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Stand Up for Your Privacy While There Is Still Time

February 26, 2016

When our government has all the power to compel and the people must comply, then our relationship is flipped, upside down, and backwards, because government should fear the people, not the other way around, here in the land of the free and the home of the brave. Contact your legislator, write to the President, and support Apple in its difficult stand against the surveillance state coming to pass on our watch.

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Frustrated? Take Charge Of Yourself Before You Start A Dialog

August 10, 2011

while she was passionate about the issue of fairness, she had learned the importance of taking charge over her own feelings and attitudes before making a connection with her boss. She’d practiced by reviewing the past experiences, and now felt ready to handle this one in an entirely different way.

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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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Obama Out of the Bubble, Onto the Battlefield of Persuasion

February 16, 2010

The President can’t persuade Congress to make meaningful changes if he’s allowing Congress to define the narrative. In a battle of persuasion, he’d best act now or his moment will be lost.

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Learning the Lessons of (Personal) History/Herstory Part 2

December 7, 2009

Anytime you have an experience, good or bad, in which you know that what you did effected the result, and then you mentally play it again in the same way, you increase the likelihood that the next time you’re in a similar situation, you will do an even better job of having the same reaction and result

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When Someone Rubs You The Wrong Way, Ask A Question – Persuasive Communication

September 16, 2009

Develop your ability to switch into an information-gathering mode rather than a reactionary one whenever faced with one of life’s challenges, particularly when those challenges appear in the form of other people. And specifically, if what they’re doing rubs you the wrong way.

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Dealing With Negative People – Use Them As A Resource

September 9, 2009

The trick is not to buy into negative behavior, but instead, to reframe it and make it useful to yourself. How to make negativity useful? Remember, a negative person can serve two valuable functions in your life: They can be your personal character builder, and they can serve as an early warning system when it comes to problems.

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Think Fast – Persuasive Communication and Life Skills

August 31, 2009

How can you think fast? It begins by accepting what the moment brings and responding to it creatively and with determination. Worse case scenario, your quick thinking gets a bad result. But best case is a great result, and when it comes to thinking fast, you’ll never know until you try.

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