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Imperatives
By Susan Simpson It won’t matter how many times you say you’re sorry, failure of Self-Restraint can produce lasting consequences. Years ago, my dad sent me an unforgettable story about nails in a fence: “There once was a boy with a bad temper. His father gave him a bag of nails and told him that...
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By Susan Simpson   How would you feel if someone were to start verbally bashing your dearest friend: “It’s your fault, you idiot!” “You’re no good and you never will be.” “I knew you couldn’t do it.” “Who do you think you ARE anyway?” You definitely wouldn’t stand for this, would you? No. And your...
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By Susan Simpson You feel afraid; full of doubt. You question. “Yes, no, maybe?” “What if I don’t make my sales numbers?” “What if they think I’m a total bore?” “What if this proposal bombs?” You wish you could own your authority, but pressing for that budget increase feels impossible. You need Self-Confidence. But how...
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By Susan Simpson Forget about practicality and real life for a moment and imagine your dream home. What would it be like? Every well-built home is imagined, then thoughtfully planned in the form of blueprints. Blueprints, diagrams, site plans, floor layouts and engineering drawings all set forth standards and desired outcomes that guide building contractors...
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by Susan Simpson What’s your secret to having a good hair day? Studies have shown women average nearly an hour a day in front of a mirror—mainly touching up their appearance. A different study says men look at themselves in a mirror more often than women. But here is the real scoop: Your hair has...
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by Susan Simpson Imagine yourself waking up in the night and heading to the kitchen for a midnight snack. You’re halfway across the pitch dark room when suddenly a monstrous howl erupts at your feet. Filled with adrenaline you cry out in terror. And then it sinks in that the “monster” is your dog –...
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by Susan Simpson PAIRIN applies “hard science” to measure, map and develop over 100 soft skills and mindsets such as Initiative, Adaptability, Persistence and Problem Solving. The relative importance and desirable levels of these behavioral attributes vary according to different occupations. Conversely, the Imperative skills are universal and foundational in that rather than being job-specific,...
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