Monthly Archives: September 2020

Respect vs Envy

Great teammates respect their other teammates. This is especially true for a great team that is stacked with talent and experience. Some people have never really had the experience of respect so they cannot give it. They mistake their envy of another teammate for respect. How can I know the difference? When I admire another teammate I

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Outbursts

Passion is never an excuse for an emotional outburst. Anger is a great motivator and sometimes it’s too great. When it’s used to intimidate and influence an argument, it’s wrong. People who have mastered anger management can appear perfectly calm but still be seething inside. This is not fake. This is meek. There is a difference. Fake

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Bitterness Isn’t Healthy

Anger that is bottled up and well controlled has a healthy resolution. Bitterness can feel like managed anger because it usually is, but it doesn’t really end well…nor does it want to. Well controlled anger sees an end of the tunnel. Bitterness is a form of quiet anger that flares up when it gets an opportunity. Well

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Slow Burn

We all have our triggers…something that sets us off. Today, anger seems to be the flavor of the week when it comes to emotional status, but anger is rarely noticed when it’s done well. Anger only gets noticed when someone loses it. Anger can quietly burn in the background motivating someone to endure or accomplish something they

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Managing Anger

Anger seems to be an emotion that many people fear, and for good reason. Unmanaged anger can result in outbursts that can bring both physical and emotional harm. I believe most people are not taught how to manage their anger because they mistakenly correlate the result of unmanaged anger with the actual emotion. Anger can be managed

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The Threat of Distraction

We live in a world of distraction and the average person struggles to stay focused. Focus only comes from a disciplined decision to tune out the distraction by limiting the attention given to it. A serious mistake many people make while attempting to focus is ignoring the distraction. Ignoring something does not allow us to deal with

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Extreme and Moderate

We all have preferences and we think those preferences are reasonable. Sometimes others disagree. Some people like to text more than talk on the phone. Some people like to have actual phone conversations. Others like the new-found access to video conferencing. Still others prefer a face-to-face interaction over all else. The key to being a great teammate

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Bad Breath

Faithful people can not only take the pain but are ready to forgive it. How many times can you forgive someone? I don’t know the exact answer of that question but one thing that keeps me faithful is contemplating how often someone else has forgiven me. People are often suffering for a long time on our behalf

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Play the cards you’re dealt.

Anyone can win a hand of poker with a full house or royal flush. Can you take a bad hand and turn it into something? Life is full of inconvenient circumstances and living life with convenience as an expectation will mean that you will be constantly disappointed. Bluffing your way through the terrible hand that has been

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Showing Up versus Moving Forward

Some people only sign up to show up. They are carrying a lifetime of unfortunate memories and choose to define themselves based on everything that has happened to them. People who sign up to simply show up demand that the team take them on as they are with no expectations of moving forward because of all they

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