Practicing the 40/60 rule

When dating practice the 40/60 Rule. You should be talking 40% and listening 60% of the time. Two ways to show you are listening is to paraphrase and ask good follow-up questions.


Sweaty workout clothes

Storing damp or wet workout clothes in your locker or gym bag is an invitation for fungus to grow.

Hang your clothes up to dry before cramming them in your locker, and take them home at least once a week to be washed


Packing what’s important

One of the most important items to pack is business cards; consider keeping a zip top bag of business cards inside a suitcase at all times so that they will always be packed.


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Eating fewer calories

If you eat fewer calories than you burn, you will lose weight. But when you’re hungry all the time, eating fewer calories can be challenging.

Studies show people who eat 4-5 meals or snacks per day are better able to control their appetite and weight. Dividing your daily calories into smaller meals or snacks and enjoying as many of them as you can early in the day — dinner should be the last time you eat.


How to appear taller

If you are a short man who wishes to appear taller, the overall goal is to choose clothing that makes the body appear longer.

This is done, in part, by creating a straight, streamlined silhouette. In general, clothing should not be baggy or otherwise ill-fitting; you want to create a clean "straight up-and-down" line with little interruptions, as this adds the illusion of length.


Frequent haircuts

Most men don’t get haircuts frequently enough, which contributes to an overall sloppy look. So after you get one, ask your cutter when you should come in next, and make an appointment.


Taking a compliment

When someone compliments you, the simple steadfast rule is to smile and say thank you.

Do not shrug off a compliment or disagree with what they are saying as this will show that you think the other person’s judgment is poor, and dissuade them from complimenting you in future.