Monthly Archives: December 2009

Is that the Best You've Got?

Have you ever completed a presentation knowing it wasn’t your best? I’m sure you have. At other times, I’ve really knocked myself out but fallen flat anyway. The difference is enormous. When you know you’ve done the best you could have with what you had to work with, you stand tall. Don Miguel Ruiz states […]
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Do You Jump to Conclusions?

The third agreement written about in Don Miguel Ruiz’ Four Agreements is this: Don’t make assumptions. Find the courage to ask questions and to express what you really want. Communicate with others as clearly as you can to avoid misunderstandings, sadness, and drama. With just this one principle, you can completely transform your life. We […]
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It's Not About You, One More Time…

I don’t know about you, but I fall into this trap on occasion: Someone makes a critical comment, and I jump in to defend it, only to find out they were talking about something different that doesn’t involve me at all. I can hear a voice in my head saying “It’s not about you, doofus, […]
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Do Your Words Build and Connect?

At this time of year there are many occasions to get together socially with colleagues. Social conversations often involve talking about other people, and often not always in a positive light. We use sarcasm and humor to show our wit and to share amusing stories about one another. I’m reminded of the first of Don […]
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Does sarcasm serve a purpose?

Hypothesis: “There is a great need for sarcasm font.” In The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz, one of the four agreements is “Be impeccable with your word”. The jacket cover offers this short description of the agreement: “Speak with integrity. Say only what you mean. Avoid using the word to speak against yourself or […]
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