Are you willing to do the work?

Social skills- you’ve either got them or you don’t. You can talk to anyone with that million dollar smile and charismatic charm, or you mumble your way through life with your head down.

Or at least thats what we thought… we thought it was something you were born with, something like body structure or eye color. But the truth is, those who work hard consistently win out over those who are just naturally talented.

Social skills are exactly that. Skills. They can be practiced and learned much like anything else. You can teach yourself how to think about people, how to  present yourself, how to speak well, ask good questions, be tactful and avoid awkwardness. With effort you can develop an irresistible personality, and it's really only a question of whether you're willing to work at it.

Got Any Ideas?

Ideas come to those who are looking for them. You wonder why there are certain people who always have exciting ideas or a fresh perspective? They have trained their brain to see and analyze situations differently than most. They are constantly searching for new thoughts or breakthroughs. Each conversation, each person is an opportunity to learn or discover something new. You don't have to be a creative personality to think outside the box.

You can uncover valuable gems of wisdom and ideas by approaching life with a slightly different perspective. Ideas are everywhere, they just require a little effort to discover.