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You Have Been Paying Attention

Whether you know it or not, you have been paying attention to those negative beliefs you’ve been telling yourself. You know you have been paying attention to

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You are a complete self, containing both positive and negative thoughts and actions.

your negative self talk because you feel rotten about parts of yourself. Even if you also tell yourself those beliefs are not true, there’s a part of you that can’t let go of those negative beliefs.

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What You Hear in the Silence

A month ago, In “Listening and Learning for Lent,” I talked about how my personal growth priority is focused listening to others and about the complex messages you

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What you will hear when you listen to the silence will do more to guide your life than all the words you will ever hear or speak.

can hear. My time of focused listening is drawing to a close so I wanted to share with you one important thing about listening that I missed earlier.

I have learned to listen to the silence. The silence I refer to is the space between the conversations you have with others. It is also in the spaces in your life, the spaces that are filled with actions and those that are void.

Is your silence the silence of peace or of longing? Of clarity or confusion? Do you hear your dreams for the future or your nostalgia for the past?

Keep listening until you can hear what you need to hear. Be still and let what you need to hear come to you.

What do you hear in your silence?

Live Honest, Open and True

Sometimes, you can learn more from the silences in your life than from any words that are spoken to you. To know yourself, listen to the silences in your life.

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What have you heard that surprised you when you stopped to listen to the silences in your life?Tell me about it in the comments or tweet me @lifeishotblog with the hash tag #LifeIsHOT!

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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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