Archive for May, 2012

Next in importance to fre…

Next in importance to freedom and justice is popular education, without which neither freedom nor justice can be permanently maintained. – James A. Garfield



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The Projection Factor: How Clearly Do You See Yourself in the Eyes of Others? Self-Perception vs. Self-Definition

If during a variety of interactions the responses from others seem to be more negative than the messages you intended to convey, or if you sometimes feel others just don’t like you for some reason, perhaps it’s time to consider the source. Is it possible your messages and actions are not being accurately received because […]


Get What You Want in Life

You were born to win, but to be the winner you were born to be, you have to have a clear plan to get there. This means having specific goals that you are shooting for. Goals make us accountable, and lots of people avoid setting them for that reason. There are many good reasons for […]


Never let life’s hardshi…

Never let life’s hardships disturb you … no one can avoid problems, not even saints or sages. – Nichiren Daishonin, 1222-1282

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10 Tips for Building Trust

One day last January, I watched as eight inches of snow piled up one morning. My neighbor, Gene proceeds to go out and shovel his driveway. It must’ve taken him an hour of back-breaking work. Then surprisingly, I watch him as he walks to my yard and shovel MY driveway — it took him over […]

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How to Create Friction Free Relationships

You have an awkward interaction with your friend. Do you blame her and wait for an apology, or do you proactively reach out to ‘own’ your part in it? Your assistant does your marketing promotion wrong. Do you get irritated at her or do you calm yourself down before asking her to help you understand […]

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It is easier to be wise…

It is easier to be wise for others than for ourselves. – Francois De La Rochefoucauld,

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How To Tell When Someone Is Lying

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