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Small business guru, may I sit at your feet?

You've started a small business, things have been tough, you've been staring down the barrel of failure, but you've turned it around, you made it work. How did you do it? What changes in practice and attitude really made a difference to your success? What resources did you draw upon? I'd really like to hear how you made it through the tough times. If your business is arts/craft related, even better. [more inside]
posted by M.Onniker on Apr 7, 2014 - 4 answers

 

Kids' upcoming attitudes toward surveillance - any research or similar?

Is there a book or a research article (or high quality speculation) to be found, which would ponder how frequent bombarding with "surveillance is a good thing" comments (appearing in media and made by some kind of authority) and "yet another security flaw appeared in a mobile application, in a web service or in a department of a company" news (which would happen to some high profile and well known company) affects kids and youngsters? I mean their mind is still shaping, so it would be interesting to know in advance, what kind of adults will they become? Naturally the mind of an individual is shaping throughout the whole lifetime, but it could be said that there are lots of people, who aren't or will not be very good at getting rid of their "old programming".
posted by spctrm on Mar 3, 2014 - 3 answers

To persuade people, should we emphasise common ground?

I remember reading a few years back about a piece of research or a theory in social psychology. The research found that a speaker should emphasise common ground when trying to persuade their listeners to change their opinion. By contrast, if they stressed how much their opinions diverged, the listeners would actually move further away from speaker's ideas than they were before. In other words, a conciliatory tone might be better than a strident attack if we want to persuade people. Does this ring a bell with anyone?
posted by dontjumplarry on Aug 13, 2013 - 15 answers

Personality Problem

How can a person be more aware of their personality flaws? [more inside]
posted by Fairchild on Apr 6, 2013 - 28 answers

Tips for feeling like a badass when you're temporarily not at your best?

I am just coming off a very long period of hardcore work crunch. Before I can get myself physically back on track, I am going to spend a short period of time meeting a lot of people and rocking the connections I've made. I know that attitude is 90% of people's impressions of you, but I just don't feel confident these days from the short-term toll the stress has taken on my looks. I need some tips! [more inside]
posted by pazazygeek on Mar 23, 2013 - 29 answers

How do I change my SO's behavior on matters of good manners and attitude? Should I?

How do I change my SO's behavior on matters of good manners and attitude? Should I? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 6, 2012 - 29 answers

Already Seen Pollyanna

What novels or movies have a vivacious, charming person drop in and change everybody's perspective or shake the place up?
posted by Fairchild on Nov 9, 2012 - 76 answers

Tupac cares, if don't nobody else care

Staying positive when it seems like everything has gone wrong - snowflakes within [more inside]
posted by lifethatihavenotlivedyet on Apr 4, 2012 - 15 answers

The Emotional Bondage of Stuff, or, Why am I having so much trouble getting rid of things I don't really like, never wanted in the first place, and actively want to discard?

Need to drastically downsize. Am actively eager to drastically downsize. Totally aware of the emotional and psychological implications and pitfalls of downsizing. So why is it still so hard? Scratch that. How do I make it less hard? [more inside]
posted by mie on Jan 31, 2012 - 47 answers

How can I avoid some rookie mistakes?

Any non-obvious tips for conducting a successful interview? I'm looking for perspectives both in general and also considering my situation. [more inside]
posted by WhitenoisE on Sep 1, 2011 - 3 answers

In love and less... interesting?

I feel I'm less interesting when I like someone... is this normal? [more inside]
posted by InterestedInKnowing on Aug 10, 2011 - 19 answers

Should I be on meds?

Caffeine helps me to be optimistic, positive, and productive at work. Unfortunately, it's also fantastically addictive, and disrupts basically every important bodily process that I have. Should I talk to a psychiatrist about trying some kind of prescription stimulant? [more inside]
posted by Sloop John B on Sep 14, 2010 - 46 answers

Why is it all so hard?

Should all responsibilities feel like a heavy weight, on a day to day basis? In class and at work I am constantly checking the clock, waiting for when it will be finally over. When I get back to my room, I want to lay in bed for the rest of the day. What's with that? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 8, 2010 - 21 answers

Glass is three-quarters full. Don't want to concentrate on the 1/4 empty so much.

How do you unlearn a learned behavior/attitude from childhood? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 7, 2010 - 14 answers

On Keeping Secrets... help me find it!

Help me find a speech on secrecy introducing the experience of having high clearance. It was an excerpt from a book, and was a speech given from someone who already had clearance to a state official who was about to gain such clearance. Involved how one's attitude changes over time. I think I saw it on boingboing or kottke but my google-fu is failing so far. [more inside]
posted by andreinla on Sep 1, 2010 - 7 answers

Tacit golden rules for work

I am having a little trouble at work...with all the unspoken rules and expectations. I don't have anyone to teach me these things nor do I have enough/any work experience to learn..and I'd like to learn these things fast! [more inside]
posted by xm on Jul 7, 2010 - 30 answers

How to be more positive

I have a bad attitude. Help me change. (this might get long) [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 31, 2010 - 14 answers

Too afraid to look

Is there a word for a condition in which a person is so afraid of success or failure that she does things like 1) Not check phone messages, 2) doesn't open mail, e-mail, etc.? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 9, 2010 - 28 answers

"My SmartyPants are made from the fiber of a indigenous tree-plant in the south of Durkadurkastan where the Tree of Life was rumored to have been planted in 846BC by sabertooth tiger shepherds..."

My fiance has male answer syndrome. Lately, I have found myself getting irritated almost after every sentence. How do I change my perception/attitude so I can handle this with grace and humor instead of anger and stabbing?
posted by spec80 on Feb 7, 2010 - 55 answers

Drop her like she's hot?

What do I say to my friend about her bad attitude? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 2, 2009 - 19 answers

Doing well at a job I'm overqualified for

What can I do to thrive and forward my career in a job I am overqualified for? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 22, 2009 - 9 answers

I don't want your drama, miss thing.

So, I've been promoted at work and everything is going swimmingly except for some difficult interpersonal stuff with a few coworkers. I need help to decide how to handle these situations... [more inside]
posted by wild like kudzu on Jun 21, 2009 - 23 answers

Can circumstances change attitude?

Can someone who seems embittered by their experiences with the world in general, and with people, institutions, religion and relationships in particular, improve their view with a change in circumstances? Or, is how they handle the feelings from those experiences more about character, with a change in location or fortunes not having much long-term emotional effect? [more inside]
posted by CollectiveMind on Mar 23, 2009 - 18 answers

Changing someones attitude

My girlfriend is a negative person. Either she changes her attitude or I'm going to leave her. [more inside]
posted by deeman on Feb 4, 2009 - 47 answers

Sometimes I wonder how I keep from going under

How to deal with a bad aesthetic environment whilst bringing up a child. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 1, 2008 - 27 answers

I doubt it...

How can I be less cynical? [more inside]
posted by Hands of Manos on Oct 7, 2008 - 31 answers

How to be grateful but to no one

Can one be grateful without any recipient ? [more inside]
posted by lahersedor on Sep 27, 2008 - 22 answers

Why do surgeons have attitude?

Why do surgeons have "attitude?" [more inside]
posted by Robert Angelo on Aug 24, 2007 - 49 answers

How did you turn your life around?

How did you turn your life around? I'm looking for inspiring stories and general patterns. Be as philosophical or as specific as you like. [more inside]
posted by DarkForest on May 13, 2007 - 27 answers

How to be impervious to the suck of people. Suggestions?

How to be impervious to the suck of people. Suggestions? [more inside]
posted by iamkimiam on Apr 3, 2007 - 36 answers

Getting a positive winning attitude through music and movies

Keep your eyes on the prize. Never give up. Fight until the end. This is the kind of positive message I'm looking for in music and in movies, and I'm asking for recommendations from the hivemind [more inside]
posted by dropkick on Nov 29, 2006 - 50 answers

Help me adjust my uncompromising attitude

I need help with attitude adjustment. I have trouble making compromises, it is usually all or nothing for me, especially when it is something important. As a result I often hurt the ones I love the most because of this flaw in me. I have tried to find ways to focus on what is more important, the love of the other person over having things my way. I know I cherish the love more, yet I can not seem to make compromises. How do I change this?
posted by anonymous on Jan 29, 2005 - 21 answers

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