When I say ‘done properly’, I mean giving them a confident yet relaxed, mischievous smile. You know the type I mean, like you are doing something a little bit naughty but that it’s clever at the same time, like butter wouldn’t melt in your mouth. What I don’t mean is a completely over the top, fake smile. The important word to remember is ‘subtle’.
Who needs the trail of lights when Mozart’s is just down the road with an impressive light display of their own? Total winter wonderland on the lake. Since the sun goes down early, bring the kids along and let them delight in the wonder of this amazing light display while Mom and dad enjoy a warm drink. The Chronicle lists John Wilson as the live entertainment for the evening, and he’ll get started around 8:00pm.
Half way through a business trip, I’ve just left Amsterdam after yet another couple day “field research” trip – one of a number I’ve made to the City of All Delights over the last few years. I’ve had the opportunity to do research in many cities I’ve been to over the years, but probably none as in depth as the beautiful home of Van Gogh. It’s a city full of canals and houseboats, bicycles, tulips and souvenir wooden shoes. Old men playing chess in the plaza with 2′ tall Kings. Museums. Parks. Windmills. Prostitutes. Water taxis and trolleys.
If you do not even have time to add a twenty minute walk to your day, you can easily add walking into your normal errands. Take the stairs instead of the elevator, park farther away at stores, or take a lap around the outside of your favorite coffee shop before you stop in. You might find after you walk around the building you no longer need a caffeine boost.
As you think about the love you desire, what comes to mind? Are you thinking of past relationships or just hoping the right person comes your way? How would you even know if the person is right for you?
For example, if I enter the term “Sherlock Holmes,” I should see titles of other books in the Sherlock Holmes series, other titles by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, other mysteries with a lead male detective, books written in the same style, and books written around the same period. Instead of just books about Sherlock Holmes, I can browse a broad selection of books that are related by a comprehensive set of identifiers. I can hit the “more like this” or “not like this” buttons to further refine my search.
Use The Overkill Principle, From Sports and School. If you have a school test or sports competition coming up, what made you feel relatively comfortable and confident going into the event? Overdoing your preparation with extremely hard practice and training. If you barely practiced, you had a genuine reason to be very nervous–you were NOT ready! The same is true for a speech.