Monday, February 20, 2006

Ponder This and More

By request I have been asked to do another series and
based on questions asked, the first will be on Perceptions.

One other question that I get can be summed up with:
"I know I need to learn this and understand how my life will improve, but I have trouble fitting it in and making the time to learn the work."

Incentive and determination are what is needed here,
First, having it weekly will break it down for you.
Second, write out how this will help you in life and why.
Then post it on the wall to look at.
Thirdly, I will also give you an incentive.
Each month I will ask you a question based on the newsletters and each person who sends in the correct answer will be entered in to win a prize of a product or service from either myself or one of my colleges or affiliates.
These are actual products and services that can help you move forward in life.
I will give more details starting next week.

For today, ponder on this saying and open your mind to the possibilities that await you.

"I know you believe you understand what you think I said,
but I am not sure you realize that what you heard is not what I meant." -Unknown

PS: Watch for an exciting announcement
9am Tuesday February 21, 2006

Are you a writer, author, ezine publisher,
webmaster, publisher, entrepreneur,
coach, consultant,
small and medium size business person,
or someone who engages in the practice of using
article marketing to enhance their traffic,
credibility, leads and sales.

Then it is essential to check out this announcement tomorrow morning.

I was told that I must wait until Tuesday at 9am EST before
giving you the link at:
Communication Mastery Articles Newsletter

All the Best!
Maria Boomhower
The Master Communicator

Thursday, February 09, 2006

The More We Think We Know

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Ok Valentines Day is approaching and I am getting more and more requests for communication skills with family, spouses and significant others. So this seemed like a great time for Communication with family and close friends.

One of the biggest breakdowns of communication here is that the more we get to know someone, the more we think we know them. You may have to re-read that 2 or 3 times.

In a newsletter, I can only touch on the subject, however, if you discover the possibilities that we don’t really know the other person, it can open you up to a world of discovery and improved relations that you didn’t know that you could even have.

Quite often, we start to believe we know what the other person is going to say or what they mean so we literately shut them out or over talk them. Your response to whatever they may start saying could be "yeah, yeah", or "I know", when in fact you may not know at all. To truly know what the other person is thinking or feeling at all times and forever, would mean that the other person has remained stagnate and had no growth what so ever in their lives and that they are the exact same person that you originally met.

Now this is not possible for in nature, we are either growing or dieing.
Life is continually teaching, changing and growing us in ways that we cannot predict or necessarily understand in another person. In so many ways, they (and we) are not the person that we (or they) originally met.

Even on a biological level, science shows that the cells of our bodies are constantly renewing and over a period of time, every cell is replaced. As well, on an intellectual and emotional level, we are continuing to learn, experience, discover and understand our world around us. This leads us to new thoughts and ways of looking at the world around us.
I have watched couples in workshop, that when they took the time to truly listen to the other person and discover what they felt and desired, the words, "I never knew" repeatedly came out of the other person. This heartfelt experience changed their relationships and their lives.

You can discover for your self, by putting aside for one evening, everything you think you know and open yourself to the possibilities of new discoveries in your significant other and in yourself.

Have a wonderful Valentines Day.
And Discover how to
"Stay in Love Forever",
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All the Best!
Maria Boomhower
The Master Communicator
Communication Mastery
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Thursday, February 02, 2006

Words of the Year - Guess What Made It

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Welcome to all of my readers around the world.

Afghanistan…East Angola…Albania…Antigua and Barbuda…
Bangladesh…Bahamas…Belarus…Belize…Belgium… Bermuda…
Brazil…Burkina Faso…Canada...Colombia…Cook Islands…
Costa Rica… Croatia…Cyprus…Denmark…Dominica…Egypt…
Finland…France…French Polynesia…Germany…Greece…Ghana …
Hungary…Hong Kong… India…Indonesia…Iran…Ireland…
Israel…Italy…Jamaica… Japan…Jordan…Kazakhstan…Latvia…
Lebanon…Luxembourg… Macedonia…Malaysia…Malta …
Mexico…Morocco…Nepal…Netherlands…New Zealand…
Nicaragua…Nigeria… Norway…Oman…Pakistan…Philippines…
Poland… Puerto Rico…Portugal…Qatar…Russian Federation…
Romania…Senegal…Serbia & Montenegro…Singapore…
Slovakia…Slovenia…Spain…South Africa…Sweden…Switzerland…
Syria…Taiwan…Thailand…Togo…Trinidad And Tobago…Tunisia…
Turkey…Ukraine …United Arab Emirates…United Kingdom(51 counties)…
USA(all 50 states + DC)…Venezuela…Vietnam… Yugoslavia

If I have missed anyone, let me know and I will add your country.

Merriam-Webster's Words of the Year

Well they are out. The 2005 most looked up words for the year.
I found this year’s list to be interesting. You can get a glimpse of how people are thinking and feeling by the words.
Yes, some people looked them up just to know how to spell them, but others looked them up to better understand their meaning. And there is an excellent chance that those looking up how to spell them, where using them in sentences.

I noticed that in the last couple of years people were looking up words like:
democracy, electoral, incumbent, sovereignty, hurricanes and quarantine.
You can see how much of the words reflect the events and concerns of governments and the people.
As blogs entered the online world of journaling, people rushed in to create their own, so not surprisingly, blog top the charts in 2004.

I am also not surprised to see tsunami & pandemic on the list of 2005.
What I found interesting was or pleasantly surprise was to see that the top word for 2005 is integrity.
Now, as I said it doesn't give the reasons for people looking up the word, but it does give us some insight. Whether people are looking for more integrity in their own lives or want to use it in their business or even write about it. It gives hope for increase values and understanding in others.

It also fits in with a change I have seen in the business word. More and more people are working on co-opetition instead of competition. By working together, they have discovered that they can accomplish so much more and they are able to help someone else out at the same time. They have stated that their worlds have opened to possibilities and successes that they wouldn't have accomplished with their old mindset. They have also had less stress and made new friends.
It is definitely in alignment with the saying as you give so shall you receive.

It is by people who believe in this that have helped me grow and taught me so much more than I could have achieved on my own. For them I am grateful.
For 2006, it would be great to see words like, understanding, gratitude, patience, wonder, and non-judgment top the charts. Together we can take steps to just that.
As always you can choose how you are going to look at and act or react to any situation.

Here is the list for 2005
Merriam-Webster's Words of the Year 2005

1. integrity
2. refugee
3. contempt
4. filibuster
5. insipid
6. tsunami
7. pandemic
8. conclave
9. levee
10. inept

Previous Words of the Year

1. blog noun [short for Weblog] : a Web site that contains an online personal journal with reflections, comments, and often hyperlinks provided by the writer
2. incumbent
3. electoral
4. insurgent
5. hurricane
6. cicada
7. peloton noun : the main body of riders in a bicycle race
8. partisan
9. sovereignty
10. defenestration

1. democracy
2. quagmire
3. quarantine
4. matrix
5. marriage
6. slog
7. gubernatorial
8. plagiarism

All the Best!
Maria Boomhower
The Master Communicator
Communication Mastery
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P.S. If you like what you're reading in here, you’ll love, "Perceptions, How to discover what you are really seeing and how it affects your belief system." "Our brains have a RAS system. It filters out anything that your brain doesn't consider important. But what if you thought it was"? Perceptions-Understanding What you are Really Seeing.

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