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Brunner & Associates, Inc., a consulting firm specializing in helping organizations and individuals with strategic planning, coaching, and other organizational and management issues. We also provide facilitation services to organizations and groups, helping them to address issues and reach agreement on important matters.






Simple Wisdom Tip #83: Don't Be Easy on Yourself

One of the more compelling things Jim Rohn said is this:  “The easier you are on yourself when no one is around, the harder life is going to be for you.”  And vice versa.


What does this mean?  It means that when we don’t have anyone holding us accountable – or we lack discipline – we slack off.  For example, the person who takes it easy when the boss is not around.  The person who doesn’t exercise but watches TV instead.  The person who doesn’t read challenging books.  The person who doesn’t learn the course material but crams for a test and forgets everything after taking it.  The person who is lazy about building and maintaining friendships.  And so on.


All these little decisions – to be hard on ourselves by doing the productive thing or to be easy on ourselves by letting things slide – determine how our lives turn out.  It is clearly better to do the “hard” but productive things.  



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Simple Wisdom Tip #82: The Key to Integrity

Integrity to me is so much more than honesty.  One of the main components is keeping your word.  So many of us commit to or promise things casually and don’t follow up.  In fact, many people these days doubt that others will actually do what they say.  How sad.


Keeping your word in big things and small ones is one of the best ways one can earn respect from colleagues and friends alike.  Become excellent at it!  I love how Jim Kouzes and Barry Posner put it: DWYSYWD.  It stands for Do What You Say You Will Do.  Focus on this one thing and amazing things will happen. 


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