Friday, March 25, 2011

Did you ever want to....

I'm a hard working person.  I do my best, respect the people I work for and with.  But seriously....did you ever want to just make ALL the decisions at your workplace just because you have no idea why some decision are made?  This week, I've had the overwhelming desire to just say, "HEY!  You're doing it wrong....let ME tell you what to do...."  But that never happens, does it?  And it's probably a good thing.  If I made all the decision in a week, by Friday I'd either lose my job or never want to question anyone ever again. Neither one of those is a good option.  Lead, follow or get out of the way was a slogan for a car company a few years back.  It's good advice if you can figure out which one of those things you should be doing.  Trouble is there are times for all three of them.  Here's our challenge...for a full week, write down every decision you question.  Then write down what decision you would have made.  A few months from now, get out the list and see where things stand.  Would you have made the right decision?  If not, it's time to figure out when to lead, follow or get out of the way.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

If you've ever wanted to do it....

We all have something we've always wanted to do.  You know, one of those once in a lifetime things.  Some of my friends want to sky dive...others, run a marathon....still others just dream of living on a beautiful beach.  One of the things I've always wanted to do was swim with dolphins.  I've always been fascinated by their intelligence and playfulness.  They turn me into a little kid.  So last spring, for my birthday, my husband arranged for me to swim with dolphins.  We were in Bermuda, and it was an experience I will never forget.  Dolphins are amazing.  I was giddy just getting in the water.  Then I got to play with them.  One splashed me, one let me tickle its nose, and one let me kiss him.  You should see the pictures.  The huge smile never left my face.   If you've wanted to do this, do it!  You will never forget the feeling.  I was in the water with them for an hour and it's one hour that will always stay with me.  What's that quote?  "People will forget what you said and forget what you did, but they'll never forget how you made them feel."  Well the same goes for dolphins...(and dogs  :) )...and whatever the "thing" is that you've always wanted to do.
So what is it you've always wanted to do?  What's stopping you?  If you've always wanted to do something, you  owe it to yourself to it!!  Tell me what you've always wanted to do....and what happened when you finally did it.  I bet I know the answer.