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Modesty in Conversation: Ben Franklin's Persuasion Techniques

Modesty in Conversation: Ben Franklin's Persuasion Techniques

"Immodest words admit but this defense, That want of modesty is want of sense." - Benjamin Franklin: The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

I've made conscious effort to sound sure of my opinions. I think confidence in conversation is looked at as a valuable.  I thought that confidence gives greater persuasive power in conversation, sales, leadership, and relationships.  Confidence and certainty might play a positive role in these things, but it has a negative side.

The Only Strategy: Musashi Miyamoto's Legacy

The Only Strategy: Musashi Miyamoto's Legacy

The one strategy worth spending a lifetime mastering is recognizing how to win... There is nothing that can’t be turned into an advantage. A broken sword, an enemy, an angry co-worker, or a dismissive loved one. All have a use. It is our duty to find that use and capitalize on it.  Complaints serve no use and no time should be spent on things that have no use....

Taking Total Control

Taking Total Control

Circumstances aren’t inherently good or bad. We decide whether they are good or bad and whether we are fortunate or unfortunate.  Accepting the perception of others about whether a situation is good or bad will only hold you back from progress....

Successful Businessmen Say Persistence Drives Success - Growth Talk

Successful Businessmen Say Persistence Drives Success - Growth Talk

This simple quote guides me every time I ask myself what it takes to be successful.  As human beings we have a tendency to complicate what it takes to be successful, but at our core we all know that the only difference between failure and success is persistence....

Why We Will Find A Way

Why We Will Find A Way

Because no obstacle is too big with persistence and the willingness to commit everything you have.

This week reports have been released showing the performance of the new offices around the country and my office has fallen drastically short of where we want to be....