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Give Yourself a Jerk-Ectomy

Jul 26,2010  |  Untagged

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Psychiatrist and business consultant and best-selling author Mark Goulston, MD (www.markgoulston.com) recently sent me a pre-press copy of his new book, Just Listen, looking for my feedback. His advice about how to get through to hard-to-reach people was very powerful, but what really caught my eye was chapter 11, "Steer Clear of Toxic People." Mark really nails it when he explains how dangerous it is to spend time with people who don't want to make your life better, but instead work to bring you down -- they con you, bully you, make you the scapegoat for their mistakes, are overly needy and don't give back. No matter how painful the process, giving yourself a "jerkectomy" (Mark's term, and I love it!) is critical to living the life you want. Look for an interview with Mark in an upcoming issue of Bottom Line/Personal explaining how to identify toxic people, and how to separate yourself from them.

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Life Lessons from the Three-Foot Giant

Jul 23,2010  |  Untagged

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Last Tuesday, we had the privilege of having motivational speaker and psychotherapist Sean Stephenson speak to our entire team at work. I'd first met Sean several months ago after which we featured Sean in an issue of Bottom Line/Personal: "If I Can Be a Success, So Can You!"

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Love Your Illness

Jul 10,2010  |  Untagged

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My father taught me an important saying when I was young that he continued to repeat to me throughout the years: "Love Your Illness."

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Here's How to Reach Me

Jul 04,2010  |  Untagged

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Last week, I found out that I'm a "base-level Reactor, stage 2 Workaholic in a Persister phase." Sounds impressive, right? Okay… you're actually probably thinking, "What the heck does that mean?"

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