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#576 You Can’t Take Back Words

It’s important to think before you speak. If you are angry give yourself a chance to calm down before reacting. You can’t take back words.…

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Posted by Joel Brookman in be kind, Podcasts, relationships, Respect People.

Ground Rules

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As the parent of a 14-year old girl, I feel that any day now I will be having “that talk” with a boy who will ultimately date her. I think back to my childhood as a boy that was not always as respectful as he could have been to girls. If the parents of the girls I dated had “that talk” with me I might have behaved differently. In life we often find ourselves in a position of authority, where we have the upper hand. There is a fine line from being respected, being feared, and being an asshole. The goal is the former, but sometimes, especially when it comes to teen-aged boys, instilling a little fear by setting some ground rules can be effective.…

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Posted by Joel Brookman in Communication, expectations drive behavior, Respect People, responsibility.

#526 Respect

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Posted by Joel Brookman in kindness, Podcasts, Respect People.

#526 Respect

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Having more money or a better education doesn’t make you better than anybody. Treat people respect.…

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Posted by Joel Brookman in Podcasts, Respect People.

#523 Negative Political Campaigns

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Why must we have such negative political campaigns in the U.S.?…

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Posted by Joel Brookman in eliminate negativity, kindness, negative people, Podcasts, Respect People.

Integrity

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As I watch the political environment unfold in the U.S. I am amazed by how poorly candidates treat each other. At some point it became acceptable to not just talk about your own credentials, but to tear down your opponent at any cost. I recently saw a commercial where a candidate, an injured war hero, ran a heartfelt message. This wonderful message quickly shifted to a vicious attack on his opponent. All the goodwill he built up was immediately lost when he criticized his rival. Why can’t candidates take the high road? If people I do business with treated their competitors the way candidates treat each other, I’d take my business elsewhere.…

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Posted by Joel Brookman in eliminate negativity, kindness, negative people, Respect People.

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