You Can Communicate with ANYONE!

It's up to YOU to adapt to connect with others.

Communicate with ANYONE!  REALLY!

This video shows how finding the right way to communicate with someone is more important that what we have to say.  We can communicate with anyone. Most of us get mad when we can’t connect with someone, BUT if you listen, you can adapt to their communication needs and find a path to understanding.

Those Who Adjust, Inspire

Over the last two years I've traveled the world and met nearly a thousand humans diagnosed with different conditions.This experience has taught me one universal rule that will allow you to form a meaningful bond with anyone.

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Try not to smile when you watch this!! AND let me know in the comments below what you learned from it!  I know I learned I can be even more sensitive to paying attention to what others are showing me and how I can meet them where they are.
– Mike

3 Powerful Secrets of Amazing Business Communication

Why internal communication is key!

Do a quick search for “communication” jobs at any of the online job sites and you will see lots of public relations and marketing jobs.  What you won’t see is what would make the biggest difference,  communication directors.  Most businesses focus on the “shiny” object of PR, yet have horrible internal communication and relationships.  What would your team look like if you had a communication director on your team? I want to tell you 3 powerful secrets of amazing business communication.

Powerful Secrets of Amazing Business Communication

I’ve talked with hundreds of employees over the years that tell a similar story.  They heard about a major company announcement through the media.  This does major damage inside of your business and erodes the trust of your employees.  When outsiders are telling your people about the “news” and they say they didn’t know – you have a problem!

Your lowest level employees should all know EVERYTHING about the major decisions your company/institution is making.  This doesn’t mean you let them decide, but I would bet that nearly 80% of major decisions are announced too late in most organizations. (more…)

How to Love Someone with Gifts

For Me? – How to Love Someone with Gifts

Dr. Gary Chapman is his book The Five Love Languages, discusses how we all like to give and receive love in 5 specific ways.  Many of my readers have asked me to explain how to love someone in their love language.  If you don’t know what your love language is, or your partners start by going to Dr. Chapman’s site and take the test. This second article will help you love someone with Gifts as their love language. (more…)

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How to Love Someone with Acts of Service

How to love Someone with acts of service

“Don’t tell me you love me, show me!”

Dr. Gary Chapman is his book The Five Love Languages, discusses how we all like to give and receive love in 5 specific ways.  Many of my readers have asked me to explain how to love someone in their love language.  If you don’t know what your love language is, or your partners start by going to Dr. Chapman’s site and take the test. This second article will help you love someone with acts of service.

Love Someone with Acts of Service

I had a long day.  I wanted to come home and hear my wife tell me she loved me and give me a hug.  Instead, I had to search for her.  She was in the kitchen, supper was on the stove, and she was washing dishes.

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A Curious Way You can Stop Hate.

A curious way you can stop hate.

Once again, we have experienced untold tragedy in America.

We all were sickened by the horror that unfolded in Orlando on Sunday.  Once again, a crazy, armed to the teeth Islamic terrorist killed too many people.

way you can stop hate

What was more shocking to me were the memes, comments, and posts that came after.  Before the bodies were even removed from the building we were blaming.  We were hating.

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The Love Language of Words

The Love Language of Words

Dr. Gary Chapman is his book The Five Love Languages, discusses how we all like to give and receive love in 5 specific ways.  Many of my readers have asked me to explain how to love someone in their love language.  If you don’t know what your love language is, or your partners start by going to Dr. Chapman’s site and take the test. This first article will help you love someone with words of affirmation. The love language of words.

Love Language of Words

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One Daring Trick to Make Your Partner Delightful

One Daring Trick to Make Your Partner Delightful

It’s the holy grail of relationships.

One Daring Trick to Make Your Partner Delightful

People who discover and actually use this trick will see the most improvement of ANY of the things couples can do to be better communicators.  It’s a simple trick, but most people don’t actually think of it when they have communication issues with their partner.  You need to know the one daring trick to make your partner delightful.

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Short Sweet and LOADS of FUN!

Short Sweet and LOADS of FUN!

I feel horrible.  I have a virus or the flu.  I don’t want to write, work, or think.  I want to go to bed.  But here I am cranking out at least a short blog post to keep my promise to you, my readers to publish every Tuesday and Friday.  I have lots of good blogs in the hopper, but they seem unreachable and uninspired at the moment, so I thought I would write something Short Sweet and LOADS of FUN!

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That seems a bit funny coming from a sick person, but at times, we are all sick, including our relationships.  There are times when you need to back off the pressure of becoming the best couple you can be and just have some fun.  No deep conversations, no “what are we going to do about’s”, just fun. (more…)

3 Reasons Relationship Coaching Makes Your Life Better

3 Reasons Relationship Coaching makes your life better

Do you find yourself making the same mistakes and having the same arguments over and over in your relationship? Do you wish you had some clear answers on how to solve a recurring problem in your relationship/marriage?  Ever wonder if the advice you get from someone is really good or just what they would do?  If you have any of these questions, my new relationship coaching may be right for you. I know that relationship coaching makes your life better!

Relationship Coaching makes your life better

Coaching matters.

Sam Hill was the best coach I ever had.  The baseball teams he coached won a LOT.mpionships for 8 straight years.  I was lucky enough to be on 6 of those teams.  We went undefeated several of those championships.  I was never very good after those years and have come to realize, he made me the best I could ever be. (more…)

How Cancer Made My Marriage Better

and how you can improve your marriage as well.

How Cancer Made My Marriage Better

The phone rang in my office.  “Hi, Dr. Hattabaugh, this is Dr. Smith, your wife wanted me to call you.  It’s cancer.”

Cancer Made My Marriage Better

While we knew the lab results might tell us this, you are never quite ready for it.  No marriage is ever fully ready for this shot to the gut I felt when I found that out.  I was at a new job, and like most bad news I had trouble believing it.  But here is the weird thing – Cancer made my marriage better. (more…)