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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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The Courage to Love Yourself

How do you love yourself? You show love for yourself by acting in the same way you show love for others.

word poster, gentle blue waves against sandy beach. “Love yourself without criticism, conditions, punishment or fear.” Give yourself compassion. Nurture your body and soul and mind. When you need time, take it. When you need care, give yourself the care you need. Reward yourself from time to time, sometimes for a job well done, and sometimes for no reason other than you cherish yourself. Acknowledge and accept all of yourself and embrace your good actions while forgiving yourself for your mistakes. Learn from them both. When you have the courage to love yourself, you can receive love from others. Letting others love you opens the way for deeper relationships with them. Live Honest, Open and True Today, work to hold yourself in high-esteem. Forgive yourself for your mistakes. Do not explain or justify yourself. Treat yourself with the love and kindness you normally reserve for others. I believe in you and want the best for you and know you can achieve the best for 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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