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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -