Seeds of conversation

When listening you want to pay particular attention to any "seeds" or free information she happens to throw your way.

Seeds refer to subtle hints that women give that point to conversational topics that they would like to or be willing to discuss.


Measuring for the best fit

Before beginning your dress-for-success-transformation, it’s important to know your size.

Not just around the hips, but everywhere. A suit that fits poorly expresses to the business world that you don’t take the time to ensure things are done correctly and to the best of your ability.

It might sound shallow, but subconsciously if people see you in an outfit that doesn’t fit right, your services might not fit right for them.

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Weight and diabetes

Being overweight or obese can raise your risk of diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, and stroke. Eat healthy foods and maintain an active lifestyle to keep your weight in check. See your doctor about any health concerns to make sure you are on the right track to staying healthy.


Flying out first thing in the AM

Some of the best ways to avoid delays and flight cancellations is to take the first flight of the day. 

If that’s not possible then avoid the peak hours between 8 and 9:30 a.m. and 4 and 7 p.m.  Fly in the middle of the week if possible (Tuesday through Thursday).


How often to exercise

Once you’ve found your workout groove, do your best to stick with it.

Exercise no less than three times a week for 40 – 60 minutes each time, but don’t feel the ‘need’ to do it more than five times over a seven day period.


Sweater rules

Some sweaters are lean and others are big and chunky. The first rule of thumb is that your top and bottom halves need to match. If you’re wearing a big, chunky, rugged fisherman knit sweater, your bottom needs to be rugged, too.


Choosing a hair style

There’s no sense in working against your hair type. Instead, choose men’s hair cuts and styles that will show off your hair in its best light. For example, fine hair, as a general rule, should be kept short to make it appear thicker.


How to sear a steak

Once a tablespoon of oil in the pan’s shimmering – you’ll see the ripples – put the steak in and leave the burner on high for about a minute, then reduce to medium-high."

Flip it once it’s nice and crusty. "When you do the other side, turn the heat from medium-high back up to high again for a minute. The hotter the heat, the better the sear.


Extended dining etiquette

If you hold a table for two serving periods, make sure that you tip double. In other words, if you spend enough time at a table that a waiter could have typically gotten two parties seated and served, then compensate him for his time by tipping him twice.


Being prepared when speaking

When speaking in public, know your material. There is no substitute for being well prepared and in command of the subject matter of your speech.


Planning the journey through goals

Goals serve as something to aim for, so don’t get too hung up on reaching them. Focus on enjoying the journey and the process.


Standard interviewing attire

The standard job interviewing attire for men is a conservative dark navy or gray two-piece business suit (of natural fibers, such as wool, if possible), a white long-sleeved button-down dress shirt, a conservative silk tie (that matches the colors in your suit), and nicely polished dress shoes.


Reduce or eliminate recurring bills

Reduce or eliminate recurring bills. Paying for services that you can do without (I.e. gym memberships, cable or satellite bill)? Consider evaluating whether you really can reduce the bill or get rid of it altogether.


Don’t sign those papers

Many men, in a misguided attempt to stop the divorce have signed documents which their lawyers later found impossible to break. Men have, in the first day, even hours of despair, signed away all their property, their children, their rights.