TIP OF THE DAY: Moments, Not Money
Todd Dewett | August 1, 2019
I understand money. You need it. Sometimes you have more than you need, and sometimes you have less than you need. I understand chasing it, though I’m always sad when I realize we are not chasing something far more important. Great moments. What gives you joy in your final days isn’t the size of your pile of money. It’s the wonderful moments. The time spent alone in nature, the great concert, dinner with friends, holidays with family, road trips, and amazing conversations. The time you helped your child learn to ride that bike. The time you took a risk and got the job. That phone call from your oldest friend. The positive moments we share alone and with those we love are healing and fulfilling like almost nothing else. Money is useful, but moments define a good life.
Here’s your call to action: You need to add creating great moments to your weekly schedule. You need to experience something good and uplifting at least every few days! A great chat with a close friend. Reading a chapter from your favorite book. A walk or hike at your favorite park. Now, start thinking about your loved ones. You’re not only supposed to give them guide and support them – you’re supposed to create a few great moments for them too.
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Great communication means connecting, not just getting your point across. In this short course, coach Todd Dewett outlines helpful techniques for forging those important connections that make it easier to come to work every day. He introduces the key “helping” behaviors, the importance of sharing the spotlight and finding mutual interests, and the good example that modeling professional behavior can have on the entire team dynamic.
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