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WPDrama & The Four Agreements


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What "The Four Agreements" can teach us about avoiding drama in the WordPress community. 1) Be impeccable with your word; 2) Don't take anything personally; 3) Don't make assumptions; 4) Always do your best

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WPDrama & The Four Agreements

  1. 1. John Eckman • @jeckman • #wcus • W P D R A M A & T H E F O U R AG R E E M E N T S John Eckman • @jeckman • #wcus
  2. 2. John Eckman • @jeckman • #wcus • P R O - T I P : I F T H E P H R AS E “ S P I R I T UA L WA R R I O R ” B OT H E R S YO U, S K I P T H E F I R S T C H A P T E R
  3. 3. John Eckman • @jeckman • #wcus • 1 . B E I M P E C C A B L E W I T H YO U R WO R D
  4. 4. John Eckman • @jeckman • #wcus • • 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. 1 . B E I M P E C C A B L E W I T H YO U R WO R D
  5. 5. John Eckman • @jeckman • #wcus • 2 . D O N ’ T TA K E A N Y T H I N G P E R S O N A L LY
  6. 6. John Eckman • @jeckman • #wcus • • 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. 2 . D O N ’ T TA K E A N Y T H I N G P E R S O N A L LY
  7. 7. John Eckman • @jeckman • #wcus • 3 . D O N ’ T M A K E AS S U M P T I O N S
  8. 8. John Eckman • @jeckman • #wcus • • 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. 3 . D O N ’ T M A K E AS S U M P T I O N S
  9. 9. John Eckman • @jeckman • #wcus • 4 . A LWAYS D O YO U R B E S T
  10. 10. John Eckman • @jeckman • #wcus • • 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 4 . A LWAYS D O YO U R B E S T
  11. 11. John Eckman • @jeckman • #wcus • 1. Be impeccable with your word 2. Don’t take anything personally 3. Don’t make assumptions 4. Always do your best
  12. 12. John Eckman • @jeckman • #wcus • B O N U S AG R E E M E N T S • Be Skeptical but Learn to Listen. • Don’t take anything (especially yourself) too seriously. (Don’t be afraid to laugh, especially at yourself). • Don’t panic • You are not alone; it’s more fun with other people • Don’t feed the trolls
  13. 13. John Eckman • @jeckman • #wcus •