What To Do With Your Bottled Up Feelings – Life Skills

November 16, 2009

Today’s post is about dealing with your bottled up feelings, and how to develop your emotional intelligence. It is in response to a comment I received on my blog a little while back, in which a reader wrote:

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How Do We Resolve Conflict With Others? – Reply To A Reader

November 2, 2009

I love the idea of resolving conflict instead of suffering it and making it worse. I frequently do this kind of work with my coaching clients and organizational clients. Effective communication is the key, and breaking the chains of reaction in yourself and then others is the beginning of it.

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Dealing With Your Reaction To Criticism – Response to A Reader

October 26, 2009

By identifying a good internal response ahead of time and then rehearsing it a bit in the privacy of your own mind, you can give yourself the advantage of being prepared, and the other person the benefit of your verbal gratitude.

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For Successful Masterminding – First, A Big Clear Outcome

October 5, 2009

Remember me telling you that you need a group committed to being extraordinary? That means you need a big outcome in mind, not some piddly thing that doesn’t mean anything to you. To go for success, you need a big desired state that requires you to stretch in order for you to achieve it. Think of it this way:

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The Elements of Effective Masterminding – Life Skills

October 2, 2009

A Mastermind group is not a shmooze fest. It’s not a love in, a reading circle, a salon, or a philosophy discussion. And it’s not a support group where people tell their story and get into their feelings. You can use groups for all of these things, but the purpose of a Mastermind group is to produce action that leads to success.

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Putting Your Mastermind Group Together – Life Skills

September 25, 2009

The people that you spend time with are a major influence in your life. So you want to carefully choose the members of your Mastermind group to have the best possible influence. They can be people who differ from you in background and knowledge, but it is essential that they share values and have similar aspirations for their lives. And it is imperative that they agree with you about the purpose of the group and the intent to mutually prosper from it.

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The Origins of Masterminding and Why It Works To Create Success

September 23, 2009

You’ve likely experienced the ‘all of us are smarter than any of us’ phenomenon. It happens for me when I’m working on a book. If I come to an idea that isn’t quite dialed in, I run it by someone else and in the sharing of it, it either becomes clear to me or my lack of clarity provokes the person I shared it with to tell me what I was missing. Yet on my own, that missing piece or lack of clarity is unresolvable.

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Masterminding Your Success – Life Skills

September 21, 2009

Masterminding is a powerful approach to brainstorming, problem solving and goal achievement that has been around for centuries. It is what takes place when a group of people agree in a committed way to utilize the synergetic advantage of ‘all of us are smarter than any of us,’ to help each person in the group do better than they might on their own.

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