Monthly Archives: December 2010

Today’s Reading – the Power of Making a Decision

Today’s reading comes from Chapter 2 of the book Awaken the Giant Within: Maybe we should be asking ourselves, “How am I going to live the next 10 years of my life? How am I going to live today in … Continue reading

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Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude. – Thomas Jefferson

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Amazing Technique to Improve Empathic Listening

Stephen Covey talks about a listening technique called the Talking Stick: Now what happens is literally it transforms defensive, negative energy into creative, transforming energy. Here’s why: When you really listen to another in depth, until they feel understood, you … Continue reading

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One novel way to raise money for charity

In the December 17 issue of The Week magazine, there is this blurb on page 6: When Robin Rogers, a professor at New York’s Queen College, and her fiance George Overholser, called off their nuptuals, she didn’t want her $3,500 … Continue reading

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Today’s Reading – The incredible value of gratitude

Today’s Reading comes from Chapter 5 of the book Authentic Happiness and deals with the idea of gratitude. Simple gratitude – being grateful for the things that we have in our lives. Because gratitude sets in motion a chain of … Continue reading

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What we have done for ourselves alone dies with us; what we have done for others and the world remains and is immortal. – Albert Pike

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A very quick video summary of “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People”

“The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People” is one of the titles listed on the books page. Here is a very quick summary of the habits:

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A building experience that may help people meet each other

This video caught my eye simply because it looks like fun: It might be even more fun if, after trying it once, it is possible to try it again and then again to rapidly learn from the experience. It might … Continue reading

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Today’s Reading – Which is better, pleasure or altruism? Try this experiment yourself

Today’s Reading comes from Chapter 1 of the book Authentic Happiness. This is a simple experiment for you to try yourself: The students in one of my classes wondered if happiness comes from the exercise of kindness more readily than … Continue reading

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Quote of the Day

Try not to become a man of success but a man of value. – Albert Einstein

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