#JSM Thoughts & Quotes

Collection by Julie Stiles Mills

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Mindful Observations on Intentional Living, Career and Life Goals, Authentic Faith vs. Religion, Tolerance, Effective Communication, Encouragement and Inspirational/Motivational Quotes.

Julie Stiles Mills
  Broken People, Effective Communication, No Matter What, Yes, Inspire Me, Motivational Quotes, Thoughts, Inspiration, Biblical Inspiration

you inspire me. no matter what. - Pragmatic Compendium

you inspire me. no matter what. whether you recognize your actions on this list or whether I've missed noting them. you inspire me. because everyone is #justadifferentkindofbroken and even when we "miss the mark" God has been redeeming the failures of broken people since the beginning of time. including me.

  Engage In Conversation, Effective Communication, Life Goals, Opportunity, Motivational Quotes, Encouragement, Religion, Mindfulness, Faith

You forfeit your opportunity to influence when you refuse to engage in conversation with people you.

To the marginalized and silent You have something of value to contribute. Communication Methods, Effective Communication, Silent Majority, Christian Friends, Stream Of Consciousness, Coach Me, What To Make, Some Quotes, Call Her

To the marginalized and silent 99%: You have something of value to contribute. - Pragmatic Compendium

I can’t help people who don’t care that they use language as a weapon. I can help the people they hurt – to respond effectively, respectfully and empathetically.

Sometimes, even when it’s not your fault, it’s still your problem. Blame Quotes, Done Quotes, Complaining Quotes, Its All My Fault, Positive Quotes, Motivational Quotes, Search For Someone, Problem Quotes, Read More
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Sometimes, even when it’s not your fault, it’s still your problem. - Pragmatic Compendium

Some will step up, take ownership and work toward a solution. Some will complain and search for someone to blame. And when they’re done complaining about it and/or trying to find out who’s to blame, it will STILL be their problem. But then they’ll have less time to solve it. #ItIsWhatItIs so #NowWhat There will … Continue reading Sometimes, even when it’s not your fault, it’s still your problem.

Notice What Others Overlook and You’ll See Opportunities they Don’t. Team Motivation, Just For Today, Effective Communication, Pay Attention, Prompts, Opportunity, Motivational Quotes, Encouragement, Boss

If You Want to Recognize Opportunity, Pay Attention. - Pragmatic Compendium

Notice What Others Overlook and You’ll See Opportunities They Don’t. Seems simple. but you know as well as I do that people are oblivious most of the time. We walk around in a vacuum, navigating the smallest encounters on autopilot, looking at our phones instead of looking people in the eye and missing the sunset … Continue reading If You Want to Recognize Opportunity, Pay Attention.

When you are doing a job that you are overqualified for, it may seem like you don't need to work as hard to be half as good as everyone else involved. Talent Quotes, Work Ethic, Effective Communication, Daily Affirmations, Inspire Others, Everyone Else, Law Of Attraction, Work Hard, Motivational Quotes

Hard Work Beats Talent When Talent Doesn't Work Hard - Pragmatic Compendium

When you are doing a job that you are overqualified for, it may seem like you don't need to work as hard to be half as good as everyone else involved...

Sometimes, with people, you find what you look for. What if you questioned your assumptions? Don't miss a blessing in disguise because you've dismissed the possibility that God could use THAT person to speak into your life. Effective Communication, Unconditional Love, Humility, A Blessing, Read More, You Look, Work Hard, Motivational Quotes, Encouragement

you find what you look for. what are you missing?

What if you questioned your assumptions? What if you asked questions? And listened. It’s easier and faster to assume you’ve got someone figured out based on your first impression of them...It’s easier and faster to...But consider this. People take the faster, easier path when they encounter you. (click thru to read more)

How do you handle negative feedback? Do you feel guilt or repentance? Do you reACT? or reSPOND? Which leads to sustainable change and personal and professional growth? Negative Feedback, Self Destruction, Negative Self Talk, Effective Communication, Do You Feel, Look In The Mirror, Meant To Be, It Hurts, Motivational Quotes

Repentance vs. Guilt - Pragmatic Compendium

How do you handle negative feedback? Do you reACT? or reSPOND? Do you feel guilt or repentance? Which leads to sustainable change?

When Words and Actions Conflict, Actions Carry the Stronger Message. Do your words and actions conflict? Words And Actions Quotes, Wise Words, Gun Quotes, Life Quotes, Proactive Quotes, Action Quotes, Quotes To Live By, Quotations, Motivational Quotes
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When Words and Actions Conflict, Actions Carry the Stronger Message - Pragmatic Compendium

Do you have a friend who you KNOW differs from you with regard to faith, politics, relationships, social issues, etc? Is there a difference in how you relate to them one-on-one and how you express your opinion of the cultural sub-groups they fit into? Do you have a Christian friend and mock Christians as uneducated … Continue reading When Words and Actions Conflict, Actions Carry the Stronger Message are you duplicitous?

the unintentional message behind accepting the status quo. Status Quo, Learn A New Skill, Effective Communication, Life Goals, Feel Better, Patience, Motivational Quotes, Encouragement, Change

the unintentional message behind accepting the status quo. - Pragmatic Compendium

Telling someone who wants improve that they are "enough" is counter-productive. The goal isn't to make them feel better, it's to help them GET better.

problem solving and benchmarking. Looking For Someone, Effective Communication, Figure It Out, Get One, Problem Solving, Bulletin Boards, Something To Do, Motivational Quotes, Encouragement
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problem solving and benchmarking. - Pragmatic Compendium

When I'm facing a problem, I look for someone who has faced my exact same problem or one very similar to it...when I research, I get one of four results:

Seek developmental feedback by identifying qualified teachers & credible mentors and by evaluating their students. Know when you've outgrown your teacher. Criticism Quotes, Seek Me, Effective Communication, Your Teacher, Brave, Motivational Quotes, Encouragement, Faith, Thoughts

Looking for a Qualified Teacher or Credible Mentor? - Pragmatic Compendium

Seek developmental feedback by identifying qualified teachers & credible mentors and by evaluating their students. Know when you've outgrown your teacher.

You can learn a lot about and from others if you listen more than you talk. Next, listen. Ask God to. Qoutes, Life Quotes, Motivational Quotes, Inspirational Quotes, Scorpio Woman, Love Others, Effective Communication, People Quotes, Inspire Me

Memo to Me: Listen more than you talk. - Pragmatic Compendium

You can learn a lot about and from others if you listen more than you talk. If your goal is to #LoveGodLoveOthers, first pray. Next, listen. Ask God to...

it only hurts temporarily. Effective Communication, Its Okay, Life Goals, It Hurts, Motivational Quotes, Religion, Faith, Thoughts, Sayings
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it only hurts temporarily. - Pragmatic Compendium

Friend: “You overthink things.” Me: “You say that like it’s a bad thing.”