3 Ways to Become More Decisive!

3 Ways to Become More Decisive!

So since I am soon to be graduating from the University of Mount Union (yes the countdown has begun), I have been revamping my LinkedIn profile, resume and found myself reading many more professional articles. Whether it’s job advice, insight to personal or professional growth, I am usually drawn in by the author. Recently, I came … Read more

So since I am soon to be graduating from the University of Mount Union (yes the countdown has begun), I have been revamping my LinkedIn profile, resume and found myself reading many more professional articles. Whether it’s job advice, insight to personal or professional growth, I am usually drawn in by the author. Recently, I came across one from Jonah Berger, who talkes about topics like what makes ideas viral and products spread contagiously? The professor studies social epidemics, or how products, ideas and behaviors catch on and become popular. He examines how individual decision making and social dynamics (Ex: social influence) between people generate collective outcomes such as social contagion and trends.

Since I am usually trapped in the middle of simple decisions all the time, something I am trying to improve on, I found his article extremely helpful. I hope you do too!

Reflection

It has now been one month since I have moved to Italy and I have already seen and learned so much about not only the world, but also about myself. I wanted to look back and reflect on this past month. Highlights: Tossing a coin in the Trevi Fountain Watching the sun set over the … Read more

It has now been one month since I have moved to Italy and I have already seen and learned so much about not only the world, but also about myself. I wanted to look back and reflect on this past month.

Highlights:

  1. Tossing a coin in the Trevi Fountain
  2. Watching the sun set over the beautiful city of Florence (while being serenaded)
  3. My discovery of European chocolate and tiramisu gelato

Hardest part:

  1. Missing my family and friends (this could actually take spots 2 and 3 as well)
  2. The brutal walks and classes outside in the cold
  3. Adjusting to Italian culture; accepting that it’s not “wrong,” it’s just different!

Biggest disappointments:

  1. The extremely thin, burnt Italian pizza
  2. American music playing everywhere in Viterbo
  3. Trying my hardest at speaking Italian in Rome and being replied to in English

What I’m most looking forward to now:

  1. Seeing the Eiffel Tower sparkle at night
  2. Girls’ trip to Sicily
  3. The upcoming winery field trip

After all that has happened in the first month alone, I can’t wait to see what February has in store!