Effective Communication Skills

How many times have you ever found yourself in a conversation, ceremony, motivational speech, or any situation in which you had no idea what was being said because of the speaker’s inability to communicate effectively? Words are powerful and can make a person seem intelligent. But, on the opposite end of that spectrum can also make a person feel dumb. You have to be careful what words you use, how you use them, and who you use them with. When you are communicating to an audience, or even an individual, fancy words will lose their impact if misunderstood or misinterpreted.…

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Nothing Is Easy

Have you ever heard the saying “nothing is easy”?  I have, but I am at a crossroads with this statement.  I say this because to me it has two meanings; a positive and a negative depending on how you use the words nothing and is.  Let’s take a look at both. POSITIVE:  By adopting the statement of “nothing is easy” gives you the drive, determination, and motivation to conquer the most difficult of things because after all nothing is easy and if you want to accomplish something you have to work at it. NEGATIVE:  If  you put forth no effort…

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You Are A Work In Progress

If you always feel like there is something missing in your life it’s because you are not complete, you are “a work in progress”.  Every day you learn new things, you become smarter, you become faster, you become more knowledgeable, you become more experienced, and so forth.  You are “a work in progress”. Even though you are not complete yet, you still have to strive to get better every day because you are not going to grow and develop into the person you want to become if you don’t work at it.  You don’t just wake up one day and…

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Nobody Is Perfect

“If you seek PERFECTION in everything, you will achieve it in nothing” How many times have you moved something around just after you put it there looking for that perfect angle? How often do you write something down, erase it, and re-write it 100 times until it is perfect? Have you changed clothes, re-applied your makeup, or fixed your hair so many times in the morning and just can’t get it right? It is possible that you could be obsessed with PERFECTIONISM. If you get bent out of shape just because something is not perfect, you will find yourself on…

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The Mirror Doesn’t Lie

When you look in the mirror, what do you see? In my house I have a full sized mirror right next to my door so when I leave the house every day I can look at myself and see what it is that I look like before I head out into the world.  It is this quick assessment that lets me know that I am portraying a positive or a negative self-image when I head out into public and ready to take on anything that comes my way. So I ask you the following: When you look into a mirror,…

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