Most people don't think about being responsible as an attitude. I think we either see it as someone is responsible or they aren't. They are being responsible in the moment or they aren't. It feels more binary. But what if you saw it as an attitude this week? A spirit to carry into your week? To be responsible is to have an obligation to do something, being the primary cause of something and so able to be blamed or credited for it. The word comes from the Latin respondere meaning respond, answer to, promise in return. Interesting huh? Let's unpack.
Do you know your neighbors? More often the answer is no these days. This also applies to your business neighbors. Do you know the people across the hall? Next door? Across the street? In your local Chamber of Commerce.
This week's attitude is to be friendly. Seems simple right? It means kind and pleasant. Friendly's roots are wrapped up in the concept "to love." So are you friendly? Maybe for some of you being kind and pleasant comes super easy. You were raised in a way that fostered this. Maybe you just made the decision to be that way. For others, it is a challenge. Their nature and nurture didn't reward those qualities. They might even see friendly as weak sometimes. Either way, being friendly is a simple attitude that can have great internal and external benefits.
If you have ever been in sales or have owned a company for more than 3 months you have probably heard the term "elevator pitch." It is basically the couple of sentences you would say if someone asked you what you do. Sounds easy right? Usually, it isn't. Boiling down what you do so a complete stranger will "get it" in just a couple of sentences can be a real challenge.
You really just need to include a couple key elements.
Opportunity, destiny, the Power of Attraction, there have been many topics over the last decade regarding things coming your way. So what do you do when it arrives? Let's explore the Art of Acceptance.
Acceptance is the action of consenting to receive or undertake something offered. There are a couple of powerful phrases buried in the concept of acceptance, consenting to receive and something offered. Let's unpack each.
How long has it been since you redesigned your site? I don't mean update. I mean when is the last time you took a good look at colors and navigation. At how your site functions on a phone, tablet, and desktop. In this post, I am not asking you to redesign your site, just explore it. Let's jump right to a few tools that might give you clarity.
Okay, you get an unexpected text. You swipe to see the message. It isn't good. Your client wants out of their contract. You have a rush of adrenaline and cortisol. Your mind races. You want to strangle them. You have put in so much work and now this. Who do they think they are? Don't they value all that you have done? What is this about? How will you make your next loan payment?