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Quotes from “The Girl's Guide to Absolutely Everything” by Melissa Kirsch

naama alhalabi
naama alhalabihas quoted2 months ago
Bad date, good story
naama alhalabi
naama alhalabihas quoted2 months ago
Real conversation involves give and take, one person talking, the other listening; then switcheroo, talker becomes listener, and you’re building a connection. A good conversation usually has that moment of identification, the “click,” where both parties engage, they become equally interested in sharing their own thoughts on the topic and also hearing what the other has to say about it. The energy escalates, there’s a palpable excitement, there are interruptions and backtracking
naama alhalabi
naama alhalabihas quoted2 months ago
Everybody loves a lover, but no one finds himself falling for the girl who gives off a needy, desperate vibe.
naama alhalabi
naama alhalabihas quoted2 months ago
When you’re feeling good about yourself, you give off an “I’m attractive” vibe—it’s evident in your manner, the way you carry yourself, the way you talk about your life.
naama alhalabi
naama alhalabihas quoted2 months ago
It is actually not true that you must love yourself in order for someone to love you (people will love you no matter how you feel about yourself). Neither must you necessarily love yourself before you can truly love someone else (who among us has not felt burning love for another while simultaneously experiencing some level of self-loathing?).
naama alhalabi
naama alhalabihas quoted2 months ago
There’s nothing that affirms your amazingness more than someone holding up a mirror to you, reflecting back your best self.
naama alhalabi
naama alhalabihas quoted2 months ago
high hopes but low expectations.
b0802136013
b0802136013has quoted5 months ago
Dare to think for yourself. Start to look in the mirror and see your body as a unique work of art. Visually embrace its actual size and shape. Appreciate your own physical self. Don’t accept at face value the socially prevalent “norms.” Who says they’re right?
nanda aristiadewi
nanda aristiadewihas quoted7 months ago
who hasn’t lived a little bit as though they were immortal?
Yana  Semour
Yana Semourhas quoted9 months ago
What Not to Sell
• your body
• your organs
• your passport
• your soul
• your friends’ secrets about their affairs with politicians to the tabloids
Yana  Semour
Yana Semourhas quoted9 months ago
The Internet may not be a physical “place,” but the money you spend there is real and you do have to pay those bills, just like in the real world.
Yana  Semour
Yana Semourhas quoted9 months ago
5. Required reading: Get a Financial Life, by Beth Kobliner
Yana  Semour
Yana Semourhas quoted9 months ago
your budget doesn’t have to be complicated, just accurate and effective.
Yana  Semour
Yana Semourhas quoted9 months ago
Okay, this may involve some Kundalini breathing and Iron & Wine on the stereo, but it really shouldn’t turn into an all-nighter. (Okay, maybe one night, but it’s worth it.)
Yana  Semour
Yana Semourhas quoted10 months ago
Naked Economics: Undressing the Dismal Science, by Charles Wheelan, which actually makes thinking about money fun.
Yana  Semour
Yana Semourhas quoted10 months ago
Most of us fall somewhere in between absolute certainty and absolutely no idea
Ana González
Ana Gonzálezhas quotedlast year
Networking may seem even more intimidating to women
Ana González
Ana Gonzálezhas quotedlast year
Why should anyone do me a favor?” They shrink from asking for anything in person or on the phone. Clearly it’s about rejection.
Ana González
Ana Gonzálezhas quotedlast year
Send a mass e-mail to friends asking if they know of available jobs.
• If all else fails, just pick up the phone and ask if a company is hiring. What’s the worst that can happen?
Ana González
Ana Gonzálezhas quotedlast year
Craigslist and other online job sites
• Classified ads in local newspapers and magazines
• University career services Web sites
• Alumni magazines
• “Pink Slip” parties or other gatherings for the recently laid-off
• Headhunters who specialize in specific areas (I know one guy who essentially places every private school teacher in a particular city—prospective teachers who don’t know about him start out with a big handicap.)
• Networking events, cocktail parties, hog roasts, etc., for specific fields
• Web sites of specific organi
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