To Avoid Loneliness, Focus on Connecting Instead of Impressing

To Avoid Loneliness, Focus on Connecting Instead of Impressing

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Choices define us

Choices define us

Choices define us in all the fields, on all the levels. Whether it is about our personal or professional life, choices make us who we are. And sometimes these can differ from what the others choose...


The 80/20 rule for building connections

Most people spend 80% of their time trying to get people to notice them by showing off how different they are and 20% trying to find something in common once they have some attention.



Be a valuable connection

In order to establish new connections, you should try to highlight what you have in common with others. However, while doing this, make sure you also integrate elements that set you apart: unique e...


Make meaningful connections

When making new friends, it is essential that both you and your new friends care about the friendship that is to be born.

Therefore, focus firstly on the common passions and develop...





Improvisation is something we are all likely to deal with once in a while. Life is full of moments that require our skill to improvise, so we should try and improve at this, as it is not only neces...

Tips to turn improvisation into a piece a cake

If you ever find yourself in need to improvise, but have no clue as how to manage this, have a look at the below tips:

  • listen carefully: in order to make sure you are doing it right, focus only on listening, make eye contact and understand as much as possible the other's feelings
  • accept the challenge: whenever you deal with uncertainty, embrace 'yes' rather than 'no'
  • get used to committing: the best way to connect to somebody is by actually committing to the discussion you are having with that very person.

Practice makes perfect

As in every field of our lives, also when it comes to improvisation, practice makes perfect. Therefore, go ahead and take advantage of every opportunity to practice your new skill.

Pamela Slim
“We are made to create. We feel useful when we create. We release our ‘stuckness’ when we create. We reinvent our liv..."

Pamela Slim

Creativity is complex

It means producing something novel or original, evaluating, solving problems, whether on paper, on stage, in a laboratory or even in the shower.

Knowing how to think

Geniuses know “how” to think, instead of “what” to think.

People who are more creative can simultaneously engage brain networks that don’t typically work together.

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Curiosity leads us to generate alternatives

Curiosity leads us to generate alternatives

When our curiosity is triggered, we are less likely to fall prey to confirmation bias (looking for information that supports our beliefs rather than for evidence suggesting we are ...

Curiosity and innovation

Encouraging people to be curious generates workplace improvements.

When we are curious, we view tough situations more creatively. Studies have found that curiosity is associated with less defensive reactions to stress and less aggressive reactions to provocation.

Reduced group conflict

Curiosity encourages members of a group to put themselves in one another’s shoes and take an interest in one another’s ideas rather than focus only on their own perspective.

Thus, conflicts are less heated, and groups achieve better results.

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