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HOW TO FIGURE OUT WHAT YOU WANT IN LIFE

How to Get What You Want: The Four Ps

Because I am capable of making only small moves toward personal improvement, I find it helpful to break down the process of clarifying desire into steps. I call them the four Ps: Pushback, Possibilities, Preferences, and Pinpointing. Let’s consider them.

Step 1: Pushback

While visiting China, I heard a story of a wise man there who taught his acolytes by holding a little songbird on his finger. When the bird tried to leave, he’d drop his hand so it couldn’t get enough lift to fly away. Lesson: The ability to soar often depends on pushing back against something you don’t want. My feminist friends and I did lots of this; every time we identified things that felt wrong to us in a deeply authentic, visceral way, we were articulating the Pushback.

Since most humans are expert complainers, I’ll bet you’re feeling some level of Pushback right now. Somewhere in your life there’s a sense of resistance, Continue reading

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RBS to cut over 400 jobs, move many of them to India

LONDON: British lender Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) on Sunday said it was cutting 443 UK jobs dealing with business loans, and plans to shift many of the roles to India. The UK’s largest government-owned bank said it was moving the jobs, which help handle loans for small businesses, as part of an ongoing cost-cutting drive. “As we become a simpler, smaller bank, we are making some changes to the way we serve our customers. Unfortunately, these changes will result in the net reduction of 443 roles in the UK,” a spokesperson for the bank said. The UK government, which granted a 45-billion-pound bailout to RBS in 2008, holds 73% in the bank. Last month also, the bank had announced its decision to cut jobs.

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Source: Hindustan Times

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