To Recover from Failure, Try Some Self-Compassion

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  From the Harvard Business Review, Christopher Germer describes the importance of self-compassion to help you recover from failure.  I once interviewed a woman who had gotten fired from her previous job.  She told me that after that she couldn’t get out of bed for a month.  Aside from not making a good impression in a job…

Why Good Storytellers Are Happier in Life and in Love 

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    From the Wall Street Journal, Elizabeth Berstein shares research that shows that men who are good storytellers are more appealing.  She also offers recommendations for couples to continue to tell stories to continue to bond including setting aside story time, telling stories of “firsts”, and telling stories of the past, present, and future.  But…

The Four Truths of the Storyteller

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  From HBR.org, Peter Gruber, in a terrific article, outlines the four truths of a story teller. Peter says the four truths are: Truth to the Teller — what a storyteller says must be consistent in their heart and mind Truth to the Audience — the storyteller has to understand and recognize and what the…

The Resilience Habit I Taught Thousands Of Army Drill Sergeants

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  From FastCompany, Paula Davis-Laack discusses how she taught resilience to Army drill sargeants.  She based her training on the work of Dr. Martin Seligman who identified three pillars of resilience: personalization, permanence and pervasiveness.  Paula writes: Your resilience grows when you focus on developing specific skills in the following three categories: thinking differently, connecting…