Are You Getting The Most For Your Money?
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Are You Getting The Most For Your Money?

As highly sensitive people, many of us dislike conflict, so we may avoid confronting service providers who don't do a good job. That doesn't seem fair to me, so I want to encourage you to be assertive when it comes to hiring people, even when it isn't easy. We deserve the best! We currently have an economy where manufacturing provides approximately 19% of all jobs, with service making up the other 81%. With such a service-intensive economy, I think a fair question to ask is... why is it so difficult to get what we pay for? The search for reliable service providers in every sector — including home, automotive, legal, financial, medical, computer, and retail — has become so frustrating that in many cases price isn’t…

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How Can You Help Others?

The act of helping others can cultivate the best emotional satisfaction in your heart. Whatever form of help you extend, be it service or something of monetary value, you’ll undoubtedly receive something better in return.

Is there anything better than a simple “thank you” that is conveyed with sincerity? Is there anything better than an appreciation that makes you feel needed and important? Is there anything better than seeing smiles on other people’s faces for having made them feel important and cared for? (more…)

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What’s the matter with being different?

What’s the matter with being different? Why do people sometimes feel the need to be “normal” and fit in with society? I felt different when I was a child.  I was self-conscious about my appearance and didn’t feel like I fit in with others. Since I was tall for my age, children frequently teased me about my height. I felt awkward, wasn’t popular, and only had a few friends. (more…)

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Is conventional wisdom… really wisdom?

What is conventional wisdom? When I posed this question on my social media, I got a profound response from one of my followers. People are following tradition, or what they have been taught, instead of listening to their instinct and heart. It's not wisdom at all, wisdom is learned and earned over time by personal experience. Each person's wisdom is different and the way they handle a problem or situation when they dig deep from within, is uniquely theirs. I loved this response because it got right to the heart of my question. To summarize, people follow "traditional wisdom" because it's easier to follow a more familiar path, but true wisdom is learned from personal intuition and experience. Is the more familiar path the right…

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