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What You Think You Know

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A doctor entered the hospital in hurry after being called in for an urgent surgery. She answered the call asap, changed her clothes and went directly to the operating room.  She found the boy’s father pacing in the hall waiting for the doctor.

Upon seeing her, the father yelled, “Why did you take all this time to come? Don’t you know that my son’s life is in danger? Don’t you have any sense of responsibility?”

The doctor smiled and said, “I am sorry, I wasn’t in the hospital and I came as fast as I could after receiving the call and now, I wish you’d calm down so that I can do my work”.

“Calm down?! What if your son was in this room right now, would you calm down? If your own son dies while waiting for doctor than what will you do??” said the father angrily.

The doctor smiled again and replied, “We will do our best. Please pray for your son’s healthy life”.

“Giving advice when we’re not concerned is so easy” Murmured the father.

The surgery took a few hours, after which t…

The Crow and Peacock

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A crow lived in the forest and was absolutely satisfied in life. But one day he saw a swan. “This swan is so white,” he thought, “and I am so black. This swan must be the happiest bird in the world.”
He expressed his thoughts to the swan. “Actually,” the swan replied, “I was feeling that I was the happiest bird around until I saw a parrot, which has two colors. I now think the parrot is the happiest bird in creation.” The crow then approached the parrot. The parrot explained, “I lived a very happy life until I saw a peacock. I have only two colors, but the peacock has multiple colors.”

The crow then visited a peacock in the zoo and saw that hundreds of people had gathered to see him. After the people had left, the crow approached the peacock. “Dear peacock,” the crow said, “you are so beautiful. Every day thousands of people come to see you. When people see me, they immediately shoo me away. I think you are the happiest bird on the planet.”

The peacock replied, “I a…

Follow Through

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Following through with what you set out to do is imperative to your success in life. Conversely, learning when it is alright to stop and cut your losses is equally important.

What brought this up? I'm glad you asked.

I was thinking about blog posts today and the idea of follow through came to mind. Beginning in 2014 I committed to posting four (4) blog entries per month. I began blogging in 2008 and have remained "fairly consistent" in my posts ranging from 19 to 54 posts per year so far. My lightest year was 2011 I had an average of 1.5 per month. Bear in mind that I didn't blog every month in that year. Some months I had several posts and other months there was a complete absence of any writing whatsoever.

Blogging 4x/per month may not sound like much, but it seemed to be a huge commitment to me. Even if I didn't actually write the article myself, posting four times each and every month seemed like a big step.

Before I decided to make that commitment, I had …

The Conflict Managment Quiz

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1.Yes or No[pick one] - I would prefer to be treated respectfully & with dignity.

2. I would rather be (A) Asked (B) Told [choose one] what to do.

3.  True or False [pick one] - I would like to be told the reason why I should do something.

4. I would rather be given (A) Choices (B) Threats [pick one].

5. True or False[pick one] - When I make a mistake I like to be given a second chance.

6. I feel (A) Disrespected (B) Respected[pick one] when someone really listens to what I have to say.

7. I deal better with (A) Certainty (B) Confusion[choose one].


If you answered:

1. Yes
2. A
3. True
4. A
5. True
6. B
7. A

Than congratulations you are like the majority of the people that you'll run into.

So, if you want to have a better chance of persuading someone during a disagreement, follow these 7 things and you'll be well on your way to resolving the challenge you face. If this is not working, than you are getting the data that you need to determine if you need a "Plan B"…