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The Law of Expectations

How Leaders Manage

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The law of expectation says – whatever one expects with confidence, becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy.

It never fails that each time I play golf with a group, one guy will get on the tee box and hold his driver out while in his stance and stare at the ball. He will reluctantly start his back swing very slowly and then take a hack. The ball would either slice terribly or not move from the tee box. The guy will walk back to his bag with his head down and say, “I knew I was going to do that!”

Someone in the group will usually pull a sarcastic comment out and say, “You know what your problem is? You are standing too close to the ball after you swing.”  Ha

My point in this is that if you knew you were going to do it, don’t do it. Step back and…

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How to Tame Jerky Behavior without Having to Say a Word

How Leaders Manage

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It’s morning and the whole department is gathered up talking about the previous day and doing a little small talk about current events. Overall the atmosphere is positive and exciting. Everyone seems to have a smile on their face and in a good mood. Even the manager is happy. Sales are good. Production is good. Life is happy.
Meanwhile…..
Sitting at his desk one particular person is not feeling the vibe of positivity. He is sitting in silence with his elbows on the top of his desk and his chin buried in his knuckles. Looking down at the paperwork sitting in front of him, he takes a couple long deep breaths. The laughter and small talk about last night’s television shows are physically nauseating to him.
When he finally thinks to conversations are about to wind down so he can sulk in peace, his boss comes out of his office…

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Today’s Quote

Soul Gatherings

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I will not die an unlived life.
I will not live in fear of falling or catching fire.
I choose to inhabit my days,
to allow my living to open me,
to make me less afraid, more accessible;
to loosen my heart until it becomes a wing,
a torch, a promise.
I choose to risk my significance,
to live so that which came to me as seed
goes to the next as blossom,
and that which came to me as blossom,
goes on as fruit.

~ Dawna Markova ~
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Thursday Re-View — Dear Theresa…

Soul Gatherings

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Dear Theresa – 7th grade:

Hang in there, young lady. It’s not about you; it’s about him.

No it’s not fair, but you’ll learn as you get older that life isn’t fair, but you make the best of it. Who knows why your teacher is doing what he’s doing. It makes absolutely no sense to take away points from your test and paper grades and give them to the other students.

“They need the points more than you do.”

Absurd. You should be recognized for all of the hard work you put into studying. Each afternoon, you come home from school and study until dinner. Then you dry the dishes (someday, you’ll have something called a dishwasher that does all that for you), help your Mom and Dad downstairs in their factory, then study some more until bed time.

And your teacher has the audacity to take away points from…

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Today’s Quote

Soul Gatherings

The ABCs of Life

Accept differences.
Be kind.
Count your blessings.
Dream.
Express thanks.
Forgive.
Give freely.
Harm no one.
Imagine more.
Jettison anger.
Keep confidences.
Love truly.
Master something.
Nurture hope.
Open your mind.
Pack lightly.
Quell rumors.
Reciprocate.
Seek wisdom.
Touch hearts.
Understand.
Value truth.
Win graciously.
Xeriscape.
Yearn for peace.
Zealously support a worthy cause.

~ Author Unknown ~
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Today’s Quote

Soul Gatherings

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Expect trouble as an inevitable part of life,
and when it comes, hold your head high,
look it squarely in the eye and say,
“I will be bigger than you. You cannot defeat me.”
Then repeat to yourself the most comforting words of all:
“This, too, will pass.’”

~ Ann Landers ~
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