Be where you are.
Do you ever find when you are at work you are thinking about everything that you are missing at home and when you are at home, you are spending too much time thinking about work.
When you are on a date night with your honey, is your head where your heart is – or is your head full of other ‘things you should be doing?
When you are attending your kid’s activities, is just your body there?
We might think we are pulling one over on others, but I’m guessing we aren’t.
As we go through our day from task to task, it’s sometimes easy to forget that almost all of those responsibilities come with touch points with people.
Real, living, breathing people.
People with feelings and concerns and stories. Some of the stories we know but most, no matter how well we know the person, we do not. Each day is made up of many stories that shape who we are and how we show up in the world.
At momondays we are privileged to hear people share their stories with us. Through listening we are allowed a glimpse of their experience and their insight.
Everyday we have an opportunity, to use those touch points – driving your kids to an activity, greeting your significant other when they come in the door, dropping a file off at a colleague’s desk – to ‘touch’ them in a positive way.
It may be a high five, a lingering embrace (where appropriate!) or a genuine smile. It might be with someone you love or someone you will never see again, but if we all strive to make most of our touch points leave a positive impression, I think our world would be a nicer place.
It’s podcast time!
Laura Palumbo – the rock star vet says you can dream of success or you can create it. I know what I would rather do, how about you? Inspiring!
Barry Greenberg, author of 28 Secrets the Dog Knew, shares his insights that his problem solving, palliative care visiting dog taught him. Beautiful!
Enjoy our whole Your Life, Unlimited radio show (minus the commercials) here…
Stephanie Staples, CSP* is the author of When Enlightening Strikes – Creating a Mindset for Uncommon Success, an internationally acclaimed motivational speaker, and the recipient of the 2014 Manitoba Woman Entrepreneur Award for Contributions to Community. Stephanie empowers audiences & clients across North America to bring their ‘A’ game to work and to life. Stephanie has a special interest in working with and empowering nurses and healthcare providers. She happily calls Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada home. You can get loads of complimentary resources to help with issues such as work/life balance, wellness, stress management and happiness in general, as well as find out more information about her coaching and speaking services at http://www.YourLifeUnlimited.ca.
* Certified Speaking Professional (CSP), conferred by the National Speakers Association is the speaking profession’s international measure of professional platform proficiency. Less than 10 percent of speakers have earned this credential and are recognized as some of the best in their fields. Stephanie was one of only five professional speakers in Canada (and the only woman) to attain this designation in 2013.