“The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience.” ~ Eleanor Roosevelt (1884 – 1962)
Professionally, how are you living life? How are you “reaching out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experiences”? When you face a challenge on your journey to making an impact, where do you look for new sources of inspiration? Do you look to authors, writers, books, and colleagues around the world to provoke thoughts you might not have on your own? For me, sharing with others and reading stirs new conceptual approaches within my mind. Those new approaches take me out of the norm and challenge me to rethink current practices we partake in. This evaluation process helps me personally and us as an organization to continually improve the resources we provide others (“Can I Kiss You?” program, posters, books, DVDs, shirts, and much more).
Professionally, how do you “taste experience to the utmost”? Are you stepping out of your “silo” (office, comfort zone) every day and meeting new people? Are you reaching across the table to the people who may be considered your opponent and then working to build a new alliance with those individuals? Those are the kind of moments which provide you “tasteful experiences” you never forget on a professional level. Best of all, doing so makes you effective in reaching more people and thus results in long lasting impact!
Are you using our online Forums to create relationships with other professionals from around the country – getting you out of your “silo”? The online forms here on our website have been created for you to nurture professional relationships which are centered around sharing and helping each other. You will see they are brand new and so they are WIDE OPEN for you to fill with your questions and ideas. You never know how one moment of sharing may change another professional’s life. As an example of passionate people sharing, we will be posting an exciting story in the coming weeks of students coming together at a conference in 1991 and 18 years later seeing the difference those same individuals are making across the country today.
Share with us the books which have stirred your thoughts and provided you inspiration!