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The Hidden Value of Trust In A Negotiation (DACA) - Negotiation Tip of the Week

When someone trusts you in a negotiation (you're always negotiating), they're more likely to believe what you tell them. Thus, there's hidden value in trust when negotiating from a long-term perspective. Once trust is broken it's difficult to regain it. Therefore, broken trust sets off negative ripples that can have unintended and unexpected consequences in the future.

Let's look at the trust factor with DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) as an example. The kids in the DACA program were brought to the US by their parents. In most cases, they had no input as to whether they would stay where they were, or travel to the US. They instinctively trusted their parents with that decision. Then, there's the US government.

The US government basically said, if you register for the DACA program and abide by our requirements (i.e. check in every 2 years and make payment to stay in the program, go to college, serve in the military, stay employed, pay taxes), you'…
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From Spoke to Center

In 1978 two significant things happened to me. One certainly more significant in eternal value but both caused a major change in my life. The first I prayed the sinner's prayer and gave my life to Jesus Christ and became a born-again Believer, more on that later. The second is I met Zig Ziglar through his book "See You at the Top". Several years later I went to work for The Zig Ziglar Corporation and remained there for over five years.

One on the many things I learned from Zig was the whole concept of "life balance". At that point, I was in my second marriage and perusing the brass ring. It was all about work and getting to the next level. Zig helped me understand the importance of balancing faith, family, health, finances as well as career.

We even had an exercise called the wheel of life that looked like an old-time wagon wheel, you've probably seen in old westerns. Imagine if you will, five spokes on this wheel each with a different label at the end of the…

Trust That If God Called You He Will Use You

It's always a fear held irrationally, that if God has called you yet then ceases in using you, what does that mean? Will He no longer use you?

There are times in all our ministries for God when the brakes are put on, and we're called into a silence - so much worse when we're not ready for such a moratorium - when the identity crisis we suffer is so fundamentally necessary, for it calls us to our dependence on ourselves and not God.

Pride increases friction at the pivot point when God's use of us diminishes and we fear God's call is over. Notice the coalescence between pride and fear. The latter is the manifestation of the former. Yet, fear is plainly pride's revelation.

When God calls us, He uses us. He Who calls us never goes back on His Word.

Nobody used once is then put on the scrap heap. If He used you once, He will use you again. And even in the time of abeyance, watch, for that time of silence He is still speaking.

But there is still fear, perhaps. This is sim…

National Economic Reform's: Department Of Economic Development

Not since FDR has the United States been faced with the enormity of rebuilding America's economy and infrastructure. Today our economy as well as the nations infrastructure is putting this nations security and stability in grave danger. Our economy today is already on the verge of falling into the abyss by factors very reminiscent of the events that led to the Great Depression of the 1930's. And, yes another housing bubble like the one we just had in 2008 is poised to burst. But, you wouldn't know it the way Trump is citing his most illustrious accomplishments and of course the media is right behind with their bogus reporting of the unemployment numbers. What we are faced with today is that the United States is still woefully unprepared to handle any financial calamity.To top it off our "Wizards" on capital hill and Trump in the White House continue to be oblivious to the calamity of either a infrastructure disaster or the continued economic woes that are keeping…

Addiction and the Role of Exercise in Managing It

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), less than half of world population (38.3%) actually drinks alcohol. Those who do drink consume on average 17 liters of pure alcohol annually. Moreover, the harmful use of alcohol results in 3.3 million deaths each year. Beside, at least 15.3 million persons have drug use disorders.

These and some other statistics are quite unnerving to the friends and family members of people, who have some kind addiction.

Addiction is a chronic disorder, for which many biological, psychological, social and environmental factors are accountable. About half the risk for addiction is genetic. Genes affect the quantity of reward that an individual experiences when initially using a substance e.g., drugs, alcohol or engaging in certain behaviors e.g., gambling. A heightened desire to re-experience use of the substance or behavior, potentially influenced by psychological (e.g., stress, history of trauma), social (e.g., family or friends' use of a substanc…

To Whom Is Revelation 17:1 Referring To?

We are told that she sits upon many 'waters', and that means 'seas'. Religion is a sea which spreads over the land and soaks into the ground, which is a metaphor for people. The Catholic Church identifies itself as the 'Holy See', although it's changed the noun from 'sea'. This confirms that the one identified herein is Mary, the chief God of all faiths and the one who has taken the place of the Great Spirit of the Universe, the real God.

To unravel this puzzle, the Spirit showed me many things. It commissioned me to "tear down the wall of blindness and bring back the young." To do it required knowledge of all that has passed, and it was given.

"I will show unto thee the judgment of the great whore that sitteth upon many waters" (Revelation 17:1)

The term 'whor' comes from 'h-or' and it means 'mountain-sun' or 'mountain of the sun'. To explain that the vision given to me showed a large group gathered …

What Military Transgender, Arpaio Pardon, And Charlottesville, Says About President Trump

While he has both his ardent supporters, as well as detractors (and doubters), there can be little doubt, President Donald J. Trump, engenders a strong, emotional impact, and response! More than any President, in memory, this individual, has behaved in an often - unpredictable, unusual manner. Whether it is the tone and vitriol of his rhetoric, his over - stated promises, his attitude and behavior, his unusual style of governing, or the almost - constant lying and misstatement, he certainly elicits a strong response, whether it be strongly positive, or negative! Recently, three separate issues and occurrences/ events, have shown and exhibited a certain, unusual tone, to his behavior, both as President, and as an individual. One is his battle and tone, regarding transgender individuals, serving in the military. Another was the tone, and apparent contradictory behavior (from day - to - day), in response to the unfortunate events in Charlottesville, Virginia. Now, on the heels of one of …

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