2017, Inspiration, Life Lessons, My Journey

Take Time To Connect

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Today’s Thought: Take Time To Connect

We live at light speeds. The challenge is our connections are suffering. And connection is what turns strangers into friends, strengthens our family, builds our tribes and grows our businesses, and makes our world just bit more awesome.

Before you pitch your product, share your views, or bombard someone with your latest and greatest revelation, take a moment to connect to the person you are talking with.

Don’t be in a hurry to get what you want.

Make eye contact, shake the person’s hand, ask something about them. Genuinely be interested. Do something that lets them know you care about them not just what they can do for you.

This Holiday season you can make your world a little more awesome by taking time to connect. Connect before your share. It shows that you care.

2017, Inspiration, Life Lessons, My Journey

Wednesday’s Word: You Never Have To Force Yourself Into What Fits

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Frustration can be an indication that you are trying to fit in where you don’t belong.

Everything is new at first. There’s a warming up period to every new place. There’s a get-to-know-you phase with every new tribe. But sooner than later you should ‘settle in’ and feel like you fit.

If you feel like you just don’t fit in…you probably don’t.

If you find yourself frustrated because no one seems to listen to you or care about your opinion, don’t take it personally. Don’t keep wasting your time and energy. ‘Move on down, move on down, the road.’

Don’t force yourself to fit in; your gift works best when it’s celebrated not just tolerated.

You are too important to waste your time with people who don’t get you. Don’t be desperate to belong. Remember, you never have to force yourself into what fits.