Rejection: Part 2

In Part 1 I wrote about the need to be present and observe others and to work on your own beliefs about yourself.  In this article I’d like to give you some practical do’s and don’ts that can help reduce your rejection risk. Know When to Jump In I have vague memories of my jump-roping days. Doing…

Rejection

Most of us have experienced the pain of rejection at one time or another; let’s face it—it’s terrible. Even when we don’t even like the people rejecting us, it can still hurt deeply. You see it in schools all the time as insecure kids establish the pecking order and dole out their acceptance to a…

Family Mission Statement

In my talks to parents, I always include how to make a Family Mission Statement.  After the talk, I’ve had parents whose children are now grown, come up and say, “I wish we had done that as a family.” What is a family mission statement, and how can it help your family? COMPLETE ARTICLE

Laugh at yourself

A healthy sense of humor is one of the best gifts you can receive. In my opinion, every one is wired with the potential for a profitable sense of wit and humor, which may or may not be cultivated, based on environment, necessity, and/or preference. I will venture to say that modern mankind is working much too diligently…

Gratitude

Hearts—like doors—will open with ease With very little keys, And don’t forget that two of these Are “I thank you” and “If you please.” I still recall the singsong-way with which my mother recited these words. Like any good parent, she was trying to instill a sense of gratitude in her children. With three children of my own,…