At work, we’ve been having conversations about diction and its associated impact. Most commonly, we’ve been discussing the use of the phrase “You guys” when addressing a group which contains at least one female. Some of the concerns are that the phrase may lead to feelings of exclusion or disrespect as only the male members are recognized and addressed; the female members are regarded almost as second-class citizens in this way. To respond to this problem, people have been working on diction awareness and word choice when communicating.
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Here are some highlights for leading into Week 33 🙂
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My apologies for my absence these past two weeks. Life took some turns which left me very emotionally, mentally, and physically drained.
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Here are some highlights for leading into Week 31 🙂
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Previously, I wrote about the benefits of writing things down. Today, I’m going to challenge and expand on that thought a little bit. To do so, I’m going to talk about big projects, complex ideas, abstract goals, etc.
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Here are some highlights for leading into Week 30 🙂
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I’m late again on posting my weekly blog post. I’m going to have to start writing these ahead of time because Friday isn’t always the best opportunity for me to make the time to write and post this up.
This weekend, I was out of town for a wedding. It was a good change of pace from my regular every day. I got the chance to recharge a bit while catching up with some friends who I don’t see nearly as much as I would like to. Today, I’m just going to share some of my reflections coming out of this weekend.
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Here are some highlights for leading into Week 29 🙂
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Your mind is for having ideas, not holding them.
Today I’m going to talk about something simple that can greatly impact your work and life: writing things down. It might sound lame, but hear me out. This isn’t merely about forgetting things (although, yes, writing things down will help fix the problem of your working memory as well). This is about starting to turn off your life’s autopilot.
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Every Monday, I’m going to post 10ish of the learnings I’ve picked up throughout the week in bullet point form. Hopefully they provide some value to start off your week 🙂
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