How to be more interesting

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How to be more interesting

  1. 1. HOW TO BE MORE INTERESTING (IN 10 SIMPLE STEPS) By Jessica Hagy
  2. 2. (1) GO EXPLORING.Explore ideas, places, and opinions. The inside of the echo chamber is where all the boring people hang out.
  3. 3. (2) SHARE WHAT YOU DISCOVERAnd be generous whenyou do. Not everybody went exploring with you. Let them live vicariously through your adventures.
  4. 4. (3) DO SOMETHING. ANYTHING.Dance. Talk. Build. Network. Play. Help. Create. It doesn’t matter what you do, as long as you’re doing it. Sitting around and complaining is not an acceptable form of ‘something,’ in case you were wondering.
  5. 5. (4) EMBRACE YOUR INNATE WEIRDNESS No one is normal. Everyone has quirks and insights unique tothemselves. Don’t hide these things—they are what make you interesting.
  6. 6. (5) HAVE A CAUSEIf you don’t give a damn about anything, no one will give a damn about you.
  7. 7. (6) MINIMIZE THE SWAGGER Egos get in the way ofideas. If your arrogance is more obvious than your expertise, you are someone other people avoid.
  8. 8. (7) GIVE IT A SHOTTry it out. Play around with a new idea. Do something strange. If you never leave your comfort zone, you won’t grow.
  9. 9. (8) HOP OFF THE BANDWAGONIf everyone else is doing it, you’re already late to the party. Do your own thing, and others will hop onto the spiffy wagon you built yourself. Besides, it’s more fun to drive than it is to get pulled around.
  10. 10. (9) GROW A PAIR Bravery is needed to have contrary opinions and to take unexpected paths. If you’re not courageous,you’re going to be hanging around the water cooler, talking about the guy who actually is.
  11. 11. (10) IGNORE THE SCOLDS Boring is safe, and you will be told to behaveyourself. The scolds couldhave, would have, should have. But they didn’t. And they resent you for your adventures.
  12. 12. BE POSITIVEI hope this will give you a better inside for a better 2013. A very happy 2013and all the best for your life.To make it a better place for you and me. Check out my work on Behance. http://www.behance.net/saurabh

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