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How to Be More Convincing

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What if you could convince yourself that the smallest change in how you train, treat people or say something can make a huge difference in increasing your success influencing a situation? How would that positively affect your life and job?
Well, here's a quick Communication Tip that I picked up a long time ago from Zig Ziglar (way back in my sales days). It can help you influence someone to listen to an idea you have.
...AND actually sell themselves on the idea!!
Here's how it goes...
Instead of saying, "If I can convince you that..." say, "If you could convince yourself that ..." Then continue emphasizing the benefits of what you are having them consider.
Here's an example:
Not this: "Jerry, if I can convince you that learning how to influence people through inspiration rather than intimidation is so much more effective, would you listen to what I had to say?"
THIS! "Jerry, if you could convince yourself that influencing people throug…

See Something Say Something!

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Awareness is incredibly important skill to have for our survival & success!
Across the country, in our communities, we share everyday moments with our neighbors, family, coworkers, and friends. We go to work or school, the grocery store, or the gas station. It's easy to overlook these routine moments, but as you’re going about your day if you see something that doesn't seem quite right, say something. By being alert and reporting suspicious activity to your local law enforcement you can protect your family, neighbors, and community. . "If You See Something, Say Something®" is a program through the Department of Homeland Security that was designed to help engage the public in protecting our homeland through awareness-building, partnerships, and other outreach.
To report suspicious activity please contact your local law enforcement. Describe specifically what you observed, including: . Who or what you saw; When you saw it; Where it occurred; and Why it's suspicious…

Evolution of a Protector

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Here are the elements of the Evolution of a Protector… 
The process to becoming a PeaceWalker…
IDENTITY – Clarity in (1) Who will you choose to be? (2) What will you choose to see in others (separating their Life Value from Behavior & Beliefs)
ATTITUDE – (1) Seeing Conflict as an Opportunity. (2) Focusing on the right things. (3) Setting The Pace.
AWARENESS – (1) Yourself, (2) The Potential Threat (3) Situational Environment.
INFLUENCE – Your presence, Your verbal communication skills - What you say (and don’t), Your Behavior - What you Do (and don’t).
PHYSICAL ACTION – How to Engage or Disengage.
*You’ll notice that Krav Maga mainly touches on one of those categories… Physical Action, which Ironically is the last category! Yes, an important one, but it's only ONE!
Clarity and continued work on your Identity is essential!
WHY?!
Because it doesn't matter how much skill you have if you don't have clarity in your PROTECTOR IDENTITY, you are likely to use your skills in the…

How Tactfully Tell Your Boss to Prioritize Better

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Let's face it, in today's day-&-age it seems we're trying to fit 10 pounds of Sh8t in a 5 pound bag...
We Need Priorities!
Sometimes we are so busy putting out fires that everything seems like it needs to be done right NOW!
However, there is only so much time...
It doesn't matter if it's your boss, spouse, business partner, chief, commanding officer, supervisor, customer, manager, client, kids, etc...
Sometimes we have to call a 'Time Out' and get things straight!! So how do we 'Create Some Space' to Prioritize!?
Seems simple enough, but HOW do you do it?
...How do you SAY it?!
First, before you open your mouth, make sure you stay Baseline (Basically, keep a cool head and be part of the solution, not part of the problem). So you can speak, not out of emotion, panic or anger, but using logic and the right tone to create open communication.
Then you could say something like this...
"I know there is a lot going on right now and everything s…