Tell Your Story… Before They Make One Up for You

Tell Your Story… Before They Make One Up for You

“Hmmm. Probably on drugs – I mean, look at that hair.” “No doubt, he was definitely up all night partying.” “Pfft. Dude thinks he’s too cool for school. Probably a total douchebag.” “I bet he can barely string a full sentence together.” Sometimes, it’s as if I can read people’s thoughts like they’re written in […]

The Power of Healthy Relationships

After spending a month learning about happiness – and the important role that relationships play in this happiness – we wanted to dig deeper. What do we mean by relationships? What are the secrets to building healthy relationships? What’s the science behind how relationships contribute to our personal happiness and well-being? Here are our biggest […]

How to Get Respect by Giving Value

  When we use the word value it means something very specific to us here at AOC. For us, value is how we derive attention, approval, and acceptance, which humans need to feel good about themselves. You can think of it as oxygen for the human soul.  Think about it; ever since the time you […]

Taking Risks in Life: Saying YES to New Opportunities

Taking Risks in Life: Saying YES to New Opportunities

In 2018, you may be just one word away from epic adventures: when you start taking risks in life by saying “yes” to new opportunities. Everyone’s seen the meme that answers the question “Why are people afraid of change?” It’s a calculated risk any time we leave our comfort zone. Working on building your social […]

How to Develop Social Skills to Attract and Keep High-Value People

How to Develop Social Skills to Attract and Keep High-Value People

It’s never too late to learn new methods to help develop social skills. Today we share some of our favorites. In the last few weeks, we’ve talked about low-value people, value vampires, and today we want to talk about why you should continue to develop social skills. The right skills will help you build a […]

Time Management Training — Our Best Tips and Tricks

Time Management Training -- Our Best Tips and Tricks

Without proper time management training, you’ll have a much harder time doing the things you want to do while still accomplishing all you need to accomplish. In this post, we want to share some of our best tips and tricks for time management training. We know how it is to be so busy you feel […]

Improve Your Social Health and Increase the Value of Your Social Circle

Improve Your Social Health and Increase the Value of Your Social Circle

How can you improve your social health if your social circle needs more high-value members? How can you improve your social health in your current social circle? In our last post we discussed “value vampires,” those people who suck away attention from you and others. These value vampires can hold you back and bring negativity […]

What Are Social Skills? A Value Vampire Has No Clue.

What Are Social Skills? A Value Vampire Has No Clue.

What Are Social Skills? Don’t Let Value Vampires Suck the Goodness out of Your Life. From the “what are social skills” series: understanding value can help you spot value vampires. Are you a value vampire? Or do you let value vampires feed on you? Before you answer that, let’s take a minute to recap the […]

Six Rules for a Memorable First Meeting

Six Rules for a Memorable First Meeting

So you’ve made yourself get out there and go to some networking meetings. Good for you! But are you concerned because you didn’t walk away with a meeting already set up? The good news is you stepped out of your comfort zone and made contacts; the bad news is that you may not know what […]