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Professional & Personal Evolution

It's Friday in mid-August. The evenings are getting cooler, and the heat has lost its bite. While we have a few weeks before September arrives with its expectations and fervor, we can take the time to assess what internal structure is driving our business and overall personal development.  For starters, how have your reactions been as of late. Are you tempered? Are you level headed? Do you have any latent stressors that rear their head in otherwise copacetic circumstances? Are you clear about your vision and growth for the next quarter and year? Let's take this time to utilize an often used mental strategy I play out.  A challenge to make sure you are indeed doing everything in your power to live the life you want, which...

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Faithful Awareness in the Art of Business

Oftentimes, the intersection of traditional business coaching and spiritual development coaching is non existent, but it needn't be so. There is a silent harmony to any deal, that once its tapped into, results that are in the best interest of all parties involved can be achieved. Take for instance a real estate transaction, a short sale. The seller wants out, the bank wants money paid back on its presumably defaulted loan and the buyer wants a good deal. If all three parties are intending for themselves to win as a separate from the whole deal to win, they may cash in short term, but lose out on referrals or good 'karma' in the next deal. Instead choosing to view a deal as a communion...

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Settlement Negotiating Tactics

In a theoretically perfect world of conflicts, settlements are always successfully pursued and negotiated for the resolve of all parties affected. In reality, in the litigious culture we live in, everyone wants their share, and sometimes more than that, in order to walk as the exclusive victor in a matter. Below are some tactics for facilitators, attorneys, mediators and individuals looking to leave a conflict with resolution for all interests, peace of mind, and inevitably an opportunity to carve out a new mode for conflict resolution from the parties perspective. 1) Know what you want and what your adversary wants. Identifying what the key issues are, though seemingly apparent, strips the conflict of needless grappling, emotional drudging and non issues. 2) Then clearly identify the grey area...

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Dig Deep - Even for Traffic Violations

When you are faced with a legal dilemma, even when you are the perceived victim, there are great lessons to learn for the benefit of your evolution. For example: If you are again pulled over for a traffic infringement, speaking on your cell phone while driving, and you find yourself again awaiting your court appearance hoping the judge will find sympathy on your, repeated, misstep and hoping the mitigating circumstances will sway the facts in your favor.  You have to miss work, you perhaps have to pay for attorney fees if you are being represented, and you have to spend time waiting. Why did this happen to you? Why did you have to encounter a possible perceived needless time and money waste?   Well for starters, what other areas...

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The Confessional: Opportunity in Client/Attorney Confidentiality

As every practicing lawyer can attest, there is a sort of confessional experience between themselves and their clients. The moments when a client finally feels safe to divulge various evidence, facts or inferences of a case, that may or may not be relevant to the attorney under the guise of practical (though in some specific instances not so) absolute confidentiality. The relief of the client is enormous and the burden of action, advise and resolution shifts to the attorney. We can wonder how priests feel when they are similarily poised with information in the rawest uncontroverted nature because the confessor understands or believes that in almost all instances such information cannot be used against them, instead will be used to...

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