20 Charismatic Olivia Fox Cabane Quotes

Olivia Fox Cabane is a self-development author, and regular contributor to Forbes, Fast Company & The Huffington Post.

She is best known as the author of [easyazon_link identifier=”1591845947″ locale=”US” tag=”w0f8f-20″]The Charisma Myth[/easyazon_link] and of [easyazon_link identifier=”1591847192″ locale=”US” tag=”w0f8f-20″]The Net And The Butterfly[/easyazon_link]. Cabane propose The Charisma Myth as being the combination of three elements: presence, power and warmth.

Here’s our collection of the twenty best Olivia Fox Cabane quotes:


20 Olivia Fox Cabane Quotes

1. “A knife can be used both to heal and hurt. Whether in the hands of a surgeon or the hands of a criminal it’s the same instrument.” – Olivia Fox Cabane

2. “Being charismatic does not depend on how much time you have but on how fully present you are in each interaction.” – Olivia Fox Cabane

3. “One of the main reasons we’re so affected by our negative thoughts is that we think our mind has an accurate grasp on reality, and that its conclusions are generally valid.” – Olivia Fox Cabane

4. “Resentment is like drinking poison and waiting for the other person to die.” – Olivia Fox Cabane

5. “The most effective thing you can do for your career is to get comfortable being uncomfortable.” – Olivia Fox Cabane

6. “When our internal voice starts criticizing us, lashing out, it can feel like we’re under attack.” – Olivia Fox Cabane

7. “Work expands so as to fill the time available for its completion.” – Olivia Fox Cabane

8. “Because trying to suppress a self-critical thought only makes it more central to your thinking, it’s a far better strategy to simply aim to neutralize it.” – Olivia Fox Cabane

9. “Most of us tend to interpret events – whether they’re personal or impersonal – as relating to us.” – Olivia Fox Cabane


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10. “Presence is a LEARN-ABLE skill.” – Olivia Fox Cabane


11. “As you try each technique, pay attention to which ones work best for you and keep practicing them until they become instinctive. You may also discover some of your own that work just as well.” – Olivia Fox Cabane

12. “I’ve often heard professional negotiators tell me that they could accurately predict the outcome of negotiations fairly early on using one simple clue: whoever has less endurance for silence loses.” – Olivia Fox Cabane

13. “One of the reasons that the Dalai Lama has such a powerful effect on people is his ability to radiate both tremendous warmth and complete acceptance.” – Olivia Fox Cabane

14. “Strike up a conversation with a complete stranger. For instance, as you wait in line at a coffee shop, comment on the pastries and then ask your neighbor an open-ended question.” – Olivia Fox Cabane


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15. “To know others is knowledge. To know oneself is wisdom.” – Olivia Fox Cabane


16. “Whenever we use our brain, we fire certain neuronal connections, and the more these connections get used, the stronger they become.” – Olivia Fox Cabane

17. “You never get a second chance to make a great first impression. Within a few seconds, with just a glance, people have judged your social and economic level, your level of education, and even your level of success.” – Olivia Fox Cabane

18. “The key questions are: Which mental state would be most useful in this situation? And which version of reality would help you get there?” – Olivia Fox Cabane

19. “Whatever your mind believes, your body will manifest.” – Olivia Fox Cabane

20. “With about 7 billion people on the planet, I can absolutely guarantee you that not just one but scores of people are going through the same thing at this very moment.” – Olivia Fox Cabane



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