Consider what you may learn, if you are open to being wrong.
My wonderful friend and amazing comedian, Big Daddy Tazz, posted this conversation he overheard the other day between a grandfather and his grandson.
Grandfather: “Rory you’re putting jam on the wrong side of the toast.”
Rory: “No I’m not”
Grandfather: “You’re putting jam on the side that has no butter and the butter is on the bottom.”
Rory: “I know but it’s better this way.”
Rory: “’Cause when you do it MY way your tongue gets the butter and the rest of your mouth gets the jam and when you chew it mixes together.”
The brilliant Grandfather, being open to a new way of seeing the world – er toast, takes a piece of his toast flips it over puts jam on the unbuttered side.
He chews and says, “I’ve been doing it wrong my whole life!”
One point for Grandfather – who knows that being right, doesn’t equal winning!
Generally, as humans, we like one person to be right and the other person to be wrong. If you are like most – you like to be the one that is right.
This week consider that there may be more than one right way to do something.
Yours might be right and it just may be one of many right ways.
Considering what you may learn, if you are open to being wrong, it’s just one more way you can live Your Life, Unlimited!
On this week’s Your Life, Unlimited radio show, we hail to the presidents! Brian Lowes, president of Mercedes-Benz Winnipeg & Stuart Burns, president of SpeedPro Canada – share some of the insights and habits that they employ to create a life of success and significance and to nurture a team that truly wants to follow them.
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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.