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6 Pictures That Show The Amazing Friendship Between A Dog And An Owl

6 Pictures That Show The Amazing Friendship Between A Dog And An Owl

Meet Ingo the shepherd and Poldi the tiny owl! These two creatures are very best friends. Don't believe me? Check out the photos below!

Who would have thought such different creatures would become such good friends? Tanja Brandt captured these two majestic creatures on camera, and boy are they cute! We could learn a little something from this sweet dog and adorable owl about how we could make more of an effort to be tolerant to those different from us.

Here are Ingo and Poldi hunting together. See how sneaky they are? They are the perfect team!

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    After a long day of hunting, they like to catch up together on some essential reading. Ingo collects trendy glasses for the occasion.

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      They also enjoy posing for the camera, clearly.

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        One thing this dog and owl have in common is a mutual hatred of thunderstorms. As you can see, they enjoy hiding together and cuddling.

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          Ingo and Poldi don't just enjoy hunting and reading! They have real jobs too, like delivering goods while wearing fashionable scarves!

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            At the end of a long day though, there's nothing they enjoy more than chilling out and enjoying a nice bath!

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              More of the Ingo's adventures on Brandt's website.

              Featured photo credit: Tanja Brandt via mnn.com

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              Last Updated on January 21, 2020

              How to Motivate People Around You and Inspire Them

              How to Motivate People Around You and Inspire Them

              If I was a super hero I’d want my super power to be the ability to motivate everyone around me. Think of how many problems you could solve just by being able to motivate people towards their goals. You wouldn’t be frustrated by lazy co-workers. You wouldn’t be mad at your partner for wasting the weekend in front of the TV. Also, the more people around you are motivated toward their dreams, the more you can capitalize off their successes.

              Being able to motivate people is key to your success at work, at home, and in the future because no one can achieve anything alone. We all need the help of others.

              So, how to motivate people? Here are 7 ways to motivate others even you can do.

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              1. Listen

              Most people start out trying to motivate someone by giving them a lengthy speech, but this rarely works because motivation has to start inside others. The best way to motivate others is to start by listening to what they want to do. Find out what the person’s goals and dreams are. If it’s something you want to encourage, then continue through these steps.

              2. Ask Open-Ended Questions

              Open-ended questions are the best way to figure out what someone’s dreams are. If you can’t think of anything to ask, start with, “What have you always wanted to do?”

              “Why do you want to do that?”

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              “What makes you so excited about it?”

              “How long has that been your dream?”

              You need this information the help you with the following steps.

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              3. Encourage

              This is the most important step, because starting a dream is scary. People are so scared they will fail or look stupid, many never try to reach their goals, so this is where you come in. You must encourage them. Say things like, “I think you will be great at that.” Better yet, say, “I think your skills in X will help you succeed.” For example if you have a friend who wants to own a pet store, say, “You are so great with animals, I think you will be excellent at running a pet store.”

              4. Ask About What the First Step Will Be

              After you’ve encouraged them, find how they will start. If they don’t know, you can make suggestions, but it’s better to let the person figure out the first step themselves so they can be committed to the process.

              5. Dream

              This is the most fun step, because you can dream about success. Say things like, “Wouldn’t it be cool if your business took off, and you didn’t have to work at that job you hate?” By allowing others to dream, you solidify the motivation in place and connect their dreams to a future reality.

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              6. Ask How You Can Help

              Most of the time, others won’t need anything from you, but it’s always good to offer. Just letting the person know you’re there will help motivate them to start. And, who knows, maybe your skills can help.

              7. Follow Up

              Periodically, over the course of the next year, ask them how their goal is going. This way you can find out what progress has been made. You may need to do the seven steps again, or they may need motivation in another area of their life.

              Final Thoughts

              By following these seven steps, you’ll be able to encourage the people around you to achieve their dreams and goals. In return, you’ll be more passionate about getting to your goals, you’ll be surrounded by successful people, and others will want to help you reach your dreams …

              Oh, and you’ll become a motivational super hero. Time to get a cape!

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