2019 vs Now

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#116  Clearly so many changes have happened since 2019-2020.  How might they affect your people skills?  Here are 3 ways to jump start them.  

"The measure of intelligence is the ability to change."  Albert Einstein

In the last few years, there is no doubt we've all had to do some changing.  Some circumstances were obvious, but some changes . . . have been hidden in plain sight.

We learned to varying degrees how to talk to others thru a computer screen or a phone, with software that put us in little boxes.  Gone were hugs, handshakes, and meaningful in-person conversations.  Would any of this come back?  At times we all probably wondered if it would.  

So here we are today and having to learn how to converse in this seemingly hybrid world.  Skills we had "before" need polishing up or quite possibly re-imagined into this new world we find ourselves in.  We need to move the...

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This 1 word switch matters

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#115  Do you ever want to convey a negative concept to someone?  There is a one-word verbal switch you can make to avoid escalating bad feelings. 

Conversations can be tricky.

Conversations can be rewarding either for friendships, business, or just to expand your knowledge through others.

But occasionally frustrations arise.  You might be tempted to say something you'll regret.  Just turn on the tv/computer and from a reality shows to political shows you'll see a plethora of examples of conversations elevating into what you and I would call "a bridge too far".

Most of us want to avoid words that escalate bad feelings.   We just don't know how.  If you watch those tv shows a bit more closely, you'll see their mistakes.  

But there is 1-word you can add to your sentence that can change it's direction and still say something you feel needs to get said.

 

 

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How To Have an Impact

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#114  "Now, who was it I met yesterday?"  If you can't remember, odds are high that you didn't do this one basic move. 

Who doesn't want to remember those we meet.  

Funny thing is, we often forget that if you don't remember them, they probably don't remember you either.  

Every person you meet has the opportunity of touching your life in one way or another.  And vice-versa.  It puts the phrase "FOMO" or "fear of missing out" in an entirely new light.

There are so many important principles at play when you meet someone.  But today, we are covering two very important aspects that can level up your people contacts.  

First: What are your priorities when meeting someone?

We have to WANT and care enough to meet and remember someone.  What you don't value, generally doesn't get done.  Making the other person a priority in those encounters will go such a long way in ensuring a...

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Are You Playing Checkers OR Chess?

 Podcast:   Parenting Your "Nearly Grown"  JUST.   GOT.   EASIER.  

#111  Do you want a network of friends/  associates and build meaningful relationships with all involved?  Then you must begin a framework with these 3 baseline steps.  

People often choose the slow way of learning instead of the fast way.

The phrase "build it before you need it" sums this up. 

Everyone knows the importance of connecting, building relationships and more for 1000's of reasons.  From friendships to business relationships laying groundwork should become a habit now.  Waiting till later only gives you missed opportunities. 

And this all starts with a workable framework.  It all begins with these building steps.  You can start now.  Following this method will work wonders in your people connections.  

In this podcast learn:

  • how many people most say they know
  • the #1 mindset to...
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Who's Your Boss? How's That Going?

  Podcast:   Parenting Your "Nearly Grown"   JUST.   GOT.   EASIER.  

#110  You've got at least 2 bosses.  One of them stares back at you in the mirror.  So how are you doing ... boss?  Are you stopping or helping yourself as you connect with others?

You're Not The Boss of ME!  said every sibling or childhood friend - everywhere.  

But we DO have at least 2 bosses in our life. 

The "main boss" - you - has the potential to be the best boss ever or the worst one.  That "boss" you have, helps you connect with others and builds your future.

Considering "firing" that "old boss" and hiring a new one?  Then this podcast is for you.  

In this podcast learn:

  • a system to design and reach the type of "boss" you really want to be
  • what really matters in creating your "network"
  • the #1 thing people you talk to are really saying
  • a concrete habit to push out...
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Are you missing opportunities ?

 Podcast:   Parenting Your "Nearly Grown"  JUST.   GOT.   EASIER.  

 

#109  Quit looking back and thinking "wow, did I miss that opportunity".   Here are 3 ways, both big and small, to be able to say "I've got this!" 

"I've got this."   

That's a phrase loaded with major implications. 

Recently, I found myself looking in on someone that did NOT miss an opportunity.  Someone in this story can easily say "I've got this".  

What did they do?

This story is dramatic and a doozy.  Everyone I've told the story to would describe it the same way.  After listening to a quick rundown on it, I think you will as well.  

So what can we learn from this situation?  

In this podcast learn:

  • 3 moves (or more) on how you can be prepared and capitalize on networking, connecting, and more.
  • Hint:  Never be the smartest person in the room.  

This is...

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Few realize these common "connecting" mistakes

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#99 There is a reason why networking is critical in your personal life. 

"Being likeable and interesting is not necessary" said nearly no one anywhere.  It is not only a crucial skill, but the rewards are many.  From investing in the lives of others you meet, to helping in your business or professional life as well, it's a skill that needs practice.   

With all the amazing benefits of being accomplished at personal networking, many  assume "i will pick this skill up as I go along".   The big heartbreaker in leaving it to "I'll pick it up as I go along" is a big life question.  What amazing relationships, connections, and even life friendships have been left unrealized?  It just doesn't have to be this way.  

Even more importantly, your child can and should learn how to be likeable and...

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Looking 5-Minutes Forward To The Future

 

 Podcast:   Parenting Your "Nearly Grown"   JUST.   GOT.   EASIER.  

 

#98:  Yes, you can encourage your teen to get a "jumpstart" on their future right now, while it is easier than learning as an adult.   

Go back to your teen years.  
Compare those typical teenage+ years to what you know now.  

Ask yourself these questions:

  • Does what you "do" every day now (career, time) in anyway "fit" with what you thought, experienced, or spent time doing when you a mere teen? 
  • Did you ever think about your future?  Prepare for your future?

Odds are you didn't concentrate on the "after" of traditional high school or perhaps even during college if that's the educational route you took.  

But what if I told you that spending 5 minutes with your teen could help them focus in with intention on what they might want to do with their future? 

What...

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Tips (and whys) that Lead to Successful Introductions

  Podcast:   Parenting Your "Nearly Grown"   JUST.   GOT.   EASIER.  

#97:  Everything good can start with an introduction.  Sadly, every missed connection can start with a sub-par introduction, too.  Let's help our kids learn this baseline skill.  

Forbes magazine got it right.  They recently discussed the importance of introductions.  The phrase they used?   Introductions are “immensely important”.  Absolutely.  

Now sprinkle in these 2 timely teen observations: 

  • Late teens just beyond in age typically have spent most of their time around the same people: family and the same set of friends they’ve had for 3+ years.  They have not needed to introduce themselves very often.  Now let’s up our observation game here
  • Our “almost grown kids” for the better part of 2 years or more, have been hibernating behind a...
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It's fast and easy to learn and share

 Podcast:   Parenting Your "Nearly Grown"   JUST.   GOT.   EASIER. 

#94:  The 5 Minute Button Every Teen Should Know

You've taught your "soon-to-be-graduated" child to tie their shoes, play Monopoly, and how to drive.  But what about helping them to conquer those inevitable setbacks that will come their way?  

Don't forget to teach them this 5-Minute "Keep Moving Forward" Hack.  
 
Setbacks.  They happen often to our kids.  
Frustrations will happen to them from now on, unfortunately.  But often setbacks encourage an emotional response that's tough to overcome.  

We've all learned how to teach 2 + 2, that Columbus sailed the ocean blue, and the Gettysburg Address, and how to ride a bike.  

But teaching them emotional tools?  Why haven't we taught them more of this?  Can it be done?  In short, YES.

Your child (and mine) need as many...

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