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How to Be Less Critical & More Encouraging

Weigh the costs of being a critical person long term. How will this impact my relationships with family and friends? Play it forward 5 or 10 years and judgmental people end up isolated, lonely, and avoided. Do the work go to from being critical to being encouraging.

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My 10 Favorite Questions to Ask Clients

Three things I always try to keep in mind when asking clients questions: 1. Be prepared with 2 or 3 powerful questions to start the session. 2. Great questions start with a "what", "how", or a "tell me about". 3. Great questions are simple.

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20 Questions to Ignite Meaningful Conversations

Powerful conversations have positively impacted my life. I long for them. While there are no guarantees, you can create an environment where meaningful discussions are more likely to occur. Great questions are a part of creating this environment.

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How To Have Positive Holidays

If you get anxious about time with family and friends during the holidays, this information will help. Here are tools to get you past your fears and into the fun.

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How to Connect with Almost Anyone

All people are important, but many don't feel that way. People desperately want to feel valuable and you can help them. Something I've done for years is collect information on my friends, family, and co-workers "favorites".

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7 Questions That Can Positively Transform Your Relationship

Here are 7 great questions you can ask you spouse each week. Take 15 – 30 minutes to discuss they items each week. They can transform you relationsihp.

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12 Dating & Marriage Building Activities

A healthy marriage takes effort, but it’s well worth it, especially when you count the costs of divorce (financial, emotional, etc.). Here are 11 activities that can take your marriage from average to extraordinary.

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15 Ways Adults Can Make Friends

My friends have kept me from making HUGE mistakes. A month or two before my wedding, I got scared and almost called it off. It was my good friend who helped me see the truth and move forward. I would be in bad shape had I not married Jennifer. Another great friend helped me have the courage to pursue a job change. Had it not been for this close friend, I would have stayed and floundered.

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10 Fun Ice Breakers for Work Meetings & Social Events

If you lead or attend work meetings or a social events, this information will help you. Ice breakers, led enthusiastically, to start off an event can make a positive difference in the outcome.

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7 Strategies for Positively Engaging Family Members Over the Holidays

I’ve been a party pooper. I’ve put down new ideas because it was a change from the past. It was my issue. Don’t succumb to your fears because of discomfort. Take a risk and do something new. Play a new game. Watch a new movie. Go bowling. Invite a strange guest over for dinner. Make a sweet potato pie instead of pumpkin. Take action and mix it up!

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