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Are You Doubly Blessed?

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The voice in your head can either be a coach or a critic.  If you were to speak to your friends as your inner critic speaks to you it is doubtful you would have many friends.  Empowering your inner coach begins by being merciful, with yourself.   Ennobling your communication with mercy will improve how you feel about yourself, how you present your story and how you touch your
audience.

Be merciful to your listeners by sharing your message from their perspective.  ...

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How Humble is Your Charity?

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Charity offered as a hand up instead of a hand out transforms pity into dignity.  The key is to help those in need without making them feel needy.   When your request is specific and clear, your audience knows how to help.  Asking for charity is best done with humility, honesty and specificity.

At one time or another you will need some help. Whether you get it depends if your listeners get it.  Vague pleas for assistance, action, or attention aren’t very ...

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Do You Wax Sincerely?

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Learn to weigh truth on truth scales
and weigh sincerity on sincerity scales.
Jim Rohn

Sincerity is not equivalent to truth.  Just because you are sincere does not mean you are right.  You see, it is very possible to be sincerely wrong.  When you share what you
know with certainty, be certain that you really know what you are sharing.

“An often repeated folk etymology proposes that sincere is derived from the Latin ...

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Do You Get A Return on Foolishness?

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What do you call a boomerang that doesn’t come back? A stick.  It is a toss up as to which is more foolish, telling this joke or expecting you to laugh at it.  The problem with being foolish is that it often stems from ignorance, insecurity and discomfort.  Effective foolishness uses jokes which connect, encourages laughter which leads to learning and leaves your audience wanting more.

Your insecurity and your ignorance can cause you to behave foolishly.  Trying to hide either ...

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Is Your Story Meaningful?

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Where do you find meaning in your life?  Each day you engage in countless greetings, discussions, and deliberations some are significant, most are not.  The significance of what you say depends on how deeply you feel.  You can make your life more meaningful by being present, refining your emotional vocabulary,  and engaging in healthy self talk.

When you are bored and distracted it is often because you are telling yourself that you are bored and distracted.  When you are angry and ...

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What’s Your Focus?

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What you focus on, grows.  Just like sunlight nurtures flowers as well as weeds, your awareness strengthens whatever your
choose to focus it on.  Focus on your fears and they will become terrors.  Focus on your gifts and they will multiply.   Refining your awareness improves your actions, restricts your reactions and polishes your presentations.

Someone walks in late to your presentation.  Do you stop and direct everyone’s attention on them? If so, is your intention to be welcoming and inclusive or ...

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Are Your Apologies Sorry?

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Like everyone, you believe your sense of humor is above average, you are a bit brighter than most and your driving skills, undoubtedly, surpass 75% of the kooks  on the road.   Mathematical reality prevents everyone from being above average. Regardless of your affinity for math, or reality, your behavior at some point will be below average, and this is your chance to say sorry successfully.  Every presentation, even apologetic ones, are enhanced when you focus on the audience, have a ...

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What Do Your Results Say?

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There is no such thing as failure.  
There are only results.
-Tony Robbins

Hopefully you are not too fond of your failures and not too proud of your results since your perspective may be the only thing that separates them.  Failure lives in the space your unfulfilled desires create between what you want and what you have.
Producing results is inevitable. No matter what you do, or neglect to do, you generate some kind of result.  ...

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