How to Tap into the Power of Serendipity and Weak Ties

You're familiar with the quote attributed to Thomas Jefferson that "if you want something you've never had you must be willing to do something you've never done."   One of those life-changing things we can begin to do is to expand our social universe. That is, we can...

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Are You Making a Difference for Someone?

Are you making a difference for someone?
You might even be THE difference for someone deciding to show up and continue on the path today and tomorrow, and until it all comes together. Maybe more than you are aware.

Don’t stop, don’t give up.  Keep looking to the future and moving forward with them.

Continue to show up, support them, believe in them, offer your best, and have faith.

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How to Get Off to a Good Start with People

Expression matters. Have you encountered someone, in a business situation, with a sour look and wondered what was wrong? Or maybe it was an expression that conveyed disinterest or boredom or irritation or suspicion or fear.  What was the impact of that look on you?...

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Are You Standing on Acres of Diamonds?

What are you overlooking in your backyard? I think you maybe trust me some and value my opinion a little or you would not be reading my blog posts. If that is true, then pay attention, because this first post of 2018 could be a life changer or major life enhancer for...

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How to Be Welcome Anywhere

  “You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get people to be interested in you.” Dale Carnegie wrote that in Part Two, Chapter 1 of How to Win Friends and Influence People in 1936. In a...

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A Secret to Success – Perspective

  “If there is one secret to success, it lies in the ability to get the other person’s point of view, and see things from his angle as well as your own.” This is what Dale Carnegie wrote in Chapter 3 of How to Win Friends and Influence People written in 1936. He tells...

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Approbation and Praise

  Be “hearty in your approbation and lavish in your praise.” That is Dale Carnegie’s advice in chapter 2 of his book How to Win Friends and Influence People written in 1936. Don’t you love how people worded things decades ago? I don’t remember the word approbation...

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