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Do You Take The Time To Get Your Message…

Blaise Pascal (1623–1662) was a French mathematician, logician, physicist and theologian – One of his famous quotes – “Je n’ai fait celle-ci plus longue que parce que je n’ai pas eu le loisir de la faire plus courte”. (Literal translation – I made this [letter] very long, because I did not have the leisure to make it shorter), has been paraphrased many times..

Today our communication has been reduced to sound bites that are almost totally ineffective as most people put very little thought into what they want or need to say.

We have created a culture of gross miscommunication, a culture that is now hell-bent on communicating everything in a meme, a 140 character message or a 5-10 second video. Too many times I have seen memes, like the one I have used in this post, with absolutely no explanation whatsoever, other than the saying in the picture.

The biggest challenge to me, and I expect most people, is that we don’t really know the intent of the person who was posting this meme . Are these messages reflecting what the person thinks, feels or are they just trying to say, “Look at me, I think the same as the famous person in this meme, aren’t I clever?”

I feel, and I could be wrong, that just posting a meme without a personal explanation or comment or opinion is a total waste of time and it can actually detract from a persons personal reputation online. I see this happening too many times on Facebook, now LinkedIn and Google+, and my first thought is, do these people have a life, isn’t there anything else better they could do to contribute to their, community, their family or themselves?

On the other hand if they are posting opinions and comments with their memes, we are getting an insight into the person, their heart, we are actually making a connection, a connection that can be the beginning of a process to building a relationship rather than wasting people’s time and bandwidth.

We need to put more thought into what we post, write or say because our communications runs the risk of being dumbed down, if it hasn’t already, and we will continue to lose huge opportunities to connect with the right people, in the right way, simply because we haven’t taken the time to create the right message, for the right circumstances, for the right person.

What are you doing? Are you being relevant? Are you achieving the success YOU want to achieve?

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What’s Your Most Important Relationship?

It is interesting that whenever you use the word “relationship”, the majority of people automatically think of “romantic relationships.”

Relationships come in many shapes and sizes, for example; your relationship with your best friend, your relationship with your barista at your favourite coffee shop (I couldn’t resist), your relationship with your next-door neighbour, your relationship with your boss and of course your relationships with other family members and people who are close to.

 

Relationships are not limited to the “romantic” variety, but the most important relationship of all is the one that we generally give the least attention to, in fact in a lot of cases it is often forgotten about altogether.

 

The most important relationship of all is the one you have with yourself… and unfortunately, even though we don’t intentionally focus on this relationship, our continual negative self talk has a profound impact on who we become, how we act and what we actually achieve in life.

 

If you want to achieve any kind of success, improve who you are or start creating really good quality relationships with others, then you need to change the story you keep telling yourself. That story needs to have all the “can’ts, don’ts, shouldn’ts, and other negative words removed… and before you use that very old worn out excuse of, “I am just being realistic”, understand this…

 

THE STORY THAT YOU KEEP TELLING YOURSELF WILL CONSTANTLY DEFINE YOU… so choose your words wisely and create a positive, dynamic and powerful story that will re-frame your reality, your relationship with yourself and your relationships with others.

 

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Another Weekend Bites the Dust…

Many of us have died… many more of us have been born… far too many of us are struggling in this thing we call life…

 

Life is simply too short to waste…

 

Today… more harsh words have been expressed than words of love and encouragement have been shared

 

WHY…? Because we have become too fearful… too complacent!

 

We live in a world where real connections are more critical than ever… for our success… as well as for our well-being.

 

Sadly… we have created a world where trust, authenticity, real values and true, honest communication have become VICTIMS to EXPEDIENCY.

 

A world where everything is done in meaningless soundbites… where narcissism and blatantly judgemental behaviour has become the norm… where people are valuing their uninformed and often worthless opinions instead of becoming truly informed…

 

Where REAL RELATIONSHIPS have started to disappear under the weight of this rampant onslaught on our lives…

 

Let’s make a promise to ourselves to communicate… write, talk, text (this is not really writing…LOL), sign, mime, hug or simply express with a smile… a word or two of encouragement, praise, caring and love to at least three people in the next 24 hours…

 

WHY…?

 

Because life IS too fleeting and a kind word of encouragement does more to lift someone’s spirits than anything else I know.

 

Be an ENCOURAGER for your life as well as for others… blessings… 🙂

 

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Are You Going To Waste Another Year…?

I’m not going to give you any hype, I just want to speak plainly with you about networking.

It has been a struggle for a lot of people over the last few years, and I am not going to try and dwell on what you may have faced, what any of us has faced for that matter.

But we – all of us – are finally starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel (and no, it is not an oncoming locomotive… LOL).

The biggest challenge to each and every one of us is resetting our jobs or businesses for the prosperous future that is coming, and a big part of that is being able to connect, communicate and build effective relationships for both personal and business success… something of a lost art I’m afraid.

My name is Leo Petrik from FLOW Australia and I am here to help you succeed.

I feel it’s time that we were connected properly because the next 18 months are critical to each and every one of us to reset our personal and business lives for the global economic turnaround which is just around the corner (although it may not seem like it at the moment).

Now I don’t know whether you network or not, either way, I believe you are doing yourself a grave disservice…

I know that for many people in business… what is out there doesn’t work… and many who have tried networking over the years have learnt with certainty that the so called promises for business leads/referrals and education isn’t being delivered…

So WHAT can businesses DO?

Is there an alternative?

Well YES… now there is…

Come and find out how networking has changed and real networking is done… with only one focus… YOUR SUCCESS

WHY?

Because… without real, quality connections your business may not grow as quickly as you would like…

Because… learning a few simple skills can and will change the nature of your business and relationships…

Because… success is something we ALL strive for personally and in business, but we don’t always know HOW to do it, or get there…

Networking is actually a LIFE SKILL.

To that end, I would like to start our relationship by offering you a gift, my “5 Top Secrets of Networking!”, which are guaranteed to get your networking moving…

Please click on this link to get your gift – flowaustralia.com.au/five-secrets-of-networking.

 

I hope that this is the beginning of a great relationship, let’s keep the conversation going.

To become part of a global community and create significant change… contact me by clicking here, to find out if you have what it takes to achieve your goals and dreams and impact powerfully on your community.