Empowering Links: Week of 17th September

Best personal development resources for the week:

Life Coaches Blog has had the honor of being in the Personal Development Blog Carnival twice already, in the Sept 10th and August 27th posts, and I can’t believe I’m only mentioning it now! Lots of goodies there to help you lead a greater life there, check it out.

My friend Kloudiia has 17 hilarious ways for women to turn down unwanted men; part 1, part 2 and part 3. I wish I had that problem (with women, I mean, I don’t swing that way baby ;) ).

My favorites?

HE: I think I could make you very happy.

SHE: Why? Are you leaving?

HE: How did you get to be so beautiful?

SHE: I must’ve been given your share.

Ouch!

Guy helps us understand why smart people do dumb things, and 6 principles of maturity that can help everyone do smart things:

1) Accept yourself.

2) Accept others.

3) Keep your sense of humor.

4) Accept simple pleasures.

5) Enjoy the present.

6) Welcome work.

Problogger Darren Rowse has a couple of interesting posts on communication excellence from his experience with pre-marriage counselling. In Communication Skills for Bloggers he mentions 2 main skills:

1) Assertiveness; saying what you feel, think and need, is not the same as being agressive, not assuming that the other side can read your mind, and using ‘I’ not ‘you’ statements.

2) Active Listening; hearing what the other person is saying and reflecting it back to them; without interruption (see Empathy Before Solutions Part 3 for 9 specific strategies to do that).

And in 10 Steps to Conflict Resolution he lists, well, 10 steps to conflict resolution :P

How do you spell success with a capital T? My childhood hero Mr. T is back with his own personal development TV show! Watch the ‘I Pity The Fool‘ trailer, his energy is contagious (found via fellow 9ruler Chris)!

2 Responses to “Links to Inspiration: Week of 18th May 2008”

  1. I agree that a key to self management is self esteem. I would offer that true life inspiration happens when you find something you love to do and make it a part of your everyday experience. Here’s an exercise:

    1. Write down 10 things you love to do or that bring you the most joy. I call this the “You List”

    2. Then record how many times a day you do one of the things on your list

    3. Give each day of the week a rating from 1-10

    4. Your best day usually comes out to be the day you do the most things on your “You List”

  2. ClickALifeCoach
    May 29 2008 at 3:20 pm #

    I can easily relate to the first part of the story, in the past I was one of those people pretending you have done something and then be very uncomfortable when someone asks more detailed questions.
    It is not a good feeling and being upfront from the beginning really saves you the embarassment later.