10 Good Communication Skills You Absolutely Must Know

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Every relationship you have is impacted by your ability — or inability — to communicate well.

Whether at work, in your love life, or with friends and family, good communication fosters better understanding, helps us resolve differences, promotes mutual trust and respect, and allows creative ideas to flourish.

Although communication seems fairly simple and straightforward, so much of our communication is misunderstood or misinterpreted. Of course, this can cause conflict and wounded feelings in personal and professional relationships.

Think about the times you’ve said something to your spouse or a friend, and your meaning was entirely misconstrued. Or consider an occasion when someone said something that hurt your feelings, only to learn later they had no idea how their words wounded you. In my own life, I’ve seen how the power of words can sow the seeds of trust and love — and how they can be divisive, hurtful, or misunderstood.

Learning effective communication is a skill set that should be part of every school curriculum, beginning in elementary school. Knowing these skills can make the difference in the quality of your personal relationships, your potential career success, and your own self-esteem and social confidence.

Here are 10 good communication skills you absolutely must know:

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feeling depressedThe recent suicide of comedian and actor Robin Williams has once again put the spotlight on the illness of depression.

Although there was an outpouring of kind words and sympathy for Robin Williams and his family, there were a few misguided voices suggesting his suicide was cowardly and selfish.

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happiness quotesAre you happy in this moment? Would you say you have a happy life?

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First, happiness is a state of being. It is… Continue Reading…

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Empath traitsHave you ever walked in a room and had a wave of negative energy wash over you?

Have you had a conversation with a stranger and could tell, without them saying a word about it, that they were deeply troubled or sad?

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Keystone Habits: 7 Small Changes That Create Big Results

Keystone habitsIf you could accomplish one big goal in the next year, what would it be?  What important aspirations do you have to improve your life, your career, or your health?

For me, it’s to write and publish several books on Kindle. Also, I’d like to lose some weight and increase my running speed and distance.

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The Ultimate List Of Habits: 175 Positive Actions For A Better You

list of habitsEvery day you make choices. Those choices create your thoughts and actions. Your thoughts and actions develop your habits. And your habits define your life.

If you examine many of the activities of your day, you’ll see they are actually good and bad habits you’ve developed over the years. Some of them were developed… Continue Reading…