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  1. Mandy Allen
    May 22, 2016 @ 5:24 pm

    Very sage advice, Barrie. Questions that prompt the other to look at a situation from a different angle is certainly one way to avoid an argument. And you are right, arguing will never help your business.

    enjoy the journey!

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  2. Dr. Erica Goodstone
    May 22, 2016 @ 6:10 pm

    Barrie,

    So important to ask questions instead of telling someone else what to think or what to do. sometimes we think we “know” without respecting the fact that the other person may also “know” something different. When we ask questions, we show respect and interest and concern for the other person.

    couples in long term relationships often forget to ask because they think they already know – or because they want to force the other person to comply.

    asking is always better.

    Thanks for a great post.

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    • Barrie Evans
      May 22, 2016 @ 10:48 pm

      We must never assume anything Erica. That’s where a lot of arguments actually start in my experience. Thanks for your input.

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  3. Kathryn Maclean
    May 22, 2016 @ 6:52 pm

    Hi Barrie,
    I liked that Dont argue ask questions
    How simple, and how effective that advise is.
    As you stated asking the questiion is not for you to hear the answer but for the other person to hear their own reply.

    Good article!

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    • Barrie Evans
      May 22, 2016 @ 10:46 pm

      Arguing serves no purpose. Thanks for your comment Kathryn. 😀

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  4. David Merrill
    May 23, 2016 @ 1:57 am

    Good points here, Barrie.

    When I do the customer service part of my business, I am especially aware of the need to focus on solutions to problems, dealing with situations. There’s never any point to arguing over ”whose fault” it is, or “why” such and such happened.

    Stay focused on making things right, and making everyone satisfied that the conversation was about problem solving, not proving who is right or who is wrong. Questions are always a great way to make that happen, and avoid conflict.

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  5. Paula
    May 24, 2016 @ 2:10 am

    Oh so wise Barrie. Arguing is often, but not always provoked by someone who is,pushing your buttons. And often all that happens is,you lock horns amd get stuck.
    Great article, thanks for sharing.

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  6. Chery Schmidt
    May 26, 2016 @ 4:35 am

    Hello Barrie! Yikes I hate to argue with anyone! Your advice it spot on, asking questions is the only way to get the answers you are looking for.
    Loved this post.
    Thanks for sharing
    Chery :))

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  7. Wall decor
    March 6, 2017 @ 2:07 pm

    Good points here, Barrie.
    When I do the customer service part of my business, I am especially aware of the need to focus on solutions to problems, dealing with situations. There’s never any point to arguing over ”whose fault” it is, or “why” such and such happened.

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