Thursday, September 29, 2011
The two people that answered the survey questions are very close to me and always tell me the truth, even if it hurts. I was not surprised that they felt I was empathetic, but needed to protect my heart from hurt more than I do now. Both evaluations proved to show that I have a balance, but need to have more confidence in myself.
The two insights I'd like to share are:
1. Be the lion in the mirror. Have the courage to speak to others, even if it makes you step out of your comfort zone.
2. Never become complacent just because you receive accolades from accomplishments. Look to the stars and, as the Buddha has said, "Be the light upon your own path." But as early childhood professionals, I will go a step further and say, be a light upon the path of the children and families you interact with. Communicate to the best of your ability. Find workshops that will enhance your skills. But love yourself enough to see your nobility in order to share it with others.
Thursday, September 22, 2011
I am fortunate to have a great relationship with the people I work with. We treat one another like family, which makes this blog simple for me to answer. My family, friends, and colleagues are great individuals . I don't believe I have a different way of communicating with one group versus the other. I think they have taught me valuable lessons with respect to effective communication because if I am not clear with a message I have sent, they very readily make it known and I correct my mistakes. These three groups are the reason I try to speak with confidence and clarity.
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
When I turned the volume up, I couldn't help but laugh because all of the humor was exactly the way I've witness people interact in office settings. It was pretty much the same with the volume off as it was on, because they were accurately portraying office life. The assumptions I made with the volume off were the same as when I turned the volume on. You saw the chemistry between the people in the office who had "office crushes" and those that were not getting along.
Off topic, this was a really funny show and i think I'll tuned in or maybe watch some old episodes.