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The stickiness of NO

A few weeks ago I wrote a well received blog called “The Power of No.”  Yes, there is great power in standing in your integrity and saying no to someone who wants something from you which you are unwilling or unable to provide.  But let’s take a step back and find out why that word NO …

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Don’t take it personally

As I continue my review of the wonderful book by Don Miguel Ruiz, The Four Agreements, and compare the suggestions contained in this book shamelessly with those contained in my own book It’s All About Me, today we look at the idea of being more impersonal with our work with others. Certainly somewhere along the line …

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I’m rubber, you’re glue

Remember that chant from grade school? How about “I know you are, but what am I?” How could we fully understand the truth behind these two phrases when we were but 10 years old?  Yet there it is, there is a big persons truth in these words too, although we might not want to use …

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Your Hot Button

You know what your hot button is; it is that topic which when raised raises your blood pressure and lowers your capacity to think clearly, in inverse proportion. Where do these hot buttons originate?  Now that is difficult to say, but they have to do with some issue or event in your past which has left a …

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Ouch, that hurts!

Want to know where you are called to improve your life?  I don’t mean called by your boss, or your spouse, or your parents, I refer instead to the call which is inside you; the call no one else will ever hear, the call which is perhaps beyond being articulated because you do not even …

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D.O.P.E. part 2

As I was saying, DOPE is all around us, the tendency to define ourselves by how much information we can disseminate, how much of a reaction we can get for that dissemination, as well as the bond such information seems to create between ourselves and others are all factors in the addiction to DOPE. Even …

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