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Invest in People

Teachers invest in people.  They help you learn to study, give you knowledge, impress on you the reasons and importance of why you need to study, they help you achieve goals, they make effort to help you learn.

Doctors invest in people.  They help you stay healthy, help you understand your body, they give you medicine to make you better, they monitor your progress, they want you to grow and enjoy life.

But teachers and doctors are not the only ones who can invest in people.  Each of us can.  Each of us have the same opportunity and ability to invest in others.  But do we?

I received communication from a client a few weeks ago via email after I had shared a blog that I thought the client would be interested in following:

Thank you so much for continuing to invest in me…. I rarely if ever see that!!! and I love it :) Please continue passing along things that you think can help me grow…

What does it take to invest in someone?

I believe it starts with a foundation of common interest about them and their lives.  It takes paying attention to what they are interested in or want to grow in.  It takes sharing and giving.  It takes courage.  It takes time.  It takes an honest attempt to help.  It takes being willing to give and not get anything in return.  It takes wanting them to succeed above all else.  Even before you succeed.

Does it take much?  No, it really doesn’t, but most people focus so much on what they get they don’t give.  They don’t focus on helping others succeed.  They don’t spend time knowing how to learn to grow others, time learning to learn them, time to give.  They don’t invest.  Even in the small things.

May I encourage you today, spend a little bit of time and invest in those around you!

Dilemmas with Friends on Social Media

Social Media is a great tool!  You can connect with people all over the world.  However, as with all tools, you have to ensure that you are using them to your best advantage. I get asked frequently how to handle “Friend Requests” on Facebook.  The friend terminology is sort of a loose term.  Friend onContinue Reading

How to Live Like You Mean It

We posted an image this week to inspire you to Live Like You Mean It! Are you just living your life day in and day out?  If you want to change and live life like you mean it, how do you do that? We gave it some thought and have a list of descriptions onContinue Reading

Live Like You Mean It!

Tests while on Vacation

As I mentioned in my post earlier this week, I had tests while I was on vacation as to how I would handle my commitment to unplug during my mixed business and vacation trip to Tennessee. The first test came my first day.  I was out by the pool and had been on Facebook, catchingContinue Reading

Social Media Questions

Facebook is a main form of Social Media interaction today.  Everyone uses it for a different platform.  Some people are out to vent about their day.  Some people check in at every spot they go.  Some people never post, never like, never comment, never share, never seem alive.  Some people even have a generic profileContinue Reading

Why Good Communication is Key

In order to be a great leader you must be a great communicator. The key to becoming a skillful communicator is rarely found in what has been taught in the world of education. From our earliest days in the classroom we are trained to focus on enunciation, vocabulary, presence, delivery, grammar, syntax and the like.Continue Reading

How do you help a Team Member that is Hurting?

Have you ever been in the position where you arrived at work to find a Team Member hurting? You can see it in their eyes, their body language, their expression, the mood displayed. How do you approach someone that is hurting to find out how you can help? How do you show you care withoutContinue Reading

Dealing with Change

Dealing with change? Ask the following questions: What can I learn from this? How can I improve? What do I want now? What actions do I need to take?

25 Random Facts about Me

In an attempt to let you learn more about me, I am doing a different type of post today.  This one is some facts about me. I am the oldest of 3 siblings, I have a brother and a sister. I graduated High School at 15 years of age. I absolutely love recharging by the poolContinue Reading