We’re all looking for the magic bullet, the secret words to make our spouse melt, our co-worker cooperate and our customer giggle with glee as they sign on the dotted line.
Next time you face a challenging area in your own life, try applying the "Yes, And" model.
I used to have a preacher who was so bad that the only way I could get through his sermons was to rewrite them in my head.. My family was less than thrilled when I insisted on giving them my revised version of the sermon over lunch every Sunday, but
Plan for the future all you want, but don't put your happiness on hold until it gets here. Start being happy today, you won't regret it.
Here's the thing about those 10 best days, they're even more fun if you stay fully present while you're experiencing them.
One of the big mistakes that people (including me) make in business and life is to assume that we understand other people’s internal motivation.
Instead of a critique, it's a helpful to offer suggestion. I'm hardly perfect, but after hundreds of times doing it wrong, I've learned that how much the positioning and the order matter.
Nobody likes conflict, but avoiding conflict usually winds up being even more painful than addressing it.
We've all heard (and given) our share of excuses.. "My computer crashed, I got stuck in traffic, no one told me I was supposed to do it, the dog ate my homework.". It's frustrating to encounter in others, but we're often guilty ourselves, "I was sooo busy. My travel
Next time you find yourself wishing for a magic change potion. Flip it. Instead of asking, "How can I get the other person to change," swallow a little bit of the potion yourself, and ask, "How can I change my response?"
Remember this: nothing bad happens when you get excited about something.
Little snippets of time matter. Whether it's breakfast, dinner, your employees or your kids, when you schedule time for positive interaction, you get results.
Whether you believe it's a scientific sixth sense or a mystical connection to the divine, every person alive has the power of intuition. All you have to do is quiet your mind and pay attention to your own inner knowing.
Next time you find yourself on the other side of a "He just doesn't get it" debate, try reframing the conversation in the context of a larger purpose. You'll be amazed at how quickly people respond when they understand that you both want the same things.
When it comes to money, it's not about what you've spent; it's about what you want to do from this point going forward.