The Benefits of Being Outspoken + other Weekly Discoveries

What to watch on TV, how to be tough, the benefits of being outspoken, and more…


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The Benefits of Being Outspoken + other Weekly Discoveries

How (and Why) to Develop Your Mental Toughness

Developing your mental toughness can help you be more emotionally resilient, push you to go further and harder, and build armor to persevere against the bullets that life fires your way. [Read on LifeHacker]

The Benefits of Being Outspoken + other Weekly Discoveries

Gender equality was a real thing—over 10,000 years ago

So it is possible! [via HelloGiggles]

Didga is a celebrity cat known for doing amazing stunts and tricks. Didga chose her human while at a local animal shelter, where she was in a cage just waiting for the right human to come along… “She was doing all she could do to get my attention,” Robert Dollwet told Huffington Post. “Well, I had to go give this cat a closer look and I was sold. Animals really do pick you if you just let them.”

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The Benefits of Being Outspoken + other Weekly Discoveries

Speak Up

An essay on the benefits of being outspoken. [Read in Thought Catalog]

The Benefits of Being Outspoken + other Weekly Discoveries

How I Broke Through My Own Mediocrity

People overestimate themselves. Don’t let overestimation get in the way of becoming fabulously rich, or at least successful enough that you can have your freedom, feed your family, and enjoy other things in life. [Read via LifeHacker]

‘We don’t see things as they are, we see things as we are.’
-Anais Nin

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Reader Discussion: 23 Comments

  1. Avatar of Doris Tate

    Doris Tate

    Nice work. This series and your responses demonstrate excellent writing. It is best to be what you really are and not pretend to be one who you’re not. Best to be outspoken. Looking forward to more inspiration.

  2. Avatar of Monika Smith

    Monika Smith

    this wonderful tips, it is indeed helpful for everyone, especially for me. I do a lot of things lately and I’m having hard time dealing with tough situations (I think I’m lossing my mind). The “Keep a success log”, I think that’s the best thing I can do right now, to keep track of my daily achievements

  3. Avatar of Naincy Winget

    Naincy Winget

    Thanks for a really good article. Mental attitude is important for everyone whether they are in business for themselves or working for someone else. I particularly like suggestions for becoming a better performer. I’m going to send the link to my newsletter readers.

  4. Avatar of Elia Scott

    Elia Scott

    Great series ! I think for mental strength Try replacing an hour of television each evening with reading, instead. Invest the time that you might normally spend idling, chatting with friends, or watching the tube in reading a good book.

  5. Avatar of Jozephine Williams

    Interesting! I guess being outspoken is a manifestation of mental toughness. While there may be reasons to reserve oneself, I still think speaking up is highly important. And I say, “I’m not afraid of the fallout of speaking, I’m afraid of losing myself when I don’t speak.”

  6. Avatar of Catherine Blake

    Your collection demonstrated fantastic research skills! Thanks for putting these wonderful articles together! I was an introvert raised by an extrovert family. I sat quiet for so long because I never had a voice.

    But living in various parts of the world REQUIRED me to develop that skill — be frank, be outspoken or else I won’t be able to successfully adapt.

    Lastly, I’d like to say Didga cat made my day (Oh, I have to tell you that I hate cats because I’m allergic to them). Another irony!

  7. Avatar of Brittany Thompson

    What a way to end my work week! Didga is adorable and amazing 🙂

    I used to think that being outspoken will make it hard for other people to like me. But I’ve realized the positive side of the coin. Yes, I’m frank, I speak what’s on my mind, BUT I make sure to do it in a polite manner.

  8. Avatar of Daryss Carlton

    I’ve been following your page since Monday and I noticed that you are inspiring and motivating your readers to be confident, conquer fear and be successful.

    I totally agree that in order to achieve success, one needs to be tough (in all aspects: physical, emotional and mental). Speak up and be ready for the consequences of doing so, it may NOT result to our expected outcome, but it will always be worth it.

    Great job Urbanette!

    And oh, that cat video is very impressive!

  9. Avatar of Melissa Mendez

    I love reading and I appreciate that you have this Friday series! I particularly liked The Speak Up and Mental Toughness articles. I think if mental toughness is achieved, then the ability to speak up will follow. It’s definitely about eliminating fear — of rejection and failure.

  10. Avatar of Melissa Smith

    On speaking up, most people I know are not afraid of speaking up when it concerns personal matter. I mean they can speak about their thoughts on the way other people dress, speak and decide.

    But when it comes to “professional matters” — colleagues, work or task suggestions to boss, etc. They become afraid!

    How I wish it’s the other way around…

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