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Newsletter Dated: 2/26/2006 9:45:07 PM
Subject: Take Charge Success Strategies Newsletter
Volume 6, Number 2 February 2006
Publisher: GoalMinds, Inc.
Copyright 2006 Jo Condrill
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"More than money and more than sex, people want recognition
and praise." --Mary Kay Ash
IN THIS ISSUE
1. Mind Power
2. Just Say 'Yes'
3. Between Hearts and Dreams
1. Mind Power
In the next 60 seconds you will be amazed
at the power of your own mind.
Here is what I want you to do. Listed below are the results
of a recent study of the mind by a major university.
As you read it, you will immediately realize that something
is terribly wrong....just keep reading!
You will be able to read and understand the information
below, and after reading it you will be amazed at the power
of your own mind.
Forward this message to your friends.... they will also be
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ipnoatmt tihng is taht the frist and lsat leteer be in the
The rset can be a taotl mses and you can sitll raed it
wouthit a porbelm. Tihs is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not
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Did you understand the information above?
Compliments of Pat Wyman http://tinyurl.com/a94o9
'To different minds, the same world is a hell, and a heaven'
- -Ralph Waldo Emerson in Journal, Dec 20, 1822
2. Just Say 'Yes' ======================================
Yeah, but. . . Have you ever engaged in a conversation only
to find the other person quickly disagreeing with you? I
have. It seems like there is something wrong with being
agreeable, something that weakens our personal power.
Often the disagreement is on a minor point of no
consequence. Yet it is a challenge of who is right and who
is wrong. Must there always be opposing opinions?
It takes a big person to work toward a common ground. If you
want to form a relationship of any sort, look for points of
agreement. There is no need to be manipulative, just address
points of agreement before injecting the points on which you
differ. When you build rapport first, your point of view is
more likely to be heard and seriously considered.
When a sales person wants to make a sale, they look for
something they can use to begin to develop rapport. 'Wow,
did you catch that fish?' Or 'I see you were president of an
international organization! That must have been quite an
experience! Congratulations.' Then as they move into a
discussion of their product's benefits, they look for
something the client would likely agree with. The idea is to
be congenial and try to find common ground. If the client is
in agreement with a number of points, they will more likely
have an open mind to consider other points that they don't
initially agree with. Why don't we use those techniques in
our personal conversations?
Columnist Syndey J. Harris once wrote: 'Thomas Aquinas, who
knew more about education and persuasion than almost anybody
who ever lived, once said that when you want to convert
someone to your view, you go over to where he [or she] is
standing, take him by the hand (mentally speaking), and
guide them. You don't order him to come over to where you
are. You start where he is, and work from that position.
That's the only way to get him to budge.' Excerpt from 'How
to Get People to Do Things' by Robert Conklin
People are persuaded by emotions not intellect. So when you
want them to say 'Yes,' talk to their emotions--gently,
patiently, with empathy. Put yourself in their position and
look for a positive outcome.
'Dream lofty dreams, and as you dream, so shall you become.
Your vision is the promise of what you shall at last
unveil.' - John Ruskin
3. Between Hearts and Dreams
The human heart is vital for life. Human interaction is
recognized as highly important; so much so that it has been
given a holiday - February 14, Valentine's Day.
Very recently I had an opportunity to witness how much the
human heart needs company. I witnessed people with high
financial status, incredible talents and gifts, and amazing
accomplishments say that they were not fulfilled. They had
come to realize that the reason was loneliness. Human beings
have extreme capabilities, but even great achievements, if
achieved alone, are not fully appreciated. One brilliant,
yet extremely sad and lonely, individual had achieved so
much that as he began the process of retirement, he had to
train ten people for a year to take his place. I can only
imagine what greater things he could have achieved if he had
enlisted others for support, or shared his visions along the
'First it is necessary to stand on your own two feet. But
the minute a man finds himself in that position, the next
thing he should do is reach out his arms.' ~ Kristin Hunter,
O Magazine, November 2003
As you take charge of your own life, share your dream!
Whatever it is, and however strong a commitment you have
made to it, it is not likely to become reality if you act in
isolation. As you look for resources, the first that will
come to mind are other people--a mentor, surely, but many
others, as well. Who are those people who will be most
affected by your quest? Who has the greatest stake in your
You are looking for people with a positive mental attitude,
a predisposition to agree with you. They will be most
helpful as you take the first steps toward your aspirations.
These are the people you can call upon when you become
discouraged and things are not going as well as you think
they should. You are looking for someone who will be 'on
Begin with the most important persons in your life who have
a history of being supportive of you. You will be more
inclined to see their comments as helpful suggestions rather
than criticisms. Such people may include your spouse or
significant other, immediate family members, and close
Yes, sharing dreams should be done with care. Trust is key.
The gaps between our hearts and dreams should be filled with
The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two
chemical substances: if there is any reaction, both are
transformed. --Carl Jung (1875 - 1961)
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