Keith and Alex take the new DJI Inspire 1 out for a morning spin.
Win Win and friends went out to help clean up our Adopt A Highway on 4/30/16. We had a blast hanging out and restoring Arizona's natural beauty. We will be going again this October and we hope to see even more of you next time!
Arguments: it isn’t always about winning
By Keith Dorson, Win Win Fire Teams LLC.
According to an article on Arguments by University of Pittsburgh's website released in 2007, arguments are a learned art. It explains that there are four reasons for why they happen. Arguments happen to clarify ideas, explain or defend actions or beliefs, to solve problems or make judgments, and lastly, for the fun of it. Some arguments are strictly productive, in a calm reasonable setting, other arguments break out with complete strangers that never need to happen and never get anywhere. All quarrels happen for a different reason and have different results; there are a few tips and tricks to navigate your way around arguments so everyone leaves content with the results. Some arguments you need to avoid, some you need to stop, but most can end with both parties leaving in a win-win situation.
Every argument has a different purpose, not all of them need to happen in the first place. Avoiding arguments is a skill, of knowing when to bend and not break, when to listen, and when to speak up. Many people enjoy starting arguments for the sport of it, which can cause unnecessary stress for the person forced into the argument. Respectfully let the other person know that either you do not have time or do not care to debate right then. Simply telling someone no will typically stop them.
We cannot avoid arguments in our lives, no matter how much we would like to. Whether it is the same old argument with your uncle Phil who will not let an age-old debate die quietly (and who feels like bringing it up at every family gathering) or whether a stranger decided you need to believe their opinion, some arguments just happen. The most important step is to be polite so as to not fuel the issue. Letting the person aware that you both understand and appreciate their opinion can aid in beginning to stop the discussion.
There are a few simple ways to make sure no one gets hurt during an argument and everyone walks away with a win-win solution. The thing to remember is to separate the argument from the person. This may sound like an odd concept, but it helps stop pointless personal attacks and helps maintain relationships, no matter how the argument ends up. For example, saying I have no time for this, rather than you are wasting my time, helps shift the blame off the other person. Focus on the principle behind what they are saying, rather than the actual problem they are addressing right then. This takes creative problem solving to look deeper into someone’s reasoning, but it is necessary for making sure arguments go over smoothly and end with a clear decision in mind.
Although some arguments are necessary and some are even fun, if an argument gets out of hand it can be destructive. Knowing when to avoid them, when to stop them and how to end them beneficially are needed skills for maintaining relationships and for surviving awkward social conflicts. No matter how an argument goes, it is important to keep the goal in mind to help continue building relationships and not burn any metaphorical bridges.
Keith R. Dorson can be reached at 480-890-0100, or by email at email@example.com or visit www.winwinfireteams.com.
Keith takes off in his "Back To The Future" inspired Delorean drone for the first time! Check it out in action!
Do As The Roman's Do
They say Rome was not built in a day. The actual number of days was closer to 1,009,491(Geshner). This should not discourage today’s innovative minds. Much like the countless groups of workers who contributed their skills and labors to the construction of the great city, there is a team out there who can provide guidance and skills to those who seek to manifest their ideas into reality.
The Winning Team:
The first leap taken on the road of development is the scariest because it is the leap of faith. What if this person does not like my idea? Have I gone about this the wrong way? Will they laugh or criticize me? The answer is “No”. There is no such thing as a bad idea. The right team listens and understands your wants and needs. They begin to assemble their resources, pulling together the materials you’ll need to build your empire and turn your idea/concept in to a steady cash flow stream.
Slowly, a process is built and you see the blue prints unfold in front of you. There are obstacles and steps that will be undergone and slowly you see that the team will grow under you.
Counting the Days:
Although it may feel like it at times, your dream is not a million days away. Each stage has obstacles that need to be conquered from the patent office to the manufacturer agreements, from the attorney’s office to the store front. Soon the rewards become apparent. The patent gets approved, the prototype is built, the test group gives a positive review, and the dream slowly transforms in to a reality.
The American Dream:
Maurice Saatchi once said, “America was born out of a desire for self-determination, a longing for the human dignity that only independence can bring.” The Promethean mind is one that holds this desire and achieves said independence through innovation and creativity. Once your Rome is built, behold your city and reap the rewards which are produced: a sense of accomplishment, a reoccurring cash flow to sustain your lifestyle, and the human dignity.
Geshner, Natan. "How Many Days Did It Take to Build Rome?" - Quora. N.p., 2012. Web. 28 July 2015.
Author: Jordyn Woodard