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Communication and Motivation | Value Transformation

Communication and Motivation | Value Transformation | Personal Development | Train Your Body And Mind | Scoop.it
We have discussed some of the different theories of motivation and the role that the organization plays in motivation. Now we will discuss how the employee is responsible to the organization in the realm of motivation.
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Revenge Is A Confession Of Pain · Fit Florida Dad

Revenge Is A Confession Of Pain · Fit Florida Dad | Personal Development | Train Your Body And Mind | Scoop.it
Revenge is a natural response to being hurt. Unfortunately, seeking revenge can cause more hurt than any healing we may think we get from it.
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The Myth Of Visualization

The Myth Of Visualization | Personal Development | Train Your Body And Mind | Scoop.it
Visualization without action is mental masturbation. I'll show you 2 simple ways to master the power of visualization AND bust that myth!
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Visualization is a great tool, but without action, it's useless.

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Comfort Zone Is A Dream Killer · Transform Radio

Comfort Zone Is A Dream Killer · Transform Radio | Personal Development | Train Your Body And Mind | Scoop.it
They say life begins at the end of your comfort zone. Well, I say life exists ONLY outside of your comfort zone.
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5 Ways To Stick To Your Fitness Goals ⋆ Fit Florida Dad

5 Ways To Stick To Your Fitness Goals ⋆ Fit Florida Dad | Personal Development | Train Your Body And Mind | Scoop.it
It's easy to get motivated to start a fitness routine. The trick is to stay motivated to your fitness. Here's 5 ways to keep you going.
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10 Questions To Ask Yourself To Stay Positive When Facing Difficulties

10 Questions To Ask Yourself To Stay Positive When Facing Difficulties | Personal Development | Train Your Body And Mind | Scoop.it
Staying positive in difficult times is hard. Yet there are simple questions we can ask that accentuate the positive, bringing solutions into clearer focus.
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We all have tough times.  Staying positive helps us get through them and come up with solutions.

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Communication and Motivation | Value Transformation

Communication and Motivation | Value Transformation | Personal Development | Train Your Body And Mind | Scoop.it
We have discussed some of the different theories of motivation and the role that the organization plays in motivation. Now we will discuss how the employee is responsible to the organization in the realm of motivation.
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What Maslow’s Hierarchy Won’t Tell You About Motivation

What Maslow’s Hierarchy Won’t Tell You About Motivation | Personal Development | Train Your Body And Mind | Scoop.it
Leaders need to focus on three basic psychological needs.

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Prior to, and more importantly, more vital to one's success are the three psychological needs of autonomy, relatedness, and competence.

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Neuro-linguistic Programming For Dummies Cheat Sheet - For Dummies

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The Nothing Box | @markgungor

The Nothing Box | @markgungor | Personal Development | Train Your Body And Mind | Scoop.it
The Nothing Box Yesterday, my wife shared a video with me.  It's called "The Nothing Box" from Mark Gungor.  In this video (which is down below for your enjoyment), Mark talks about the differences...
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Men love their nothing box.  It's our favorite place to go to just not think about anything and get away from the pressures of day to day life.  

Everyone needs a nothing box. 

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Doubt The Doubts | Crazy Cool People Sharing Great Tips, Tactics, & Tools

Doubt The Doubts | Crazy Cool People Sharing Great Tips, Tactics, & Tools | Personal Development | Train Your Body And Mind | Scoop.it
Preview and download the podcast Doubt The Doubts | Crazy Cool People Sharing Great Tips, Tactics, & Tools on iTunes. Read episode descriptions and customer reviews.
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Money For Nothing

Money For Nothing | Personal Development | Train Your Body And Mind | Scoop.it
Now that ain't workin' that's the way you do it You play the guitar on the MTV That ain't workin' that's the way you do it Money for nothing and your chicks for free Money for nothing and chicks fo...
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Becoming a rock star in ANY industry requires an investment in time and money to learn new skills, in personal development and communication.

In life, there’s no such thing as “money for nothing”.

The dream is free, the hustle is sold separately.

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How ‘Active Listening’ Makes Both Participants in a Conversation Feel Better

How ‘Active Listening’ Makes Both Participants in a Conversation Feel Better | Personal Development | Train Your Body And Mind | Scoop.it
When Traci Ruble and her husband, Clemens Gantert, climbed into bed one night recently, he began telling her about his day at his software startup. He explained that changes in a state law would affect his business. And he told her about a technical problem he was having with a security certificate for the software.

After several minutes, Ms. Ruble turned to look at him. Then she burst out laughing, picked up the remote and turned on the TV. “Whatever you are saying is like speaking Greek to me,” said Ms. Ruble, who is a marriage and family therapist.

“I can’t believe you get paid to listen for a living,” Mr. Gantert replied, calling her on her behavior.

Why is it so hard to listen to our loved ones?

Experts say we’re naturally just not good at listening for a whole range of reasons. We have a tendency to swap stories, so we interrupt. We’re uncomfortable with emotions, so we avoid focusing too closely on someone else’s. We’d rather talk about ourselves, so we rush the talker along.

And there’s something relationship researchers call “listener burnout.” We’ve all endured someone’s endless droning on and on, often about the same old problems. When we offer quick advice or suggest ways to fix the situation, we may be unconsciously trying to protect ourselves from burnout.

“Good listeners overcome their natural inclination to fix the other’s problems and to keep the conversation brief,” says Graham D. Bodie, an associate professor of communication studies at Louisiana State University, who studies listening.

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The first two of five phases of active listening. SCOTTY REIFSNYDER
It’s not as easy as it sounds. Practice “active listening,” a term experts use to describe the way you listen when you are an engaged presence in the conversation, fully in the moment with the other person, not just sitting there, half paying attention.

Think of the different ways you can listen to music. You can put it on in the background while you’re doing something else. Or you can put on your headphones, give it your undivided attention and really notice how it affects you. That is active listening.

To actively listen to a person, you will need to master certain behaviors—some verbal, some nonverbal—that signal your interest. Researchers call these “immediacy behaviors.”

Start by putting your phone away and turning off the TV. Sit close to and lean toward your loved one. Let your facial expressions reflect what he or she is saying. Be sure to make eye contact. (Your mother was right when she said, “Look at me when I am talking.”)

You are sending an unspoken message: “You have my attention. I am here for you.” You also will need to signal this verbally.

Legitimize the other person’s feelings by reflecting them back: “That must have been stressful for you.” Draw the other person out by asking open-ended questions: “How did that make you feel?” “What are you going to do now?”

Use short words or even sounds such as “yep,” “right,” “mmm hmm”—all known as “minimal encouragers”—to urge them to continue. Periodically paraphrase what your loved one is saying, and follow the paraphrase with something researchers call the “checkout”: “Am I understanding you correctly?”

“Active listening starts with the real desire to help another person think through their feelings,” says Dr. Bodie. It takes time. “Don’t try to fix the problem right out of the gate, and don’t rush things,” he says.

Dr. Bodie was the lead researcher in a study published online this month in the Western Journal of Communication that looked at the efficacy of the immediacy behaviors that make up active listening. The researchers divided 342 people into pairs, then asked one person in each pair, the “discloser,” to describe a recent stressful event, such as a health issue, relationship problem or work setback. They videotaped the interactions and counted how many times the listener did each of various immediacy behaviors. Then they asked the discloser to rate the listener on how well he or she listened, and how much better he or she made the discloser feel.

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The other three phases of active listening. SCOTTY REIFSNYDER
Overall, when the listener displayed more of the behaviors—making eye contact, paraphrasing, asking open-ended questions—the talker perceived the listener as more emotionally aware, and felt better. The verbal behaviors, on average, were three times as likely as nonverbal behaviors to produce this outcome.

Another thing the findings suggest, Dr. Bodie says, is that a listener can be just as helpful on the phone as in person.

A number of studies suggest that while men and women are equally likely to be good listeners, women tend to be held to a higher standard, Dr. Bodie says. A man who isn’t listening well isn’t as surprising as a woman who is a poor listener. Culturally, we expect her to be better, he says.

As for Ms. Ruble, her husband told her that she’d hurt his feelings, and she asked herself why she often tunes him out. She thought it was partly because he typically talks about software and work—subjects she says she considers “dry”—and he doesn’t often share his emotions.

She also realized she found it hard to give him her full attention, because then she would have to recognize how much he needed her, and that thought scared her, says Ms. Ruble, who is 43 and lives in Half Moon Bay, Calif. She and her husband have been married 11 years.

Ms. Ruble decided to put some of her professional listening skills to work at home. First, she acknowledged her problem. “I stink at listening to you,” she told her husband. Then she worked out steps to practicing what she calls “good listening hygiene.”

When her husband wants to talk, Ms. Ruble now asks herself: “Do I want to listen right now?” If the answer is no, she postpones. “Sometimes I am just a bad listener because I am in a state of deep thinking and it takes me a bit to settle in for a listen,” she says.

When she is ready, she begins by calming down, taking slow, deep breaths. “I need to prioritize being slow and present,” she says.

Then she removes distractions, turning off the computer or the TV and giving her husband her undivided attention. If they are at a restaurant, she takes the seat facing the wall.

She makes sure to look her husband in the eye. And she let’s go of her need to talk. “When I am too focused on efficient communication, then I come across as a jerk and my husband feels dismissed,” she says. “When I let the conversation meander, it is usually fun.”

In the new year, Ms. Ruble has resolved to set aside time to talk more often. At night, after the children are in bed, she turns off all the technology, lights some candles and puts on some music. Then she and her husband sit down to read and talk together.

“I am trying to just stop and hear him out,” she says. “This is the guy I love. I want him to feel cared about.”

—Write to Elizabeth Bernstein at elizabeth.bernstein@wsj.com or follow her on Facebook or Twitter at EBernsteinWSJ

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There's a difference between listening and active listening.  Those of us who are auditory can often listen while doing something else.  I've learned that this can appear rude and that the other person isn't worth our full attention, even though we're fully engaged in the conversation.  
As my wife says "I need eyes!" 

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I hope this scoop gives you some useful ideas about to engage in a conversation

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For Leaders, Looking Healthy Matters More than Looking Smart - HBR

For Leaders, Looking Healthy Matters More than Looking Smart - HBR | Personal Development | Train Your Body And Mind | Scoop.it

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Training your body as well as your mind is important if you want to be a powerful leader

AlGonzalezinfo's curator insight, January 5, 2015 4:15 AM

Great article based on research from VU University in Amsterdam.  The following quote is a good summary of the research findings:


“a relatively healthy-looking leader may have a better chance of gaining sufficient levels of followership investment to initiate change.


On the other hand, a potential leader who looks relatively less healthy may be over-looked even if they are better suited for the job.”


Checkout the full article:  https://hbr.org/2015/01/for-leaders-looking-healthy-matters-more-than-looking-smart

AlGonzalezinfo's curator insight, January 5, 2015 4:43 AM

Great article here for all leaders who believe in fitness as a lifestyle!  


Being healthy is not only good for us, it can help us in our leadership!!!

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Depression Is A Bitch · Fit Florida Dad

Depression Is A Bitch · Fit Florida Dad | Personal Development | Train Your Body And Mind | Scoop.it
Depression affects over 6 million men every year, including me. Listen to my story, how I manage my depression, and why Richard Rohr can suck it.
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New Body Fat Rules For The Navy ⋆ Fit Florida Dad

New Body Fat Rules For The Navy ⋆ Fit Florida Dad | Personal Development | Train Your Body And Mind | Scoop.it
The Navy is easing body fat rules and moving to emphasizing physical fitness to be a year round habit.
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Eminem - Recovery Through Beachbody ⋆ Fit Florida Dad

Eminem - Recovery Through Beachbody ⋆ Fit Florida Dad | Personal Development | Train Your Body And Mind | Scoop.it
Read how Eminem used Insanity, P90X, and Body Beast to beat drug addiction and drop 81 pounds.
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Worst First Date Ever · Transform Radio

Worst First Date Ever · Transform Radio | Personal Development | Train Your Body And Mind | Scoop.it
How an awkward first date ended up being one of my favorite stories, and a true life defining experience.
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What does an awkward first date have to do with life? Oh, just about everything, really...especially when it ends up with 7 people and you and your date are looking out the back end of a station wagon.

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Jim Rohn - Personal Development - Living An Exceptional Life - YouTube

Shared with you by www.RonHenley.com. Subscribe to this channel for the very best in motivation and personal development training, ideas and inspiration. Jim...
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Overcoming Fibromyalgia With Jennifer Bro

Overcoming Fibromyalgia With Jennifer Bro | Personal Development | Train Your Body And Mind | Scoop.it
  Fibromyalgia Isn't A Death Sentence Imagine being 23, freshly graduated from college, newly married, ready to start what is to be the best of the rest of your life and one day... ...you can'...
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Diagnosed with fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue at 25, Jen Bro has dedicated her life to assisting other sufferers jumpstart their health the natural way.

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How To Maintain Motivation When Your Goals Are Epic

How To Maintain Motivation When Your Goals Are Epic | Personal Development | Train Your Body And Mind | Scoop.it
Companies like Box, TaskRabbit, NASA, and The Huffington Post have such huge missions that there's no easy way to put it on a to-do list. So how do...
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Overnight successes often happen after years of sacrifice

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Tech Tools for Teachers: Podcasting

Tech Tools for Teachers: Podcasting | Personal Development | Train Your Body And Mind | Scoop.it
In the first instalment of his brand-new series, Nik Peachey looks at podcasting and how it can be used to help students develop their listening and speaking skills both inside and outside the classroom.
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Podcasting is the wave of the future.  I

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How to Keep Your Readers on Your Blog Longer

How to Keep Your Readers on Your Blog Longer | Personal Development | Train Your Body And Mind | Scoop.it

Do you want to increase the time your readers spend on your blog? Follow these seven strategies that Neil Patel uses for Quick Sprout.


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The Solopreneur Hour Podcast with Michael O’Neal | Business Coaching | Online Business | Podcast Coaching | Public Speaking |

The Solopreneur Hour Podcast with Michael O’Neal | Business Coaching | Online Business | Podcast Coaching | Public Speaking | | Personal Development | Train Your Body And Mind | Scoop.it
Preview and download the podcast The Solopreneur Hour Podcast with Michael O’Neal | Business Coaching | Online Business | Podcast Coaching | Public Speaking | on iTunes. Read episode descriptions and customer reviews.
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The Lost Art Of Listening

The Lost Art Of Listening | Personal Development | Train Your Body And Mind | Scoop.it
  The Lost Art of Listening Are you or someone you know one of those people that hears everything as an insult, as a criticism? When public figures like politicians you don't agree with speak,...
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Learning to listen can build bridges or burn them.  Which do you want to do?

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4 Tips for Persuading People by Listening to Them

4 Tips for Persuading People by Listening to Them | Personal Development | Train Your Body And Mind | Scoop.it
The more a person feels they were heard, the more memorable they find what you said to them.
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Listening is a lost art...we listen subjectively, not objectively, and often mishear what the other person is saying.

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