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Embrace Possbility 10 books I wish I read earlier in my life but glad I still read them eventually
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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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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 Be Happier Today Than You Were Yesterday

When I ask parents what they want for their kids, the most popular answer I get is: “I just want my kids to be happy” In the United States Declaration of Independence, the unalienable rights of man are: “Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness” Look deeply at what you really want in life, I [...]

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3 Reasons Why Most People are Bad Communicators

Every day you miscommunicate something to someone. You don't do it intentionally but it happens. It actually happens all the time, you just don’t know it. The only time you realize there is a miscommunication is when something bad happens and even then you may not think it was because of bad communication. The good things is [...]

3 Easy Ways to Improve Any Relationship

Life is about relationships. Boyfriend and Girlfriend Boss and Employee Parent and Child Husband and Wife Friend and Friend The list goes on... To have a meaningful life, you'll need to have meaningful relationships. Take a minute now and answer this question: Is there a relationship in your life that you wish was better? Now [...]

101 Simple Ways to Build Trust

The most valuable asset you can have is trust. It allows for flow and openness. When there is no trust, it becomes harder to get anything done. Think of one of your relationships where there is a lot of trust. Now think of another one with very little trust. Which one do you prefer? We can [...]

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How to Sell with Integrity – Lesson 3 – Why People Buy

In this third lesson on How to Sell with Integrity, we're going to focus on how people decide to buy. Although this lesson is interesting and helpful on its own, its effectiveness is powerfully multiplied when used within the context created after reading Lesson 1 - The First Thing to Think About and Lesson 2 -  Matchmaker - Assist [...]