Blow your own nose

“We cry to God Almighty, how can we escape this agony? Fool, don’t you have hands? Or could it be God forgot to give you a pair? Sit and pray your nose doesn’t run! Or, rather just wipe your nose and stop seeking a scapegoat.” —EPICTETUS, DISCOURSES, 2.16.13 The world is unfair. The game is

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We have but one obligation

“What is your vocation? To be a good person.” —MARCUS AURELIUS, MEDITATIONS, 11.5 The Stoics believed, above all else, that our job on this earth is to be a good human being. It is a basic duty, yet we are experts at coming up with excuses for avoiding it. To quote Belichick again: “Do your

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Work is Therapy

“Work nourishes noble minds.” —SENECA, MORAL LETTERS, 31.5 You know that feeling you get when you haven’t been to the gym in a few days? A bit doughy. Irritable. Claustrophobic. Uncertain. Others get a similar feeling when they’ve been on vacation for too long or right after they first retire. The mind and the body

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Secret to Life

To get the most out of life, you have to find your one thing. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-1bTe54j6PQ?rel=0] “Success demands singleness of purpose. You need to be doing fewer things for more effect instead of doing more things with side effects. It is those who concentrate on but one thing at a time who advance in this

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Mirroring

“The language of negotiation is primarily a language of conversation and rapport: a way of quickly establishing relationships and getting people to talk and think together. Which is why when you think of the greatest negotiators of all time, I’ve got a surprise for you—think Oprah Winfrey. Her daily television show was a case study

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What is the role of Jesus Christ?

Learn More When we submit to Jesus Christ’s love and influence, we become humble and teachable, and we recognize the divine Light of Christ inside each of us. We each come to this world with the divine Light of Christ inside us, with the ability to recognize truth about ourselves and about the Savior. Much

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Accountability

The Oz Principle defines accountability as “a personal choice to rise above one’s circumstances and demonstrate the ownership necessary for achieving desired results to See It, Own It, Solve It, and Do It.”

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Negotiations

“Typically, negotiation experts will tell you to prepare by making a list: your bottom line; what you really want; how you’re going to try to get there; and counters to your counterpart’s arguments. But this typical preparation fails in many ways. It’s unimaginative and leads to the predictable bargaining dynamic of offer/counteroffer/meet in the middle.

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Fire Drill

Just thought you could all use a laugh. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gO8N3L_aERg?rel=0&w=560&h=315]

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Make your point without making an enemy.

“Smart communicators remember to focus on two things: people and performance. Both matter when you deliver bad news. Don’t sacrifice the person’s feelings by focusing solely on their performance, or they will shift to defensive mode. They’ll stop listening to you because they’re busy defending themselves, saying, “Yeah, but . . . ” Excerpt From:

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USE THE WORDS I AM CHOOSING TO OR CHOOSING NOT TO

\”Studies have shown that very successful people never say ‘I can’t or I can’; they say ‘I am choosing to or choosing not to’. By speaking in this manner they feel in control of themselves and their destiny. It is not possible to feel truly good about ourselves unless we feel that we can shape

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Beliefs

A belief is a feeling of certainty about what something means.  Most of us have adopted the beliefs of our parents, friends, community and nation.  Many of the beliefs we use actually keep us from being successful and having all we want in a fulfilling life.  For example, many believe if they have money they

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No Harm, No Foul

“Do away with the opinion I am harmed, and the harm is cast away too. Do away with being harmed, and harm disappears.” —MARCUS AURELIUS, MEDITATIONS, 4.7 A word can have multiple meanings. One usage can be harsh and another might be completely innocent. The same word can mean a cruel slur or a pile

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Success

“As you age and conditions change, the ways in which you define success will transform yet again. When you\’re much older, you\’re likely to find success in good health, family, grandchildren, your legacy, and how you will be remembered. Where you are in life, the conditions you\’re facing, and the situations, events, and people on

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March 13, 2018 Be, Do, Have

Zig Ziglar teaches we have to be before we can do, and do before we can have. It is a very simply process but we need to understand the steps and where we are in life. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QlWMZylMt5c?rel=0&w=560&h=315]

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April 11, 2018 Breathe

Oxygen is key to life. Proper breathing is an important part of getting your body the right amounts of oxygen and eliminating carbon dioxide. Try this exercise three times a day and you will see the difference. The ratio of the breath is inhale 1, hold ,4 exhale 2. This video uses 5 seconds and

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March 10, 2018 Only you can will decide.

I have hear that it is not what happens to you but what you do from so many different sources that it is about time I believe it and take action. Here is a clip from Jim Rohn from 1981. It does not matter how old the message is if it is true. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vPe72Tv3jo0?rel=0&w=560&h=315]

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