relationship related Tips and resources

Combine Direct with Polite for Best Results

When you feel “trapped” in a difficult situation, it can be hard to know what to say or do. But, there is always a healthy way out of that dilemma. The answer comes in being polite, yet direct with the other person(s) involved. When you are polite to someone, you show respect and gentleness. And, when you are direct, you demonstrate firmness and purpose in your answer. Maybe a couple of examples will help. All [...]

Attitude, Behavior, Conversation – Remember Your ABC’s

One of the first things we all learned in school was our ABC’s. The alphabet is the foundation for learning how to read. We soon learned the sounds of the different letters and how to put those sounds together in order to create words. I am all for learning to read and I love education. I am the eternal student, always trying to learn something new. The most amazing thing I have ever learned is [...]

Good Business Relationships – How to Pick Best “I” Approach

I am a simple-minded person. If something is presented to me in a way that is clear and easy to understand, I catch on quickly. In fact, I will be able to do a seminar on it! However, if a new concept is not presented in a simple-to-understand way, the opposite is true. I find myself confused and frustrated. Because I have lived with this “malady” my whole life, I try to keep things simple [...]

Warning: You are Going to Grow Old and Die

What You Can Do About It I thought that title might get your attention! That thought is not as morbid as it may seem at first glance. If you keep reading, you will see that this Tip really is going to turn in a positive direction.   I have become painfully aware that death is a reality. It is not something we like to talk about much, but it is something that is very, very [...]