You can hit first and hard with harsh words or listen first and soften hearts with understanding and keep your job/relationship.
You can take offense or mend a fence. To not mend one is an offense to the fence. Let go of the offense for YOU. Mend the fence.
They don’t care how much you know till they know how much you care about them. Show it so they know it. They’ll help you grow it.
You can never go wrong commending someone for what they did right: ‘Well done!’
Mistake #1: Making the mistake. Mistake #2: Not admitting it. Mistake #3: Blaming others. Three strikes: You’re OUT. Admit it!
The Two Rules for Creating GOOD First Impressions: 1. Be kind. 2. See rule #1.
‘You may be right’ is good. ‘I was wrong’ is good. ‘I can do better’ is good. Say and mean all three and it’s ALL good.
If ALL of your dreams come true, who will be smiling other than you? WE-dreams are WAY better than ME-dreams. Sweet dreams.
‘What could be’ is a much better friend than ‘What could have been.’ It’s not too late to be friends with ‘What could be.’
1-problem divided by 2-problem-solvers = Problem solved in half the time. If one of the 2 IS the problem, ‘Hello, long division!’
How to encourage personal growth in others: Stop the criticisms. Start the compliments. Start and stop frequently.
How to avoid backlash over a comment: Rehash the comment before you launch it.