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How can a guitar help you at work?

It seems crazy at first, but if you pluck a string on a guitar that is perfectly in tune with the string next to it, the string you didn’t touch will begin vibrating off of the one you did touch. This is a phenomenon known as the Law of Sympathetic vibrations.

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Did you know that a similar thing happens in human relationships? People are attracted to us or repelled from us by whether they are in sync with us. Although this might come from religious beliefs, political beliefs, or a general worldview, it is most noticeable in personalities.

Let’s say you are a griper, complainer, whiner, or angry person. Who wants to be around you? Those who tend to share those characteristics. Likewise, if someone doesn’t share those traits, chances are they find others with whom to spend their discretionary time.

If you’ve ever had to work with a chronic complainer who never has anything good to say about the boss or the organization, you know how trying that can be.

There is an old saying. “You can’t change the people around you, but you can change the people around you.”

If you are prone to negative words and behavior, why not make an effort to say only positive things. In almost anything you can find something good and positive to say.

Let me tell you what will happen. You will notice the crowd around you changing to those who are more positive – or at least want to be.

Well, that’s it for today.

If you need help with conflict or a speaker for your next virtual or live event, shoot me an email or call me. Let’s see if we can resolve the situation together.

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