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May 6, 2019
May 6, 2019

are you alpha now?

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May 6, 2019

I've definitely made progress since that post!!

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May 6, 2019

just be alpha bro

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May 6, 2019

Why do you want to be alpha? What for? But my tip is - be confident

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May 6, 2019

if you have to ask....

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May 6, 2019

Step 1: don't post a question about how to be alpha

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May 7, 2019

does a shark ask what type of shark it should be? no, it just is.

WSO's COO (Chief Operating Orangutan) | My Linkedin

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May 7, 2019

By subtracting your confidence interval from 1

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May 7, 2019

winner

May 7, 2019
famejranc:

how to be alpha?

what are your tips, your stories, your thoughts..................

how to be alpha?

I'm purposely not alpha, as it can be threatening to coworkers and bosses. If you mock my skills, the length of my hours etc. it won't bother me. I've got a half dozen letters after my name and know how to come through in the clutch, and be a team player when needed.

There is also nothing like being the most junior person on the call with real bigwigs, (think MD++ to lower level C-suite) and being the only person able to put 1+1+1 together and say that a legal opinion was going to blow up a multi-billion dollar fund with possible firmwide reputational risk. Sometimes the less you speak, the more that they listen, especially when you are keeping yolk off of their faces.

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May 7, 2019
  1. hold your bladder... wait until you really have to go, then go and push it out as hard as you can. your coworkers will admire the strength and power of your stream.
  2. come in late on speakerphone
  3. tell whoever you see first to hold your calls
  4. always bring a gym bag
  5. walk into the office with your shades on, even if its raining
  6. always have something to mail, even if its fake
  7. always say I'll have to check my schedule
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May 8, 2019

just realized that I've actually been doing all of those things pretty much since day one

thots and prayers

May 8, 2019

adam demamp

May 8, 2019

Easily: step 1: "don't be user famejranc"

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May 9, 2019

shitting on the back office is a good way to start

May 9, 2019

Get an Equinox membership but like not for the gym itself, just so you can always talk about it. Some examples:
1. Walk into a client meeting late and say "sorry for the hold up guys, I had to hit the Nox before I came in."
2. Someone asks you to do something? "I'll put it on the docket for later--I'm hitting the Nox soon and need to leave time after to decompress, you know catch my breath. Stay grounded always."
3. Have a hot date? Cancel on her and say "Oh my bad babe had to hit the Nox. My body is a temple and I'm the god it was built for".

This will make those around you tremble in fear or orgasm, or both.

Dayman?

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May 14, 2019

A guy I know does exactly this and then brags about picking up divorced moms in their late 30's and taking them out for drinks.

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May 9, 2019

Hahah sounds like a real winner

Dayman?

May 12, 2019

Hey man/ girl. I would consider joining the military, maybe the army or marines specifically. I think then you would gain a lot confidence in yourself and with public speaking. But, if you dont want to go spend four years of your life having fun in the service and then going back to banking to completely tear up the scene and eventually become a C-Suite exec, then just take some public speaking classes and step outside your comfort zone with things. Maybe go learn a martial art, or go take boxing lessons where you can learn how to spar. This helped me a lot with my confidence, but also confidence comes from honing you skills and your craft in life. Maybe just become an expert in something, and know absolulety everything about it and then it will increase your confidence.

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May 12, 2019

carry around a banker bag 24/7

May 12, 2019

Get a membership at equinox and run on the treadmill with all the 60 year olds, you'll be well on your way.

May 13, 2019

Literally rolling my eyes at this.

May 14, 2019
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May 14, 2019