When getting involved internationally, it’s so important to listen to others. Respect the person, the culture, and their local community. To do so is to honor the unique wisdom and presence they bring to the world.
Listening, and striving to understand other people, is the right thing to do. It will also open your business up to new opportunities. When you honor people and their local customs, they will want to work with you. And you will love working with them! Listening is mirrored in Respect, which is a type of “business bliss.”
A story I heard and found inspiring:
A famine was on in the land and a beggar on a street corner reached out to Tolstoy, who was passing by. Russia’s great man stopped, searched for a coin but found none. With genuine sorrow, he said: “Don’t be angry with me, my brother. I have nothing with me.”
The beggar’s face lit up as he replied, “But you called me brother–that is a great gift.”
“Swearing doesn’t make your argument valid; it just tells the other person you have lost your class and control.”
– Shannon L. Alder
When getting involved internationally, it’s so important to listen to others. Respect the person, the culture, and their local community. To do so is to honor the unique wisdom and presence they bring to the world. Continue reading
Pamela’s Favorite…Pamela Positive
“What’s Important To You Is Important To Me”
This is one of my favorite statements. It helps me understand and sincerely care about others. When we truly listen to our family, friends, partners, team mates, improv players, then we can really hear…what’s important. Continue reading
Please don’t take it for granted.
Anytime affection is shared, it’s such a blessing to you, to others and to the world. Cherish it, celebrate it!
It’s not a quick hug rushing out the door.
It’s taking 2 more seconds to say goodbye, look someone in the eyes, and give them a hug.
It’s not rushing in traffic to get your son’s baseball game
It’s being respectful on the way, and at the game.
Its not wolfing down your dinner.
Someone prepared this for you. And the earth gave you her fruits. Wow!
Celebrate All Affection. What a Life you will lead!