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101 Ways to be Attractive – #4: Live Gratefully

Zig Ziglar seems to have thought that we should be grateful for our circumstance. He tells a story about a airline attendant who was on gate duty during a storm when most flights were being delayed, rerouted, or cancelled. By … Continue reading

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1001 Dates – Idea #2 – Take a Walk

Take a walk. It’s that simple. Walk around the block. Walk to the corner mart, the grocery store, the library. Walk around your property, walk somewhere. But do it together. With the date-ee (the one to take the date with), … Continue reading

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101 Ways to be Attractive – #3: Lose Graciously

I know next to nothing about Andy Griffith, but despite the tongue-in-cheek humor here, there’s something to be learned… Losing a competition does not mean losing your cool. In any situation – friendly competition between friends, long-standing local rivals, or … Continue reading

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Follow-up to Ways to be Attractive #2 (Listen)

A timely article was on Hacker News: “What Great Listeners Actually Do.” To summarize – lots of people think they know what makes a great listener … these folks actually collected data to determine the facts. Aside from feeling encouraged … Continue reading

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101 Ways to be Attractive – #2: Listen

“Good listener.” Sounds like a positive evaluation for a kindergartner who doesn’t speak much, or a vague description in an online dating profile. But listening is far more than processing audible impulses. A good listener is occupied with what you … Continue reading

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101 Ways to be Attractive – #1: Say Please and Thank You

It’s not very hard to thank someone, but it might seem to be rare occurrence. When was the last time someone added “please” when asking you for something? Or said “Thank You” after receivinga given item? True, this isn’t so … Continue reading

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101 Easy Ways to be Attractive

The other day someone asked what they could do to be more “attractive.” It prompted me to think about things that 98% of people find attractive (purely fictitious statistic) … I’m shooting for 101 of these, instead of the 1001 … Continue reading

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