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7 easy ways to get closer to your siblings.

7 easy ways to get closer to your siblings.

This topic of being closer to my siblings has been on my mind for the longest time, sure growing up I think I got along fine with everyone. My memory is something of a mystery as I don’t really think all that much about the past.

But as I grow older, a lot of these thoughts come back to me, and anytime that I had tried to create a safe space for and be close to my siblings I just never know what to say.

Sure there are the occasional squabbles we have between siblings, but there’s always an elephant in the room of some sort.

So what are some of the ways you can try to get closer to your siblings?

1. Be Compassionate

As we grow older we start closing ourselves off by beating about the bush and creating barriers in our minds, we simply need to treat ourselves as we would a small child like a 1-2-year-old kid learning to crawl or walk or run. We give them a lot of leeways and are super patient with them. WE have to remember that we’re not all alone and that we need to let your siblings into your life and treat them with patience, support, and mindfulness.

2. Be Nice to Each Other

Just like we’re being compassionate to ourselves we need to treat each other how we’d like to be treated. Afterall because your siblings are your blood it’s extra painful when we hear back something that we weren’t expecting. So be nice to each other and give them room to speak and tell their stories.

3. Lend a Hand When you Can

The hardest thing for any one person is to ask for help. It’s something either you’re not taught this in school, but it is ok to ask for help and a lot of the times we’re not able to ask for help because of our own ego and intuitions and the backlash and rejection that comes with it. So as we grow up we stop asking for help. So when you have the ability or not lend a hand to your sibling.

Someone asked Bill Gates if there was anyone richer than him, the story he tells is captivating and shows us the depth of human intuition because he shares that he was helped monetarily by a person that had nothing. And after years Bill wanted to help him (after he was wealthier). It makes that person richer because he was able to give when he had nothing.

4. Always have time to listen

We’re given 2 ears and one mouth for a reason, and then one month we have our tongue is enclosed between our teeth so we can better protect it. To find the time to listen to your siblings and let them vent and tell their stories enables them to have a deeper connection with them.

5. Take time out to have deep conversations

It’s super easy to have short bursts of conversations with your siblings, sharing a post here and there, sharing what’s happening. But when you actually take out the time to listen and talk about the stuff that really matters. This is when you really build that connection and get closer to them. It’s the same as taking the time out to listen, but now you’re having a discussion that means a lot to each one of you.

6. Discuss a topic that your sibling is deeply passionate about

Each of your siblings and if you just have the one they’ll have one specific thing that they’re super passionate about and willing move mountains and take the extra time out to actually go and make it happen. Talk in detail about these topics. This can be fitness related, food-related, sports-related or something that just lights them up. Again we’re just trying to get closer and yes sometimes there will be stuff that’s going to turn you off or something you said will turn them off. But when you’re talking about passions something in your mind clicks and you strengthen the bond.

7. Share a recipe or hack you recently discovered

I’m all about hacks, life hacks, food hacks any kind of hacks. And when I discover something new I want to run out and share what I learned. So if you’re an explorer go out there learn something new and bring it back to share with your sibling(s) and you’ll be amazed if they hadn’t already learned about it. If that’s the case you can always learn how they’re using it and what progress they’ve made.

I’m sure there are a lot more ways to get closer to your siblings, if you have any suggestions, I’d love to hear about them. Because guess what, blood is thicker than water, hence why it hurts when your sibling says something that’s true. I love all of you and I totally care about you.

Thanks for reading and sticking around 🙂

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What are we going to do tonight Pinky?

What are we going to do tonight Pinky?

If you haven’t heard of that phrase or watched a few episodes of the famous warner brothers tv show ‘Pinky and the Brain’ you’re totally missing out.

What’s really interesting about the show that stands out to me now more than ever is their relentless pursuit to take over the world.

In each episode Brain and Pinky two lab rats devise a plan that’ll help Brain run the world, their constant failures but then going at it again reminds me how many times we as humans need to persist and keep moving forward.

So today’s plan is to get back on the track to edit the backlogged episodes and keep moving forward.

I also learned a lot of new tips today that I didn’t k it in the beginning. And I think I can help others achieve their goals in building their personal brand as well as establish their authority.

What did you do today?

What if we killed the job interview?

An interesting piece on skipping the entire interview process. 100s nay 1000s of people give and take interviews on a daily basis. They’re either interviewing to hire new candidates or candidates hoping to land a new job. The problem with interviews is that it almost always doesn’t surmount to a good understanding of the interviewer. Sometimes it’ll take a few months to really know the candidates likes and dislikes.

There has been countless websites and services created to help with this problem, here’s a few that come to mind.

But maybe there’s another way?! I mean as social media users on several networks we share information, freely and engage with our peers and acquaintances, its quite easy to see who somebody is by just looking at the engagements.

Check out the article over at FastCompany and see what you think.

Source: What if we killed the job interview?

Dark Matter

Excellent article over at Medium by Justin Barber

Talks about our obsession, nay addiction with technology and the millions of screens available at our disposal, and what they all mean.

It starts by realizing our problem with technology isn’t between us and our devices, it’s between you and me: we’re not addicted to our phones, we’re addicted to people.

Justin Barber

Source: The Dark Matter of Screens – Part 1

Color Accessibility – The Pocket Guide

What is Color Accessibility? It’s a condition faced by 5% of the entire population in the world, we should design with taking into account that these folks won’t be able to see the vision we’re trying to display with our creations.

Geri from HelloGeri.com created this awesome pocket guide to help designers create designs that are accessible for people with colorblindness.

Get your copy here! http://hellogeri.com/blog/view/now_available_pocket_guide_to_colour_accessibility

It’s just a few bucks and will take you a long way in creating accessible designs.