Flattery: Just Another Way to Lie

One of my father’s favorite sayings was “Flattery will get you no where.” Sometimes with a hint ot grin he would say, “Flattery will get you every where.” Both statements are true. One comment about the original definition of flattery noted that it started as a description of self-deception. You do lie to yourself when …

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SAY WHAT YOU MEAN, BUT DON’T SAY IT MEAN – Six EFTI Tips

Even when you do not say it mean, you risk friendships. Ask me, I know. This poster by my friend at Gaping Void prompted me to post a bit about feedback.  Feedback is a way to say what needs saying so it might be heard. Warning: Getting a Ph.D. in the art of providing feedback …

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STOP BEING RANDOM WHEN IT COMES TO KINDNESS – EFT TIPS

February 17th is Random Acts of Kindness Day. Hopefully having  a Special Day to do so will get you in the habit. Emotional Fitness Thoughts and Tips Another Poster Coach. Remember many of my poster coaches are available for downloading at the EFTI Store. When you print them up and post somewhere, like an in …

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Uncertain? Do something or do nothing: 3 Emotional Fitness Tips

Uncertainty goes away once you decide to act, no matter how you act. Nevertheless, it is best to think for a moment so you act wisely.  Jerome Kagan sees uncertainty as the root of worry, anxiety, and anger. It becomes anger when we can blame someone else for making us doubt what we think we …

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