#parenting #freewill #simplicity #bodylanguage #haloeffect
We believe we understand the motivations of others. In fact, we rarely understand our own motivations.
Parents influence children via parenting… but children and their genetics also influence the parenting they receive.
The universe is a complex set of cause-and-effect, down to the chemical reactions in your own brain. I’ve written about this before, in my Sam Harris write-up.
It’s hard to argue against simplicity. Any friction that you add to an interaction, such as a sales process, gives the other person one more reason to lose interest.
Your body language says far more than your words. You express confidence and interest with your body language. What message are you communicating?
You’re more persuasive and influential when you look like you take yourself seriously. Via the Halo Effect, people will trust that you take other things seriously, like their own interests. Dress well my friends.
Thank people with specific examples of their actions and the benefits it brought you.