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Don’t Assume Rapport
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Valentine’s Day in Afghanistan
Valentine’s Day in Afghanistan... Sunday, or maybe Saturday, August 14, was  the day of a big celebration in Kunduz Province in Afghanistan. “People were very happy seeing this,” Nadir Khan reported to the New York Times.  The event occurred in the local bazaar and was attended by 200 or more celebrants.  Some indulged.  Some watched. When I studied Geography at age 9, I was fascinated with Afghanistan.  Since then, he sound of the word has sent...
Genie Responds to a Question About Tardiness
Genie Responds to a Question About Tardiness... I am midway through my 1st quarter, second year. I am having an awesome time here at UCLA, it’s really a beautiful school. My only problem is being punctual. Do you have any suggestions about that? I can’t seem to get to things on time. Hello, You presented an interesting thinking situation.  The brain is magical.  You just have to control it so it works to your advantage. Let’s look at your problem...
Quick Skills For Relationships – Skill Three
Quick Skills For Relationships – Skill Three... Key Principle Three Rapport is essential for agreements and ongoing relationships. New Behavior Three Awareness of Rapport and non-rapport signals and strategies to change non-rapport will improve your relationship.
Quick Skills For Relationships – Skill Two
Quick Skills For Relationships – Skill Two... Key Principle Two Only you know the true meaning to you of the words you use. New Behavior Two Select words of the other and repeat them for increased clarity in communication.
Quick Skills For Relationships – Skill One
Quick Skills For Relationships – Skill One... Key Principle One Our eye movements reflect our thinking processes.  Knowing someone’s thinking processes helps you in understanding them. New Behavior One: The Most Important First Step to Understanding Another. Watch eye movements up and say to yourself, “Pictures.” Watch eye movements down right and say to yourself, “Feelings.” For all other eye movements say, “Words and Sounds.
Depression? Not Now? Earlier?
Depression? Not Now? Earlier?... Five percent of Americans are depressed at any moment in time, and 50 percent are depressed sometimes. Newly discovered information on how your brain processes information offers an exit strategy for these depressed people. No, I don’t mean suicide, though some of those afflicted do this; I mean using the natural processing abilities of the Right Brain. Most of us already know that our brains have two parts and are...
The Other Half of “The Secret”
The Other Half of “The Secret”... There is a very good reason “The Secret” has been hidden for eons. The Mystery Schools of legend taught the entire secret, but only by word of mouth, never written down, and only to those the Masters of the Schools deemed “ready” for this powerful information.  In order to be “ready” the student must have displayed enormous understanding of his own brain processes and his control of...
Health Walk
Health Walk... It might be profitable and health-giving for you to join me in an imaginary walk – to exercise your imagination and memory in a manner that could be useful for you. The human brain is remarkable in that it stores countless perceptions – pictures, sounds, words, smells, tastes, and feelings, and keeps many of these available for recall-on-request. Your brain controls your body in many ways, and we can explore interesting...
How to Find your Favorite Sense
How to Find your Favorite Sense... Here’s a way to find out your favorite sense. (Visual, Auditory, Kinesthetic) Which of the following responses would you be the most likely to use? 1. In response to the question, “How was your day?” a. Today was a good day. b. Our project  looked  more complicated today. c. The sound of people disagreeing kept interrupting me. d. I think I’m in the wrong job 2. What was the most important event...

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