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“I’m sure it will work out perfectly,” I said.
“No you aren’t,” she instantly shot back.

I’m discussing some potential hiccups in our upcoming travel plans with my wife. I made a mistake with our booking, and I’m trying to reassure her it’s no big deal. She’s not buying it.

“What, how can you say that? You don’t believe me?”
“Nope.”
“Why not?”
“You’re pulling on your collar.”

I was pulling on my collar. What does that have to do with this exchange? If you don’t know me well, it’s a good question. But if you do, you’re already laughing and saying to yourself, “Ah, yes. She caught you, you liar.”

My collar, more specifically me touching it, is my tell—a behavioral clue that I was trying to hide something. [1] My wife knows my tell better than anyone. She can spot even the smallest display of it the way a master poker player can instantly tell if you have a great hand or not.

I wasn’t lying. I did think everything was going to be okay. But I wasn’t certain of it. More like… 80%. That minor difference caused me some nervousness, and I was displaying it clearly by rubbing my shirt collar.

We all have a tell. In fact, we have lots of them and we put them on display every day.

When you think about this, your mind probably goes directly to lying. But that’s just one example. There are lots of times our tells come out when we’re not lying. In fact, you might be telling the absolute truth, but find that people don’t believe you. Why? Because your tells are a giveaway that you’re uncomfortable. When this happens, you undermine your own words.

If you’ve ever encountered a situation where you felt weak, nervous, or uncomfortable but wanted to appear strong and confident, learning to manage the signals you put out is critical part of the equation.

Here’s your cheat sheet for looking on point and in control when you’re feeling exactly the opposite on the inside.

Continue reading: http://riskology.co/insecurity-signals/
There are lots of body language signals that tell others you aren't totally confident, but they're surprisingly easy to spot and correct.
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Last Friday, I did what I do every summer here in Portland: hang out with hundreds of people from around the world to set some sort of crazy world record as the opening to the World Domination Summit, an event I help organize.

This year, after wearing ourselves out the previous years, we asked ourselves, “What’s the laziest record we could set?” It took some hard thought, but we landed on, “biggest breakfast in bed party.” What could be lazier than that?

As expected, it turned out to be a lot more work than we originally planned, but the results were worth it. We broke the record (currently held in China) with 600 people in Pioneer Courthouse Square all eating breakfast together.

These kinds of events are better explained with pictures and videos than words, so check out the recap video.

Continue reading: http://riskology.co/world-record-2015/
On July 10, 2015, 600 people from around the world came together to break the world record for "biggest breakfast in bed party." The results were... amazing.
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Make a nervous smile for me if the question, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” has ever made you shiver with uncertainty. Feel that twinge of contempt if you’ve noticed your friends all fit neatly into categorized careers—doctors, lawyers, accountants, managers, etc.—and you’re still not sure what to call yourself.

Raise your hand if you’ve ever felt like you have too many interests to find your “one true calling.”

But what if the idea of that “one true calling” is a myth? What if you’re not supposed to find it? What if your one true calling is a combination of things that don’t fit together in a tidy category?

My friend and incredibly smart colleague—Emilie Wapnick—runs a website called Puttlylike for people in exactly this situation. She calls them “multipotentialites”—people who have many callings instead of one. In a recent TEDx talk, she explains three compelling reasons why—if those situations I described above fit you—you’re actually ahead of the game and in a position to create something truly unique.

Continue reading: http://riskology.co/one-calling/
For many of us, the idea of having "one true calling" is a myth. And that's a good thing for a lot of reasons.
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When it comes to cooking, I know how to make a few things. There’s a list of recipes I stick to and if all the ingredients are available and I’m in a familiar kitchen I can make dinner.

I’m no chef. Even cook would be a stretch. What I am is a man who knows how to follow instructions. If the directions are well written and nothing goes wrong, you’ll get something edible at the end.

My wife, on the other hand, is a culinary genius. Everything she makes is exceptional and, if she follows a recipe, it’s one she created herself. Missing ingredient? No problem; she knows what to substitute. Working with a new oven? She can watch her dish for signs it’s ready.

These are skills I do not have. If you were to describe the difference between my wife and I, you could say that I know how to cook, but she understands food. I’m an imitator, she’s a master.

If you want to build a useful skill that will serve you for a lifetime you have to bridge the very wide gap between mimicry and mastery.

But how?

Continue reading: http://riskology.co/mastery/
The odds of success are great for those who do the hard work.
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Not everyone admits it, but everyone knows it—you’re working towards something. We all are. Some of us have jobs we’re trying to make ourselves the best at. Some of us are building things outside of working hours.

We have dreams. We have aspirations. When we have the time (and energy), we try to do something about it.

But life seems to get busier and busier every day. There’s no sign of slowing down. Sometimes you think, “This needs to wait. I can’t give it my best. I can’t create my masterpiece now.”

This is the beast speaking. You’d best not feed it.

Continue reading: http://riskology.co/building-junk/
The most important time to create is when you want to the least.
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Can you believe it? This week, Riskology turned five years old! My, how the time flies.

To celebrate, we’re having a fun meet-up next week and, if you’ll be in the Portland area, I’d love it if you came out.

Here are the details:

What: Riskology’s 5-Year Birthday Party
When: Thursday, June 11 at 7:00pm
Where: Teote on SE 12th Ave.

RSVP Here: https://www.facebook.com/events/102210953451423/
This is a low-key get together for personal friends and local Riskology readers. Come have a drink on the epic Teote patio and help me figure out how the hell 5 years have gone by already. POSTS. News Feed. Jonathan Mead · May 31 at 11:22am ·. Dude, congrats on keeping it going for half a decade ...
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You’re hardly alone if you’d describe yourself as “socially anxious.” Almost 5% of people suffer from some form of it. That doesn’t seem like a big number but, when you consider the whole world, that’s 350 million people.

You go to a party and freeze because everyone is looking at you. In meetings, you hope no one asks a question because you’re certain whatever you say will be wrong. Maybe you avoid close relationships because you can’t stand the idea of sharing personal details with someone else. What will they think when they find out you aren’t perfect?

If that describes you, chances are you’ve known it for a long time. Most people realize they’re socially anxious in their early teens.

And if you’ve ever talked to a doctor about it, you’ve probably gotten the same advice: you need more serotonin. Maybe you’ve even been prescribed a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI). Serotonin is a complex chemical, but the treatment is simple: more serotonin fixes all kinds of psychological problems, so why not anxiety, too?

Recent research from Uppsala University in Sweden, though, uncovered exactly the opposite. If you’re struggling with social anxiety, they found, you may actually have too much serotonin flowing through your brain.

This is a potentially huge revelation if you struggle with social anxiety. Here’s what the researchers found, and the things you can do now to act on those findings and reduce your social anxiety.

Continue reading: http://riskology.co/social-anxiety/
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Five years ago, I was unemployed and trying to get this website off the ground. Many details were figured out, but one that was missing was a design. I needed to style the site so it would look good when I launched.

Out of work, I didn’t feel comfortable spending money for a designer, so I decided to do it myself. The only problem? I had no idea what I was doing! I needed to learn.

I bought a WordPress theme that would allow me to skip learning HTML, but I still needed to pick up CSS if the site was going to have any unique style to it.

At first, I tried learning the way I’d always been taught to take on something new:

Research it.
Read / watch some training materials.
Look for an expert to help when I didn’t understand something.
Start experimenting.
I read books and blog posts and training lessons on CSS and felt overwhelmed—like there was too much to remember. And what I did remember wasn’t enough to put to use in a real world scenario. I was piecing together bits of knowledge here and there, but I couldn’t do anything with it.

After three months of frustration and a terrible looking website, I discovered this little tool built into most web browsers that lets you inspect any website. I could go to all my favorite sites and not just see how they were built but play with and change the code to see what would happen when I made little tweaks.

I’d take elements I liked from one site and plug them into my own. I didn’t know what would happen, but each experiment taught me something new. Sometimes the results were good. Other times they were bad. None of that really mattered, though. What was happening was real learning. Each time I tried something—even if I didn’t know what I was doing—I’d get instant feedback. Later, I’d go back to the manuals to read about what I’d just tried. Suddenly, it all made sense.

Two weeks later, I had a web design I was proud of.

Since then, I’ve been fascinated with finding the best ways to learn skills quickly. Turns out, there’s a lot of research to suggest the way most of us try to learn something new is slow, frustrating, and just not very successful.

As an adult with a busy life, when you need to learn something, you need it yesterday. If you can’t pick up new skills and knowledge quickly, you probably won’t even bother. Maybe that’s held you back from making a career switch or learning a hobby or something else important to you.

A few weeks ago, I sat down with Breanne Dyck and a hundred of you from our community for a webinar dedicated to the concepts of fast-paced learning.

We identified a few myths that hold you back from learning new skills as quickly as you could and, more importantly, one truth that could help you pick something new up incredibly fast if you use it the next time you need to learn something unfamiliar.

Here’s the entire webinar replay for you… completely free.

Watch the webinar: http://riskology.co/supercharge-your-learning/
Time is short. If you want to learn new skills fast, you need to understand the shortcuts that will supercharge your ability to retain knowledge.
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A four-year-old boy sits at home, playing with his toys. He’s hungry, but he doesn’t tell anyone. He’s tired, but only his posture reveals it. Four years old and he can’t (or won’t) speak. Every day, his family wonders, “What’s wrong with this boy? Is he mentally disabled?”

When he starts school, his teachers and classmates think him a dunce. They try to teach him art and languages, but he doesn’t pick them up like the other kids. He’s only learned enough German to get by.

In high school, he repeats his sentences to himself. Everyone thinks he’s slow. He applies to college, but fails the entrance exams. Eventually, he earns his degree, but can’t get the teaching job he wants, so he spends his days working in a boring patent office.

But, through the many years growing up and thought of as a nobody capable of nothing, the young man told himself a different story. He knew he was good at something, and that something was science. He spent all his free time and energy honing his thoughts until he had something worth sharing.

The young man was Albert Einstein and, in 1905, he shared four ideas that would become the foundation of modern physics. [1] [2]

Einstein was a genius. We all know that today, but it couldn’t have been further from obvious in his formative years.

Did he make the impact on the world he did just because he was smart? Does intelligence shine through despite the odds? Probably not. There are lots brilliant people who never overcome the hurdles of being misunderstood and made to feel they don’t belong.

Brilliance was one critical ingredient in the Einstein formula, but an equally important element was likely how he thought about himself—his ability to keep working and see his own worth when everything around him suggested he didn’t have any.

Today, there’s convincing evidence from the psychological study of high schoolers that how well you perform in life depends a lot on how much you believe you can improve when it seems like you’re not achieving anything.

Continue reading: http://riskology.co/self-doubt/
Einstein's grade school teachers thought he was a dunce. A recent study about self-doubt explains how he might have overcome that damning label.
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Great Albert..... Done Nothing extraordinary .....my best knowledge he has just upgrade all his views and mesured them by his own standard & scale......and given output ..
That we says Exteraordaniry..

Genius people only ...Think lot..feel lot..See lot..
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I’ve spent my whole life thinking I knew the best way to learn. After years of trying different styles, I was certain I knew the best and only to get myself to retain new knowledge and actually understand difficult concepts.

Then I met Breanne Dyck, an education ninja who’s spent her adult life debunking myths about how we learn and building learning systems from sound research that help people significantly speed up the time it takes to grasp new concepts.

Breanne and I thought it would be fun to host free webinar on the topic, and I want to invite you to join us. We’re going to cover three lies and one truth about how to learn new skills quickly. Here are the details:

Topic: Supercharge Your Learning: 3 Lies And 1 Truth About How We Learn
When: Thursday, June 25th at 4:00 PM Pacific
Where: http://app.webinarjam.net/register/17804/23c8921ac6
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Anne was a struggling actor in New York. Trying to get her foot in the door somewhere—anywhere—she set out to hire an agent. A few calls later and she was sitting down for an interview. Things seemed to be going well. Maybe too well. After a few questions, Anne realized she’d come across town for nothing. The agent didn’t want to find her work—he wanted to date her. She left the office crying, wondering why she couldn’t get the respect she deserved in her career.

That’s when she met Jerry, another struggling actor who happened to be sitting in the waiting room of that same office as Anne came out. Jerry consoled her a moment, they chatted, and decided to go for coffee.

The rest, as they say, is history. The actors in this story are Anne Meara and Jerry Stiller—one of Hollywood’s favorite couples. [1]

The story of their meeting is fun, but the rest of their tale is far more meaningful. Meara passed away just a few weeks ago. They’d been married 60 years. That’s an incredible accomplishment for any couple, but nearly unheard of in the land of fame and fortune. What was the glue that held their marriage together as they crossed the minefield of failed relationships that seem to litter the landscape of the rich and famous.

Jerry and Meara’s “relationship theory”—the way they thought about their marriage and how it should work—gave them a distinct advantage that kept them happy all those years.

Continue reading: http://riskology.co/relationship-theory/
Research on relationships shows that if if you want stronger, long-lasting connections, you have to develop the right mindset.
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The two great mind make the moment first and rest they enjoy all moment by moment....
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“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” – Aristotle

A few days ago, I was entering the miles I ran last week into my tracking sheet (I’m a nerd like that). I looked at the total distance for the year so far and realized my shoes were in dire need of replacement. “So that’s why my feet are getting so torn up and my joints have been sore,” I muttered.

When my wife overhead, she offered to ask a friend for a pass to the Nike employee store; living in Portland and having friends that work at Nike HQ we have easy access to big discounts on the best new gear. We could get a pass in the next week or two.

I thought about it for a second, and then I went online and immediately bought a pair of running shoes at full price and even paid a little more for faster shipping.

Why on Earth did I do that?

One reason is I planned my shoe replacement poorly (doh!). But the more important reason is, after seven years of success, I know exactly how to make myself stick to my running habit and, in this case, it meant getting a new pair of shoes on my feet as quickly as possible, regardless the cost.

Instead of going for savings—something that’s also important to me—I chose minimal down time instead. I was optimizing for repetition.

If you’ve ever struggled making a new habit stick, this way of thinking could make a big difference in your success.

Continue reading: http://riskology.co/habit-repetition/
You know what to do to create a new habit—repeat it over and over. Here's why that's so hard and an idea for how to get better at it.
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Men only make that way which comes freely by all his sarroronding...

And Excelance depends different way of individual.

Where Only Ethics...Education... Environment...
Make any individual.. Excellence.
Mr.Tyler
Keep touch with your thoughtful draft..
Hope we make some great way of undersating of Different topic!!
Thanks Brother!!
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