A simple way to be more charismatic, at least once a day. Also, 7 other things worth knowing today.
You meant the 3.30 "p.m." slump, right?
"Typically, a good approach is to avoid extremely early or late times, likely settling for roughly the middle of the day. A good time to aim for could be 11 a.m. -- it's not too early for owls or too late for larks, and it avoids lunchtime and the 3:30 a.m. slump," <-- was this supposed to be "...3:30 p.m. slump"?
I had an embarrassing moment 🤦♀️ which involves just this. I was a Junior transfer student at a university. I had to go to orientation speeches @ 3 pm the first day of classes (requirement). One speaker was SO boring that I fell asleep. He paused in his speech, and I suddenly woke up thinking he was finished and started clapping. Oops! Nope, it was just a pause. The whole assembly broke out laughing. This poor speaker said, “well, I’ll take that as a cue, enjoy the rest of the day.”
I felt so stupid, but a number of students gave me a pat in the back as we exited the building, saying I saved their day. That was the last year those speeches were given.
Having it come at 7am before the workday means I read it, looking for a kernel of wisdom to help me through my day
As a now retired Episcopal Priest (and occasional preacher), I’ve lived with the 8:00 am and 10:00 am (or 10:30 am, 10:45 am, or 11:30 am) variable based on the times a congregation (actually two different groups) would gather for worship. I don’t know if it’s me or those gathered, but the 8:00 am group appeared to respond to my energy and laugh at the bit of humor I offered more often than the second group. I rarely post a video of both versions. Here’s a link to a Sunday from last October when I intentionally preached an 8 minute version at 10:45 am of the 14 minute 8:00 am sermon. The shorter version was in response to getting the organist to the airport in time for a 3:00 pm flight to France (and myself on the road for what turned into a seven hour drive). https://wct.coach/2022/10/16/sermon-the-nineteenth-sunday-after-pentecost-october-16-2022/
I teach water aerobics 3 days a week. 7pm on Monday night, 12 noon on Tuesday and 8 am on Wednesday. I am not a morning person. Other variables aside, like the 7 pm class has younger participants that have attended work all day and may be tired, 12 nooners are the ones who refuse to be there for 8 and think 7pm is too late and affects dinnertime, the 8 am people are more responsive. I ask myself why. I think a lot if it has to do with the fact that I may try harder to engage the 8am group because I know that it’s not the best time for me....I add more commentary, silly jokes, change up in routine. Thanks for making me think about this. I may have to add some standup to my other classes!
I often request meetings with new prospects around 11am, but I never realized that it might be because people are more attentive and conversational during that time. I've just always had success with meetings conducted around that time.
Please don't change the time that you send the email. It's part of my morning routine. I'm too busy to read it any later in the day. Thanks Bill!
As a nurse working 12 hour shifts I can tell you that ANYTHING planned for the middle of the day was not possible. I did like that the meetings were scheduled with alternating morning meetings and evening meetings to be fair to both groups. Even though I am a morning person when working nights I was less attentive at 7am.
I don't disagree with much of the basic premises of what you say today, I am also a morning person and do my best work in the morning, but I watched Hakeem Jefferies speech when he handed the gavel as House Speaker to McCarthy, and it was outstanding, and spell bounding, after midnight, after a grueling four days of chaos up to that point, and everyone was worn out. Maybe timing was not great, but it was masterful, at least in my opinion, and if any of your readers have not watched it, everyone should, and it stoked the Democrats when they needed stoking. It was from the heart and spot on, giving us non-MEGA folks (I'm not necessarily a Democrat - more Independent) heart that this will not be as bad as it might.
Any thoughts on the SUNDOWNing 'syndrome' associated with dementia? Does the behavior follow these examples or not?
Re: gas stoves & asthma
I had no idea.
Wish that I had known that.
Really, REALLY wish I had known that years ago.
We have lived in a home with a natural gas stove since 1982.
Our youngest passed away from asthma in 2007.