform automation Apple has a golden opportunity

Our devices store our most important and personal information often acting as neural prosthesis, help coordinate our social activities with friends and family , and to some even act as pseudo-surrogate partner. But in the background our devices have super powers we never see. They tick away diligently checking our email, managing our safety, and reacting to our needs before we know we need them.

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Life Psychology

How to Identify and Avoid Protectionist Thinking

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We are all familiar with protectionist thinking, whether we recognise it or not. As humans, it’s almost unavoidable. We all think this way at the very least a few times in our lives.

Protectionist Thinking is the thought process where a person aims to minimise risks to their perceived state or condition by actively or passively seeking an alternate negative stance to avoid displacement.

That’s quite a lot to take in so let’s break down what that means.

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Life Psychology

How an Act of Idiocy and a Moment of Pure Tranquillity Changed Me Forever

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This is an easy tale for me to tell, I’ve told it hundreds of times to many people. Mostly I recount this story for my own amusement as I watch the faces of those listening contort while I describe the details, but recently I’ve come to appreciate how it affected me and continues to do so.

So here goes.