An Ounce of Prevention… How to Keep Problems From Taking Over

Though it’s tough to admit, if we could take a step back and look at difficult situations we encounter, we would realize we are creating our own problems. “I knew that guy was unhappy, but I just didn’t want to deal with it. I had enough on my plate as it was. After all, it was clear to me that I was right. I just figured he would be able to sit down, think about it, and come to his senses. How wrong I was. He even went so far as to hire an attorney and declare war! A great deal of time, stress, and money later, he finally backed off, but the relationship was compromised and there was, of course, no apology. If only I had had a heart-to-heart conversation with him, the whole hassle might never have occurred”…

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When Relationships Get Tense – How to Handle Tough Times with Care

When Relationships Get Tense, by Michael MamasWhen feeling tension in a relationship, find a way to address it.

Trying to dance around or ignore a tense situation allows it to grow stronger over time.

Because addressing a tense situation can be uncomfortable, we tend to avoid it.

Timing is essential when you address a tense situation. Find the right time…

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In the Rhythm of Life, Timing is Everything

In the Rhythm of Life, Timing is Everything, by Michael MamasHuffingtonPost.com just published another one of my new articles. It begins:

“In planning our family vacation, my older daughter had her heart set on a particular schedule. Through a conversation with my wife and younger daughter, we felt the need to change the schedule a bit, but were concerned about how my older daughter would react. A little later when she came down for breakfast, I started to bring up the subject. My younger daughter immediately gave me a nudge and whispered, “Dad, not now.” I quickly recognized her wisdom and led the conversation in a different direction. The timing just wasn’t right…”

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7 Ways to Manage Adversarial Situations Wisely

7 Ways to Manage Adversarial Situations Wisely, by Michael MamasEntrepreneur.com just published one of my new articles.

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“Unless you’re some sort of unbelievable saint, if you’re in business, you will encounter adversarial situations and perhaps even adversaries. If you don’t manage these adversarial situations well, it will likely cause you many needless headaches as well as undermine your business or job”…

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Understanding People

Understanding People, by Michael MamasIt is not easy to understand another person. But if we observe their behavior, how they hold themselves, their demeanor, we can gain insight into what makes them tick.

The ability to take a step back and try to understand others is an important skill to develop in life.

Of course, remaining humble with our insights is an important part of the learning process.

The deeper you look, the better you see.

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Fathers

A father must understand that for the wife, the child/children come first.
As I have said, it is the role of the mother to hold the child and the role
of the father to hold the mother. It is not always so easy for the father.
But it is the way things are.

In this regard, men are babies, but have to stand up to the plate and be
men. For the wife as well as the husband, understanding life, ourselves,
and others is the key. Not judgement but understanding.

If you understand the movement of trees in the wind, cows with calves and
bulls in the pasture, and water flowing down a mountain stream, you
understand everything.

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Family Karma

It is commonly known that issues, traits and beliefs are passed on from parent to child through the generations. This is of course true for the simple reason that we are taught those attitudes while growing up.

What may not be so commonly known is that a great deal, perhaps the majority of such issues and traits, are the result of the tone, feeling, or energy of the mother while pregnant and while holding the child in the early preverbal stages. This induces a tonal quality into the child’s psyche and cells of the child’s body. In that way, the child grows into adult relationships and beliefs that mimic those of the mother, or primary care giver.

Then in adult life, the individual recreates those relationships with spouse and friends. For that reason, the life one creates for themselves offers a powerful gateway to understanding what was going on in the mother’s life and psyche in those very early years. Also, understanding what was going on in those early years sheds light on how and why we created the lives we did. One reason why children of the same mother may be very different emotionally and psychologically can be because the life and psychological state of the mother was different when each of her children was born.

As we evolve and work through our issues, these conditionings and biases are overcome, or at least our relationship with them becomes healthier as we see them as if more and more from a distance as opposed to being consumed by them.

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5 Ways to Communicate as Efficiently as a Computer

5 Ways to Communicate as Efficiently as a Computer, by Michael Mamas

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Entrepreneur.com just published another one of my articles:
5 Ways to Communicate as Efficiently as a Computer“.

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Also, my last Entrepreneur.com article (“5 Principles to Weather the Stormy Seas of Your Own Business”) was published on FoxNews.com.

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