Category Archives: Relationship

Loyalty Counts

Loyalty is a supreme moral virtue. Without it, we lack a moral center for  our life. It is a universal good that binds people to the moral order and to one  another. Hence, a conflict of loyalties is disastrous. It is like a civil war in the  moral order. Continue reading

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The Gift of Friends

Friends are not necessarily those with whom we can agree or those who will   be around us during the best of times. Friends are, instead, those who we respect, and who respect us in times of disagreement while knowing all along that they   will  stand  beside  us  in  our  darkest  hour.  Continue reading

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A Home Has No Boss

Life runs more smoothly, more gently, and more happily when you forgo the boss role at home.  Love is always humble, generous-spirited, and thoughtful. When we’re nurturing our home life, we’re boosting happiness for ourselves as well as for our soul mate. There should be no hierarchy at home. Continue reading

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Tolerance

The ultimate goal of making such a shift in perception and learning tolerance is to get to the moment of saying, “So what if this person is …” and thereby taking your power back. If I had allowed my lunch partner to continue to disgust me, I would have given all my power to him. I would have allowed his actions to dictate my feelings. By recognizing that my judgment of him had everything to do with me, I neutralized the effect his manners had on me and took back my power. Continue reading

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Your Character—and Your Reputation—Is Your Calling Card

Your business card is a useful item: It identifies you at that first meeting. After that, it probably does you no good at all. It might not even survive the day. But your actions at a first meeting, and all … Continue reading

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Don’t Try to Change the Other Person

We cannot change any other person; we can change only ourselves. As we grow to accept this fact, we will find our lives unfolding far more joyfully. We will also feel more successful knowing that we can change ourselves! Continue reading

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Break Bread

When  you’re  sensing that a relationship could be better, find a reason to break bread with the other party. There is something about food that just brings people together and softens their defenses. Sales professionals know this technique very well, and … Continue reading

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