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For People Who Want to Walk Their Talk

First, this is my 200th blog post and I want to tell you how much I appreciate you helping me reach this milestone.

When I started writing this blog, I decided to base it on my personal creed that you make the world a better place to live for yourself and others when you walk your talk – when your 

People Who Walk Their Talk, Brad W. Smith, photographer, Bronze sculpture 4 men dressed alike in a line, wearing hats, overcoats, work clothes.i

Is your daily bread to align your thoughts, words and actions in ways that are Honest, Open and True?

thoughts, words and actions are aligned and congruent, and to talk about life’s most difficult subjects from my point of view that you can always communicate in ways that are Honest, Open and True, if you know how.

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The Secret about Lying

“People think that a liar gains a victory over

his victim. What I’ve learned is that a lie is an act

of self-abdication, because one surrenders one’s

reality to the person to whom one lies…”

~ Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged

Want better relationships? Want to feel better about yourself? The secret is simple and something that you learned many years ago. It is this: tell the truth when you speak to others about yourself.

3 white round porch pillars, each on brick foundational piling

You build a strong foundation for close relationships with others when you exhibit credibility, integrity and trust.

Intentionally creating a false belief – lying – creates barriers between you and other people. When you lie, your motivation, at least in part, is to make others like you better, or to make decisions in your favor, or to cover up an embarrassing mistake you’ve made.

You lie to maintain the illusion of high personal value, or personal wealth, in the eyes of others.

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Stand Tall When Life Gangs Up on You

We all have those stretches of life when we feel like nothing is going right. Certainly life’s not going the way you want it to.

rock about 50 yards from shore, white waves, brown sand

Call on the rock hard strength that is within you to weather the rough patches in your life.

When life seems to batter you from all sides, stand strong for who you are and true to what you believe in. Most of all

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