The Magic of The “I Message”

When involved in a difficult situation with someone where you either feel you’ve been wronged, or simply want to make a persuasive point, what’s the best way to go about it?  Is there a way to phrase your message that will make them less defensive and more prone to understanding and accepting your viewpoint? There sure is,…

Duplication Is, Well…Duplicatable

The saying, “Don’t reinvent the wheel” is so well-known it has become almost proverbial. Yet, I constantly see people trying to “reinvent wheels” and it often works to their detriment rather than to their advantage. Please don’t misunderstand. Never would I suggest not being creative and trying new things. As human beings, we are, by our…

Is Natural Talent Really A Myth?

I have two books I feel absolutely compelled to suggest you read; first, because they are simply great reads. Secondly, if the topics themselves interest you, you’ll find the knowledge and wisdom contained to be extremely beneficial to you. Today, we’ll look at… Talent Is Overrated: What Really Separates World-Class Performers from Everybody Else by…

Responding Versus Reacting, Part Three

Now that we’ve explored the difference between “Responding and Reacting” and how it applies in real-life situations, let’s look at how mastering the trait of, what I call, “Response Consciousness” can result in a significantly more joyful and less stressful life. Short-term, you’ll find yourself much more comfortable and relaxed knowing that you can handle…