It has been said that money problems and infidelity are the top two causes of divorce, but I believe that it is the inability to communicate about these problems that is the real issue. Effective communication is hard work. When a message is sent, it is filtered through ears, eyes, mind and heart of the receiver and the true meaning can be lost in translation. When it comes to male / female relationships, effective communication has become even more complicated. Effective communication is achieved when a message is clearly transmitted by the sender and clearly understood by the receiver. When there is static on the line, we find ourselves saying "Can you hear me now?" Here are some tips that will help keep the lines of communication open.
Women who have been cheated on often find themselves asking the question, "Can any man be faithful?" More and more from what we hear in the news, it appears that all men are cheating. From love and hip hop, to Hollywood husbands, we are bombarded with images of cheating men. With social media at its peak, and everything that a man does is on public display, can a man really and truly be faithful?
Motivational Moments: Set time and date for completing every goal
Monday, 28 July 2014 15:30
Do you still have goals that you have been working on for some time now? Are these goals ones that you work on daily, or are you working on them in your spare time? If completing your goals is something that you are serious about then you have to be consistent. You have to find the time daily to put your goal plans to work.
Fundraising Good Times: Development Director Turnover: Are fundraising fables getting in your way?
Monday, 28 July 2014 15:24
Mel and Pearl Shaw
Why is it so hard to retain fund development professionals? That's the polite version of the question that has executive directors pulling their hair out, and nonprofit board members wondering "what's going on?"
Do you think I am friendly? Am I approachable? These and similar questions has been asked of me by men and women alike. In most cases, I am thinking, "If you have to ask the question, you may already have your answer." But in some cases, it may be that the person is in the dark of why people don't approach them or think they are friendly. Because the propensity for others to approach us can impact our relationships and employability, it is necessary that I address the subject, cause, and effect of being friendly.
Motivational Moments: Courage and faith go hand in hand
Monday, 21 July 2014 16:34
This week I had the opportunity to speak with a group of individuals about courage. I started with the question: "What is courage?" I was amazed with some of the answers they gave. Most of these individuals spoke of courage being when they found the strength to accomplish the goals that they set. I see courage in the same way. Courage is finding the ability to do something that frightens you. It is also finding the strength within yourself to believe you can complete anything you start.
Motivational Moments: The power of staying positive
Monday, 14 July 2014 16:40
There is power in positive thinking! I have heard this time and time again. In the past, I have also had to train my thoughts to be more positive. I can remember going through some very tough times and everything around me being negative. I also remember how I had to think positive even though my surroundings made it hard for me to believe that there was anything good around the corner.