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Personal Success (The Brian Tracy Success Library) by Brian Tracy

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Communicate Positively and Expect the Best

HOW YOU communicate largely determines the quality of your life. In a study, senior executives were asked to name the most important skills in leadership and in business. Eighty-six percent said that the ability to communicate was the key skill, more important than all others.

This ability to communicate includes not only communication with others, but also how you communicate with yourself in terms of your inner dialogue and positive self-talk.

Your Explanatory Style

Fully 95 percent of your emotions are determined by your inner dialogue or “explanatory style.” When you explain things to yourself and others in a positive, constructive way, you remain calm, clear, and in control of the situation. ...

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