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Category: Life Skills

Learn how to focus on the soft skills, the people skills like good communication, effective leadership, positive motivation, and managing your emotions.

Ghosting a Friendship? NO! Simple Ways to End a Friendship with Respect

Ghosting a friendship harms both you and your friend, so it’s better to learn these ways to respectfully end a friendship with dignity and kindness.One minute they’re there…the next minute they’re gone, without any explanation or apparent reason. The person who you thought was a good friend has become a ghosting friend. They won’t answer your texts or emails. They block you on social media and avoid you in public. You wonder, “What did I do wrong?” Why is ghosting a friendship becoming more common, not only in romantic relationships but in friendships and even the workplace?

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Desiring Genuine Friendship? Look for People Who Support & Challenge You

Do you think genuine friendships are becoming rare, because of the way we’ve learned to treat social media friends, and if so, here’s what we can do…Social media has dramatically changed the idea of friends. You friend someone by simply clicking a button. Every day, your number of friends grows. You never meet face to face and you may not say a word directly to them. They know far more about you than you know of them…but they’re your friends. And if you feel like it, a push of a button unfriends them. Is that what you would call genuine friendship? 

I’m sure you recognize the difference between social media ‘friends’ and genuine friends. But could the way we treat social media friends be creeping into how we treat our true friends, perhaps even damaging those relationships?

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How to Build Rapport with Clients So They Feel Safe & Trust You

Easily build rapport with clients (or anyone), without manipulation, by caring about them, SEEING them and using NLP’s mirroring, pacing and leading.“I feel so comfortable with her. She really gets me.” “I just met her, but it feels like we’re old friends already.” Have you ever felt this way about someone? Maybe it was with a coach, therapist or mentor? They instantly put you at ease and you’re sharing things you never thought you would with a relative stranger. How do they do it? This skill is called building rapport. You can learn to build rapport with clients (or anyone else!) by mastering the NLP (neuro-linguistic programming) techniques mentioned below. They’re easy, but they do take practice. 

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How to Connect with Like-minded People — Simple Ways for Big Gains

Embrace the magic of networking with like-minded people, since you have something in common (passions, values, interests) it’s an automatic connection! “You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with”. ~ Jim Rohn

Do you experience a heart-pounding moment when you think about meeting new people? The very word — networking — creates great anxiety among many of my readers. Especially if you’re an introvert, the thought of attending a networking event, or even reaching out to one person online, can stress you out. If that’s true for you…I invite you to stop… take a deep breath… and embrace the magic of connecting with “like-minded people.”

Who are like-minded people? They’re the ones who have similar opinions and interests to your own. Do you understand how powerful that is? Since you already have something in common (passions, values, hobbies, jobs, interests, etc), you can use that to start a conversation. You get to talk about something you’re excited about with someone who is also excited about it. Automatic connection!  

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#1 Sleep Divorce Myth — Couples Sleeping Together Have More Emotional Intimacy

Couples sleeping together aren’t guaranteed more emotional intimacy; lack of sleep can even cause the loss of intimacy, so you may need a sleep divorce.Is your health and well-being suffering because you’ve bought into one of the biggest myths of our times? What myth? That once you enter into a marriage or committed relationship, you sleep in the same bed, in the same room, until death do you part. After all, couples sleeping together have more emotional and physical intimacy, right? Doesn’t sleeping away from your partner mean that you’re falling out of love with the person, or you have other problems in your relationship? 

Recent evidence shows that it may be time to challenge the “norm” of couples sleeping together as the only right way of being in a relationship. It’s perfectly okay to sleep apart!

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