Working Around Big Egos

A big ego is a substitute for confidence.

Confident people have no need to brag or enhance their perceived abilities.

Working with these people can be a challenge.

It can make a job you love miserable.

Never feed a big ego even to gain acceptance at work – it encourages more of the same behavior you don’t like. 

Avoid fighting a big ego – it will only make them push harder to prevail.

The only way around a troubling big ego is to ignore it – let the words go through your ears without reacting one way or the other.

There is no cure for an egotistical person.

But there is a remedy for those who have to suffer fools like this.

Don’t let them push your buttons.

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Reaching Goals

80% of those who set a goal fail to finish it.

No doubt they had good intentions.

But what’s different with the 20% who finish their goal?

They have a plan.

They adjust the plan on an ongoing basis to make it better. 

They see the final prize vividly in their mind’s eye in a way that is so compelling that they can taste it (i.e., money is a weak goal, what money buys that you desire is stronger). 

A goal is a dream that will never come true without a plan for success.

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Anxiety Caused By Others

There is only so much pressure we can handle in a world that is connected by a digital device in our hand or on our person.

There is our anxiety and then there is the anxiety caused by those around us.

Anxiety is like the flu – except we recover from the flu.

The more anxiety we are exposed to, the more we get worn down.

Think about it – when do we ever wake up and say “I feel so relaxed and stress free” even as those around us give us more of their anxiety.

Filter out the anxiety caused by others – say, no more, I can only handle the stress I am dealing with.

Put fear in its place – the number one cause of anxiety is fear of something happening or not happening.  Put a stop loss on fear because in reality 99% of what we fear never actually happens.

Stress-free living begins when you say no to the anxiety that those around you generate.

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Love is the Answer

And when you feel afraid, love one another
When you’ve lost your way, love one another
When you’re all alone, love one another
When you’re far from home, love one another
When you’re down and out, love one another
All your hope’s run out, love one another
When you need a friend, love one another
When you’re near the end, love
We got to love, we got to love one another

Light of the world, shine on me
Love is the answer
Shine on us all, set us free

Songwriters: John Wilcox / Kasim Sulton / Roger Powell / Todd Rundgren
Love Is The Answer lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc

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  • I was still on the air full time when I played that song by England Dan & John Ford Coley. Fond memories of one-on-one full service A/C radio that I miss.

Stress-free Living

We’re all living too fast – slow it down.

Taking on too many burdens – own up to your limitations.

Trying too hard to please others.

Looking past the person you see in the mirror every day, that beautiful, special human being.

Letting our digital devices steal our life instead of be the wonderful tool that we absolutely can control.

Do less of all of this.

Then love yourself and one another.

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