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T H E F O U R AG R E E M E N T S
& P R O F E S S I O N A L
S E RV I C E S
O R ...
T H E F O U R
AG R E E M E N T S
• Don Miguel Ruiz
• Best seller in 1997
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John Eckman • @jeckman • #wcme15
John Eckman • @jeckman • #wcme15 • 10up.com
– H A M L E T
“There is nothing either good or bad,
but thinking makes it so.”
John Eckman • @jeckman • #wcme15 • 10up.com
B E I M P E C C A B L E W I T H YO U R WO R D
• Speak with integrity
• Say onl...
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B E I M P E C C A B L E W I T H YO U R WO R D
https://www.flickr.com/photos/rk...
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B E I M P E C C A B L E W I T H YO U R WO R D
https://www.flickr.com/photos/ma...
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B E I M P E C C A B L E W I T H YO U R WO R D
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cri...
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- J E A N - PA U L S A R T R E
“Hell is other people.”
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D O N ’ T TA K E A N Y T H I N G
P E R S O N A L LY
• Nothing others do is bec...
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D O N ’ T TA K E A N Y T H I N G
P E R S O N A L LY
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D O N ’ T TA K E A N Y T H I N G
P E R S O N A L LY
https://
www.flickr.com/
p...
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D O N ’ T TA K E A N Y T H I N G
P E R S O N A L LY
John Eckman • @jeckman • #wcme15 • 10up.com
- B J Ö R K
“There is definitely definitely definitely no
logic to human behavior...
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D O N ’ T M A K E AS S U M P T I O N S
• Find the courage to ask questions and...
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D O N ’ T M A K E AS S U M P T I O N S
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D O N ’ T M A K E AS S U M P T I O N S
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D O N ’ T M A K E AS S U M P T I O N S
John Eckman • @jeckman • #wcme15 • 10up.com
- A N D R E W C A R N E G I E
“Do not look for approval except for the
conscio...
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A LWAYS D O YO U R B E S T
• Your best is going to change from
moment to momen...
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A LWAYS D O YO U R B E S T
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A LWAYS D O YO U R B E S T
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A LWAYS D O YO U R B E S T
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S U M M A RY
• Be impeccable with your word
• Don’t take anything personally
•...
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The Four Agreements and Professional Services

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Subtitle: Everything I Needed to Know About Consulting, I Learned in the Self-Help Aisle.

Though its "new age" spirituality language, may bother some readers, the core lessons of this best seller from the late nineties will serve you will if you deal with human beings as clients or colleagues, or frankly if you are one yourself.

From WordCamp Maine 2015

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The Four Agreements and Professional Services

  1. 1. John Eckman • @jeckman • #wcme15 • 10up.com T H E F O U R AG R E E M E N T S & P R O F E S S I O N A L S E RV I C E S O R , E V E RY T H I N G I N E E D E D TO K N OW A B O U T C O N S U LT I N G , I L E A R N E D I N T H E S E L F - H E L P A I S L E
  2. 2. T H E F O U R AG R E E M E N T S • Don Miguel Ruiz • Best seller in 1997
  3. 3. John Eckman • @jeckman • #wcme15 • 10up.com John Eckman • @jeckman • #wcme15
  4. 4. John Eckman • @jeckman • #wcme15 • 10up.com – H A M L E T “There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so.”
  5. 5. John Eckman • @jeckman • #wcme15 • 10up.com B E I M P E C C A B L E W I T H YO U R WO R D • Speak with integrity • Say only what you mean • Avoid using the word to speak against yourself, or to gossip about others. • Use the power of your word in the direction of truth and love.
  6. 6. John Eckman • @jeckman • #wcme15 • 10up.com B E I M P E C C A B L E W I T H YO U R WO R D https://www.flickr.com/photos/rk_photos/4914255517/
  7. 7. John Eckman • @jeckman • #wcme15 • 10up.com B E I M P E C C A B L E W I T H YO U R WO R D https://www.flickr.com/photos/mariozuccaillustration/ 449955740/
  8. 8. John Eckman • @jeckman • #wcme15 • 10up.com B E I M P E C C A B L E W I T H YO U R WO R D http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Criticism#/media/File:Julio_Ruelas_-_Criticism_-_Google_Art_Project.jpg
  9. 9. John Eckman • @jeckman • #wcme15 • 10up.com - J E A N - PA U L S A R T R E “Hell is other people.”
  10. 10. John Eckman • @jeckman • #wcme15 • 10up.com D O N ’ T TA K E A N Y T H I N G P E R S O N A L LY • Nothing others do is because of you. • What others say and do is a projection of their own reality, their own dream. • When you are immune to the opinions and actions of others, you won’t be the victim of needless suffering.
  11. 11. John Eckman • @jeckman • #wcme15 • 10up.com D O N ’ T TA K E A N Y T H I N G P E R S O N A L LY
  12. 12. John Eckman • @jeckman • #wcme15 • 10up.com D O N ’ T TA K E A N Y T H I N G P E R S O N A L LY https:// www.flickr.com/ photos/ kier14matrix/ 5432585148/
  13. 13. John Eckman • @jeckman • #wcme15 • 10up.com D O N ’ T TA K E A N Y T H I N G P E R S O N A L LY
  14. 14. John Eckman • @jeckman • #wcme15 • 10up.com - B J Ö R K “There is definitely definitely definitely no logic to human behavior . . .”
  15. 15. John Eckman • @jeckman • #wcme15 • 10up.com D O N ’ T M A K E AS S U M P T I O N S • Find the courage to ask questions and express what you really want. • Communicate with others as clearly as you can to avoid misunderstandings, sadness, and drama. • With just this one agreement, you can completely transform your life.
  16. 16. John Eckman • @jeckman • #wcme15 • 10up.com D O N ’ T M A K E AS S U M P T I O N S http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/7/77/Crystal_radio_advertisement.png
  17. 17. John Eckman • @jeckman • #wcme15 • 10up.com D O N ’ T M A K E AS S U M P T I O N S
  18. 18. John Eckman • @jeckman • #wcme15 • 10up.com D O N ’ T M A K E AS S U M P T I O N S
  19. 19. John Eckman • @jeckman • #wcme15 • 10up.com - A N D R E W C A R N E G I E “Do not look for approval except for the consciousness of doing your best”
  20. 20. John Eckman • @jeckman • #wcme15 • 10up.com A LWAYS D O YO U R B E S T • Your best is going to change from moment to moment; • It will be different when you healthy as opposed to sick • Under any circumstance, simply do your best, and you will avoid self-judgment, self-abuse, and regret
  21. 21. John Eckman • @jeckman • #wcme15 • 10up.com A LWAYS D O YO U R B E S T
  22. 22. John Eckman • @jeckman • #wcme15 • 10up.com A LWAYS D O YO U R B E S T
  23. 23. John Eckman • @jeckman • #wcme15 • 10up.com A LWAYS D O YO U R B E S T
  24. 24. John Eckman • @jeckman • #wcme15 • 10up.com S U M M A RY • Be impeccable with your word • Don’t take anything personally • Don’t make assumptions • Always do your best
  25. 25. John Eckman • @jeckman • #wcme15 • 10up.comJohn Eckman • @jeckman • #wcme15 • 10up.com

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