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8 Ways to Build Trust in Your Organization

One of the biggest predictors of success or failure in work is the degree of TRUST in a team dynamic. Trust is associated with cooperation, information sharing, and effective problem resolution. A team without trust has difficulty establishing positive relationships, maintaining engagement, and has trouble collaborating. All of this, as you may have guessed, is…

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The Eightfold Path To Nirvana

Nirvana is variously translated as “non-attachment,” “not-being” or literally “blowing out” (as of a candle). Nirvana can be described as “unborn, unoriginated, uncreated, and unformed” and transcending any sensory experience. It is an eternal and unchanging state of not-being and so the ultimate freedom from the suffering of existence, as postulated by Siddharta Gautama (Buddha), is caused by desire: namely craving for sensual pleasures and attachment to worldly possessions and power.

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Reading People Like You Have ESP

In her book, “How to Talk to Anyone,” Leil Lowndes reveals communication tricks that you can apply everyday to help you reach higher levels of ‘success’ in your relationships. Here’s one of my favorites… Reading People Like You Have Extra-Sensory Perception (ESP) Hans, a very clever horse, inspires this technique. Hans was owned by Herr von Osten, a Berliner,…

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Getting Lost in Thought

Do you ever sit in a room alone and think? Great people think deeply. And they do it often. In a routine… Blaise Pascal, the famous mathematician says, “All of humanity’s problems stem from man’s inability to sit quietly in a room alone.”
Ponder that for a few minutes.
What if Pascal is right and that is truly the solution to the problems of civilization and the problems of your life?

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Caged, Comfortable, or Charged – Which is YOUR Life?

Brendon Burchard, author of “The Charge,” believes there are three kinds of life: caged, comfortable or charged. Depending on where we are along this spectrum of our lives, we’re going to have a different quality of life. If we’re on one side of the spectrum, we’re often miserable and suffering, struggling and upset all the time. Whereas, if we’re on the other side, we’re fully engaged, energized and enthusiastic. Knowing where we are on this spectrum can completely change our lives, because we can make a decision about what type of life we want to live.

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What If Everything You Believe Is A Lie?

When we go to grammar school, high school, and college, we acquire a lot of knowledge, but what do we really know? Do we master the truth? No, we master a language, a symbology, and that symbology is only the truth because we agree, not because it’s really the truth. Wherever we are born, whatever…

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The Miracle of Language

Language is a miracle of the natural world because it allows us to exchange an unlimited number of ideas using a finite set of mental tools. Those mental tools comprise a large lexicon of memorized words and a powerful mental grammar that can combine them.

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Why We Do What We Do

Tony Robbins, author of Unlimited Power, Unleash the Power Within, and Awaken the Giant Within, postulates that there are six needs that drive us, as humans, to do the things that we do. 1. Certainty Everyone needs certainty that they can avoid pain and at least be comfortable. Now, how do you get it? Control everybody?…

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The Importance of Being Awe-Struck

“He who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead…” – Albert Einstein Eminent psychologist Nicholas Humphrey has written of the biological advantage of being awe-struck. How fortuitous, he says, for a species to find its own ability to contemplate, to marvel at its own existence has…

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