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Character of a Winner: Clean

Clean Keeping your body, home, car, and office clean is important to good physical and mental health, as well as to your overall productivity. Keeping your mind clean is also important for your spiritual health and relationships. Along with the 8 Tips to Get in Fighting Shape that I shared at the start of this […]

About Holly Jahangiri

Holly Jahangiri lives in Texas and claims to channel the spirits of Edgar Allan Poe, O. Henry and Erma Bombeck. She has known since fifth grade that she wanted to be a professional writer. Holly is a technical communicator whose imagination is allowed free rein in her short stories, children's books, and poetry. You can visit her personal blog, "It's All a Matter of Perspective," at http://jahangiri.us/new.

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Character of a Winner: Brave

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Franklin D. Roosevelt said, in his first inaugural address, “let me assert my firm belief that the only thing we have to fear is fear itself—nameless, unreasoning, unjustified terror which paralyzes needed efforts to convert retreat into advance.”  Remarkably, in 1933, at the worst of the economic depression, he went on to say, “Happiness lies […]

About Holly Jahangiri

Holly Jahangiri lives in Texas and claims to channel the spirits of Edgar Allan Poe, O. Henry and Erma Bombeck. She has known since fifth grade that she wanted to be a professional writer. Holly is a technical communicator whose imagination is allowed free rein in her short stories, children's books, and poetry. You can visit her personal blog, "It's All a Matter of Perspective," at http://jahangiri.us/new.

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Character of a Winner: Courteous and Obedient

Courteous Being a courteous young man, my son is quick to hold open the door for people. He’s loathe to give in to the gender bias he sees in such old-fashioned manners, so he’ll hold the door for everyone. I try to avoid taking him to the shopping mall during the holidays; we’ll never make […]

About Holly Jahangiri

Holly Jahangiri lives in Texas and claims to channel the spirits of Edgar Allan Poe, O. Henry and Erma Bombeck. She has known since fifth grade that she wanted to be a professional writer. Holly is a technical communicator whose imagination is allowed free rein in her short stories, children's books, and poetry. You can visit her personal blog, "It's All a Matter of Perspective," at http://jahangiri.us/new.

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Character of a Winner: Cheerful and Friendly

Cheerful My dad taught me, upon meeting people for the first time, to look them in the eye, smile, and give a firm handshake. Guy Kawasaki, in his book, Enchantment, talks about the importance of smiling – the kind of smile that comes from thinking pleasant thoughts and lights up a room with its sincerity. […]

About Holly Jahangiri

Holly Jahangiri lives in Texas and claims to channel the spirits of Edgar Allan Poe, O. Henry and Erma Bombeck. She has known since fifth grade that she wanted to be a professional writer. Holly is a technical communicator whose imagination is allowed free rein in her short stories, children's books, and poetry. You can visit her personal blog, "It's All a Matter of Perspective," at http://jahangiri.us/new.

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Character of a Winner: Trustworthy

“Trustworthy” is the first character attribute mandated by the Scout Law. Trust is the foundation of any solid relationship, be it business, marriage, or friendship. But why is trust so vitally important? My kids know that I don’t get really angry over much. But there’s one thing that infuriates me, and that’s lying. Lying, cheating, […]

About Holly Jahangiri

Holly Jahangiri lives in Texas and claims to channel the spirits of Edgar Allan Poe, O. Henry and Erma Bombeck. She has known since fifth grade that she wanted to be a professional writer. Holly is a technical communicator whose imagination is allowed free rein in her short stories, children's books, and poetry. You can visit her personal blog, "It's All a Matter of Perspective," at http://jahangiri.us/new.

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Character of a Winner: Loyal, Kind, and Helpful

Loyal Have you thought about the principles, people, and things you value most – your “core values”? Do those change with the wind, or do they remain pretty constant? People need to know that they can count on you – not only to be there for them when they need you, but to be who […]

About Holly Jahangiri

Holly Jahangiri lives in Texas and claims to channel the spirits of Edgar Allan Poe, O. Henry and Erma Bombeck. She has known since fifth grade that she wanted to be a professional writer. Holly is a technical communicator whose imagination is allowed free rein in her short stories, children's books, and poetry. You can visit her personal blog, "It's All a Matter of Perspective," at http://jahangiri.us/new.