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Wed, 01 Sep 2010 00:00:00 -0400"It is not about you." I recall reading these 1st four words in Chapter One of Rick Warren's best-selling book, "The Purpose Driven Life." I recall pausing and going through this curt discussion with myself that went something like, "Wait a minute, if it's not about ME, then who on the planet could it possibly be about?"
Sat, 03 Jul 2010 00:00:00 -0400Spiritual formation and spiritual growth aims at deepening of spiritual faith and is carried out by a number of means of which spiritual disciplines is one. In fact, spiritual disciplines are so deeply linked to spiritual formation that according to many spiritual disciplines is the sole mean to the attainment of spiritual growth. Spiritual disciplines is all about following the ancient practices of discipline for these practices do help people to grow spiritually and gives them a sense of control. Spiritual disciplines truly helps people to usher themselves in the presence of God and hope to get their lives transformed for the best.
Fri, 21 May 2010 00:00:00 -0400There is no age limit to assertiveness. If you want to know some effective tips on being assertive, then this article is for you. Being assertive comes with a lot of perks. You become the center of attention. Your ideas are often heard. And most of the time, you get what you want. Unfortunately, assertiveness doesn't come naturally to everybody. A lot of people actually grow up withdrawn, insecure and unmotivated. However, there are tips on being assertive that can give your personality a jump start.
Tue, 23 Feb 2010 00:00:00 -0500Assertive communication skills should not be mistaken for aggressiveness. These are two different things. For example, don't think that having a shouting match with the saleslady counts as being assertive. That's just being plain rude and undisciplined. To clear the air, let me explain what assertive communication skills really mean. Having such skills means being able to stand up for what you believe in without resorting to threats or any other form if disrespect. Using the saleslady situation as an example, here are ways on how you can handle things assertively (and not aggressively).
Mon, 08 Feb 2010 00:00:00 -0500Unless you pick up a few assertiveness tips in life, you'll never be able to challenge yourself and move up the career ladder. The same principle applies to your personal life as well. This article shows you 3 assertiveness tips to take charge of your life.
Sat, 07 Mar 2009 00:00:00 -0500Why is it so important to choose your battles when dealing with difficult people and is being assertive most important? When I am facilitating my dealing with difficult people workshops, many people ask - how can I be assertive all the time to deal with all those difficult people? The answer may well surprise you. Read what I had to say on assertiveness and how to deal with difficult people.
Mon, 01 Oct 2007 00:00:00 -0400Ah, mean people. Unfortunately, you can find them everywhere you turn, and it's futile to run and hide; because sooner or later, one or two or seven of them will catch up with you. So you might us well buck up and learn how to deal with mean people. If you finally learn how to deal with mean people without losing your cool, then you're pretty much ready to handle anything!
Mon, 01 Oct 2007 00:00:00 -0400The time has long passed when the power of influence was exclusive only to those who held higher positions over you. Influence without authority is now possible. Yes, I am not pulling your leg and taking advantage of your state.
Mon, 01 Oct 2007 00:00:00 -0400Annoying people come in different personalities, and not all of them are even annoying in one particular way. That's why, if you want to know how to deal with annoying people, you have to identify what exactly about them galls you.
Wed, 18 Apr 2007 00:00:00 -0400Much has been written about the mind-body connection. Studies have shown that people can learn to control involuntary body functions consciously, using the power of their minds. But so much of the research has been challenged on the one side, and exaggerated on the other, that many of us are justifiably skeptical of claims for this kind of "mind power."
Sun, 01 Apr 2007 00:00:00 -0400First, let me ask you this. Are you assertive? Do you even know what assertiveness is? Many people think that they know and others have never even heard of it. The rest of us have to put up with these two groups. Or do we?