When you see something, don’t just say something, do something! Don’t just acknowledge good works, help them do more and do more yourself. When you can praise, praise and do more.
When we consider we think, we ponder, we evaluate. When we consider others we grow. When we consider others they grow. Consideration towards others is the ability to get out of your way. Consideration towards others is the action stepping outside of your own thoughts and putting the ideas, wants, and thoughts of others first.
Your reputation is what others think about you. Reputation is based on perception and can be changed instantly. Your character, on the other hand, cannot be manipulated. Your character is who you are deep down and not always a reflection of your reputation, for good or bad. Your character is the truth behind your actions.
Experience can reduce risk. Once you learn a lesson you can use that experience to prevent the same situation from happening again. When you have the experience you can be more trusted to make better decisions. Trusted experts are valued advisors because they can help reduce future risk.
Humans enable technology. Sometimes, people get it twisted. All this talk of technology enabling people is upside down. Without humans, technology would be anything, wouldn’t mean anything, couldn’t do anything. Humans enable technology, once we understand that, then true efficiency and optimizations can be found. Humans are the reason sales enablement, marketing automation, and manufacturing optimization etc. even work or have an impact. This partnership then allows humans to do more, to be more, to achieve more. The partnership must be accepted, but not skewed in favor of the wrong side. If technology becomes the ultimate reason, then we have all lost the vision. Software is, of course, eating the world, the world of anything that gets in the way of slow, outdated processes and systems. Humans though, enable that technology. The user experience is still the # 1 reason technology gets adopted and used properly. Better tools are magnified by better processes and humans using those tools the right way. The tools should allow humans to do their job easier with higher visibility, control, and accuracy. Technology driven by proper human interaction is what creates new efficiencies, not the other way around. Humans enable technology.
Systems are long-term. Short-term events do not mean anything, they can be one-offs, they do not predict the future. Multiple short-term events together create a system. Look for systems as the way the way to approach all decisions. Ask yourself: Am I looking at the system or the event? If you are event-driven, you will be wrong most of the time. If you are system-driven you will be right most of the time.
How you treat strangers shows what you are afraid of.
Are you afraid of success? Then you will shy away from the successful.
Are you afraid of pain? Then you will run from those with more power than you.
Are you afraid of being found out? Then you will hurt those who are honest and bring out the truth in you.
Are you afraid of hurting others? Then you will never connect with anyone.
Home is where you feel you have to go when everything around is failing. Home is where you feel you need to be when nothing else makes sense. Home is where you feel.
Titles are powerful. They are all glorified nicknames, yet all names are titles. Be careful who you label, as most people live up to their labels.
Everything important is timeless. If it ends, truly ends, then it is not important. Memories never end. Learning never ends. Focus on relationships that drive memories and learnings and you will never be wasting time.