Posts Tagged ‘surface’

Assume Nothing

Saturday, October 29th, 2016

Assume nothing when it comes to other people, situations, circumstances involving others, opportunities, business dealings etc.

You simply don’t have enough information to assume that you know everything there is to know when it involves anything or anyone outside yourself.

As a salesperson I have caught myself thinking that I can read my customers and almost to a one I am wrong.

You don’t know the back story about any person before you meet them. You don’t know the series of decisions they made before getting to the point where your paths crossed. You don’t know anything about them yet every day people assume a lot at surface level about others. When you first meet another individual all you’ve got to go on is the physical presence of the person standing before you–a visual.

Would you buy a house without going through the front door and walking around the perimeter?

Would you buy a new car without opening the door, sitting in the driver’s seat, putting the key in the ignition and going for a test drive?

A house and a car are two of the biggest purchases we make and if we do our due diligence we stand a much better chance of making a positive decision than if we don’t.

As a business owner, I conduct new employee interviews. The interviews I wonder most about are the ones I never have. The applicant doesn’t show up and they don’t call to tell me they are not going to show up. I end up wasting valuable and precious productive time on a person who must have assumed something about the outcome, their interest level, or the employer and didn’t want to bother.

In life the only time you can assume anything is when it directly relates to you and even then your decision is based only on your past actions and reactions.

When you assume you just may be missing out–on valuable learning experiences, wonderful people and fantastic opportunities.

On the house–Walking through the door is a must.

On the car–The test drive speaks volumes.

On the interview–You may surprise yourself.

Assume nothing.

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If You’re Looking for a Gem

Sunday, August 21st, 2016

No ContactIf you’re looking for a gem you’ll need to look below the surface.

They don’t just come right up to you tap on your shoulder and say–

I’m the greatest.

Most are not well polished and will not shout out their accomplishments or boast about how great they are.

Most gems don’t appear to be gems at all. They may in fact appear to be anything but a gem.

They will not invade your space or muscle their way in to a conversation. They are usually most concerned with your comfort and would not do anything to show disrespect toward others.

They may be reserved even somewhat shy but that reserved nature and shyness doesn’t define who they are. You haven’t even scratched the surface.

When you first meet one you may overlook them completely because you are looking beyond and over to get a glimpse at a shiny non gem.

That is such a mistake.

When you bypass a gem you may find something well polished but it is almost guaranteed that what you find is not a gem.

To find a gem you need to get relaxed comfortable and enjoying the moment.

Take a look around and then take another.

Be patient and observe. You may catch a glimpse and if you do congratulations.

Your life will be infinitely better for having met one and blessed if they happen to enter your life.

Failure is Not Our Enemy

Monday, August 17th, 2015

Failure is not our enemy, it is the stepping stone we must take to find success.

If you fall in the water after landing on failure get back up dripping wet and keep going.

Failure helps us find the next landing spot which might be more failure but it is likely that success is hidden just beneath the surface of that failure.

How will you ever find that precious gem called success if you don’t look inside?

Don’t run away from failure.

Sit with it for awhile.

Face it.

Look it straight in the eye.

Success is in there right beneath the surface you’ve just got to stick around long enough to see it.

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Success Hidden In Failure

Saturday, December 6th, 2014

Failure is not our enemy, it is the stepping stone we must take to find success.

If you fall in the water after landing on failure get back up dripping wet and keep going.

Failure helps us find the next landing spot which might be more failure but it is likely that success is hidden just beneath the surface inside that failure.

How will you ever find that precious gem called success if you don’t look inside?

Don’t run away from failure.

Sit with it for awhile.

Face it.

Look it straight in the eye.

Success is in there right beneath the surface you’ve just got to stick around long enough to see it.

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