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Life is Not a Road Race

Today I am making a guest appearance at Jon Stolpe Stretched, where in “Ringing Up Patience at Register Six,” I have written about how life is not a road race.

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Life is not a road race. Slowing down gives us time to think, and builds our patience muscle.

When we slow down, we have time to think, and to build our patience muscle. As you’ll see when you read it, my patience muscle got a workout the last time I went to Wal-Mart.

I suspect a lot of us are taxing our patience muscle in the check-out line this time of year. Continue reading

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Do You Trust First, or Trust Last?

A few weeks ago I talked about being trustworthy. The other side of being trustworthy is being able to trust. Trust is critical to our success in our professional and personalDo You Trust First or Trust Last, Brad W. Smith photographer, LifeIsHOTBlog, statue of heads of woman and man facing away from each other, heads are joined at the back of the head.

lives. Some of us seem to be hardwired to trust others. Others find it harder to trust. To know what type of person you are, ask yourself this simple question: do you trust others until you have reason to believe they are not trustworthy? Or, do you expect others to prove to you they are trustworthy before you trust them? Continue reading

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How to Be Trustworthy

The most important assets we have are our relationships with others. This is true in our professional lives as managers, subordinates and colleagues, and in our personal lives as spouses,

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We earn the trust of others when we show we are trustworthy.

parents, children and siblings. The strongest relationships are built on trust. Because lasting trust is earned, we need to know how to be trustworthy in all things if we want to succeed in building and keeping strong and well-functioning relationships. We earn the trust of others when we are consistently and authentically trustworthy. Continue reading

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