The habit of smiling increases our energy level, inspires others, connects, reduces stress, influences and invites others to connect with us.
Being a skeptic is a strength. We need skeptics on every team. But denial holds everyone back, especially ourselves.
When we can laugh at ourselves, it makes us real and keeps us grounded and humble — as leaders and team members.
Have you ever been in a stressful situation when someone said something funny or pointed out some funny aspect of the situation? It immediately lowers the stress in the room, helps people think more clearly and certainly connects us as humans.
This is extremely powerful when you do it as a team. You can see people emotionally change their mindset from “can’t” to “can.” From “have to” to “get to.” I’m sharing this story and this picture that impacted me so much to remind us that even on our worst days or weeks, there’s a window of opportunity in front of us if we look for it.
Here are three “truths” my parents shared with me over 40 years ago that still ring true today.
I turn 64 today! Yes, today is my birthday and as an introvert, I normally tell no one it’s my birthday. So odd how differently people react to this day. Many shout it out from the rooftops and we...