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Jan 31, 2018

There are a lot of different schools of thought on communication.  Fred Riley has broken the listening part of communication into three key areas.  The first is acknowledging.  How do you let people know that you're really listening to what they're saying.

When people are talking, they're coming from one of...


Jan 29, 2018

We've all had experiences trying to talk to people who are angry.  It's hard to get your point across.

There are 3 keys to getting someone into a place where you can talk.  The brain likes things to be fair.  It doesn't understand life isn't fair.  In one study, a rock was handed to a monkey who then was require to hand...


Jan 26, 2018

Here's a technique to better understand who you are. 

Throughout our life we have people who are champions of us.  They'll tell us our positive attributes.  You're thoughtful, you're smart, hard working, etc.

An important part of early development is in symbolic representation.  Our ability to learn, and our language,...


Jan 24, 2018

The mind can attend to four major events at a time.  It doesn't have an endless ability to pay attention so it selects the most significant or most important.

When we try to go to sleep, our mind is worried about losing those things and can have trouble settling down.

Imagine you're in charge of the flight tower at...


Jan 22, 2018

"I act and feel the way I do for a reason".  Think about that.  People act in predictable ways.  You won't have a feeling come up out of nowhere with nothing behind it.  You may not understand or know what it it, but there is reason behind it.

Picture yourself age 3 or 4.  You're sitting on the floor coloring.  You're...