Archives: Relationship

How to Create a Happiness Advantage

24 commentsNovember 6, 2013

Okdork Readers: This is a guest post by my close friend Adam Gilbert. Adam is the Founder of MyBodyTutor, a service he created 7 years ago to help people eat better, lose weight and get in amazing shape. I’m a client and I can’t recommend his service enough.

Adam has helped me to change the way I think about food and exercise along with many other things.

I love the way he [...]


Let me help you meet 1 new person today

1 commentOctober 24, 2013

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Hey Okdork Community,

“The currency of real networking is not greed but generosity” —Keith Ferrazzi

I love that quote.

It redefines that dirty word “networking”. Almost all of the great people in my life have come through friends of friends and random encounters.

Chad, one of my closest friends and my business partner, was introduced to me [...]


Why Customer Services Sucks Ass and ways to improve

37 commentsAugust 16, 2007

I had to call customer service for a problem today and it sucked. I am sure you knew that. Here are some sucky things and ways to improve.

1- Don’t ask to put me on hold. I always say I don’t want to be on hold but you do it cause you planned anyways. Solution: Just say I am going to put you on hold to help you faster.
2- Don’t play shitty music. Solution: Let me choose between a few [...]


Great Conversation Starters

23 commentsJune 26, 2007

A few weeks back I asked you how to get the Meat of a conversation. Well today you get two tips for cool (and casual) conversation starters.

Make up something about them.

Seriously, I love this one. I say “Oh you look like a Rock Climber.” Try to make it somewhat plausible. Usually they aren’t but they will talk about what they are and there you go;) The best is when you guess right. Make a game of it.

CONGRATULATIONS

I got this one [...]