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  • Just Listen: Discover the Secret to Getting Through to Absolutely Anyone by Mark Goulston

Just Listen by Mark Goulston

(click on book cover for more details) Just Listen: Discover the Secret to Getting Through to Absolutely Anyone by Mark Goulston Published: March 2015 ISBN-10: 0814436471 EP Rating: 4 out of 5 (good read) EP Main Takeaway: Focus on the other person by listening and making them feel important [...]

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Nonviolent Communication by Marshall Rosenberg

(click on book cover for more details) Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life - Life-Changing Tools for Healthy Relationships by Marshall Rosenberg Published: September 1, 2015 (3rd Edition) ISBN-10: 189200528X EP Rating: 5 out of 5 (highly recommended) EP Main Takeaway: Express your needs honestly and receive your requests [...]

10 books I wish I read earlier in my life but glad I still read them eventually

Have you ever finished a book and found it so useful that you wished you read it much earlier on in your life? I read on average 1-2 books a week (the silver lining to a long commute to work). Most of the books, I read once, glean the key ideas and never re-read again. Which is why I [...]

Outgrowing Things (or The Real Reason Your Relationship is Falling Apart)

When you reflect on the year past, it's easy to focus on your accomplishments and what happened. What might be interesting to think about are the activities you stopped doing and what didn't happen. This past year, I no longer: Watch the Oscars, the NBA or go to movies Play basketball Spend time with certain friends [...]

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Why Being Grateful is the Smart Thing to Do

Thanksgiving is one my favorite holidays. Not only does it bring my family together for great food and company, it also serves as trip wire to reflect on the year and all the things to be grateful for. These days, in this era of busyness, it's so easy to go from one task to the next without taking [...]

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Two Quick Tips to Be More Patient

If you're the type to lose patience quickly or if your patience is wearing thin at this moment, here are two tips that can help immediately: Remove expectations You lose patience when something you expect to happen does not happen. You expect your colleague to get back to you within 24 hours and you're mad [...]

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How to Get Along with Almost Anyone (it’s easier than you think)

Over the years, I've received a lot of advice from friends and family, trained professionals and books on how to get along with others and build strong relationships. Most of it is insightful and effective but when I'm caught up in the moment, I find it hard to apply what I've learned. This is especially true [...]

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When Just Trying to Help Fails

"I'm just trying to help." How often have you said or thought these words? If you're a loving parent, good friend or caring colleague, probably one too many times. It's a plea you usually make when your good intentions fall short and it reflects both frustration and surprise. So why does this happen? Why are you [...]

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How to Give Yourself Feedback

For many of us, we strive to be better today than we were yesterday. One of the best ways to achieve that is to get quality feedback. When it comes to feedback, we tend to ask other people because we fear our blind spots and propensity for self-delusion. Unfortunately, it's not always convenient or helpful [...]

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Top 10 Insights that May Change Your Life for the Better

Throughout your life, you've learned many lessons that have changed the way you think, act and live. But no matter how valuable the lesson, it is not fun to learn it the hard way. Some say these learning pains are unavoidable and necessary for the learning to stick. This may be true for some people [...]