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Why Saying and Hearing “No” is for Your Own Good

Remember when your parents would tell you no, you couldn’t do something you desperately thought you just had to do?

Saying No. LifeisHOTBlog, D'Anne Hotchkiss

Are you scared to hear “No?” Are you afraid to say “No” to others? Don’t let an illusion stop you from making the change you need to make.

And then, if that wasn’t bad enough, they’d follow it up by saying, “This is for your own good.” Continue reading

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The Worst Choices are Those You Never Make

A few weeks ago I heard Michael Hyatt speak about his new book, Living Forward: A Proven Plan to Stop Drifting and Get the Life You Want. Written with Daniel


worst choices you never make Living Forward, Michael Hyatt, Life is Hot blog


Harkavy, the premise is simple:

“When it comes to life, most people are spectators. They watch events unfold a day at a time. They may plan their careers, the building of a new home, or even a vacation, but it never occurs to them to plan their life.” Continue reading

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While Arguing, Remember this Simple Rule

We all argue. There are two types of arguments, ones that are productive and ones that are destructive. You’ve probably experienced both kinds in your

Harmony While Arguing, Remember this Simple Rule, Brad W. Smith photographer, Listening, Express Yourself

Harmony is not a constant in relationships, nor is it required for good relationships. You can avoid destructive arguments when you stop resorting to verbal graffiti and simply ask for what you need.

life, but you may not have understood why some arguments have resolved a situation effectively, and some have left you frustrated and without a resolution. The key is productive arguing. When you know how to argue productively, your relationships are more likely to thrive than to die. You can avoid destructive arguing when you remember one simple rule: no Verbal Graffiti. Continue reading


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