Xavier Tinashe

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A Brutal Truth About Success That Few People Are Willing to Admit

Success is never found in acquiring what you don't have, but in what you're willing to do with what you already possess.<p>Imagine the looks on people's faces when someone says, "You don't need to buy a lighter bike. You'd be a lot better off if you lost 10 or 20 pounds."<p>(We'll get back to that lovely …

Self-improvement

The Most Effective Method to Get Someone to Do What You Want

Use the "scales of influence" model to persuade people to do what you want--while thinking that it's their idea.<p>Contrary to popular opinion, human beings don't resist change. We all, however, resist being changed.<p>We have no problem stretching our own comfort zone, but we each throw up our defenses …

Red Carpet

Relationship anxiety is a real thing - here's how to identify and cope with it

A common sign is that you picture things going badly.<p>Anxiety is a mental health issue that affects so many of us. It can affect every aspect of our lives, from going on holiday to our sex lives and relationships. Relationship coach Gary Amers says, "Anxiety stems from the coping mechanism …

We All Live In The Dark, But Some Of Us Live In 'The Dark Dark'

Every year, I find myself looking out for new books that use genre fiction's tools to dissect the unique strangeness of women's lives. Some emerge from the science fiction and fantasy scene; others from the literary world. Enter Samantha Hunt's newest book, <i>The Dark Dark</i>, part of the same FSG …

31 Quotes on How to Be a Great Leader From Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela would have been 99 years old this week. His words of wisdom will last another thousand years.<p>Tuesday was the birthday of Nelson Mandela, the South African civil rights leader who was instrumental in the country's transition out of Apartheid. He spent over 27 years in prison for his …

Motivation