Why we fall for phishing emails - and how we can protect ourselves
When you receive an email that asks for important information such as passwords or account numbers, or request payments, offer freebies, especially downloads:
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For entrepreneurs, the word ‘Yes’ is an exception, not the rule. The small business landscape, where new startups are coming and going, it is common to hear rejection, with investors not interested in your product/service, or a potential customer shunning your product.
But when our goals and dreams are at stake, hearing the word ‘no’ actually hurts.
Sticking to your commitment and progress even in the face of rejection is a good way to cope up with rejection, even if one has to blame the other party.
Blaming is not a good option, but it serves the purpose if we absorb the lesson and continue trying.
Just remember that failure in one area of life does not reflect your overall self-worth and value.
You have a lot going on. If the other person said ‘no’ to your proposal, or you got rejected in that interview, it is not the end of the world, just an obstacle that is providing you with valuable lessons.
Is the reluctance to get rid of the digital clutter we accumulate through our work and personal lives, to the point of loss of perspective, which eventually results in stress and disorganisation.
It can make us feel just as stressed and overwhelmed as physical clutter.
How can you tell if you have a digital hoarding problem?
Think back over the last week and see if you can remember a time when you struggled to find a digital file on your phone or computer – maybe someone’s address in an email chain, or a really great cocktail you Instagrammed for posterity.
Platforms like Google Drive are “open temptations” for hoarding because they make it so easy for us to accumulate files and almost never prompt us to review them, The sense that something is retrievable if we just store it somewhere provides a false sense of security. And there’s plenty of storage available
One research survey, involving 20 000 individuals from six continents, wanted to find out why some people are more productive than others.
They found professionals with the highest productivity ratings all tend to do well on the same clusters of habits.
Highly productive professionals share the same clusters of habits:
Age and seniority highly correlate with personal productivity.
Habits of seniors include: