For anyone else who continues to learn
I spent the last 10 days in the Southwest. Some of it was working with a client in Houston, some was attending a seminar to continue my education in DISC and to meet other practitioners who use assessment tools. Some of it was visiting loved ones in Phoenix and Tucson, two places I lived at the very start of my career and for the duration of my brief marriage.
There was very little down time and very little time alone. So many of my observations occurred on long drives and flights when I was in the company of strangers, or with no one, no one who required engagement or anything from me.
I learned that I need reflective quiet time more than I thought and more than I use; and that would include my environment and surroundings. I learned that I am strongly influenced by that too: sight, sound, temperature, emotions.
I learned that I am more patient with people than I give myself credit for, especially when they’re students and struggling with their own self awareness and transformation. I learned that I am different with different people, and that each ‘way of being’ is authentic and appropriate.
I learned that I am not nearly as present and in the moment as I desire to be, and that I am saddened by loss and the passage of time that is unable to be revisited. And that would include the loosening of connections with people I love.
And I learned that I don’t tell the people that I love that I love them nearly enough.
I know this is a business blog and these are personal observations and things I don’t usually share. It’s a new year, let’s see what else we can change.
Now, go sell something.