Technology

This, like so much else, requires balance. I saw a commercial on television where a new driver had

a flat tire. He called his father who was instructing him on how to change the tire. His father asked if he knew what a tire iron was. The young man answered yes in an uncertain voice, while holding up a different tool. It was easy to see he was clueless. Here is where the balance comes in, you may not choose to change the tire yourself, but you should know the tools in case you have to.

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Compartmentalize

To compartmentalize means to be able to take all the mental baggage of an issue, put it into a room or compartment in your mind, and then close the door so that you can focus upon another issue. This is similar to juggling, but it differs in that usually the issues which need to be compartmentalized have the potential of completely de-railing your entire focus, and negatively affecting your life.

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Juggling

I’m not talking about actually juggling physical items, e.g. bowling pins, instead, I’m referencing the ability to keep more than two projects (or activities within a single project) moving forward. The more projects/activities you are able to keep moving forward, the more you will be able to accomplish, and the higher you have the potential to rise.

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You’re Gonna Serve Somebody

Bob Dylan, a singer and musician, in one of his songs says” you’re gonna serve somebody, it maybe the Lord, it maybe the Devil, but you’re gonna serve somebody”. He is right on target: you are serving somebody whether you know it or not.  This is an unavoidable fact of life.  Joshua from the Old Testament said to the nation of Israel after they entered the promised land:

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Taking Care of Business

Marc LeBlanc, an author and consultant says “Done is better than Perfect.” Larry the Cable Guy, a comedian, is known for his “Git’r done” catch phrase. Stephen Covey says: “The main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing.” My phrase is “taking care of business.” Regardless of how you say it, getting the job done is the point; do the job “right,” but keep in mind that “right” and perfect aren’t the same thing.

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Self-Sabotage

Sabotage is setting into place forces, usually concealed, which lead to destruction. Self-sabotage is the setting into place forces, which lead to my own failure. Self-sabotage is almost always unconscious. It occurs when I behave in a way that undermines, or totally blocks, my ability to reach my goals.

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The 10 most in-demand soft skills to master if you want a raise, promotion or new job in 2020 – repost

From a post on CNBC by the same title.

If you want to get ahead in your career in 2020, adopting a growth mindset should be at the top of your priority list.

According to Udemy’s 2020 Workplace Learning Trends Report, a having a growth mindset — or the ability to continue learning in order to adapt to change — was ranked as the most important soft skill for career success.

To see the full list of these 10 in-demand soft skills check out the original posting HERE.

Right

Most people would say they know, and do, the “right” thing.  However, to say you can be trusted to do the “right” thing is meaningless without a standard. After all, what does “right” mean? All you are really saying is that you will do what feels appropriate to you at that moment based on your perception of “right.”

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Be Considerate of Others

Here is a shock: everything ISN’T all about YOU. I know that this may come as a surprise. You may feel as if you are the center of the universe, but it simply is not true. Every indication is that the context of LIFE has everything to do with RELATIONCHIPS, and relationships, by definition, includes others.

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Language of Respect

Develop a language of respect. Everyone deserves respect, but often the words we choose don’t show respect. In fact, the words we use often create barriers or close off opportunities. Developing a language of respect requires us to consider how our choice of words will be received by the another person. Words that are part of a language of respect include:

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