When it comes to listening, we do it all day long. We listen to music, the news, the sounds of our environment, and to those we love. Listening is an all day, everyday thing. Being a good listener is an important trait to have. People gravitate to good listeners who make them feel understood. Those…

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One of the tools that great listeners use is active listening. This type of listening involves both verbal and non-verbal communication and is a highly effective form of communication. When all parties of a conversation use active listening, the outcomes are almost always favorable.  What is active listening?  Active listening is a technique used to…

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Most entrepreneurs and small business owners are great at the thing that they do. Whatever it is they are manufacturing, creating, delivering, or offering through their small business is what they are best at. Most people who start a small business are motivated by what they want to sell, more than being a business owner.…

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Hello again! Did you know that some things you think are helping your productivity are actually keeping you from being productive? Here are 5 mistakes you might be making. You’re creating a to-do list with too many tasks on it. Your impossibly long to-do list that takes up several sheets of paper is a recipe…

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It’s pretty easy to stand behind your own anger and offense when someone has hurt you. It isn’t always as easy to be the one who needs to be forgiven. When we’ve made a mistake, many things come into play – anger, shame, defensiveness. These things can really make it hard to ask for or…

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According to an article published by Harvard Women’s Health Watch, forgiving those who hurt you can improve your mental and physical well being I would add that forgiveness will ultimately improve the quality of your life at work and at home. The easiest path to forgiving big things is by routinely forgiving small things. Practicing…

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