Everybody needs a Warm Fuzzy

I really appreciate you taking the time to read this. What you just read was what psychologists call a “positive stroke.”  It’s me saying something nice to you.  It’s true, I do appreciate you but how many times does an author tell you that?  If you think about it, how many times do a lot of people say nice things about you, to you?  In this hurried time, strokes are often an early casualty. “Hi, Mary.  Good to see you.” “Thanks for your help.” “That was great.” Even just a smile and a … [Read more...]

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The Best Defense Is a Great Question

How often do you find your buttons getting pushed? Someone says something a little critical and literally before you have time to think you’re fighting back. “You’re not doing that right.” “I’ve always done it that way.” “Your son isn’t putting enough effort in at school.” “What are you talking about?  He’s getting good grades.” We are hard-wired with the three Fs: Fight, Flight or Freeze.  The piece of our brain called the amygdala, the oldest part of our brain, kicks in whenever we … [Read more...]

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The Gentle Art of Encouraging Discovery

What would a sales guru have to offer people who wouldn’t take a sales job if their life depended on it? If you think about it, we’re all selling something most of the time.  Don’t believe me?  Don't think of selling as pressuring people to buy stuff they don't want.  Just think of it as getting someone to do something they would not have done of their own accord. Do you occasionally find it difficult to get your kids to do something?  Do you dread going back to the store to argue about … [Read more...]

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