Feeling Good About Oneself

It’s so very basic; yet, it is perhaps the key element to understand when it comes to the art of leadership, influence, persuasion and Winning Without Intimidation. While I hesitate to use the word “everyone” it really does seem that everyone, at their most basic level, wants and desires to feel good about themselves. They…

Consciousness Defined

Last post centered around a quote by Swiss psychiatrist, Carl Jung, who wrote, “When an inner situation is not made conscious, it happens outside as fate.” And, since most of our emotional junk lies within our much larger unconscious — thus it isn’t usually even considered — there’s a good chance it will manifest as…

Unconsciousness and “Faux Fate”

Recently, I read a “Twitter tweet” by one of my many great friends from “Across the Pond” Natalie Lamb, who quoted the Swiss psychiatrist, Carl Jung: “When an inner situation is not made conscious, it happens outside as fate.” Wow. Wow. And, Wowee Wow Wow! How often do we find ourselves in uncomfortable positions or…

News You Should Know

In the news today…somewhere in your town, someone did a really good and kind deed for someone else. Oh, it probably won’t be reported on the nightly newscast or in the  morning newspaper. But, rest assured, it did happen. And, it actually does quite often. In fact, you might have even been the one that…

Avoid “Bristle Words”

In past articles, we’ve looked at words and attitudes we can take that will almost immediately give us the edge in bringing a potential conflict to a mutually beneficial, win/win solution. From a pleasant, sincere smile to, what I call, “apologizing in advance” when having to take someone away from what they’re used to doing,…

“I Appreciate Ya’”

After completing a quick purchase or other business transaction with someone, instead of just saying “thank you”, let them know you appreciate them. A genuine smile and a quick, “I appreciate you” or “I appreciate ya’” works just fine. It’s that little extra special touch that separates you from everyone else – even the polite…