Monthly Archives: November 2010

#197 – “Don’t complain ever about anything.” – From: Changing Shoes by Tina Sloan

Going on about your aches and pains and your latest irritability, whether it’s a draft you’re sitting in or a hip replacement is the surest way to drive people away.  I’ve also noticed that negativity is catching, like a bad cold. Sandy … Continue reading

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#196 – “It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it.” ~ Warren Buffet

 “If you think about that,” Warren Buffet says, ” you’ll do things differently. Unfortunately for people like Tiger Woods and Bernie Madoff, their previous bad choices are now a permanent part of their legacy.   The past never goes away.  So as one radio announcer used … Continue reading

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#195 – Let it be. The Beatles.

In every life there are uncontrollables and unfixables.   Sometimes you just have to accept what you cannot change or control.    Sometimes it just is what it is and there’s nothing you can do about it.      Knowing this helps me stay … Continue reading

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#194 – Making a fist can boost your will power. From: Aparna Labroo at the University of Chicago in the Journal of Consumer Research

 If you’re standing in a store in front of a tempting purchase you know you shouldn’t buy, making a fist might stop that gut reaction and can help you resist.  This only works for people who have a long term goal … Continue reading

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#193 – “To make a good first impression, demonstrate immediately that the other person, not you is the center of action and conversation.” How To Make A Strong First Impression: Seven Tips That Really Work by Bill Lampton, Ph.D.

The other six tips are:  Listen carefully, give positive verbal cues to let the person know you are listening,  maintain steady eye contact, stay away from humor that could backfire, give up the need to be right and take care … Continue reading

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