Monday Mornings with Madison

Yearly Archives:
2008

HOW TO DEAL WITH CHANGE?

Most people appreciate change — as long as it’s happening in someone else’s life. We all admire those who face major challenges in their lives and grow from their experiences to become better and stronger people. How brave and exciting! … Continue reading

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THE BASICS HAVE NOT CHANGED

Do you know the title of one of the best-selling business books of this year—and of the past 70 years? Dale Carnegie’s How to Win Friends and Influence People was a hit when it was first published in 1936 and … Continue reading

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STAY FOCUSED!

What do you do when the economy starts to resemble a rollercoaster gone wild? You stay focused. The dictionary defines focus as “the concentration of attention or energy on something.” Attention, energy: it’s true that these two qualities are essential. … Continue reading

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DO YOU HAVE A GROWING MIND?

Have you ever wondered why some talented people reach their full potential while otherequally talented people do not? This has been a question that Stanford psychologist Carol Dweck has asked for over three decades. And after much research, she concluded … Continue reading

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IS ANYONE LISTENING?

You just can’t say enough about the value of listening. Learning how to listen is one of the essential skills for success in life, both personally and professionally. Of course, many of our waking hours are spent communicating — we’re … Continue reading

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HOW ORGANIZED IS YOUR DESK?

Some managers expect their most creative, productive workers to have messy desks, while others are convinced that a messy desk means a messy mind. What do you think? Do you need a clear desk in order to work efficiently? Or … Continue reading

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KEEP CHOOSING!

Every day, we have to make numerous decisions. Some are small and unlikely to have any major effect on our future. Others, however, can have major consequences in our lives. For most of us, the process of decision making is … Continue reading

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HOW TO GET UP AND KEEP GOING

We all have times when we’re up and times when we’re not. But one skill of successful people is their ability to control their moods and to quickly switch off a negative state of mind. When you are in a … Continue reading

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WHERE IS THE REAL ESTATE MARKET GOING?

How much would you give to get the answer to this question? You know, of course, that there are no fortunetellers — not here, not anywhere. No one can predict the timing of the market. As the saying goes, “Economists have … Continue reading

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UNDERSTANDING STRESS

Stress is an unavoidable part of our lives, but lots of  people get very stressed about their stress. This just makes everything worse. The fact is you can’t avoid some stress but you can learn how to manage it better. … Continue reading

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