20 Feb 2024

Confidence allows us to reach goals and face challenges that we otherwise would not have the courage to face. You could be applying for a new job, asking for a raise, or speaking to your peers. Confidence is prevalent in all of these tasks. But what about when you need confidence? 18-07 is here to help!We will be sharing 3 ways to help increase your confidence so you can take one step...

13 Feb 2024

According to research, telling people your goals makes you less likely to accomplish them. By telling others and having them acknowledge your aspirations, the brain gives you the same feelings of accomplishment as when you have completed your goal. That feeling of accomplishment then makes you feel as if you have already done it, thus stopping you from actually doing it. Since the 1920s,...

06 Feb 2024

Communication is one of the most important skills you can have in life. It is a skill we use every day, but sometimes it can be challenging. There are many situations where talking can quickly become awkward and difficult. To help, here is a list of 10 ways to help improve your discussion skills! Do not multitask! Try your best to be present in the conversation. Do not lecture...

30 Jan 2024

We all make mistakes. It’s a part of life; however, these actions can hurt others. Whether in your personal or professional life, learning how to show you are sorry is vital. Good apologies have certain characteristics, so here are the key things to know when giving an apology: 1. Accept Responsibility. A centerpiece of an apology is understanding and accepting responsibility for your...

23 Jan 2024

  Recently, tests measuring success were administered to kids and adults alike. One test was for cadets who attended West Point Military Academy to see who would stay and leave the army. Another was a national spelling bee to see which children were more likely to win. One test was for rookie teachers teaching in rough neighborhoods to see who would continue teaching and who ...

12 Dec 2023

    Just got out of a job? Everyone goes through a transition period in their lives at least once, yet no one ever advises on how to handle it! That is why we are here today to provide some tips. Firstly, there are 3 stages of transition periods, the long goodbye (mourning the past that is not coming back), the messy middle (when you shed habits and create new ones...

05 Dec 2023

That is a lot of choices, and according to a recent theory by scientists, decisions might be taxing our energy. We all have a threshold for how many decisions we can make. When that threshold runs out, and can not think properly about a decision. You have reached decision fatigue! Hence candy bars are being placed at the end of grocery stores. They hope you will be at your decision limit...

28 Nov 2023

Judgment, predictions, and decisions are, more often than not, dependent on mindset. That said, if you believe in something you are more likely to believe in facts that support your beliefs and see opposing points of view/ideas as an attack on your opinion. You want to defend your beliefs even when there is disputing evidence. This is called the Soldier's Mindset, and it is not helpful. ...

22 Nov 2023

    The best way to learn to overcome stage fright is to know how it works!   When you get stage fright before you speak publicly, it comes from this fear of reputation. It is a primal feeling that stems from the fight-or-flight response. In reality, it is only a speech, but your brain believes predators are watching. Your body is preparing to fight to deat...