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Support, not Solutions
When something is going wrong for someone.... we often start providing solutions, simply because we want to help them work things out.
However, what they may need and what may work best is our support, not our solutions.
That doesn't mean you can't help them. Ask questions that lead them towards a solution. Help them find their own solutions and they're more likely to apply those solutions and work things out.
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Support, not Solutions
When something is going wrong for someone.... we often start providing solutions, simply because we want to help them work things out.
However, what they may need and what may work best is our support, not our solutions.
That doesn't mean you can't help them. Ask questions that lead them towards a solution. Help them find their own solutions and they're more likely to apply those solutions and work things out.
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Start to Finish

Often we're able to accomplish a task better when we do it in small bits over time. It's when we have too many bits of unfinished tasks that our mind just starts to go into overload.

Whenever you can, try to finish what you start. Finishing tasks leaves you with a joy of accomplishment and peace of mind.

Go on, try it for a whole day. Finish a task before starting a new one and see how you feel at the end of the day.
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Devon and Somerset Trading Standards are warning residents to be aware of unscrupulous traders offering carpet cleaning services, following complaints from concerned consumers.

The traders, some of whom operate nationally, normally make initial contact by telephone, offering to clean carpets for a low or special price, often around £20 per room.

A card then arrives with a date for when the work will be carried out.

However, Trading Standards officers say that this just 'a foot in the door', and once in the house, the trader will say that they have found additional problems such as moth infestation, or suggest a more intensive cleaning at much higher price.

In some cases, these charges have been reported to have risen to as much as £4,000.

Devon and Somerset County Councils, which are responsible for the Trading Standards service, are concerned that the visits put unwanted pressure on householders, who may then agree to work that they do not really want.

Steve Gardiner of Devon and Somerset Trading Standards, says:

"Do not be tempted to agree to work offered through an unsolicited telephone call of this nature.

"Reputable traders should not give a price over the phone, without first carrying out an inspection.

"It's always a good idea to get two or three quotes for any work you intend to carry out to your property, including carpet cleaning, to ensure that any price you agree to is fair and reasonable.

"Use local firms with good reputations. Ask friends and family for recommendations, or use a Buy With Confidence member, which are trades audited by Trading Standards that have agreed to trade fairly and honestly."

To find a local business, visit the Buy With Confidence website www.buywithconfidence.gov.uk, or telephone 01823 357261 for a list of members.

For further pre-shopping advice, or to report a potential rogue trader, please contact the Citizen's Advice Consumer Helpline on 08454 04 05 06.



Read more: http://www.westerngazette.co.uk/SCAM-WARNING-Somerset-Trading-Standards-sounds/story-20692201-detail/story.html#ixzz2uGjZRgcO
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Devon and Somerset Trading Standards are warning residents to be aware of unscrupulous traders offering carpet cleaning services, following complaints from concerned consumers.

The traders, some of whom operate nationally, normally make initial contact by telephone, offering to clean carpets for a low or special price, often around £20 per room.

A card then arrives with a date for when the work will be carried out.

However, Trading Standards officers say that this just 'a foot in the door', and once in the house, the trader will say that they have found additional problems such as moth infestation, or suggest a more intensive cleaning at much higher price.

In some cases, these charges have been reported to have risen to as much as £4,000.

Devon and Somerset County Councils, which are responsible for the Trading Standards service, are concerned that the visits put unwanted pressure on householders, who may then agree to work that they do not really want.

Steve Gardiner of Devon and Somerset Trading Standards, says:

"Do not be tempted to agree to work offered through an unsolicited telephone call of this nature.

"Reputable traders should not give a price over the phone, without first carrying out an inspection.

"It's always a good idea to get two or three quotes for any work you intend to carry out to your property, including carpet cleaning, to ensure that any price you agree to is fair and reasonable.

"Use local firms with good reputations. Ask friends and family for recommendations, or use a Buy With Confidence member, which are trades audited by Trading Standards that have agreed to trade fairly and honestly."

To find a local business, visit the Buy With Confidence website www.buywithconfidence.gov.uk, or telephone 01823 357261 for a list of members.

For further pre-shopping advice, or to report a potential rogue trader, please contact the Citizen's Advice Consumer Helpline on 08454 04 05 06.



Read more: http://www.westerngazette.co.uk/SCAM-WARNING-Somerset-Trading-Standards-sounds/story-20692201-detail/story.html#ixzz2uGjZRgcO
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Devon and Somerset Trading Standards are warning residents to be aware of unscrupulous traders offering carpet cleaning services, following complaints from concerned consumers.

The traders, some of whom operate nationally, normally make initial contact by telephone, offering to clean carpets for a low or special price, often around £20 per room.

A card then arrives with a date for when the work will be carried out.

However, Trading Standards officers say that this just 'a foot in the door', and once in the house, the trader will say that they have found additional problems such as moth infestation, or suggest a more intensive cleaning at much higher price.

In some cases, these charges have been reported to have risen to as much as £4,000.

Devon and Somerset County Councils, which are responsible for the Trading Standards service, are concerned that the visits put unwanted pressure on householders, who may then agree to work that they do not really want.

Steve Gardiner of Devon and Somerset Trading Standards, says:

"Do not be tempted to agree to work offered through an unsolicited telephone call of this nature.

"Reputable traders should not give a price over the phone, without first carrying out an inspection.

"It's always a good idea to get two or three quotes for any work you intend to carry out to your property, including carpet cleaning, to ensure that any price you agree to is fair and reasonable.

"Use local firms with good reputations. Ask friends and family for recommendations, or use a Buy With Confidence member, which are trades audited by Trading Standards that have agreed to trade fairly and honestly."

To find a local business, visit the Buy With Confidence website www.buywithconfidence.gov.uk, or telephone 01823 357261 for a list of members.

For further pre-shopping advice, or to report a potential rogue trader, please contact the Citizen's Advice Consumer Helpline on 08454 04 05 06.



Read more: http://www.westerngazette.co.uk/SCAM-WARNING-Somerset-Trading-Standards-sounds/story-20692201-detail/story.html#ixzz2uGjZRgcO
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Devon and Somerset Trading Standards are warning residents to be aware of unscrupulous traders offering carpet cleaning services, following complaints from concerned consumers.

The traders, some of whom operate nationally, normally make initial contact by telephone, offering to clean carpets for a low or special price, often around £20 per room.

A card then arrives with a date for when the work will be carried out.

However, Trading Standards officers say that this just 'a foot in the door', and once in the house, the trader will say that they have found additional problems such as moth infestation, or suggest a more intensive cleaning at much higher price.

In some cases, these charges have been reported to have risen to as much as £4,000.

Devon and Somerset County Councils, which are responsible for the Trading Standards service, are concerned that the visits put unwanted pressure on householders, who may then agree to work that they do not really want.

Steve Gardiner of Devon and Somerset Trading Standards, says:

"Do not be tempted to agree to work offered through an unsolicited telephone call of this nature.

"Reputable traders should not give a price over the phone, without first carrying out an inspection.

"It's always a good idea to get two or three quotes for any work you intend to carry out to your property, including carpet cleaning, to ensure that any price you agree to is fair and reasonable.

"Use local firms with good reputations. Ask friends and family for recommendations, or use a Buy With Confidence member, which are trades audited by Trading Standards that have agreed to trade fairly and honestly."

To find a local business, visit the Buy With Confidence website www.buywithconfidence.gov.uk, or telephone 01823 357261 for a list of members.

For further pre-shopping advice, or to report a potential rogue trader, please contact the Citizen's Advice Consumer Helpline on 08454 04 05 06.



Read more: http://www.westerngazette.co.uk/SCAM-WARNING-Somerset-Trading-Standards-sounds/story-20692201-detail/story.html#ixzz2uGjZRgcO
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Listen and Silent

What is an anagram of listen? Silent.

Silence accentuates listening. When you listen, refrain from speaking and also still the noise in your mind.

Listen. Listen with an open mind and you'll hear the words. Listen with your heart and you'll understand what the words mean. Listen and you'll enrich what you have to say.
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