Start it!

Well, I did it. I got wild and crazy and signed up for David Garland’s “Create Awesome Online Courses.”  I invested because I teach so many live Business Writing courses around the country, and I see how jazzed people get over what they are learning. Then, I ask myself, “How do I make this easier for them, and for me? My answer is always: TEACH ONLINE!  The class,...
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A New Business Writing Class Wants Your Input!

Imagine you have the opportunity to take a free online Business Writing class. What would be the most important thing you’d like to learn  in that class? Please reply and let me know.  I’ll share the answer, confidentially with no names, in my next Sealegs Leadership post.  Thanks, John...
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Open locked doors! 

Open locked doors!  The key? Listening. See how well you listen by asking: Am I interrupting?Am I planning what I want to say instead of staying with what they are saying?Am I annoyed because they are talking? (too slowly? quickly? loudly? quietly?) )  Am I interacting With questions: “Do you mean this?” “Is that what you’re thinking?” And statements: “Uh-huh.” “Yes.” “I can hear that.” “Oh.”How...
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Did you miss it?

Sometimes we miss it. Sometimes we miss it because we get annoyed with people. Sometimes we miss it because we get enamored with people. Sometimes we miss it because we long-to-belong to a group, club, or movement. Sometimes we miss it because we refuse to join to a group, club, or movement. Sometimes we miss it because catching it seems too costly, lonely, or difficult. Then again, sometimes we...
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Contentment in Greek

Contentment can mean, having everything you need within yourself. The ancient Greek word “autarkes” translates into English as “content.”  “Autarkes” is a compound word from “autos” = self, and “arkeo” = to suffice, so it essentially means self-sufficient—in a good sense. This self-sufficiency is not is not self-centered, arrogant, prideful,...
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The Present

You’ve heard most of these “slow down” sayings: Stop and smell the roses. Wake up and smell the coffee.  Be still and know… Wherever you go there you are.  Get back to your roots. Take off your shoes and stay a while. Remove your sandals from your feet; you’re standing on holy ground. I really like the last saying. So, I do it right now in the middle of writing you. I...
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