It is better to give than to receive. Look for opportunities to do something for the other person, such as sharing knowledge or offering an introduction to someone that person might not know but would be interested in knowing. Do not be transactional about networking. Do not offer something because you want something in return. Instead, show a genuine interest in something you and the other person have in common.
— Adam Grant(resource) Eric Barker, Barking Up the Wrong Tree
That is the hallmark of a true eccentric — not thinking you're all that eccentric, even when your every thought, word, and deed seems to set you apart from the rest of the world.
— Kevin Bazzana, Barking Up the Wrong Tree
The more hours per day you spend doing what you're good at, the less stressed you feel and the more you laugh, smile, and feel you're being treated with respect.
—Gallup, Barking Up the Wrong Tree: The Surprising Science behind why everything you know about success is (mostly) wrong
If life is all about pleasure, then when it ceases to be fun or immediately beneficial, we quit. When we step outside the wish for comfort, when we live for something greater than ourselves, we no longer have to fight the pain;
we accept the pain as a sacrifice.
— Eric Barker, Barking Up the Wrong Tree: The Surprising Science behind why everything you know about success is (mostly) wrong