Recently on our great business trip adventure I was honored to meet Dr. Gary Chapman, marriage counselor and author of the #1 Best-seller “The Five Love Languages:The Secret to Love That Lasts.” Isn’t it amazing that I had to travel 1200 miles to meet someone who is located only 45 minutes from my home?
Upon being introduced to Dr. Chapman he immediately called me Sue and asked where I was from! When I said Greensboro, NC we could immediately relate as he is from Winston-Salem,NC. He left me with the feeling of being valued and appreciated! Then as he addressed the audience of thousands he made you feel that he was only speaking to you, and was able to engage everyone into his powerful message!
How does he do that? I was later to learn he has co-authored a book, “The 5 Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace,” with Dr. Paul White. After reading it I realized this is the key to doing business and living life; by not only knowing your “love language” and recognizing the language of the others you interact with, but also knowing really how to encourage and empower others by appreciating them in a way they understand you are “real” and “sincere.”
Do you know your “Love Language?” Can you see how that can relate to “appreciation in the workplace?” Just so you will know when we meet, or next time I see you mine is “Words of Affirmation!”
Have a great Thankful Thursday living the best version of you possible!
We are home from our 3300 mile “Road Trip”, a combination of vacation and work; and I am so grateful to one of the professionals represented here at “SSS”, Dr. Joey Faucette http://www.listentolife.org/3-strategies-to-avoid-vacation-anxiety-2/ for his great tips on how to avoid vacation anxiety.
I had a great time while away, and an even better time knowing I planned in advance how to make the transition back into my “real” world easier than it has ever been!
Before I always made sure my home and office were clean, and our work projects were on track, but this was the first time I was able to not envision the worst happening while I was gone, and also be prepared for things I might have to handle once we hit the door last night; by having my “re-entry” plan in place!
I also credit another one of our professionals, Barbara Hemphill,
http://www.barbarahemphill.com/ for her many tips on helping me have a better office organization and work flow, as well as the handling of my “personal” stuff during and after the trip!
With help from these two today I am being a positive, productive business owner, instead of “running around like a chicken with it’s head cut off!” We were prepared to meet with an unexpected guest today, and ready to host an event tonight at our FTC- (Falcone Training Center) as well!
Isn’t it time you decide to make some changes, even if you don’t have a vacation coming up soon? Living a positive, productive life is possible, and makes all those special times even more memorable and rewarding! I’m refreshed, renewed, and ready to work hard knowing I have better times ahead!
Enjoy your life, count it all joy, and live your dreams!