For most, gratitude is a pure outright thank you. For others a half-hearted thank you text or card may seal the deal. But in psychology, it’s is not just an offhand action. Gratitude is a positive emotion that goes a long way in contributing to happiness.  The recognition entails more than feeling thankful for an…

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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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From 2002 – 2012 I enjoyed having a business helping others getting organized in their offices. At the time I had a concept of “organizing their papers.”  It was a concrete need at the time, and I believe that those who had their paper in order, were able to transition into the current electronic world…

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