Take This Step, Make A Difference

September 12, 2011

Change for the better starts on your inside and works its way out into the world around you, then returns as its own reward. In the circle of life, that’s a cycle you can do a lot with!

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How Useful Are Statistics In Getting A Click With People?

August 8, 2011

At least 3 out of 5 times that I speak about using your influence to produce desirable outcomes, I’m asked this question: What about statistics?

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When You Are The Third Party In A Two Party Conflict

July 1, 2011

One useful assumption you might make about this is that it’s the behavior of someone wanting to ‘ be professional.’ It’s a very formal mindset, rather than something done out of customer care.

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Is A Bit Of Envy Good Or Bad For Motivation?

June 8, 2011

Only by trying could I find out. (Desire, Challenge)

Using envy worked for me, perhaps better than anything I’d used before, but only because I connected my actual motivations to it. Rather than basing my actions on a strictly emotional choice, as the article portrays envy, I chose to engage my motivation because of I had that emotion.

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Sending Yourself Messages From The Future – Life Skills

March 8, 2010

Last month, I blogged about how to start your year off right with nutrition and exercise. To make such changes for the better, your motivation has to align with your direction.   And one of the best ways to find your motivation and change the way you take care of yourself is to look for […]

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New Class in Healthy Communication Begins

February 8, 2010

Today is day one in my healthy communication class (Psyc 604) at Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine. This intensive is one of the most rewarding things I do each year, because I relish the chance to teach these future doctors

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Shared Values Can Lead To Positive Change

February 1, 2010

The blending made possible by your shared values allows you to work through differences without the differences undermining your work, to disagree without being disagreeable. Here’s the case in point:

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Massachusetts Special Election – Democratic Persuasion Failure

January 25, 2010

I was less interested in the proposals and policies the winner might advocate, and more interested in the themes and messaging of each. And from the looks of things, only one of those campaigns seemed to get it right, as the Democrat’s support collapsed and the Republican campaign ascended to victory.

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