Jordan Bates

“I find television very educating. Every time somebody turns on the set, I go into the other room and read a book.” ― Groucho Marx I love to read. I read blogs, poetry, literature, journalism, and quotes. Reading deepens the abyss of my imagination, teleports me to alternate dimensions, and ignites my ambition. Reading frequently [...]

I used to be entirely unconfident around other people. I pictured myself as unattractive, awkward, and strange. Nowadays, I am the polar opposite. I strike up random conversations with strangers. I don’t shrink in the face of criticism. I dance ridiculously in public. This dramatic change was not the result of a quick fix or secret [...]

re·fine   /riˈfīn/ Verb:     1. Remove impurities or unwanted elements from. 2. Improve (something) by making small changes. Everyone in the world should be concerned with refining their mind — i.e. abolishing worry and stress, increasing energy and confidence, developing motivation and focus, and fostering compassion and understanding. Perhaps you’re like me and believe [...]

Today, I attended a “Think Tank” conference on social media. Near the end of the event, one of the guest speakers was asked what he looked for in hiring someone. He responded that his company will always hire the go-getter — the person who has a clear history of setting out to do something, giving [...]

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