Sally's Pondering and Poetry

How To Avoid Communication Land Mines
One of the hardest parts of communicating is speaking for the listener, not yourself. I had a big fat reminder and practice-what-you-preach moment yesterday. Communicating is hard. Parenting is hard. Put these two things together, mix in a little get-things-done-mom stress with strong-willed-kid tiredness, and you.
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Shoulda Woulda Coulda

Crippling, Drowning Did Oh! Shoulda, woulda, coulda Judging, not Doing

Before I even get out of bed in the morning, I am plagued by the word should. “I should get up now.”  “No, I really want to sleep, it’s so warm and cozy in this bed.”  “I.
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Try - attempt to do Commit to Power. Action. Will – going to do

I regularly drive by a billboard that says, ‘never stop trying to try to quit smoking’. It drives me insane! The message is clear. It is an endless cycle of.
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The Big BUT

BUT negates, blocks, stops changes meaning of what’s said negates, then deflates

 As I said in my last post, BUT negates everything said beforehand. Somehow this little conjunction has crept and crawled its way into our language. If you.
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5 Words That Kill Team Productivity

5 dangerous words kill team productivity: but, try, should, need, not

Have you ever been in a meeting or talking to a friend when all of a sudden you just shut down? Your energy for the conversation is drained.  You go from being.
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