Appealing to People’s Self Interest

This is something I’ve been thinking about today and I believe this is law #13 in the book The 48 Laws of Power.

If you want to get ahead in life, you have to appeal to people’s self interest. Unless you live on an island with Wilson the volleyball, then this doesn’t apply to you.

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What Makes A Great Teacher?

To me, a great teacher is one who loves to learn but doesn’t primarily focus on trying to teach. The teaching just comes naturally.

I feel this way because from all of the teachers, whether grade school teachers, professors, instructors, etc. that I’ve had, the ones I learned from the most, were the ones who were always open to learning from their students while they expressed everything that they’ve already learned or experienced.

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Choosing Your Battles

I’ve lost many petty battles in my life and I won’t lie, it was because I was pretty ignorant, so “choosing my battles wisely” wasn’t something I knew how to do, whatsoever.

I’ve always considered myself to have more of the type A personality trait, especially when it came to competition and patience. I’ve always thought of myself as competitive, adrenaline driven and I really hated to lose or wait for anything. I was a sore loser at most things because I always wanted to win and I always wanted the attention.

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“Likes” Are A Dime A Dozen

Views on the other hand, are golden.

I just wanted to throw this out there because Kat from Kat’s Observations brought this little nugget of wisdom to my attention in a comment. So thank you Kat!

If there’s anything on my blog that means a lot to me, besides the content I write and my fellow bloggers, it’s the impact my posts have. Getting “likes” really is a dime a dozen to me. I would feel empty if I had 100 likes on a post but 0 views, whereas, I would feel ecstatic about having 100 views but 0 likes.

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The 48 Laws of Power: A Book That Should Be Made Into A Series On Netflix

I’ve written about this book before as it’s a very informative book on machiavellianism and because I absolutely love it! It’s very informative, very interesting and each chapter is like opening up a new book. Robert Greene is a genius, who has a very kind spirit that knows what’s up in life and, of course, is one of my favorite authors.

I posted about this book again because I really think Netflix should make this into a series and also I would like to read opinions from people who’ve read this book.

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What Is Your Preferred Learning Style?

Do you prefer to learn in terms of formal education or self education?

Up until I graduated from San Diego Mesa College, a community college, I preferred to learn in terms of formal education. If I had known then what I know now, I would’ve stopped there, but I didn’t.

I attended a university to pursue my bachelor’s degree in philosophy so I could go to law school because at the time, I thought I wanted to be a lawyer. I was told that if I wanted to be a really awesome lawyer, I needed to major in philosophy. Why? Because philosophy focuses on analytical thinking and logic.

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