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Study only with those with their information in order

My mentor said these same words over and over again: “Only study with those who have their information in order.”

Hmm.

He was trying to protect me from those who teach me things that didn’t work for them. And there’s many of those out there.

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Stop saying “But you said”

What one person says is often not what another person hears. Why is that? It’s because communication is challenging, and the communication from one person’s lips to somebody else’s brain rarely stays intact. One person can say one thing, and the other person listening can genuinely hear something else.

If you have six people all listening to the same person speaking, you’ll often have two or three different versions of what was heard. It’s important to become the person who says “what I heard was” instead of “what you said was.”

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The Sunset Rule

Do you ever get annoyed with other people?

Of course you do—especially with people that you work alongside.

Why? Because you all have to create outcomes together, and when something doesn’t go right, it often feels like you’re unsupported by others. Annoyance goes up, and people let you down. If you let that annoyance continue to build, it becomes a worse problem.

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How would your higher self handle this?

Maybe you already know the biggest problem that’s going to hit you today. When it does, have a conversation with yourself. How would my higher self handle this?

Let’s see. My higher self probably wouldn’t get explosive. My higher self probably wouldn’t start running for the hills. My higher self would probably say: “This will need some resourcefulness. I guess I’d better get my game on here, because I’m going to have to solve this.”

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Optimal functioning?

I grew up as a farm girl. I was all in for being a farm girl and did essentially everything my father did. I milked cows, made fences, plowed fields, bailed hay—anything he could do, I did too.

One of the things I learned is that when you “balance the ration” for a cow—code for deciding how much of which grains, legumes, and nutrients she received—it made a predictable and profound impact on optimizing her milk production. A little bit of supplemented selenium added to the ration would dramatically improve milk production by maybe 10 or 20 percent almost immediately.

A tweak of a pinch of selenium can make that big of a difference? It can indeed.

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