By Alex Belz
Today Show: Dr Phil Life Code
Dr Phil McGraw has a new book out, Life Code: The New Rules for Winning in the Real World, and was on the Today Show to promote it. The book stresses the importance of taking responsibility for your own actions and behavior.
Today Show: Dr Phil Holidays with Family
Dr. Phil said that tensions run high during the holidays. He said his father used to say that the holidays are when people who don’t know each other well anymore are in too close a space for too long a time.
But although you might want to fight with your brother or mother at the holiday dinner table, Dr. Phil said the holidays are not the best time to fight. We have a choice whether to engage with the fight or avoid it.
“There are things we have to do in the real world if we want to win. One of them is knowing when to pick your battles,” he said.
Today Show: Dr Phil Playing the Game of Life
Dr. Phil said that it’s important to recognize that opportunities and life chances are ours for the taking and that we must seize them while we can.
He shared an anecdote about a woman who told him she was talking to her friend about a great job that came with a 25% salary increase and better hours. The friend applied for the job and got it. The woman felt like the friend had stolen it from her.
Dr. Phil said that we need to play the game of life well, otherwise opportunities like this will slip past us.
“Some people say, I don’t like playing games. Well guess what, life is a game and you’re already playing it,” he said.
Dr Phil: Protecting Our Children
Dr. Phil said that a lot of the time, we teach our children to mind adults and not to talk to strangers, but then send them off with camp leaders, scout masters and daycare workers we may not know very well.
He said that we have to teach our children to listen to their own voices, because they know what is right and wrong.
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