Monthly Archives: August 2014

Blasting Off Again: How To Constantly Fail; A Primer From Team Rocket

Sometimes it helps to look at why other people or organisations have failed. Where they’ve taken a wrong turn or how they keep on failing. Doing so can help us notice signs of such mistakes, avoid them and reach success.

So… Prepare for trouble. Make it double. Jessie! James! Meowth!

Team Rocket Trio

That’s right!

Today we’re learning from the anti-example of success: Team Rocket!

Follow even a handful of these tips and you’re well on your way to failure! Continue reading Blasting Off Again: How To Constantly Fail; A Primer From Team Rocket

Open the Iris: How Stargate can help us control our social filters

You know how some people just say whatever they’re thinking, no matter how inappropriate? It’s like their internal Stargate is open and they just let anything through. And some of that stuff can be as harmful as the goa’uld.

Most of us have an ‘iris’, a social filter, that lets us control what comes out of our mouths. Sometimes, this iris is locked closed, though, without us even knowing it.

In this article we’ll look at this social filter and ways to control so it opens and closes whenever you want it to.

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Low Battery: Giving 100% When You’re Not Feeling 100%

Everyone gets sick, sometimes. How can you give 100% when you’re not feeling 100%?

Well, the key is that you can only work with 100% of what you’ve got at the time. Your 100% when you’re sick is going to be different than your 100% when you’re well and healthy.

And it’s okay to give 80% or 50% or take a sick day and rest up to get back to full health.

I've heard of Man Flu, but not Spider-Man Flu!
Heard of Man Flu? Spider-Man Flu is even worse!

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Hooked on a Feeling: 7 life tips from Guardians of the Galaxy

Guardians of the Galaxy opened this week and proved to be a really fun movie that still manages to teach us about friendship, surrogate families, dealing with your lot in life, communication, supporting each other and unlikely heroes.

We already talked about missed opportunities, like the one young Peter Quill has at the start of the film, so I won’t recap that here. Instead, enjoy a lightly spoilery run down of 7 tips from Guardians of the Galaxy about making the most out of life.

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