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Goal Achiever or Problem Solver?

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Goal Achiever or Problem Solver?

From: The Desk of Fred Ray Lybrand   Are you a Goal Achiever or a Problem Solver?   I believe the answer to this question is monumental in advancing your career, legacy, family relationships, and overall sanity and comfort in life. I must give Kudos to Bob Biehl for the first clear articulation of this insight. Here’s what you really need to know: 1. Goal Achievers love to accomplish steps on the way to a desired result 2. Problem Solvers love to solve problems on the way to a desired result Of course, Goal Achievers can solve...

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Communication as Water in the Aquarium

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Communication as Water in the Aquarium

In learning to be effective as a communicator, no matter if it is with others or yourself, it is vital to understand the essence behind this saying. What do I mean by, “Communication is the Water in the Aquarium?” Well, think about an aquarium.  It’s loaded with life.  The more exotic ones have corals and sponges and starfish and crabs, not to mention the great variety of neon-colored fish.  In fact, just adding clean water can help the whole tank get healthy: . Change 20% of the water daily for a week. Make this part of...

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How to Get People to Quit Arguing With You

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How to Get People to Quit Arguing With You

  The reason people keep arguing with you is that they don’t agree.  Bit of a duh, huh? The reason you keep arguing is that you don’t agree with them.  In both cases, you may be more innocent than you think.  It may be that you took a wrong turn in your communication because of the common ways we think about communication.   Steven Covey, while no longer with us, has an enduring legacy in bringing ethics and common sense to the realm of professional success.  One of his 7 Habits deals with communication.  He was almost...

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What is Communication?

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What is Communication?

What is communication? You would think that this would be a fairly straightforward thing to define, but alas, it is not.

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How to Overcome the Fear of Writing

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How to Quickly Stop Being Upset (Part 1)

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So, why do we get upset? Maybe you are one of those strange people who never gets upset, but I always wonder: “Do you care about anything?” If you could answer ‘why’ you might know ‘what now’, true? I spent my early life being upset about something…especially when things didn’t go my way. Frankly, I don’t recall things going my way that much! The reason we think we are upset can vary a great deal. It’s everything from someone else upsetting us (the devil made me do it), to the stars,...

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The Frog, a Snake, and a little Bourbon

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The Frog, a Snake, and a little Bourbon

Maybe you are encouraging the wrong things in your life.

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What’s Your Best Advice About Communication?

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What’s Your Best Advice About Communication?

First, you need to know who she is and why I would want to quote her. She’s my mother, Jerri Lybrand, but wait don’t quit here. In 1969 she was selected as one of an Outstanding Woman of America.  She did all of the amazing things; ran the Leukemia Drive, school PTA, socialite, servant, mother of three busy children.  Of course, there is more since she helped see my dad get elected to two terms in the Alabama Legislature.  She was at factories at daybreak handing out brochures and smiling next to George and Lurleen Wallace, the governor and...

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Communication’s Magic Wand

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Communication’s Magic Wand

What is the most important thing to know about when communicating? ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________ . . [Vizzini has tried cutting the rope to kill the Man in Black, but he clings to a rock] Vizzini: He didn’t fall?! Inconceivable! Inigo Montoya: You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means. Definitions simply matter. When you notice what happens in conflict and difficulties, that is when you begin to understand communication issues....

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THE EASY WAY TO CONQUER FEAR

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THE EASY WAY TO CONQUER FEAR A few years ago I had a passing conversation with a lady in a hallway. I shared a secret with her in a short two-minute conversation… After which she sent me a Starbucks card as a ‘thank you’ every month or so for some time. I shared with her something I had learned from others which I call, “The easy way to conquer fear.” Here are the simple keys - 1. Conclude Fear is the Enemy - fear doesn’t give good advice If you study the nature of fear you will find that fear never gives...

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Sometimes Just Being Listened to is NOT What You Need

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I like spoofs with a message.  Here’s one on the value of listening BOTH WAYS using the cliche in male / female communication.  Tell me what you think.   It’s Not About the Nail from Jason Headley on...

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The Easy Way to Conquer Fear

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The Easy Way to Conquer Fear

OOPS…a redirect didn’t work! CLICK HERE: http://www.fredraylybrand.com/the-easy-way-to-conquer-fear/ . .

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The Surprising Way We Grow Confident Writers

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The Surprising Way We Grow Confident...

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