Be Grateful for Your Gifts, Without Envy

GRATEFUL FOR YOUR GIFTS– WITHOUT ENVY

December in many countries centers around the spirit of giving. Even  companies and individuals with no religious affiliation make  special contributions during “the season”:

–Year end employee bonuses
–Meals for the unfed
–Shelters for the homeless
–Extra tips for servers at restaurants
–Special gratuities for your newsletter delivery person

PICTURE THIS SCENE
How you react to the gifts that come your way is very important.

Just imagine that you are enjoying your annual family holiday party. After a calorie-packed dinner, you and your relatives start  unwrapping gifts. At first, you feel very satisfied.

But then you look at what somebody else got. His sport coat  or her dress looks more expensive and stylish than yours.  Suddenly, instead of feeling thankful your mood turns to envy.

What if you dared express your reduced appreciation? What if  you complained about the perceived inequity?

Not only would your ingratitude ruin the festive occasion for others, probably you wouldn’t even want to use the gift others had given you.

CONSTRUCTIVE COMPARISON
Let’s make a constructive comparison. . .one that will help you and  me plenty in 2018.

I’ll make my own admission.

Every day I look around and see dozens of talented people who got wonderful gifts I missed out on:

–Singing on key
–Hitting a golf ball 300 yards and shooting par golf
–Writing fiction (or even understanding fiction others wrote)
–Learning science easily
–Understanding economics
–Repairing electrical or mechanical equipment
–Drawing or painting

OK, what happens if I allow envious thoughts to control me?  It’s very likely I will use a huge amount of energy coveting  what “they” got. As a result, I will not make maximum use  of the talents nature gave me.

So for 2018, pay little attention to the abilities others got. Focus on  what you have–and how you will develop your innate strengths to guarantee both professional and personal success.

“BATTLE-SCARRED BUSINESS MAN” DISCUSSES
COMMUNICATION KEYS FOR LEADERS
Robert Mallon said he did not get a consultant’s certificate by  taking a weekend course. Instead, he learned business  communication keys during his demanding days as a manager  and then entrepreneur. You will benefit tremendously from his  comments in this interview:

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BOOST YOUR BUSINESS FOR 2018
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678-316-4300

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Reduce Fear–Hold a Conversation With Your Audience

Do you wish you had more confidence when you faced an audience? Then read the advice I gave to a member of my audience.

QUESTION FROM AN AUDIENCE MEMBER
When I ended my hour-long seminar about the best language to use with customers, I asked the participants “Anybody have any questions?”

Without hesitation, one person spoke up. “Nobody would call me shy,” she said, “at least not in a one-on-one conversation. But when it comes to giving a speech, it’s impossible for me to face a group with any confidence at all. Can you offer just one quick tip that will help me overcome my fear of public speaking?”

MY ANSWER ABOUT STAGE FRIGHT CONTROL

I answered: “My best advice is to have a conversation with your audience. You’re comfortable talking with one person. That same down-to-earth, easygoing, poised attitude and approach will work whether you are sharing your thoughts with one listener or one hundred or one thousand.” Next, I told her briefly about a famous speech coach who had worked with nationally recognized leaders in politics, television, sports, and business. The most successful ones, he observed, never changed their mode of presentation. They took their low-key person-to-person style into radio and TV studios, press conferences, and speeches to huge audiences.

I’LL SAY THE SAME THING NEXT TIME
I’m sure that somebody who attends my events will ask the same question again. I’ll give the same answer. Engage your audience in lively conversation, and you will greatly reduce your anxiety about giving speeches.

STAGE FRIGHT BOOK OFFERS 25 TIPS
FOR CONTROLLING YOUR ANXIETY

My book–25 Ways to Control Your Stage Fright…And Become a Highly Confident Speaker–will give you other valuable tips and strategies for controlling your stage fright. You can order this brief guide book in paperback or Kindle. Use this link:

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CALL ME TO DISCUSS YOUR COMMUNICATION PROBLEMS!
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Then call me today, to talk about your communication problems. We’ll discuss how I can help you solve them!

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