A simple tip to make you more likable

Hi Reader,

Happy Father’s Day to all the rad dads out there.

Including mine, who taught me the difference between your and you’re. A lesson I forgot in last week’s newsletter 😬.

Are you pursuing the traditional playbook for success yet find yourself wondering:

Is this it?

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A simple tip to make you more likable

People hate the term networking.

They hate it so much that they want to take a shower after participating in the activity.

In one study, networkers were more likely to complete a sentence with "cleansing" words like "shower", "wash", and "soap."

And in another, people who considered attending a business networking event rated cleansing products like "soap" and "toothpaste" as more desirable.

I want to offer a simple reframe for you.

Ditch networking.

Instead focus on "ARB," or Authentic Relationship Building.

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Here are this week's top reads:

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I'm a millionaire. But dead inside. How can I reset?

1 minute | Ryan Mccarthey

How would you feel as a millionaire at 33? For most people, that’s the dream. But at 33, this business owner is experiencing a “dark night of the soul,” it’s a nightmare. And judging by the comments, he’s not alone.

Read the thread

// two

An economist’s rule for making tough life decisions

4 minutes | Quartz

The status quo bias predisposes us to sticking with our current circumstance, whether or not it’s working. But research says we’re happier in the long run when we make changes. What status quo is holding you back?

Read the article

// three

The false promise of 7 income streams

5 minutes | Baby Bathwater

Internet wisdom says: the more income streams, the better. But when pursuing new ventures outside our circle of competence, we’re more likely to lose money. A better path? Keep it simple, and invest time and resources where you have expertise.

Read the post

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And finally, Warren G’s Regulate performed in a Latin style.

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