10 Thing Tuesdays 

 

10 Thing Tuesday is a weekly email for leaders, entrepreneurs and smart people with my favorite links, products and insights from the week.

You never know what each week will have but some themes that will be constant are: leadership, psychology, digital marketing, online business, and health. 

It's short, skimmable, full of goodies and you'll never find any clickbait or politics inside. 

**Here is an example of a 10 Thing Tuesday email for a sneak peek** 

Ten things that caught my eye this week- 

1. 15 Psychological hacks that will help you win at life

These are all so interesting. This one- "Look at people's feet to assess their interest- Is someone genuinely enjoying talking to you, or is she searching for an excuse to leave? To find out, just look at her feet. It they're pointed toward you, the person is probably genuinely engaged. If they're pointed away, her mind is probably elsewhere." .. I learned years ago and it is remarkable accurate. I catch my feet doing this all the time! 

2. There's even more evidence that one type of exercise is the closest thing to a miracle drug that we have

Long story short- aerobic exercise. Not only does it boost your mood, it protects your brain from decline, and it even helped patients think clearly after chemo. (Alright, alright, I'm going to start exercising!

3. As Amazon’s Influence Grows, Marketers Scramble to Tailor Strategies

“How your product is perceived on Amazon and in the Amazon community in ratings and reviews has such a powerful impact on the future of you as a brand. Increasingly, if you win on Amazon, you win, period. And this is the world marketers have to wrap their brains around.” As an author, I'm still learning how to best utilize my Amazon page. I think we all are! 

4. Kids need structure more than warmth from their parents, according to a top child psychologist

Not sure I agree wholeheartedly, but I do agree that children need structure. Lack of structure is a recipe for disaster. 

"Children need both affection and structure in order to develop into secure, happy adults. They can get warmth from their teachers, from their friends’ parents, but they can only get structure from parents.”

5. 3 practically painless ways to expand your network

From TED- "Say the word “networking,” and most of us die a little inside. However, there are a few simple steps to take to broaden and deepen your ties, says business school professor Tanya Menon."

This short piece is full of great advice on staying connected to others in a non-sleazy way.

6. Want the ultimate career asset and most durable form of power? Start building your platform. 

Go read the story about Winston Churchill in this one. And I love this- "So don’t wait. Build your platform now. Build it before your first project, so that you have a better chance of actually turning it into one. Build it now so that you might create multiple works like that. Build it so you can have a career—so you can be more than just a guy or gal with a book or movie or app."

7. It’s never too late to succeed: How this 60-year-old founder took her business from zero to $500 million in 6 years

I am so inspired by her tenacity! "Man, this could be a really bad second half of my life. Or I have to figure something out," Wainwright, now 60, remembers saying to a girlfriend of hers. "I had never created my own business before. I had always been the gun to hire. … But I had to finally say, nobody is going to give me my dream job, so I better figure it out myself."

8. The secret to great handwriting details on Instagram stories 

I broke down and ordered a fine tipped stylus because my handwriting on Instagram stories looked like a sleepy toddler was writing. The fine tipped stylus is amazing! Highly recommended. Bonus: Fascinating article about how Instagram keeps us hooked 

9. This New Site Sells Food And Household Essentials–All For $3 Or Less

I absolutely love this and hope it takes off! Brandless wants to do away with corporate markups on everyday products, from corkscrews to organic maple syrup.

10. This 75-Year Harvard Study Found the 1 Secret to Leading a Fulfilling Life

"The clearest message that we get from this 75-year study is this: Good relationships keep us happier and healthier. Period." Go find someone and tell them you love them. :) 

 

That's all for this week. 

Until next Tuesday. 

xo,

Alli