Stressful Situation – How do you deal with it?

How do you deal with a stressful situation? I had to take a test today, a stressful situation, something many adults try to avoid. In fact the fear/anxiety attached to taking a test will cause some people to avoid that path in life in favor of taking the actions necessary to potentially put themselves in a […]

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Four Levels of Competence vs. Ability Distinctions

Four Levels of Competence vs. Ability Distinctions When I mentioned one of the four levels of competence in an earlier article. I received a lot of questions about what the other ones where and how they related to the Excellence Zone™. When I am discussing the Excellence Zone™ with and individual or a group, the conversation usually […]

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Stan Lee – When I grow up I want to be like him

When I grow up I want to be just like Stan Lee! This past Friday afternoon I got to see and listen to Stan Lee the former President and Chairman of Marvel Comics.Stan is currently 91 years old, although you would never know it. He couldn’t wait to get up on stage and take questions. His […]

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Self Esteem Activities – Improve the esteem of you and others

Self Esteem Activities Self esteem activities – it didn’t take me very long to come up with this example and exercise that I know you will relate with and find easy to do. Just follow along – Think about the last time you worked really hard ( I mean really really hard on something) and expected to get […]

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Emotional State – which one did you wake up in today?

What emotional state did you wake up in today? Your emotional state – physical and mental is just that a state, and it changes and can be changed very quickly. Skeptical? Where you ready to take on the world today or did you want to crawl back under the covers? Think back on yesterday – think about something that […]

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Unconscious Competence what does it have to do with

What does “Unconscious competence” have to do with your Excellence Zone™? The Unconscious Competence concept was presented to me while listening to a CD set provided by a friend of mine.The keys to success in that CD set where your personal teachability index and the four stages of competence. That CD set got me thinking again about stuff I […]

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Decision making skills – which ones are the key to success?

Which decision making skills are the key to success? Although the decision making skills that result in taking action are good, the ones that lead to Massive Action are the best. Strategy 1: Normal – Average I think it is fairly normal for people to think about trying something, and if that something doesn’t work trying something else and […]

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Decision Making Process – personal belief system asset or liability?

Decision Making Process Personal Belief Systems – Asset or Liability? If you are reading something, like this decision making process article – that you started reading because you thought there might be a valuable nugget contained inside. What happens when you find a spelling mistake? Do you discount the valuable information contained within that you were seeking? Or do […]

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Develop conflict resolution skills by defusing the Intent

Develop conflict resolution skills by defusing the Intent A great way to develop conflict resolution skills is learning to defuse another person’s intent. In business “Conflict” can be defined as a strongly worded  conversation between two or more people. One definition of intent: A person intends a consequence when he or she foresees that it will happen if the given series of acts or omissions continue […]

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Active Listening Skills – Paying close attention to the words used

Active listening skills Paying close attention to the words being used Following up on the active listening skills article where we introduced the concept of really listening for specific words.  I am going to provide you with some more clues as to what to look and listen for. Mastering this concept will allow you to […]

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