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Be Or Act Like You Are On Top

Be Or Act Like You Are On Top

Given the world we live in, it’s easy to point the finger at capitalism (or something else) for creating rich and poor, have and have-nots.

Social hierarchies have been around since the beginning of complex life. That can be exploited by signaling that you are ‘high status’ so people will treat you as such.

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  1. Signal high status: Smile, keep your head up and shoulders back, make eye contact, be louder, be clear about what you want.
  2. Be Responsible: Only you are responsible for yourself — Act Like It.
  3. Ask yourself: Ask yourself what can be better or fixed today a...

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