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Thursday, December 10, 2009

Don't Interrupt

"The person who says it can't be done should not interrupt the person doing it."
~Chinese Proverb

Today I invite you to embrace possibilities. We are rocketing toward the end of the year and the beginning of the next. While I do not subscribe to the concept of New Year's resolutions, many of you do. As you think about your year ahead, embrace the possibility that your wildest dreams will gain traction. At the very least, resolve to get out of the way of those who will be chasing their dreams with intention and action. And why not have one of those chasers be you?

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Intentional Kindness

“Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless.”
~Mother Teresa

It never ceases to amaze me that people continue to need to be reminded to be civil, kind and caring. But they do – which means you probably need this reminder too. Today, challenge yourself in every interaction to be intentionally kind. While interacting with your families – i.e. look in your son’s eyes and say “Have I told you lately how glad I am that you’re my son?” While ordering your coffee at Starbucks – i.e. let that woman ahead of you in line who seems to be in such a rush. While in a meeting with your subordinate, find something about their contribution to compliment them on. Try it – the effort takes almost no additional time or effort but the impact will be priceless.