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Posted on May 10th, 2015 by Mark Goulston

Well-known Mother Sayings

  • I’m going to give you until the count of three… 1… 2… 2 and a half… 2 and three quarters.
  • I don’t care who started it, I said stop!
  • I don’t have to explain myself. I said no.
  • I can’t believe you can sleep in this filth!
  • Am I talking to a brick wall?

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Posted on February 14th, 2015 by Mark Goulston

Q: What is the difference between intensity and presence (when applied to interpersonal interactions)?

A: Intensity pushes people away; presence attracts them.  Intensity is about persuading others; presence is about influencing them.  Intensity is about dominating others; presence is about working with others. Intensity is about having a personal agenda; presence is about having a purpose.  Intensity is about not leaving anything to chance; presence is about trusting others.

Wouldn’t you agree?

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Posted on February 7th, 2015 by Mark Goulston

Q: What is the best way for an aging baby boomer to stay relevant?

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Posted on February 1st, 2015 by Mark Goulston

Q: What is the best way to deal with a threatening manipulative person? You know, that’s the kind of person* who says they’ll kill themselves or go out and get drunk or something else if you don’t agree with them or agree to do something?

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