Ask if they want to invest with you. Ask if they want to buy three instead of only one. Ask for a discount. Ask for help. Ask for advice. Ask for more money. Ask for more time. Ask for what you want, because nobody will give it to you if you don’t.
Because you still need social skills to get you places. Because we haven’t evolved to not need human interaction. Because being present will reduce anxiety. Because without people, you’ll just be alone in your living room with your device.
Before you can clean them up.
My problem was that I thought I was smart: I won piano competitions; I scored nineties in university; I majored in physics; I published academic papers; I got accepted into a direct-entry PhD program at the most prestigious university in Canada. I was inexperienced, a tad bit narcissistic and too proud. So when life got … Continue reading I got fancy
Think about your own situation as though it were that of someone else. What advice would you give to someone in your shoes? Are you following it? Is it worth following? Why feel so bad for yourself if you wouldn't feel so bad for someone else? Why feel so proud of yourself if you wouldn’t … Continue reading Act as you would expect of someone else
It’s the time spent between thought and action that determines the action you take. And it’s the time spent working on your thoughts that calms the mind.
My exam was scheduled for twelve noon. I remember first stopping by my girlfriend’s apartment before then going to my windowless basement lab to run through the presentation one last time. I was unshaven and dressed like a typical PhD student: dirty sneakers, blue jeans and a wrinkled t-shirt. Ultimately, the effort I had put … Continue reading I failed my qualifying exam