Category Personal Development

Awaken to a New Idea

Have you ever been awakened to a new idea?Think about the last time you were in the market for something new, such as a car.You are probably exposed to 30 car ads every day, through the newspaper, tv, radio, billboards, advertisements on the sides of busses, and other places.Usually, these ads are easy to ignore.Your mind skips right over the advertisement, and your exposure is minimal.Now, you are looking for a new car.Suddenly, every car ad piques your interest.You are being awakened to the idea of purchasing a new car, and your mind is responding accordingly, by forcing you to absorb information on this new idea.

How can you use this to improve a presentation?

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Paper Problems? Part 1

This is the first article in a 3 article series on controlling the papers that dominate our lives. Watch for parts 2 and 3 to be completed!

Working in real estate, specifically property management, I am shocked at the number of people who just don’t have their important papers together. For instance, many people don’t keep copies of things like rent receipts. You never know when there will be an accounting error and you will have to prove you have paid rent. Remember that a computer is only as good as the person entering the information, and that everyone makes mistakes! In addition, I have come in contact with a staggering number of people who don’t keep a copy of their lease! Your lease is a LEGALLY BINDING DOCUMENT between you and your land lord. Not keeping your copy is the equivalent of asking to be walked all over. There are a lot of unscrupulous individuals who will take advantage of any weakness that they can find in you. Not keeping important paperwork is a huge oversight of many people.

How do you go about protecting yourself (and your papers)? More after the jump.

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Framing Your Reality

Recently I’ve been working on a new technique called “framing your reality”. The basic concept of framing your reality is taking something you would normally find negative and reframing it into a positive light. After you frame something positively, you have the power to influence those around you with the way you view things.

A popular example of this is confidence. Many people lack confidence in themselves, which makes it difficult to do things like ask for a raise or promotion, approach people in a position of power, or even approach a member of the opposite sex. Looking at themselves in a negative light, they will walk into a situation such as asking for a raise in all the wrong ways...

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