4 Ways to Stop the Devastating Effects of Negativity at Work or at Home

The question is: What can you do to stop the devastating effects caused by the negativity of others? Start with these four strategies You’ve probably got some whining, griping, groaning and complaining coworkers around you at work. And you’ve probably got some equally negative people in your family. Well, let me warn you. Negative people may be killing you physically. …

How Skid Row Taught Me How To Communicate (part 2)

The great historian H.G. Wells used to complain about people he called “the goodness-sakers.”  These are the people who stand around all day saying, “For goodness-sake, why doesn’t somebody do something?” I was somewhat guilty of saying that in the past … complaining about something instead of doing something about it.  And one such issue was the problem of poverty …

Subject Line: The 10 Commandments of Awesome Communication (part 4)

We’ve all heard of the 10 Commandments, but not all of us get them right. For example, in one Sunday School class, the children were asked what was the first commandment.  One kid replied, “It was when Eve told Adam to eat the apple.” Years before that Mark Twain recounted the story of a 19th century industrial baron who told …