Thanks for checking in to find out what we’ve been up to this week at The Art of Charm — where relationships are a lot like algebra. Have you ever looked at your X and wondered Y?
This week, make an effort to surround yourself with people who challenge your thinking — not just people who agree with you. Hear people out when they express opinions with which you disagree. Read an article from a website you don’t normally agree with. Poke holes in the logic — it’ll make you a better critical thinker.
In some cases, it may change the way you think entirely.
General Michael Hayden is a retired United States Air Force general, former Director of the NSA and CIA, and author of Playing to the Edge: American Intelligence in the Age of Terror.
Get General Hayden’s take on the recent Orlando shootings and the difficulty of balancing security with liberty here.
Amy Herman helps people from across the professional spectrum enhance their observation and perception skills by learning to look at works of art in her Art of Perception course. Her new book, Visual Intelligence: Sharpen Your Perception, Change Your Life, is available now.
Find out how to become a better observer and test your own visual intelligence here.
In Fan Mail Friday this week, we answer your questions about unfair character assessment, a Band of Brothers becoming an Old Boys Network, positive thinking, beginning a relationship when moving long distance, and how to avoid being called a freelancer (or worse, a solopreneur).
Hear the answers and find out how you can ask your own questions here.
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Also make sure to check out our Best Of picks or the Fundamentals Toolbox episodes. There, we’ve got the fundamentals of body language and nonverbal communication, attraction, negotiation, networking, and everything else we teach here at The Art of Charm.
And for those of you who wonder why we don’t have more content geared toward women, check out our recently added Toolbox episodes for women!
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