Thursday, August 04, 2005


"Watch your thoughts; they become words. Watch your words; they become actions. Watch your actions; they become habits. Watch your habits; they become character. Watch your character; it becomes your destiny." Frank Outlaw

And to do all this "watching," you must be able to manage your emotions and the emotions of those around you!

Have you read "The Gentle Art of Verbal Self-Defense"? We recommend this book! It's first premise is to recognize when you are under attack; when you are not in an honest, upfront dialogue. In which case you must defend yourself, and she gives many great specific examples for specific situation, such as when your manager says, "We all understand you're doing the best you can considering what you're going through" or "If you really loved me you wouldn't..." or "Obviously you don't care about this job or you'd be ...". Good stuff!

Take care of yourself out there!

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