Quick To Listen & Slow To Speak – Part 3

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I hope you guys and gals have been enjoying the Quick to Listen & Slow To Speak Series. If you are visiting my blog for the first time you can go here and here for the first two installments. Today I will be sharing 12 more practical tips to help master our thoughts to ensure a great quality of life for us and those around us.

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Quick To Listen & Slow To Speak – Part 2

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Quick To Listen & Slow To Speak – Part 2

Yesterday, I began a series called Quick to Listen – Slow to Speak – It’s all about guarding our thoughts and our tongue to ensure we protect ourselves and those around us. You can find the first installment here. Today we are going to focus on

Today we are going to focus on Mastering Our Thoughts:

So I am sitting here trying to center myself so I can drop some wisdom on the blog and the chorus that keeps playing in my head is from an old 1970’s R&B ballad made famous by the Temptations. You may know it: ♪ It’s just my imagination running away with me ♪ If not, check out this timeless song below:

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Quick To Listen & Slow To Speak – Part 1

Kim Speaks Up - Quick to Listen - Slow to Speak

Quick To Listen & Slow To Speak

Social Commentary – We all do it! Whether it’s in conversation with family and friends or commenting on your favorite social media outlets. We always seem to have something to say. Some of it is welcomed. Most of it is not. This week I will be sharing tips on how to ensure our thoughts and talk are purposeful and positive. Read more

5 Life-Lessons Learned From My Husband That We All Can Use

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Some of the most important lessons learned are the ones about oneself.

Last Sunday, my husband celebrated his birthday. We took time early that morning to reflect and discuss some of the key lessons he has learned along the way. In our 9-year journey together, I have  gleaned much from him. Some lessons have been learned through observation while others have been learned through conversation. All lessons learned have made my quality of life better. Here are 5 life lessons learned that I believe we can all use:

1. Smile More:

If you’ve ever met my Wesley, chances are you will meet him with a smile on his face. Leading studies show that greeting someone with a smile – softens his/her defenses and makes you more approachable and trustworthy.

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2. Start Early:

Wesley is an EARLY morning person and as a result I find myself rising early as well. It is amazing how productive you can be  in the first 3 hours of the day while the rest of the world is asleep. It presents an awesome opportunity for personal and professional development in the midst of quiet.


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