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Winning the conversation
One way of becoming memorable is through the conversations we have with other people: our family, our friends, our peers and even strangers. And there are several ways we could win our conversations and Jake shares them with us in this episode.
Here’s what’s been covered in a nutshell:
- Conversations happen either on the spur of the moment or when they are planned – like at networking events. The sudden conversations don’t usually catch us in our best shape, on our A game.
- There are four elements that help us win a conversation. They are all non-verbal ques:, eye contact, winning stature (or the awesome sauce), hand gestures, talking skills.
- A recent eye contact experiment showed that almost all the participants that were asked to look in a stranger’s eye for a minute cried, felt vulnerable and touched the other after the experiment.
- The most efficient eye contact method is to have a soft focus between their eyes. Lock the eyes for 70% of the time of the conversation.
- Standing in a position of power helps us project onto others the image of a winner.
- Show your hands if you want to win any type of conversation.
- Intermittent fasting has incredible results. Here is what Jake experimented after he embarked on the intermittent fasting journey about two years ago:
- You get hungry. Jake stops eating at 7 PM and eats after 14 hours. The hunger pains lasted for the first 4 days only.
- His energy levels during the first morning hours has increased.
- His productivity, focus and engagement also increased.
- His workouts have been more intense.
- When you are stressed, what should you do: calm down or feel excited? 91% of the people surveyed by a professor said you should calm down. In fact, you shouldn’t!
- Do you have a growth mindset or a fixed mindset?
- When you feel stressed, you need to embrace it!
- Stress can make you smarter, stronger and more successful. Changing your mindset about success can make you healthier and happier.
- Don’t run away from change. If you only write things down and plan for action, but never act on it, you won’t change.
- Action creates stress, and stress creates action.
- Meditation helps you reduce the clutter around you and focus on yourself.
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