Never Appear Desperate
Desperation is a weakeness. It opens you up to unnecessary mistakes. In your interactions never appear desperate. If you get desperate though you should not, don't show it. Appearing desperate opens you up to manipulation. Humans are by nature selfish and will take advantage of any situation that will enhance their status. A desperate person will do anything for anyone so in appearing desperate you'll just be inviting vultures who prey on the desperate. Potray a facade of bravery, 'I don't care' attitude. Don't give in to your inner weakness. Punch that feeling of desperation into submission and you will develop laser like focus that will lift you up out of that situation that bred the desperation in the first place. Be strong, show you're strong and NEVER APPEAR DESPERATE.