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Today is about being great! – 2014 Here I come!


2014-Numbers-free-Happy-2014-New-Year-Image-WallpaperAs we approach another year in our lives – 2014 it is always a time to reflect!

Reflection is good but who we are is defined by what we do today and tomorrow

AND not for ourselves but for what we do for others.

It is true OK and FINE is good enough for many people. It will not change the world though.

For many people OK and FINE keeps them where they are today and that for some is simply surviving.

The human soul endures much heartache.

So while we think about our resolutions and what 2014 are all about here are some thoughts.

  • Developing positive relationships every day develops positive heart connections
    • Do a kind act whenever you can
  • Nothing ever really happens without someone else
    • So thank them
  • It has never been about ME
    • Remember there are others too who got you where you are
  • Remember that if you are not about achieving GREAT
    • You will always give lesser than those around you deserve
  • Trusting to be different
    • Brings excitement and energy to all who know you
  • Faith overcomes fear
    • Know that going into the unknown is life

Let’s make 2014 a great year for someone else for when we can do that we know there was a purpose and know

when we did this we also achieved more than we thought for ourselves.

 

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Page by ‪Katherine Slattery – ‪2014-Numbers-free-Happy-2014-New-Year-Image- In the past year there have …‬

 

 

When character and courage leave the room


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In business and in life we often talk about leadership.

Here is the thing, we can talk as long as we want about leadership  but there are two things we all admire.

It does not matter whether it’s your neighbors or your co-workers; trust is built on two things – character and courage

Nobody wants to know someone who does not stand by them or talks behind their back or simply stands down when they are being torn apart by someone else.

No one wants neighbors who say they want to be neighborly and then serve you with papers over cocktails.

Leadership character and courage share the same room.

As John Lennon said

Being honest may not get you a lot of friends but it will always get you the right ones.

Where have all the values gone?


Idea adapted by HRMexplorer from where have all the flowers gone – words and music by Pete Seeger

 

I was mulling this thought over recently as I overheard a couple of friends talking about what was happening to them and their friends in the factory in which they worked, they were simply disillusioned, they had lost their jobs and their boss had gone on vacation!

I got to thinking that in a world where people need people more than at any time in history I started wondering how are we connecting, I mean really connecting with each other in the communities in which we live, play and work?

 

Seems like there is a problem going on when I see values floating by those that need to feel them!

Where have all the values gone, I mean would you really work for the CEOs who fly in on their Jets and then say, the factory’s got to go its costing us too much, but when quizzed they say their bonus is contractual.

Or would you rather work for the boss who goes undercover and cries with you and admits that they need to do more, and rallies everyone and proclaims together we will create something special. Together we will create the American Dream.

Where have all the Values gone seem like everyone picks them everyone, because it’s the right thing to say and do? And then chooses when and how to use them. When will they ever learn? When will they ever learn? ……..

That the shadow they cast is not special when it changes from halo to horrible from magical to mean. And that the shadow they cast melts into meaninglessness when it flutters in the wind and disappears like sand in the wind.

Where have all the values gone and when did we stop asking others what is important to them and caring and supporting them when we know.

Values without meaning have no character at all. Values without consistency simply does not get it!

So lets create the values-revolution! The charter that we must all adhere to:

  1. Get connected and stay connected with those around you- it makes a difference

(Michael Stallard)

  1. Support each other in three ways
    1. Relationships with others (engagement care)
    2. Relationships with your family (family care)
    3. Relationship with yourself (self care)

It’s all about relationships it always was after all relationships without values is like afternoon tea without lemon!

And remember to treat others how they want to be treated and that character is built through reversing the golden rule, not treating people how you want to be treated

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