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.
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 mustâ€™ve been given your share.
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
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)!