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The Warrior in The Garden 4 Anatomy of a Choice by Alberto Mella There are very few that are not familiar with the story of David and Goliath. The story of the underdog against impossible odds. But what if I told you that the choices made by David were measured and backed by his knowledge and skill? That he knew from the moment the opportunity was presented to him that he was going to be victorious, would you still think him the underdog? In the movie “Indiana Jones; Raiders of the Lost Ark” there is a famous scene where Indiana...

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The Warrior in The Garden 3 The Skills of the Peaceful Warrior by Alberto Mella The skills of the peaceful warrior (TWG series 3) v.2 A lady walks into a restaurant for lunch and orders the soup of the day. After a few minutes, the server gracefully delivers the bowl of soup and summarily leaves. The lady stares at the soup for a few moments and calls the server over and this conversation ensues: -May I help you, Ma’am? -I need you to try the soup. -I beg your pardon? -The soup, I need you to try it. -Is there...

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3 Reasons for a Handwritten Note Are handwritten notes still a thing? In a technological world, where we are constantly bombarded by pop-up windows, instant messages, and never-ending emails, some people still take the time to send a handwritten note. Why in the world would you bother? Well, there are many reasons to do it, but here are a few reasons why: 1. It gives you time to disconnect from the overwhelming pace of electronic devices. Wouldn't it be nice to be able to disconnect from technology for a little bit and engage in an activity that will surely bring...

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Gentleman Tips by The Gentlemen's Brotherhood Now you can receive Gentleman Tips from The Gentlemen's Brotherhood (TGB), by asking Alexa during your Flash Briefing. You've met my friend Alexa, right? Alexa is the voice-activated digital assistant inside of Amazon's Echo. The Echo looks like a little tower Bluetooth speaker, but it is so much more than that. By using simple voice commands, you can search the web, listen to the latest news, and check the weather without lifting a finger. Needless to say, it has become one of the must-have pieces of technology in many households. On a recent article...

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"One of the most sincere forms of respect is actually listening to what another has to say." -Bryant H. McGill So many times when we are engaged in a conversation with another person, instead of listening attentively, we are thinking about what to say next. Taking the time to listen carefully when another person is speaking with you will not only show them how much you respect them but will also give you a chance to get to know them better and connect deeply. So try to remember this next time you are engaged in a conversation and you will...

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