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Life Strategies by Phil McGraw


Phil McGraw offers the 10 "Laws of Life" and strategies to deal with them in his TV-trademark colloquial style. There is a grain of truth in all of them and most of them have been stated differently by others.


#1. You either get it, or you don't.
(Strategy : Become one of those who gets it.)
#2. You create your own experience.
(Strategy : Acknowledge and accept accountability in your life.)
#3. People do what works.
(Strategy : Identify the payoffs that drive your behavior and that of others.)
#4. You cannot change what you do not acknowledge.
(Strategy : Get real with yourself about your life and everybody in it.)
#5. Life rewards action.
(Strategy : Make careful decisions and then pull the trigger.)
#6. There is no reality; only perception.
(Strategy : Identify the filters through which you view the world.)
#7. Life is managed; it is not cured.
(Strategy : Learn to take charge of your life.)
#8. We teach people how to treat us.
(Strategy : Own, rather than complain, about how people treat you.)
#9. There is power in forgiveness.
(Strategy : Open your eyes to what anger and resentment are doing to you.)
#10. You have to name it before you can claim it.
(Strategy : Get clear about what you want and take your turn.)

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