It’s about to get real ya’ll. Ever wonder what makes interesting people so fascinating?
We’ve come up with four simple tips to help get to the bottom of it.
1. Tell the truth.
As a society, we have become excellent bullshitters. Leonard Saxe, Ph.D., a polygraph expert and professor of psychology at Brandeis University, says, “Lying has long been a part of everyday life. We couldn’t get through the day without being deceptive.”
A great way to be interesting? Challenge the status quo. Next time you’re late to an undesirable event and desperately trying to come up with an excuse as to why– try saying “sorry I was late, I didn’t want to come.” Heads will roll, and your level of badassness will elevate. Real recognize real.
2. Say yes, a lot.
The most interesting people are the ones who are always down for a last minute adventure. Do you know people like this? Their answer to any offer that involves fun and a bit of risk is almost always “hell yeah! I’m in.”
Eric Schmidt, Google’s executive chairman, explains this exceptionally well during his commencement address at the University of California at Berkeley: “Find a way to say yes to things. Say yes to invitations to a new country. Say yes to meeting new friends. Say yes to learning a new language, picking up a new sport. Yes is how you get your first job, and your next job. Yes is how you find your spouse, and even your kids. Even if it’s a bit edgy, a bit out of your comfort zone, saying yes means you will do something new, meet someone new and make a difference in your life, and likely in others’ lives as well… Yes is a tiny word that can do big things. Say it often.”
Hell yeah, Schmidt. We’re in.
They are hairball producing, self-cleaning, amusement searching creatures that make all of us so happy: yes, we are talking about cats. Of all the things we can learn from our cats, there are three of prominence we absolutely must talk about. Follow these three simple mantras, and just maybe Andrew Lloyd Webber’s next musical might be about you instead of these furry pets.
1. Be Independent
Leave a cat all day, she will have found a million things to do before you get home. By six A.M. she is demanding to be called queen of the house, sitting high and mighty above the armoire. Cats are the best example of self-entertainment. Curious by nature, cats know how to create a great time out of what appears to be nothing. When is the last time you climbed up a tree and hung out there all day by yourself? Yes the rest of the world might be looking for you and the ﬁre truck, racing your way– but can’t a girl just do some self reﬂecting in peace?
What if I told you that your life has always been destined for greatness? It has. It’s not the reality of our life that limits us, but the belief that we are a product of what life gives us. We are not passive beings living on puppet strings waiting for the next scene to play. We are active masterminds that have pens in our hands and storybooks in our names. Legends in the makings, we are a nature of many kinds, yet one thing amongst all of us remains true:we were created to be bold; we were created to be free.
Lions aren’t shy and wolves don’t play by rules. Because they are in tune with their greatness and their power. They survive on their strengths, not their insecurities and fears.
There once was a 10 year old girl, whose father grabbed her hand and walked her past a line that continued on for miles. They walked and walked for what felt like eternity. Finally right at the very front of the line, he stopped, smiled at the people now behind them, and so gently patted the security man’s shoulder, “what’s up my man!” and handed him their tickets.
The Nine Types of Intelligence
By Howard Gardner
1. Naturalist Intelligence (“Nature Smart”)
Designates the human ability to discriminate among living things (plants, animals) as well as sensitivity to other features of the natural world (clouds, rock configurations). This ability was clearly of value in our evolutionary past as hunters, gatherers, and farmers; it continues to be central in such roles as botanist or chef. It is also speculated that much of our consumer society exploits the naturalist intelligences, which can be mobilized in the discrimination among cars, sneakers, kinds of makeup, and the like. More.
Chase and SpirtHoods Team,
thank you for your incredible gift of guerrilla marketing! Just wanted to report back on my evening…
As promised, I wore the brown wolf cap you gave me and only put it back on my neck twice when my head was overheating in a close bar filled with happy store managers!
When I left the TOW reception, my group headed down to the Keys piano bar for the Russell sportswear party- about 600-700 people there i suppose. When we first went in there were NO seats anywhere and we headed back towards the back. As I went in, EVERYONE i passed who was close enough for eye contact gave me the once over and then smiled.