People Skills Category Archive

How to Network With Busy People – Part 2

Thursday, July 30th, 2009

This is a continuation of the “How to Network With Busy People” series. The first post in the series can be found here. Continuing on with our tips… Don’t trigger a pattern match. Don’t send a busy person any communication that fits the pattern of what they’ve seen hundreds of times before, or your message […]

How to Network With Busy People

Wednesday, July 29th, 2009

I began writing this article on an airplane last week, and it came out to be more than 9,000 words, almost 20 pages when printed. So I decided to break it up into smaller chunks and publish it as a series. This article is the start of that series. Often the people we’d most like […]

Attraction

Thursday, May 7th, 2009

Is it true that opposites attract? Or would you be happier in a relationship with someone who is very similar to you? Is attraction something you have to create with another person? Or does it just happen automatically? Have you ever made up a list of qualities your ideal mate should have, but when you finally […]

Volunteering

Monday, March 9th, 2009

Many people suggest that doing volunteer work is a great way to open your heart to new experiences. I totally agree. When I was in high school, I did volunteer work at two different places, helping out for about 50 hours at each place. Working With Seniors The first place was a convalescent home near LAX (Los Angeles Airport). I must […]

Initiating Relationships with Openness, Honesty, and Directness

Wednesday, January 21st, 2009

I’ve never resonated with the usual dating and courtship process. Traditional dating is actually one of our society’s most ineffective inventions. The main reason it gets so much attention is the commercial engine that drives it. Restaurants, movie theatres, jewelers, etc. want you to believe that spending money on their products and services equals romance. […]

Remote Diagnosis Disorder

Sunday, January 11th, 2009

Remote Diagnosis Disorder (RDD) is my new addition to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. People afflicted with this personality disorder suffer from an uncontrollable urge to diagnose individuals as suffering from one or more psychological disorders, specifically individuals which the RDD sufferer has had little or no direct personal interaction with. RDD […]

Jealousy

Wednesday, January 7th, 2009

This morning I said to Erin, “I don’t see how to become jealous. I mean… even if I wanted to try being jealous, how would I even do that?” Then I suggested, “Let’s be jealous of each other for one day. We’ll try it out to see what it’s like. It could be fun!” Erin […]

Polyamory

Friday, January 2nd, 2009

“Perhaps our greatest acts of violence are reserved not for those experiences that are most foreign to us but for the ones that are closest to the truth about ourselves.” – Jonathan Mooney In this article I’ll candidly share my thoughts about polyamory, monogamy, marriage, and about intimate relationships in general. Hurt One issue that […]

Polyamorous Relationship Q&A

Thursday, January 1st, 2009

As a follow-up to yesterday’s post about leaving monogamy behind in order to pursue polyamory, here are answers to some questions I’ve been asked. The last question is answered by Erin. What effect will polyamory have on your marriage with Erin? Since I’ve never done anything like this before, it’s hard to say. Surely it […]

2009 Focus – Intimate Relationships

Wednesday, December 31st, 2008

In this post I’m going to share some things I’ve never shared publicly before, some of which you might find a bit surprising. At the start of each new year, I like to pick a primary focus for the upcoming year. I prefer doing this instead of making a New Year’s resolution because it’s more […]