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good teeth

I was flossing my teeth the other day and recalled what made it a permanent part of my mornings. It was 5 years ago. I was on a flight out of Vancouver after 212ing a large group of people who…
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flipping it

Why is it when we're the customer, we sometimes feel we have a pass on our responsibility to kindness & gratitude? Here's an idea... What if we flipped things and participated in reverse cu…
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drive kindly

Sometimes when I’m keynoting an event, because of the room set up or agenda, I'm invited to sit in on some of the meeting before I talk. When it happens, I look at it as an opportunity to po…
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how to write better email

Shorten it. Write clearly. Start with the most important point and continue with other points in descending order of importance. Don’t assume you’ll be given a level of attention that even your fam…
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fat & formal

I give words a lot of attention. It’s how I eat. At this point in my life … with more than a half-century of hearing, reading, saying, and writing words … I generally like short, simple, and easy…
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that's not what i meant

I called to place a take-out order for lunch.“And what’s the name?” he asked.“Sam,” I said.“I’m sorry. What was that?”“Sam.”“I’m really sorry. I didn’t hear you.”“My name is Sam ... as in Green Eggs a…
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take more

"One benefit of risking failure ... the risk of success.” Sam Parker | Asshole Push your luck. Avoid learned helplessness. More below. Don't miss the extra thought. Encourage more action…
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others

"So then you decide, 'Well, I'm sick of myself. I'm going to think of how other people can be happy. I'm going to get up in the morning and think, What can I do for even one other person, even a…
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the listening challenge

"No single characteristic reveals as much about a person as their ability to pay attention to others." Gordon Livingston | 1938 – 2016 | American psychiatrist & writer I shared an aspirational…
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