As we move into the New Year I can’t but help thinking that we all get bogged down along the way with too much clutter.
Clutter that distracts confuses and keeps us from what we really wanted to do and when we reflect we remind ourselves of all those resolutions we set ourselves and didn’t achieve.
So lets think of how we manage our very own hard drive in 2015.
- Lets keep in front and center – that which makes a real difference in our lives.
- Erase the remarks that people say to hurt us and drain our battery.
- Let’s not over sweat the small stuff, keep a clear picture of what’s important.
- Remember WHO and WHAT s important in our lives and take care of those things.
- Don’t fill our hard drive with STUFF that drains our time and energy.
- Recharge our hard drive by connecting with those who give us energy.
- Constantly refresh our hard drive for superior thinking and performance.
- Throw in the trash that which becomes redundant and obsolete.
- Constantly upgrade our hard drive through what we learn and what we experience.
- Remember what is in our hard drive determines the who the what and the how of ME.
Many conversations start with a question!
How are you? How have you been? What have you been up to? And so on.
How did you feel when you were asked the questions? Did you feel like Oh Jeeze no!
We have all been there particularly when things have not been going so well. We have all had those moments…some moments lasting longer than others..
How do those moments change us? Have we become more than one person?
Different with different people…
I come across many people who tell me they are different people when they are at home than when they are at work.
Its not surprising to hear this I hear you say. Many of us show up differently given different circumstances.
The problem is who are we really?
The Questions of Faith and Fear
How do we show up each day?
What do we want to show and importantly what do we want to hide?
What do we want people to think of us?
What are we afraid of if we really show who we are?
Scorecards are life cards!
The thing is from the moment we were born we had a scorecard…how heavy, how long. What color eyes…… and so on.
It continued through infancy through to schools and sports, what were we good at what did we suck at!!
Remember first impressions and lasting impressions?
Life is a scorecard and yet when we get to work we are often different, we give lesser of ourselves and to our co-workers in many cases much less and yet…..
Work and Life
Productivity -Be the best you can be
Attendance -Be punctual when meeting friends
Quality -Be present and attentive
Safety -Do no harm to others – build relationships
Discipline -Fairness and honesty – Always
You see the thing is that each defines you and they cannot be separated:
Are all ONE and the only thing you have to decide is whether faith of fear separates the REAL you from showing up.
HRMexplorer November 1st 2014
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Our town like many towns in America has a regular food truck coming to feed those that are less fortunate.
When it first started many people came shoving and barging each other, they wanted “their food”.
Often many came 8 hours early leaving their baskets at 6.00am and returning at 2.00pm when the truck doors opened.
Those early days were traumatic with folks yelling and shouting and fighting where people who came and stayed moved the baskets of other people down the line, of those who came put their baskets down and left.
Folks came and wanted food for “others” in the family. Leaving a line of potential folks with little as we counted them in.
Human selfishness was rank. Many do not have basic human relationship skills. All they have ever known is “take care of me…none else will”.
After a while and with “coaching” that the volunteers who show up every time don’t need to be dealing with this behavior an amazing thing happened.
They realized they were all the same; they came for food and the “line of waiting” created a line of very hungry people. Some waiting for many hours. They needed to act as one and appreciate what others did for them.
Miracles happen everywhere.
Today you will see people bringing what little food they have to pass around. Grills are lighted and folks help each other take the food to what vehicles some have. They bring warm clothes for those who have little to wear.
Today the community of giving and receiving are slowly becoming one.