Common Sense

It’s All About Priorities

»Posted by on Mar 25, 2013 in Achievement, Common Sense, Genius, Inspiration, Management, Motivation, Personal Development, Self Improvement, Self-help, Success | 0 comments

Sometimes I think if I hear one more person say, “I haven’t had time to . . . ,” I’ll just scream. That’s absurd.  They have the time.  You have the time.  I have the time.  Everybody has the time.  We have the same amount of time allotted to Thomas Jefferson, Michaelangelo, Thomas Edison, Bill Gates, and Ben Franklin. It isn’t about your time; it’s about your priorities. It’s about how you choose to use your time.  You can use your time doing things perfectly, and it could be the worst possible use of your time, because those things may not need doing...

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Reduce Stress: Eliminate Negative Self-talk

»Posted by on Jan 28, 2013 in Anger, Common Sense, Happiness, Health, Positive Thinking, self-talk, Stress | Comments Off on Reduce Stress: Eliminate Negative Self-talk

Reduce Stress: Eliminate Negative Self-talk Doctors at Mayo Clinic say positive thinking helps with stress management and can even improve your health. They suggest eliminating negative self-talk. Here are some examples of negative self-talk: Filtering. You magnify the negative aspects of a situation and filter out all of the positive ones. For example, say you had a great day at work. You completed your tasks ahead of time and were complimented for doing a speedy and thorough job. But you forgot one minor step. That evening, you focus only on your oversight and forget about the compliments you...

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Be Happy; Be A Forgiver

»Posted by on Jan 24, 2013 in Anger, Bible, Books, Common Sense, Forgiveness, Happiness, Inspiration, Personal Development, Wisdom | 0 comments

Be Happy; Be A Forgiver Are you easily offended?  Many people are, and it makes them miserable.  It doesn’t have to be that way.  You can control your thoughts.  It isn’t easy, but it can be done.  I write about that in my book, Thought: An Awesome Creative Force. I encountered two unhappy people today while I was trying to enjoy a quiet cup of coffee in a local restaurant.  They both dumped on me.  That’s what unhappy people do; they spread their misery.  “Misery loves company.”  You’ve heard the saying. One person was on the telephone a couple of tables over, giving someone on...

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Effectiveness Can Be Learned

»Posted by on Jan 22, 2013 in Achievement, Common Sense, Human Resources, Leadership, Management, Personal Development, Self-help, Success, Wisdom | 0 comments

Effectiveness Can Be Learned We often think leaders and executives possess high intelligence, extreme creativity and stunning imagination, but these qualities are not in short supply.  Nor are they the most important qualities of executives. Whether executives work in government, business, hospitals, churches, universities or the military, they’re expected to get things done, and they’re expected to get the right things done. Effectiveness is in short supply in most organizations these days.  Why is that? I don’t know all the reasons, but I know one of the reasons.  If you think about it, you’ll...

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Thinking Like A Genius

»Posted by on Jan 14, 2013 in Achievement, Books, Common Sense, Genius, Human Resources, Inspiration, Personal Development, Self Improvement, Self-help, Wisdom | 0 comments

Thinking Like A Genius The natural function of the brain is to learn, to explore, and to expand its own mental powers.  We have in our head a vast, substantially-dormant super bio-computer, the human mind, given to us free at birth. The nature of genius is in all human beings; it is the nurture of that nature that is all-important; this view has been held by many of the great geniuses themselves. A study of 100 of the greatest geniuses in history proves that all our societal prejudices about genius are wrong. “Great intelligence is characterized by robust health, greater physical size, advanced...

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Neckties, Bowl Games & NFL Playoffs

»Posted by on Jan 9, 2013 in College, Common Sense, Fashion, Football, Humor, Manners, Nostalgia, TV | 0 comments

  I grew up in the 1950’s, in the “Happy Days.”  Contrary to common thinking among Gen Xers and Millennials, we knew some pretty cool stuff. In the 50’s we weren’t ashamed to watch TV with our parents or our kids.  Telephones were attached to wires, and we actually talked on them.  Gen Xers and Millennials  own cell phones, but they mostly text, even in the same room with the person they’re texting. We listened to music on transistor radios and funny-looking, box-like devices called record players and stereos.  Music was recorded on 78s, 45s, and LPs; Gen Xers and Millennials have...

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