Personal Development

A Closer Look

This is the article sent out in my Free Monthly Newsletter last month.  For some reason, it did not post to this blog correctly, so here you go.  It is a closer look at the Perfect or Proper Melancholy personality.  (The BLUE one for those of you who learn in colors.)  If you are not familiar with The Personalities, please visit my website and take the FREE 5-minute online personality assessment. The Melancholy Personality While the Sanguine personality type is the most…

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Lady Gaga & Oprah

So, I just watched a recent interview Oprah did with Lady Gaga on her new series Oprah’s Next Chapter.  I feel an urgent need to respond in some way and this blog was my first thought.  In the interview, Oprah, in typical fashion, is trying to get to the “real” Gaga and understand who she is and what she wants in life.  The truth is, Lady Gaga is as she appears; creative, strange, bizarre, famous, wealthy, and disturbed.  I am not…

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Etiquette Matters to Me

I recently received certification as an expert in American Business Etiquette from the American Business Etiquette Trainers Association.  While I have practiced some etiquette techniques for years, I learned several new things through the hours of training in twenty different etiquette modules.  I am now more convinced that etiquette is the key element in growing your business.  The success of any business, large or small, hinges on relationships.   Etiquette opens the door by  helping you build rapport and immediate…

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4 Secrets to Effective Communication

I am currently in the process of studying proper business etiquette through the American Business Etiquette Trainers Association (ABETA).  Today, the topic of training was on effective communication.  As a personality trainer, I was intrigued by how closely their perspective related to the topic of personalities and character development. Remember, highly successful people, in all types of professions, know this information and apply it! Here are the four secrets to effective communication. 1) Effective communication is not about you.  It…

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Bullying, Authority and Messed Up Kids

In a few days I will be speaking to 400 students at the junior high I attended in 6th-8th grade.  In preparation I asked the teacher/student council advisor to answer a few questions.  Her answers confirmed what I already knew; these kids lack respect for themselves and others and bullying has become a problem in my hometown as it has across the country.  While bullying has ALWAYS existed, since the time Adam and Eve gave birth to Cain and Abel,…

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4 Steps to Resolutionize Your Life

If you are new here, welcome! This month, my FREE Personality Newsletter was about how our personalities affect resolutions.  This article offers great support for this topic As I seek to grow this blog, one thing I’d like to start doing more is sharing good information I find.  This article was written by a fellow Personality Trainer and Life Coach, Kathryn Robbins.  Enjoy! The Holidays have come and gone, and for some, so have our New Year resolutions. It doesn’t…

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REPRESENT

Point number one: Your reputation matters.  In professional environments we call this personal branding.  In family circles we call this the family name.  In church or spiritual environments we call this representation.  Regardless the angle, having a good name is valuable. A good name is to be chosen rather than great riches, loving favor rather than silver and gold. Proverbs 22:1 What others know about you, what others think about you, and what others think they know about you matters.…

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What is wrong with people?!

I have been traveling this week and am utterly amazed by how many people obviously hate their job and, more importantly, appear to hate people as well.  Ordering a meal from a fast food restaurant, I didn’t know whether I should laugh, cry or start lecturing the young lady attempting to take my order.  She was clearly unconcerned about how I felt about her or if I ever returned to that restaurant again. A few months ago, I joined a…

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