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Monthly Archives: September 2010

Thirty Methods: Overcoming Three Big Mistakes. Mistake #2: Attempt to Build/Rebuild Relationships Without Changing Conduct or Attitude

“30 Methods of Influence” by Stephen R. Covey “In our attempts to influence others, we commonly make three mistakes, all related either to ignoring or short-cutting these three categories of influence.” Examples are 1. Who You Are and How You Act, modeling by doing (others see), 2. Relationship: Do you Understand and Care? (others feel), […]

Taking the High Road

Both Benjamin Franklin and Abraham Lincoln are said to have kept journals. They used them as tools, recording their thoughts and aspirations, goals, progress, and lessons learned from setbacks and trials. Keeping my journal gives me quiet time, time to reflect on the day. Things I did well, areas and times where I slipped and […]

Make It a Game

We often know what we should do. But sometimes we are challenged to get ourselves to do as well as we know. Simple solution: Make it a game. Throughout my life, this motivation technique has worked for me. I play games with myself all the time. When I was young and working two jobs to […]

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