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I Can’t Believe You Asked That!

Excerpted from the book on conscious business management, Business Black Belt Asking the right questions is the key to getting the most useful information and validating assumptions. First, let’s identify a simple problem most of us are afflicted with: the need to be polite. When I was a little boy, my grandmother told me that…

Opinion VS Experience… a BIG Difference!

There’s a BIG difference between opinion & experience. Often, a person offers an opinion but states it as if it were an experience. Many people give advice without distinguishing its quality. You can determine the quality of the advice you receive by simply asking: How do you know that? The explanation should give you a…

Dealing with Stubborn People!

  I was observing some stubbornness in a friend — and, when I notice some undesirable behavior in another person, I’ve learned that it is often a reflection of something that I’m doing (or have done), and the best way to deal with the friend is to first understand myself… which got me to thinking about…