Monthly Archives: March 2007

Attitude

Today I went to listen to a sage woman. She imparted much knowledge on the subject of attitude. One of the pieces she shared struck me as quite profound and so I wanted to share these words with you.

“The longer I live, the more I realize the impact attitude has on life. Attitude to me is more important than the past, than education, than money, than circumstances, than failures, than successes, than what others think, say or do. More important than appearance, giftedness or skill.

It will make or break a company, a church, a home. The remarkable thing is we have a choice every day regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day. We can not change the past…the fact that people will act in a certain way…we cannot change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is to play on the one string we have and that is our attitude.

I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me and 90% how I react to it — and so it is with you… we are in charge of our attitude.” – Chuck Swindoll

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Effective Communication

· Do your customers understand you?
· Are your vendors listening?
· How important is clear and accurate communications to you and your business growth?

This week a most interesting thing occurred. As I was surfing around my usual haunts I ran across a message on a board that brought up a very interesting and thought provoking subject. That topic was communication. As odd as it seems, and despite all of our knowledge, resources, and technology, we are remain unable to communicate effectively with each other.

Why is this such a problem for us? Why is it that communication continues to be our most difficult achievement? After all, are we not communicating in one form or another each and every day if not each and every moment? Not only do we interact with each other day in and day out but we have many methods of communicating. If you think about it I am sure you can come up with a lot more than the obvious two, verbal and written. What about body language; is that not a form of communication too? And that’s just for starters.

Read the full article in the upcoming Words of Wisdom Ezine, April issue. Available for the asking here: http://www.documeant.net#wow or find the link in the right side panel of this blog.

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