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The Essence of Partnership

March 9th, 2011

We are in this together.
I am confident that you will cover for me.
Our relationship is reciprocal: When I am up, you may be down.
When I falter, you will catch me.
Negotiation rather than assignment.
We are in this together.
Bottom line, we have each other.
We can divide the tasks.
Compromise.
We may not have to give equally in our relationship.
We do whatever is necessary to get the job done.
It is about “WE”, not you or I.
No specifics declared, like this is your job and that is mine.
We Share.

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What Really Matters

November 22nd, 2010

Perspective on Life
I was watching a documentary about the earthquake which occurred in San Francisco in 1989.  Many survivors were interviewed.  Some of those who were sifting through the wreckage for some semblance of their former lives spoke a common theme.  And that was that “things” did not matter anymore.  It seems that their entire perspective on life had changed after this most traumatic event. For these survivors, it seemed to come down to what really matters.
What I found most surprising, is that of the

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Listening

November 21st, 2010

Communication is such an important part of lives that we hardly notice it.  We speak, we text, we sing, we email, we express with body language and with the tone of our voice, we “give a look” and the list is endless.
Listening is perhaps the most important aspect of communication.  And it is also the most frequently overlooked aspect of communication.
When one truly listens, hears, and understands the other, dialogue is possible.  And when there is true dialogue, real connection can be made.
Often in conversations,

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Three Remarkable Events

July 26th, 2010

Sometime in the year of 1978 I was concluding a business transaction with as associate who had owed me a large sum of money. He was about to make the final payment on a rather larger promissory note. He, quite reasonably, asked me for the note, and that it be marked paid in full. Easier said than done. The note was stored somewhere in cartons of papers that had to do with our business venture. I had not seen the note for at least five

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The Power of Thought

June 19th, 2010

Or How It All Began For Me
A True Story by David Harris
Sometime in the period of 1975 to 1980, many “power of the mind” courses were being offered.  Silva Mind Control was one, and Mind Psybiotics was another and there many others.  Some friends had told of the remarkable things could be done by one’s thoughts, as taught in these classes.  Out of idle curiosity, I did take one such week-long course.
One of the many things that I was taught was the power of imagery

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Everyone Has Their Stuff

June 19th, 2010

There is as aspect of the human condition called judgment, to which most of us are prone. What I am referring to is that we all have our qualities, some of which may be interpreted by others as “great”, and some of which may be referred to as “not so great”.  The “not so great” qualities are often judged and referred to by others as “our stuff”.
We are all products of whatever we have gone through in our lives to this point. These formative events

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Be Careful, It’s Contagious

June 19th, 2010

Have you ever been in a funk, and someone walks by and throws you a cheerful “Hi” with a smile, and your mood can change in the blink of an eye? Or when one is in a “down” mood, and then you walk into the presence of a bunch of “up” people and you can seem to catch their “up” mood.
Another example would be when the head of a business is an “up” person, that vibe seems to affect everyone in the organization.  Unfortunately,

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10 Choices To Reduce Stress

October 7th, 2006

1. Say NO! The test is “Will anybody die if I don’t do ………………..?”  Then make a choice based on what you truly desire to do.
2. Avoid perfection. Beware of the disease of “Perfectionitis”.  Relax you standards.
3.  Focus on understanding, rather then being understood. Focus on loving, rather than on being loved.
4.  Play hard and often. Make it a non-negotiable part of you life.
5.  Take one day at time. This time, today, is the only time that we really have. As best you can, try

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