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 By Lou Vickery    Lifestyles    May 16, 2019

The Sunshine Report

TONE OF VOICE Do you realize that every time we speak, we speak twice? I don’t mean that we speak with a “forked tongue.” What I mean is that the words that come out of our mouths convey our thoughts, while our tone of voice reflects our...

 

The Sunshine Report

I believe it is not all bad when beginning something new and different to use the performances of others as a means of measurement. Others in similar situations establish the ground rules. They provide a yardstick. But once we know the rules, we...

 

The Sunshine Report

You are in the midst of a crucial situation. Your heart begins to pound more than normal. Your palms become sweaty. A big lump hovers in your throat. It is “crunch time?” Are you ready to perform at a higher level? Why is it that the same...

 

The Sunshine Report

There is no stress in your life, is there? Okay, I know the answer. Not surprised by that answer, either. Much of our stress is a by-product of fear. Think about it. If we had no fears, we would have no need to stress about anything, would we? We...

 

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Follow these General Rules For Staying Focused: Concentration is a key factor in bringing a rational base to any important situations. The following are some general ground rules for you to think about if you need to work on improving your ability...

 

The Sunshine Report

Our character and reputation will make us… or break us -- in life. Character is what we are -- our private substance. Reputation is what others think we are – our public image. A reputation is a message about us that grows and travels by word of...

 

The Sunshine Report

When things are not going our way, isn’t there a tendency to “pass the buck?” I mean it is relative easy to blame someone or something else, when we come up short, isn’t it? You know where the first recorded incident of “passing the buck...

 

THE SUNSHINE REPORT

Let me recant the parable of Sadhu Sing, a Hindu convert to Christianity, who became a missionary to India. Late one afternoon, Sadhu and a monk were traveling on foot through the Himalayas. It was bitter cold, and night was approaching. The monk...

 

The Sunshine Report

I have learned a few things about being a parent via observation over the years. I believe it is worthy of spending some time on. May I begin by reminding those who have young children, they grow up only once. That’s the theme of the message that...

 

Today's Sunshine Report

Everybody can see the material success of an individual. But beneath it, and behind it, we often find the ashes created by the chasing of false dreams. “I’m doing it for my family’s future,” is the war cry. Eventually, the truth is there for...

 

Sunshine Report

One of my “careers” was short-lived. For four years, I worked as a stockbroker with Merrill Lynch in Dallas. The first six months, for the most part, was spent out of the office making calls to potential clients. The stock market at the time was...

 

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