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Lies are like weeds. They start out small, and then grow until they're out of control. And like weeds, they keep popping up again and again. Once they take root, they grab a firm hold, and won't let go.
In James 3:8 the Bible says, "But no human being can tame the tongue. It is a restless ... Views:63
I don't know my next-door neighbors. I don't ever see them. I don't ever get the opportunity to talk to them. I never visit with them. I don't even know their names. There's been such a revolving door of new next-door neighbors in my apartment building that, to be honest, I no longer attempt to ... Views:79
A lie can travel halfway round the world while the truth is putting on its shoes.
A single lie discovered is enough to create doubt in every truth expressed.
If you tell the truth, it becomes a part of your past. If you lie, it becomes a part of your future.
We all know how difficult it ... Views:241
This question fascinates me because I have observed over many years many journeys where people struggle with this task (myself included.) Let’s take a look at some of my speculations and see what your thoughts might be on why this is so challenging.
Our History and Teachings
For women, it is ... Views:322
An Appealing New Method To Attract Potential Customers
Today is about a new way to generate interest in high-value, ethical content. The interesting part of this method is that it supports consumer’s interest of things presented in sales pages and opt-ins.
Personally, when I reach one of ... Views:209
Actions always speak louder than words, and there is no better place to apply that than our concept of love.
To most people, love is a passive verb…something that happens to us rather than something we do on purpose. It’s a special feeling that we have about someone or something that comes ... Views:358
Are you being true to what you ask of others everyday? Remember that you are the face of your brand, even if you do not think of your business as a brand as yet. Your clients do.
There is a lot of talk about authentic entrepreneurs, but what does it really translate into? Look at it this way, ... Views:411
On a Saturday night at home while relaxing with friends, things turned interesting quickly. A dog showed up at the house. In an attempt to find the rightful owner and return the dog, we knocked on the door of the rightful owner and a naked man opened the door. This was the start of an ... Views:545
On a Saturday night at home while relaxing with friends, things turned interesting quickly. A dog showed up at the house. In an attempt to find the rightful owner and return the dog, we knocked on the door of the rightful owner and a naked man opened the door. This was the start of an ... Views:520
On a Saturday night at home while relaxing with friends, things turned interesting quickly. A dog showed up at the house. In an attempt to find the rightful owner and return the dog, we knocked on the door of the rightful owner and a naked man opened the door. This was the start of an ... Views:530
On a Saturday night at home while relaxing with friends, things turned interesting quickly. A dog showed up at the house. In an attempt to find the rightful owner and return the dog, we knocked on the door of the rightful owner and a naked man opened the door. This was the start of an ... Views:540
Let me ask you a question, what is the best advice you have ever received from a boss or leader that you admire?
For me this is easy to answer as I think back to my most admired and respected boss Rudy McLean. Rudy had many years of leadership experience within the corporation I worked for ... Views:555
As a Christian business owner do you have people constantly expecting you to give away your services for free? Do people give you a sob story about why they can’t pay and expect you to give them a break? Do they call you a passive aggressive Christian hypocrite if you send out a late payment ... Views:499
Recently writing about “Bully Types” resurrected an emotion I have grappled with much of my life: a) being part of a family, especially as a child and teen, riddled with mental illness and shrouded in family secrets, b) as a child and young teen, threatened and emotionally bullied by peers for ... Views:757
It had to happen sometime . . . health professionals don’t agree with the evidence that created guidelines that we are to follow as standards of care. What happened? No one seemed to notice as the American College of Cardiology/American Health Association released, with the blessings of the ... Views:586
Authenticity has never been out of business style, as it were, but it is certainly en vogue now. Everywhere you turn some business guru or marketing maven is telling you to be your most authentic self. And now, here I am, telling you it's essential to your business success that you are ... Views:631
I have been called nice – a lot – frequently. I know people mean well, but nice can be…er, well…nice. It is so fluffy, so sweet, so damning with faint praise. There is no bite in nice – and that is precisely the point. Nice is toothless and gummy. It leaves no marks.
Nice lacks gravitas. ... Views:866
When you give a client a surprise bonus, you’re over-delivering and practically guaranteeing customer satisfaction.
A satisfied customer is essential. Don’t hold a debate with yourself about whether you should reward a customer. Make the reward non-negotiable.
When it ... Views:801
I abhor rumors and gossip. They're petty, destructive, and hateful. Yet, truth-be-told, I have engaged in gossip from time-to-time. I'm not proud of it, just honest. I could try to justify it by saying that I've only done so out of concern for others. Sometimes the sharing of information about ... Views:709
When you work with and support others, do you experience: Feeling drained? Do you desire them to "get better"? Do you take on one more client because there is no one else? Are you attached to them making progress?
When I first heard the expression Divinely Selfish- I experienced a lot of ... Views:763
You visit your sick co-worker in the hospital or at home and he looks terrible. He's not sounding like himself and he's sharing way too much personal information. Then, you happen to see a pamphlet on the nightstand about a scary illness that you were not aware that he has. To top it off, some ... Views:665
If you want to live your life with meaning, you must reflect on the things that are important to you, and then act on what you discern. This goes for your professional life as well as your life overall. Every once in a while, put pen to paper (or fingers to keyboard) and document your beliefs ... Views:719
Coping with our intensely passionate emotions and desires can be like riding a wild horse, or being inundated by a turbulent river, overflowing its banks, producing havoc for us, and for others around us. We become driven by demanding, insatiable, energies, that have a counterproductive, ... Views:921
“Integrity is telling myself the truth. And honesty is telling the truth to other people.” (Inspirational quote taken with permission from http://tinybuddha.com)
Many years ago, when I was in high school chemistry lab, I was assigned to do a litmus test to determine ... Views:699
If you’re an avid or even sometime reader of many of the personal growth and development resources available, you’ve probably come across the word “authenticity”, but what does that really mean? What does it mean to “be authentic”?
According to http://www.merriam-webster.com/, authenticity ... Views:1124
Another year has passed and you are still doing those rotten things you were doing last year. Don’t worry. If you did not know, less than 5% of people that make New Year Resolutions keep them until the following year. It is virtually a license to cheat yourself. Time is passing you by.
How to ... Views:1106
It would seem that in today’s world integrity is a rare trait possessed by only a seldom few. While it may be true that we all do have our own subjective values, our collective ability to maintain and meet these values could definitely use a little improvement.
This isn’t totally surprising; ... Views:764
Shoppers will crowd the super centers and malls starting Thanksgiving evening in the U.S. In fact, over the next several weeks, retail stores will do 50% or more of their business for the year.
So where will you go? And who will you do business with?
Create a Work Positive impact with ... Views:812
I couldn’t believe it. It must have been a set up. A really bad joke and I was the victim. I was facing down a freight train and I was losing. I was being humiliated. Worse still… it was a public humiliation and there was absolutely nothing I could do to stop it.
It started ... Views:785
It was 9 am and I had two hours to organize the house and run to the store to get some snacks to serve a couple of friends who were coming over, all while trying to keep my two kids entertained and out of my way.
I stopped for a moment thinking which part of the house to do first. I chose to ... Views:1042
As a leader you can be a good administrator, a good manager, a good negotiator, a shrewd politician, an astute businessman or a good strategist. But do others see you as a leader with moral authority? And is it important?
When we evaluate the qualities of leaders we typically think of ... Views:1049
I read an article the other day about a teapot that J. C. Penny is selling. Apparently someone thought it looked like Hitler. J. C. Penny dealt with the matter immediately. They apologized and said that any resemblance is completely unintentional.
The article went on to discuss other ... Views:949
Integrity of Clear Communication
Upon sheer glance, it seems that this title resounds a great deal of common sense, however, have you ever really taken the time to ponder what it means? Yes, it is a fact that communication affects every one of our ... Views:1257
Are you currently having problems with people at work, family members of friends? Perhaps they want to action something, do something, plan for something … and you can think of nothing worse? So you are at logger heads because they want X and you want Y.
Well in this article I want to offer ... Views:1091
I belonged to a local networking group that touts allowing only "one person per profession". Over the four years I was a part of the group, there had been several times when someone's competitor had visited and the group worked with the competitor to find ways for them to be a part of the ... Views:912
Merchandisings increasingly realize the importance of using email marketing tool to boost your rankings online. This is not surprising as considering how the advantageous when compared this method with the indirect way of other product sales. And for those who are thinking of getting programs ... Views:955
It's nice to say that at work you're environmentally friendly, but what do you do when you go home?
Are you 'playing' at it?
The other day I was having a conversation with a coach I know and explained that I had met this group of people that I thought matched my values, but it felt like I ... Views:1212
Andrea (not her real name) came to see me because she was having a conflict regarding career choices. Her family had supported her through law school, but she had always dreamed of becoming a professional musician; she had started guitar lessons a few years back and was now enjoying being able ... Views:1106
The recent actions of politicians can never be described as leadership
Over the course of the last several weeks we have witnessed a comprehensive display of what leadership is NOT by our elected officials at all levels across all party lines. I have had the opportunity to observe, work for ... Views:1036
To develop a commitment to excellence does not mean you have to strive to be perfect. It does mean striving to be the best you can be at whatever you do and, if others have set a higher benchmark, striving to reach or better that benchmark. This can be the hallmark of your life; this can be ... Views:1131
The image of a company plays a very important role to establish a direct impact for driving in adequate business for the enterprise and consequently return customers to its doors. Businesses can also be benefited from this fact by realizing its customers that trusts them and their services ... Views:1257
Spirituality is the new frontier for integrity-driven leadership. Employees, the workplace environment and economics used to drive the operation of a business; today the workforce and their consumers or clients are looking for something more.
A number of years ago Vince Lombardi, past head ... Views:1375
What is multiple identity disorder? The non-clinical version is when you show up with a different personality or set of values depending on who you’re with. You can know for sure if this applies to you by asking yourself this, “would people describe me differently depending on who I ... Views:1205
“Say what you mean and mean what you say,” says Frank Luntz, communications researcher and author of several books including What Americans Really Want…Really.
Today’s workforce craves truthful comprehensive communications and aligned action from leadership in all aspects. They want to know ... Views:1376
Zig Ziglar- A Eulogy- byDr. Howard E. Haller - Professional Keynote Speaker on Intrapreneurship & Real Estate - Real Estate Expert, Licensed Real Estate Broker, Licensed General Contractor, Real Estate Developer & Investor, & Published Book Author
The Zig Ziglar Story (RIP)
Insights from the Motivational Speaking Expert “Zig” Ziglar,
Chairman, Ziglar Training Systems
By: Howard Edward Haller, Ph.D.
On November 28th, I learned the sad news about Zig Ziglar’s death in the hospital after a bout with pneumonia. I am blessed to have ... Views:1430
“Somebody once said that in looking for people to hire, you look for three qualities: integrity, intelligence and energy. And if you don’t have the first, the other two will kill you. You think about it; it’s true. If you hire somebody without [integrity], you really want them to be dumb and ... Views:1518
Rules and Guidelines
Written by the Author of A Practical Girls Guide to the Universe and Why God is Good and Religion is Bad, Sheri Combs Lantz
Summer is over and back to the real world we must go. Since this puts me back in my vehicle several times a day to be chauffeur to my 14 and 11 ... Views:1322
There are many different levels to our being and the key to deep happiness and success is to live from the level of your authentic self. This means that you use everyday occurrences in your life to become more and more connected and aligned with your authenticity. There are a number of different ... Views:1387
The old saying “ignorance is bliss” stems from a poem by Thomas Gray and suggests that if you are happiest being ignorant, then just stay ignorant.
I beg to differ. There is a lot of pain and effort involved in ignoring information that might challenge our habits and behaviours. If you have ... Views:1507
My coaching client Sophia had explored a business opportunity with a franchising organization and was very excited to tell me about it. It combined many of the activities that she found motivating; it would enable her to work from home, set her own schedule, work in a people job and use her ... Views:1704