Big Fat Lie # 1: How To Say What You Don’t Mean – Erik Tyler

 

I know you think you are a nice person and all, but the truth is that you are a liar. In fact, you’ve been lying all week long.

Don’t feel too badly. So have I. And I’m here today in hopes of helping you become even better at it.

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Our language is actually brilliantly crafted to allow us – even force us – to lie in order to be clearly understood or to avoid offending others in everyday interactions.  Lying is actually one of the earmarks of a native or proficient speaker of many languages.

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Build Classrooms and Change Lives

This project is all about impacting the lives of children in Gulu, Uganda and encouraging them to dream. What we need from this is backing for $30,000 to build a school.

Here are the individual expenses it will take to build a classroom building:

Foundation: $8000

Hydraform Bricks: $9000

Veranda and Pillars: $3000

Roofing: $10,000

But, even when we raise this money, we still can’t do it on our own. That is one reason I have chosen to do this through Restore International. Restore’s goal is to bring hope, justice, and restoration, which is a mission that I believe all of us can rally behind and they are doing just that. My goal with teaming with Restore International and Bob Goff is to not only bring awareness to the needs of the children of Gulu, Uganda, but the need for us as individuals to begin putting leadership into action.

You see, no matter where you are at today, you can make a difference. Here are two short videos showing you the real difference we can make:

 

Find out more info on Restore International and Restore Leadership Academy by clicking here.

 

#064: Make Life Easier With These 7 Steps

 

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We have all made things more difficult than they need to be, and most of these times are due to not putting enough thought into our actions. Sure, it is important to begin moving ahead, but what about knowing where we are going? I would say that anticipation is a much needed quality for all of us to possess. The key to foresight is knowing that it is much less about luck than what most would make it out to be. When we put thought into our lives each calculated response can make life easier. When we take correct action now, the future can become much more predictable.

Do you want to lead a remarkable life? Put thought into it. On the other hand, if you want to lead an unremarkable life, don’t think about what effects your actions will make. Most people think that life lived according to the latter principle is much easier, when it’s actually much more difficult to make wise decisions on the fly when we don’t have grounded beliefs. When we know beyond a shadow of a doubt what we were made to be and do, clarity comes. Sure surprises come, but many less of them are present when we choose to look ahead. The secret is to not only think about today, but to look at tomorrow, next week, next year, the next ten years, the next twenty-five, and so on. It requires a mental shift to see the importance in this, but your future deserves it.

Here are the seven ways I have found to make life easier in my own life each and every time before taking anything new on:

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