095 The Secret of Socrates
Welcome to episode 095 of “Connie and Sheila Talk”.
Here are today’s show segments:
1) Famous Quotations
2) The Secret of Socrates- Great Professional Advice 25 Centuries Later!
3) Heart Topic: Things to Give Up, To Be Happy
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Segment 1 Famous Quotations
“The highest form of ignorance is when you reject something you don’t know anything about.” ~ Wayne Dyer
“By letting it go it all gets done. The world is won by those who let it go. But when you try and try…the world is beyond winning.” ~ Lao Tzu
Segment 2 The Secret of Socrates
Socrates, a great philosopher, lived 25 centuries ago, yet his wise teachings are still studied today.
The “Socratic Method” is a method based on getting a “yes” response from those we are talking to or dealing with, whether it is a business associate, client, tenant, boss, neighbor, family, etc…
Socrates would ask questions his “opponent” would have to agree with. He would continue asking questions that were certain to get a “yes” until everyone was in agreement.
This method requires one to park his/her ego at the door and think deeper rather than respond with emotion.
Today, we discuss this method and other helpful suggestions when:
- Dealing with disagreements that could turn into arguments
- Negotiating for something you want.
Segment 3 Heart Topic: Things to Give Up, To Be Happy
One of our friends posted this on her Facebook page last week: 15 Things To Give Up To Be Happy and she found this article at www.purposefairy.com
Here are a few of the ideas, but visit www.purposefairy.com for the complete list:
- Give up your need to always be right
- Give up your need for control
- Give up your limiting beliefs
- Give up the luxury of criticism
Our question this week is: How much does your life matter? We want you to know that YOU matter and living life fully is what our show is about today. Enjoy your day!
Until next week, Peace!
Connie and Sheila