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Three Benefits of Living Honest, Open and True

At the beginning of the year I wrote about what it means to Live HOT by being Honest, Open and True. Chances are good you are already living each day by

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The key to unlocking better relationships with others is to first create a better relationship with yourself. Then you have the ability to apply those same principles of being Honest, Open and True when you relate to others.

these three elements even if you’ve never thought about it this way. If so, you’re enjoying the rich benefits that come with having a great relationship with yourself and with others, especially with those who are more important to you. I hope you find the Life is HOT blog helpful as you continue your journey, the same way that researching and writing about these topics has helped me.

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What Does it Mean to be Open?

Today, I want to answer what does it mean to be Open? A couple of weeks ago I wrote about being Honest. Like that post, today I have included a

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Embrace every idea, every person you meet, as an open invitation to explore the abundance and variety of thought available to you. Sample and savor and let your life be enriched.

personal appraisal and check list of things you might want to do if your self appraisal shows you areas for improvement. In a future post I’ll talk about what it means to be True. These topics together form the core of what it means to live a life that is honest, open and true and to use them as guiding principles to loving yourself.

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How to Get What You Want Every Time

Do you know the one sure-fire way to get what you want every time you’re faced with reaching consensus on an

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When it’s time to make a decision about something you feel strongly about, you can try to manipulate and force your decision on others, or you can invite them to understand your needs and opinions and concerns from your point of view.

important decision at work or at home? Through observation and trial and error, I’ve learned a five-step process that, when done well together, is guaranteed to get you what you want every time. I want to share the five steps with you. Continue reading

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