How to Disarm / Calm Down Angry People

If you’re doing anything worthwhile in life, you will encounter angry and negative people along the way. Anger for the most part, manifests itself during times in which we lose control of a situation we desperately want to control. People will get angry with you for altering any plan they’ve laid out in their minds, even if you did not know of your potential interference of those plans. Your kids may get angry at you for not allowing them to follow-through with their plans to eat that cookie, or meet with their friends on the playground. Your coworkers may get...

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How to Handle Someone You’re Loyal to Receiving Bad Publicity

Disclaimer: This is not legal advice, and is not centered around defending criminal behavior. We find ourselves in sticky situations when a friend or acquaintance of ours doesn’t act in a respectable manner. We can’t expect those we surround ourselves with to perfectly execute the various acts and behaviors that make up a meaningful life. They’ll sometimes misspeak, they’ll sometimes hurt others, and they’ll sometimes make you feel embarrassed to be seen with them. If you’ve made a decision to remain loyal to an individual who gets themselves in social trouble, then navigating around your desire to stand by them...

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Assigning tasks which seem undesirable to those around you will be difficult. People will complain, and some will try to dodge being assigned as owners of these tasks.

How to Assign Undesirable Tasks to Others

Part of managing others is determining, communicating, and measuring the tasks they are responsible for completing. You can find yourself responsible for assigning tasks when you’re having a family cook night and assigning roles to your kids, or determining who on the team you manage should pick up an urgent task. The need to assign tasks to others will be a difficult undertaking should you say the wrong things and do a bad job preparing others for what’s oncoming. Your allocation of roles and tasks can be met with emotion and unwarranted push-back based only on how you present them. This...

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Why You Should Say Which One You Like More, Not Which One You Dislike

Understanding life entails making constant comparisons. There can’t be a definition of good without an understanding of evil. A palm tree is difficult to describe without comparing it to trees your audience has already seen. A peach is somewhere between an apple and a plum. Music is somewhere between piercing noise and numbing silence. You may not have thought about it in depth, but your ability to express yourself depends greatly on your ability to compare dualities. Slowly but surely, the ideas you aim to express will formulate, following a string of poignant comparisons. There’ll be times when you have to...

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Why You Should Never Argue With Final Decisions

There will be times when you fully believe a decision being made around you is not the right one. You might have ideas which are factually better than the ones being implemented by other people, and you may have a vision which others fail to realize. The lack of being understood in this sense is a painful undergoing. You will not feel heard by those around you and you will not feel trusted.   Placing the Team First The first thing you should remember is that the people making the decisions around you feel exactly the same way about...

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How to Critique Something Others Love

There will be times when you have to shut down others’ good ideas, reject their propositions, and critique the things they’ve worked hard in building. On the road toward the best ideas, auxiliary ones will fall by the wayside. They’ll be sacrificed for better ones to come through and become the norm. As a facilitator of positive growth, you’ll sometimes find yourself in positions that dictate you to make decisions. You can find yourself leading others, being a central decision maker, or a trusted adviser. Knowing how to critique the things that others hold dear to their hearts will be an...

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Why Marketing Should Not Hold Power Over Truth

In the journey to spread what you create – whether it is a product, idea, or creation – you’ll need market its truth to others. This article is about misleading marketing tactics. It may be futile to distinguish what exactly makes a marketing campaign dishonest, as long as you understand that truth should hold precedence over all else your product aims to offer. The reason why you shouldn’t oversell is because your product must stem from truth and deliver what you believe truth to be. Your truth is the summation of all knowledge you’ve attained and hopefully the need to propagate positivity...

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How Cursing and Being Brash Can Increase Your Influence

The issue with conforming to normal behavior is that everyone else is conforming to it as well. When you are being politically correct, you by nature stand out less than the brash people around you. Being brash and going against the norm will typically cause you to stand out in a negative light rather than playing to your benefit. The decision to stand out from the crowd is therefore plagued by this dilemma. Do you conform to normality and the typical way of delivering your ideas and risk not being heard? Or do you forcefully stand out from the crown...

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Opinion vs. Truth

Why You Should Label Your Statements As Opinions, Not Truth

In looking to spread what we discover truth to be, we tend to get lost in a quest to make an impact on as many as we can. How impactful your dialogue is will correlate with how many individuals your thoughts spread to and become adopted by. However, getting lost in the size of your desired audience will entice you to overlook how you treat single individuals in day to day life. In an effort to increase how spreadable and impactful your truth is in life, you’ll scour for tips and tricks provided by people who claim to have...

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How to Win by Sometimes Losing

The path to greatness involves the act of winning battles along the way. These battles can present themselves clothed in many forms, but one thing is for sure: you’ll need to win a consecutive series of them to be successful. Amidst heated competition, our instincts become to attack what is keeping us from attaining what we desire, and to destroy those who stand in our way. When on a consistent winning streak against the obstacles that are in your way, you’ll want to keep on going and keep on winning. However, in the context of competing against a limited...

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