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Posts Tagged ‘Values’

Perspective-Taking: A Tool for Building Stronger Relationships

A source of much conflict in today’s relationships is our inability to see things from another person’s viewpoint. However, by practicing a technique called “perspective-taking,” we can learn how to better resolve these social conflicts. And by doing this, we can start building stronger relationships in our lives. One of the main assumptions behind perspective-taking […]

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How to Overcome Awkward Phases of Self Improvement

Often we go through awkward phases throughout our self improvement. An aspiring baseball player doesn’t think or feel like a baseball player the first time he steps up to the plate. His body is not yet familiar with the mechanics. His stance is awkward. His swing is awkward. He doesn’t exactly understand all the rules […]

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Building a Following: What I’ve Learned from One Million Visitors

It’s now been over two and a half years since I first started blogging for The Emotion Machine – and just recently I’ve passed over one million visitors. It’s a significant milestone to me, but more importantly it’s provided me with a lot of experience about what it means to build a following. I’ve certainly […]

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The Benefits of Creating Positive Relationships

Humans are an intrinsically social species. This means our happiness and success largely depend on the relationships we build with others. When building relationships on a day-to-day basis, we really only have two distinct choices we can make:

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How We Find Motivation in Other People’s Struggles

Success rarely comes without roadblocks, hardship, and failure. If you’ve ever read anyone’s success story, then you have undoubtedly found out that their victories weren’t absent from previous failures and struggles. In many ways, those past failures are what make successful people who they are today. Recent research has shown that when we focus on […]

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