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BG’s Positively Speaking
Confidence — An Inside Job
Often, after meeting a person who has had some degree of success, we will remark, “I wish I had his/her confidence.” The good news is that we can develop that same confidence with a bit of practice and discipline. Here are some elementary steps that will allow us to develop the spirit we saw in someone else:
- Be upfront: Be the first to speak, hold out your hand and introduce yourself – don’t wait for the other person. This may seem difficult when you first do it, but after two or three times, you will be saying to yourself, “This isn’t hard at all; I should have done it sooner.”
- Put on a big smile: A smile will break down the barriers another person may have put up. It will project you as a warm, friendly and sincere person who is happy to be there at that moment in time. It also sets the stage for the next step.
- Make eye contact: The smile you have will light up your eyes and make it easier for you to look directly at the person you are speaking to. This reinforces the impression of warmth and friendliness.
- Speak up: Speak a little louder. A quiet, withdrawn voice portrays someone who is not confident. If you don’t have confidence in your own words, others won’t either.
- Walk a little faster: This shows that you are someone who knows where they are going and how to get there.
- Put others in perspective: After all, they are also human beings with the same wants, needs and desires as you. Thus, we are all more alike than we are different.
Practice these simple steps every day for the next 30 days, and you will be amazed at the difference in your confidence level.
Confidence comes from the inside.
The Definition Of Words
Conference: The confusion of one man times the number of people present.
Compromise: Dividing a cake so that everyone believes they got the largest piece.
Tears: The hydraulic force by which masculine willpower is defeated by feminine water power.
Conference Room: A place where everybody talks, nobody listens, and everyone disagrees after the meeting.
Smile: A curve that can set a lot of things straight.
Office: A place to relax after your strenuous home life.
Yawn: The only time that some men get to open their mouths.
Ecstasy: A feeling you have when you feel that you are going to feel a feeling you’ve never felt before.
Editors Quote Book
“If you don’t take chances, you will never know if it would work.”
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ARIES Mar. 21-Apr. 19: You may be taking your mate for granted. Show them that you really care – before it’s too late.
TAURUS Apr. 20-May 20: Don’t expect praise and accolades for just doing your job. You have to put forth more effort into that.
GEMINI May 21-June 20: Hard work never hurt anyone! Sound familiar? Follow Grannies advice, step up and get to it.
CANCER June 21-July 22: Stress can be reduced by changing your diet and increasing your exercise. Work it out for your health’s sake.
LEO July 23-Aug 22: Private information should not be shared. Keeping a secret will gain you a faithful friend for life.
VIRGO Aug. 23-Sept. 22: Romance can be disappointing if you’re just seeing the surface. Look deeper; you will discover the real treasure.
LIBRA Sept. 23-Oct. 22: Don’t give up on finding your soulmate. He or she is out there. But, unfortunately, you may be overlooking them.
SCORPIO Oct. 23-Nov. 21: Your attention is diverted to a situation that requires your full attention. Travel plans will be postponed.
SAGITTARIUS Nov. 22-Dec. 21: Keep a watchful eye on your competition. One who appears to be an ally could be undermining you.
CAPRICORN Dec. 22-Jan. 19: Some self-examination will help you uncover the cause of your frustrations. Be honest with yourself.
AQUARIUS Jan. 20-Feb. 18: It’s an excellent time to close important deals. Don’t procrastinate. Show your resolve and determination.
PISCES Feb. 19-Mar. 20: A pessimistic attitude will only result in discontent. However, a positive one brings you greater satisfaction.
The Brave New World
George was excited about starting his first job as a computer programmer. His father, Colin, was just as excited, although he knew nothing about the technical aspects of computers. As George arrived home from his first Day, Colin, wanting to be supportive. Enthusiastically asked George, “What did you do at work today?” Colin listened attentively, though not understanding a word, as George related his day’s work’s technical ups and downs.
The next day Colin was waiting at the door when George arrived home from work. “So what did you have for lunch today,” he asked.
A woman announces to her friend that she is getting married for the fourth time.
“How wonderful! But I hope you don’t mind me asking what happened to your first husband?”
“He ate poisonous mushrooms and died.” “Oh, how tragic! What about your second husband?” “He ate poisonous mushrooms too and died.” “Oh, how terrible! I’m almost afraid to ask you about your third husband.” “He died of a broken neck.” “A broken neck?”
“Yes, he wouldn’t eat the mushrooms.”
A couple drove several miles down a country road, not saying a word. An earlier discussion had led to an argument, and neither wanted to concede their position. Finally, as they passed a barnyard of mules and pigs, the wife sarcastically asked, “Relatives of yours?” “Yep,” the husband replied, “In-laws.”
The Ultimate Fairy Tale
A little girl asked her father, “Daddy? Do all Fairy Tales begin with Once Upon A Time?” He replied, “No, there is a whole series of Fairy Tales that begin with ‘If Elected I promise…’”
The Last Word
It’s not the harvest you gather but the seeds you sow,
that tell the truth of the life you lived.