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Peace of Mind, Part IV

Posted on August 18, 2016 by Robert Ringer Comments (22)

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In this, the final installment of my four-part article on peace of mind, I’m going to share with you two anti-stress techniques that are especially important. In fact, I don’t believe it’s possible to achieve a low stress level and peace of mind without them.   Resist the temptation to try to make the world […]

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Peace of Mind, Part III

Posted on August 16, 2016 by Robert Ringer Comments (28)

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In Parts I and II of this article, I emphasized that stress is a self-imposed mental state.  In today’s Part III, I’m going to suggest some healthy thoughts that I believe can help you overcome a stressful mind-set.   Shake the habit of fretting and stewing about non-existent problems. It’s amazing how many people live […]

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Peace of Mind, Part II

Posted on August 13, 2016 by Robert Ringer Comments (16)

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The foundation for handling sadness and misfortune, and thus for leading a low-stress life, is what I like to refer to as “living right.” What I mean by this term is consistently being conscious of, and vigilant about, trying to make good choices. Please, no relativism copout here when it comes to deciding what “living […]

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Peace of Mind, Part I

Posted on August 11, 2016 by Robert Ringer Comments (32)

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Some months ago, following a keynote address I had given, a middle-aged lady approached me and asked if she could speak with me for a few minutes. I told her I’d be more than happy to speak with her, whereupon she began to share with me the difficulty she was experiencing in trying to cope […]

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Prerequisite to Loving Your Neighbor

Posted on August 4, 2016 by Robert Ringer Comments (35)

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Over the years, I’ve been fascinated by the lack of self-respect I have observed in so many people with whom I have dealt. It isn’t necessary for a person to tell me that he lacks self-respect. You can see it in his facial expressions and body language; you can hear it in his words and […]

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A Turn in the Road

Posted on June 25, 2016 by Robert Ringer Comments (49)

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I believe in free will and man’s capacity to rise above adversity. I believe in accountability. I believe in the basic virtues upon which Western civilization has been built. But I also believe that people sometimes take a wrong turn in the road — perhaps inadvertently or maybe as a result of an ill-advised, impulsive […]

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A Tsunami of B.S.

Posted on June 23, 2016 by Robert Ringer Comments (48)

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Are you ever irritated by what people say and do? By things you see and hear on television? By unpleasant situations you have to put up with on a daily basis? Guess what? You have lots of company. In fact, a number of books have been written on the subject. Two of my favorite examples […]

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Customer Service Is a Mindset

Posted on June 2, 2016 by Robert Ringer Comments (39)

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Some years ago, I was having lunch with a business associate at a fine restaurant. The food was superb, but when you pay eighty bucks for lunch for two people, you also expect great service. When the waitress brought our appetizers, I asked her to please give me some cracked pepper on my salad. Though […]

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Rules No. 1 & 2

Posted on May 23, 2016 by Robert Ringer Comments (15)

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In a radio interview some years ago, the host started out by asking me, “In order of importance, what would you say are the three most essential rules when it comes to making money?” Without hesitation, I blurted out: “Rule No. 1: Stay alive. Rule No. 2: Stay healthy. Rule No. 3: Stop losing money.” […]

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Mario and Me

Posted on May 12, 2016 by Robert Ringer Comments (20)

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Mario Puzo, who passed away in 1999, wrote a number of bestselling novels, including The Godfather, Fools Die, and The Last Don. What I especially liked about Puzo was his legendary tongue-in-cheek interviews. One of my favorite Puzo comments was when he warned aspiring scriptwriters that the only way to get a fair deal in […]

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