Pay attention to what’s happening next.
I was in the security line the other day, you know, where you put all your worldly possessions on trays? The man in front of me loaded his stuff into the trays and then took out two extra trays for the next person. In all my flying I have never seen (or done) that small act before.
What’s the big deal?
Well my observation was that this man was not so caught up in his own little world as the rest of us might be. He was paying attention to what was going on behind him, who was coming behind him, even though he didn’t know them.
Simple things like holding the door open for someone behind you and uh – gentlemen … putting the toilet seat down.
It’s not about those individual acts per se, it’s bigger than that.
It’s about being aware that behind you, after you, someone else is showing up and you can do little things to help them out and make their life easier without taking more than a tad of effort, thought, time from you.
Paying attention to what’s happening next, it’s just one more way to live Your Life, Unlimited!
This week on CJOB Radio…
Also on the show…
Tara Torchia-Wells – author of The Compression Garment Diaries, the book I felt it was a privilege to read. We talked about helping people we care about through illness, Tara says, “Whatever you think you should do – you should do that.” Great advice! Let’s stop second guessing and use do it! Tara can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.