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And our backs get straighter with practice

 

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Mimicry is the progenitor of bias.

The really important stuff we have to imagine on our own.

Of course that takes practice and practice and more practice.

And it must be done when no one else is around.


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You are your own secret weapon.

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You are your own secret weapon.

Your friends and coworkers understand what you are doing when you describe life. They understand that you are very careful in your description of details.  They understand that you are sharing so others can profit from your experience.

And then there are The Interpreters. The interpreter may think that your attention to detail reveals that you are either complaining or bragging.

Complaining is an indirect way of asking for help. So is bragging. The Interpreter must interpret when confused by honesty. Indirectness and a lack of self-awareness are the tools of The Interpreter.

Sharing on the other hand, contributes to the good of all.

When the Interpreter asks how you are doing, say GREAT. To do otherwise would impede growth for all concerned.

“Daniel in the Lion’s Den” is a great metaphor for the Detailer who is surrounded by Interpreters.

It is possible to be surrounded by a single Interpreter. Be still; it will soon be over.

This remark is mildly sarcastic. Sarcasm attempts to bridge the gap between complaining and sharing.

You are your own secret weapon. Your gift will grow when shared.

Keep Coming Back.It Works (If You Work It).

When customers believe that they have bought a product, they congratulate themselves on their good judgment.

When customers believe they were sold a product they often grouse about either their bad judgment or the sales person or both.

Buyers brag to their friends about either their great choice, about the sales experience or both; referrals are often the result.

The second category of customer may be either complacent or unhappy. In either case referrals are not likely to result.

Until one understands…

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Until one understands Love, one’s only protective device is Fear.

Until one  understands Fear, one’s only protective device is Love.

During gestation one’s primary protective device is Love.

With birth the new life is introduced to Fear.

 

When serving customers or when wanting to offer your company’s product for sale are you operating from a base of Love or of Fear?

How do you feel about your answer to this question?

When you are introduced to a new product or a new idea are you cautious or are you curious?

How do you feel about your answer to this question?

Enjoy your weekend.

 

 

 

 

Until one understands…

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Until one understands Love, one’s only protective device is Fear.

Until one  understands Fear, one’s only protective device is Love.

During gestation one’s primary protective device is Love.

With birth the new life is introduced to Fear.

 

When serving customers or when wanting to offer your company’s product for sale are you operating from a base of Love or of Fear?

How do you feel about your answer to this question?

When you are introduced to a new product or a new idea are you cautious or are you curious?

How do you feel about your answer to this question?

Enjoy your weekend.

 

 

 

 

OPPORTUNITY NOW

 

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OPPORTUNITY NOW

Opportunity exists only in the present moment.

Opportunity is Formless.

Accepting Opportunity is the act of Adding Form to Formlessness.

Opportunity is not something that comes only once in a lifetime.

Opportunity does not present only to the Lucky, the Gifted and the Wise.

Opportunity arrives twenty-four hours a day in the form of pictures, ideas and dreams.

The primary impediment to the recognition of opportunity is a lack of self-awareness. Though this condition is normal and provides an occasional benefit, it sometimes prevents us from the acknowledgement of the millions of opportunities to improve our quality of life that arrive within each of us every day of our lives.

So, how does one prevent the pain of missed opportunities? There is no such danger; one does not grieve the unknown unless they enjoy grief.

To experience opportunity, we need only do what is before us.

AND TRUST.