NERD OUT — goals

ASSERTIVENESS, REJECTION AND YOUR BRAIN

Paloma Medina

Tags assertiveness, equity, goals, inclusion, Influence, introversion

ASSERTIVENESS, REJECTION AND YOUR BRAIN

First, a definition:  Assertiveness is a series of communication techniques to ensure an interaction is fair and respectful. Put another way: assertiveness is the expectation that your core needs and boundaries are important and worth respecting, but it also means you know that others aren’t mind readers, so you have to tell them what your boundaries and needs are. Example: Imagine you’re in a loooong grocery store line and the man waiting behind you has been standing weirdly, creepily close to you the whooole time you’ve been waiting.   Option A: ignore it and pray to the gods they open...


EXPERIMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY FOR YOUR FINANCIAL GOALS

Paloma Medina

Tags environment, experimental psychology, financial goals, goals

EXPERIMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY FOR YOUR FINANCIAL GOALS

You spoke and we listened: We added a last-minute workshop to our February calendar on the Science of Financial Goals. This is our Science of Goals workshop -- revamped to focus specifically on money, including new tools to get through the most common financial goal blocks. If you're ready to get serious about your financial badassery plan, join us. One of the things we'll be covering: How to leverage your environment to achieve your goal.     The science: Experimental psychology researchers have found that our environment can predict a surprising amount of our behavior. The current theory is that the majority of...


POSITIVE INFLUENCE: A PRIMER

Paloma Medina

Tags goals, Influence, Public Speaking

POSITIVE INFLUENCE: A PRIMER

On January 23rd, we're bringing you a new workshop on the Psychology of Positive Influence. What do we mean by “Positive Influence”? Positive influence is when we want to convince others to help us make changes that ultimately make our world a little better.  Versus changes that just benefit us, and screw the rest of the world.  Nelson Mandela -- positive influencer.  The creator of the tide pod challenge, just an influencer. Furthermore, leadership guru Stephen Covey says that true influence requires both consideration and courage. Let’s break it down: Consideration means thinking about what others need, what they feel,...


A Weekly Date With Money

Paloma Medina

Tags CLUB ELEVEN, deep dive, finance, financial goals, goals, WORKSHOPS

A Weekly Date With Money

On Friday, September 7th, we will be hosting our first Deep Dive, which will focus on financial goals: Whether it's saving more money, saving for a specific purpose, paying off debt, earning more, or earning the same amount but for different work/different hours. This session is great for all financial goals. If you're coming to the workshop the exercise below is a good way to prepare for it.  If you're not able to make it on September 7th, this exercise is a great way to get started on your financial goals on your own.    Financial Habit Exercise: Get Romantic with Money Step...


A Brain-Friendly Alternative to New Year's Resolutions

Paloma Medina

Tags aspirations, goals, new year, resolutions

A Brain-Friendly Alternative to New Year's Resolutions

Looking for an alternative to the ambitious New Year's Resolution? Try quarterly resolutions (Q Resolutions), for a psychology-based method to slay those aspirations.  THE GISTRather than come up with a big whopper of a New Year's resolution, (which honestly freaks me out) you can break up the year into chunks by making quarterly resolutions (Q Resolutions) that build on each other. Let's illustrate this with an example -- let's say you want to exercise regularly in 2018 (one of my personal goals for 2018) -- here's how I'd transform this into Q Resolutions:  Q1 Resolution (Jan - March)Sign up for 1 super fun...

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