Hearing Or Listening...EdwinHaynes.com

The Important and Valuable Reasons for Listening

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The Important and Valuable Reasons for Listening Nothing hurts more than the sense that the people we care about aren’t really listening. We never seem to outgrow the need to have our feelings known. That is why a sympathetic ear is such a powerful force in human relationships, more than you know. And why the failure to be understood is so painful. We live in such a hurried society. Everything is about having it, or getting it. We either want it now or yesterday if we could. I call it “I need it now” syndrome. We live is such a…

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Hello..Are you Busy?..Edwin Haynes

Hello…Are you Busy?

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Hello…are you Busy? I have had several conversations with colleagues lately, and many of times ended up on the subject of BUSY-ness. How frequently people actually use the words “busy”, “crazy busy”, overwhelmed, “jammed” and “swamped”! Are we that busy? I get the feeling many may just be plain terrified, of not being busy. As a CEO, employer and leader to many, I believe it is our responsibility to help people understand that busy-ness is not your worth-o-meter, it definitely shouldn’t be a schedule-a-thon, and certainly not, how we should be gauging ones performance at all. “Because busy-ness does not…

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Knowing Yourself…Steps to Mastery

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Knowing others is intelligence, knowing yourself is true wisdom, mastering others is strength, mastering yourself is true power. ~ The Tao the Ching At one time or another we have all undoubtedly asked ourselves, “Why is this happening to me?” “Why do I keep having the same problems?” “Why am I so frustrated?” These difficult, but important,questions nudge us closer to a better understanding of ourselves and others. But, if they go unanswered we become stuck in a cycle, continually repeating the past and forever on the defensive. Taking control of our lives requires that we find the answers. Self-awareness…

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Are you headed in the right direction?

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Are you headed in the right direction? On this journey we call life…are you constantly finding yourself parked or are you moving? Is your GPS and navigation system accurate? Are you sitting still and waiting for things to happen or are you making things happen? If you want a better life, you can’t stay parked in your current circumstance. You may need to move to a different road toward your success. Change cannot occur sitting in your old garage or on your old pot hole filled street. You may need to move in a different direction. Many people think that…

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