I don't know why I woke up thinking about the word "respect" today...Or maybe it was yesterday's meeting with a business owner who habitually overloads his workday plan with tasks he can't reasonably complete...
If business isn't going well, if you're not meeting people who feel like kindred spirits, and/or your health is less than optimal, you might simply be in the wrong environment.
I was challenged last week to identify 2 business activities I would select if I could only work 10 hours a week (sound familiar?), with an instruction to assume that the finances would be fine and other business tasks would be handled by other people.
Two women, one whose heart was failing and the other with a brand new heart, were introduced by their transplant center, the Cleveland Clinic. Both experienced childhood cancer, both were treated and both survived. And, both found themselves dealing with the life-threatening, late effects of their respective treatments as adults.
As soon as we learn to speak, our "promise" training begins. Our hopes, our trust and our reliance on others are built on promises. What happens to you when an illness - or other unpredictable life-factor - makes it difficult to make promises and reliably keep them?
We are lousy celebrators. Driven to be productive during all working hours, most people find it hard to not work, even for a day. Here's what I think has happened. : we've been conditioned by the corporate paradigm to sit down at our desks (of wherever we work) for 6-9 hours, no matter what.
Picture a rubber band for a moment. With very little tension it sits there "doing nothing," lying on your desk somewhat formless and lifeless. At first glance, you might think it's not very useful in this state. However, I'd like to think that the rubber band at rest could be equated to the moments in our lives when we are...
Terri Williams has been living life and navigating the ins and outs of business, all the while dealing with fluctuating symptoms of multiple sclerosis. Find out how Terri learned about her illness, and how she has adjusted to some of the challenges with grace, accompanied by an underlying determination to live life to the fullest.