Margaret’s Persuasion Coach Blog
I get most of my news from Axios and Poynter Institute newsletters. Axios' Finish Line is published late so we can end the day on a positive note. A recent Finish Line newsletter, "Why We Should Embrace Boredom," confirms ideas I've also gotten from other sources and...
We can all use some good news, not only these days, but every day. My offerings in this post include a number of uplifting general news stories as well as some good news of my own.
I lost a few nights sleep, over the deluge of bad news last week. Here’s how I cheered up by positive actions and reading good news.
I appreciate all of you who replied to my last post about an audiobook dilemma. Special thanks to Chris Rogers, the best writer I know and a voracious consumer of both fiction and nonfiction. Even after writing an extensive reply, she took the time to engage in a true conversation. Try this enjoyable exercise in true conversations.
A friend asked me to please make an audio version of my latest book. He has “long Covid” in the form of trouble reading text. Also, different people learn best in different ways. An audiobook would make all the difference for those who naturally learn well by listening but not by reading. Women Can Renew the World If…and So Can You, however, is not appropriate for those who like to listen to books while they’re doing something else, such as household chores, or worse, driving. I want your opinions and ideas please.
Here are some quotes that inspire me. I hope they will inspire, hearten or comfort you too. Learn where to put your energy, when to expand or narrow your thinking, and how to believe in yourself.
I have a handful of books I wish everyone could read. Recently, I added another book to that list, Instinct: How Our Biology Hijacks Our Happiness [and How to Fix It] by Rebecca Heiss, PhD. Long ago, I began to realize that human biological development has not kept pace with our social and technological developments. Our brains are hardwired to trigger behaviors that helped our species survive in the past, but can work against us these days.
My new book not only contains a lot of information related to the first half of the title, Women Can Renew the World If…, the whys, the hows, the meaning of the “If,” it also features info on the second half of the title …and So Can You, skills anyone of any gender can learn and use to help women renew the world.
At long last, my “pandemic project” is complete. The new book, Women Can Renew the World If… and So Can You is published and available on Amazon. Read about the book itself, my road to creating it, and what a self-development educator and author has to say about it.
Interesting quote from Alan Alda, “Listening is being able to be changed by the other person.” That quote might seem a little scary at gut level. Why? In these times of such extreme polarization, we might think that listening could mean we change into what the other person is or believing ideas that we currently consider abhorrent. Another reason involves our brain wiring, wiring that evolved for survival in prehistoric times but does not always serve us well these days. From my upcoming book, Women Can Renew the World If…and So Can You: