I was involved with a man recently, and after a brief discussion, as I walked away, I was so aware of how pleasant, how grateful I was that we had a couple of moments together.
How aware I am, how some people make an effort to enrich your life, with a smile, a greeting or how well they are doing at that moment.
In contrast, as the old cliché goes, “He brightens up a room, when he leaves it.”
I think of an old and dear friend I was on a board with. I hadn’t seen him in years when I bumped into him, he wanted to share his inner most feeling of that particular group.
We had not talked at all for years, when we had a brief encounter, he lit into me. I didn’t respond, I smiled and said, “I haven’t seen you in a year and a half and you chastised and criticized me for ten minutes about the organization and how they treated an employee.”
I explained that I was no longer on their board, but, I was familiar with that experience with that particular employee.
I explained that I had no opinion on whether the supervisor was justified in correcting that employee or not.
The episode was over, in the past, why chastise a friend of 45 years because he was available, even though he was no longer involved.
What a reminder to treat others with love and dignity. If I must connect with someone, in my mind, make certain I have the authority, responsibility or if it fits into my job description. If not, best to let it go.
This need to catch a speaker, a clerk, a public figure doing something wrong; is best left unspoken! Rather than be a whiny, little rascal, it would be better to realize it is not against the law to have an unspoken thought.
Ralph Bruksos has spent a lifetime studying the impact of change on organizations and individual lives.
Prior to starting his current company, Ralph Bruksos rose from salesman to President of a multi-million dollar company with 23 branches in the United States and Canada. Ralph says, "Continue to change and grow, or go home, pull the drapes and wait for it to get late… it's our choice."
As a man who has climbed mountains, parachuted to overcome fear, captained a charter boat as an avocation, and who still runs marathons and triathlons, he lives his message. An inspiring, humorous and entertaining public speaker for over 30 years, Ralph Bruksos teaches audiences how to make change work for them in both their personal and professional lives.
His presentation, "Turning Change Into A Payday" is designed to inspire leadership, integrated teamwork and flexible thinking, critically important resources for an organization experiencing