Next Best Steps

This is the best phrase for moving a conflict forward: “What’s our Next Best Step here?” Whether it’s with a client, colleague or loved one, you will always be taking the high road if you’ll remember this valuable phrase. When we focus forward to fix facts, rather than back on blame, the conversation takes on…

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Ethos, Pathos, Logos and Laugh-os

Today, Ask Yourself: Where can I practice “Laugh-os” this week and look at things more lightly? Quote: “She who laughs, lasts.” Kelli S. Vrla, CSP Distilled Nugget: What helps persuade others both in drama and in life? Ethos: having ethical, moral character Pathos: appealing with passion Logos: appealing with logic But don’t forget to add my favorite Greek trait:…

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Fear=Lack of Knowledge

Today, Ask Yourself: What can I know more of this week that can help me fear something less? Quote: “Success in business requires training and discipline and hard work. But if you’re not frightened by these things, the opportunities are just as great today as they ever were.” –David Rockefeller Distilled Nugget: Knowledge is the antidote for fear. If ever…

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Dressed for Success?

I have a question for you – and anyone can answer this. When you’re traveling during what’s commonly known as standard business hours, does attire during travel matter? What are your thoughts on “business casual” during travel? Or if you’re in a position where standard business attire is common – should you wear that when…

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What’s Plan B?

For Today, Ask Yourself: What’s my Plan B on a project I’m working on this week? Quote: “Every single life only becomes great when the individual sets upon a goal or goals which they really believe in, which they can really commit themselves to, which they can put their whole heart and soul into.” Brian Tracy…

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