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Personal Relationships (3LS Illustration 1)

Warning: This is not a horoscope or a fortune cookie.

You are female, married 15 years with 3 children; your husband works too much; and your relationship has become more of an ongoing conflict than a peaceful place to turn to when you are having a rough day.

To be fair, here is the male...
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Relationships: The Three-legged Stool, Part 5

Imagine the best relationship that you have ever had; or imagine the most ideal relationship that you would like to have!

How do you feel about yourself in that perfect relationship? How do you feel about the other person? Perfect.

Now, what are you doing in that relationship? What would you like to be doing?...
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Relationships: The Three-legged Stool, Part 4

In Part 3, we began our discussion of leadership in relationships.

I know that there is a real need for leadership in relationships. As I suggested in my last post, two kinds of leadership are needed.

First, you DON'T KNOW what you don't know, and that keeps you from making progress.

Second, you DO KNOW...
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Relationships: The Three-legged Stool, Part 3

So in this Part 3, let's begin to examine how to build positive, valuable relationships. It will take a series of blog posts to look at all of the elements of relationship building. In this post, I want to focus on leadership.

Every relationship needs a leader. In a parent-child relationship, the leader is generally...
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Relationships: The Three-legged Stool, Part 2

The way that psychologists talk about building relationships is to have you work on the first leg of the stool. It is a valid idea to the extent that everyone needs to work on themselves, but it still ignores the third leg.

The way that many married people approach building relationships to is try to...
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5 Reasons Networking Fails: Reason 5

Problem: People Fail to Take Action.

Five months ago, I thought I found the ultimate networking group. These people paid money to be in the group. They made a commitment to meet twice per month, I think. They were getting together with three other groups associated with the same platform. And I was invited to...
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5 Reasons Networking Fails: Reason 4

Problem: Everyone is Very General in Public.

It is very difficult to learn from someone who says, “I am a coach.” When someone says, “I do social media,” what do they mean?

It is a little bit different for me, because when I say, “I am attorney,” everyone seems to assume that means I kno...
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The Black Knight Said Hello

When you are riding a motorcycle, you have to know the right way to say hello to other riders.

You use your left hand, because the right hand is on the throttle. Also, you don’t raise your hand to wave. Not only would it be less cool, it might be confused for a right-turn signa...
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Why I Am Not Afraid of Chuck Norris

When I met Chuck Norris, his first words were, “Thor. That’s a cool name for a lawyer.”

I smiled, because I get that a lot. It’s fun, and I don’t get tired of it.

“So Chuck,” I said, “what is this I hear about your tears being a cure for cancer?”

Now it was h...
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Social Media: Personal or Mass Marketing? We Can Do Both (Example for Consultants)

Wouldn’t you love to offer your services online to 900,000,000 Facebook users? If only 1% purchased consulting services from you, that would be 9,000,000 customers. Of course, there are probably 9,000,000 consultants on Facebook that are all trying to sell their services. How is anyone going to find you among 9,000,000 competitors?

Take a look...
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