Some days I can’t think of a single thing to write about. Not a one.
Today there are a thousand things racing through my brain and I am trying desperately to find a thread with which to weave them together such that they might actually connect to make a really good story to share with you…Something inspirational, perhaps. Maybe a “think-piece,” or at the very least a useful bit of content that might fuel your own inner fire on a cold November morn.
But I got nothin’.
The only thread I can find is this: “These are the (seemingly) random things that are on my mind.”
Is that enough to bind them together?!? It’s the only thing that they appear to have in common…
So I’m going to share them, trusting, as I do, that the very process of sharing them creates a thread that, even though I cannot see it as I sit to write in this moment, will create a little bit of magic somehow…
Random Thought Number One: Teenagers are weird. Wonderful at times, yes, but also just plain weird. Yesterday one of my girlfriends in the UK posted an “ad” on Facebook that read:
“Free to Good Home: Rude 17-year-old.
Key points to consider before agreeing to take him:
Needs to be financially sustained to a high amount;
Occasionally cracks a smile and is pleasant (this usually precedes the words “I need or can I have”);
Likes to sleep in bed for hours;
Has a hard life and I have no idea how that can be so.
- We acknowledged the plight(s) of our fellow human beings, not just nodding numbly as they shared their stories of hardship and woe, of terror and abuse, of sorrow and shame, but instead paused and took those stories into our own bones, acknowledging not just the person who is speaking to us, but the events that transpired that changed them forevermore;
- We acknowledged the successes and achievements of our fellow Earth-dwellers, not just tossing a “Oh, yeah, good job,” at them as we walk by, but instead pausing and looking them square in the eye: “I see you, friend. You’ve done well;”
- We acknowledged our own “suck-age” (as I like to call it), and didn’t try to pretend like everything in our lives was all champagne and roses, but instead vocalized our pain and our difficulties, shared them, and did so without self-judgement or shame;
- We acknowledged our own accomplishments, out loud and proud, and didn’t try to pretend like “it was nothing” or not worthy of praise, but instead vocalized our delight, shared it, and did so without self-judgement or shame?
What else could be possible if we acknowledged that acknowledgement itself was key?
Now that is the thought I shall ponder this day, and see just what magic it might bring…
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Rebecca Liston helps her clients predict, pivot, and compete in an increasingly complex global marketplace. Her clients quickly uncover the root of their challenges and know the actions to take to overcome them. A six-time nominee for the RBC Canadian Woman Entrepreneur Award, Rebecca combines business strategy with intuition, giving her clients the edge on forward-thinking, elegant answers to their most complicated problems. Her clients are entrepreneurs with CEO-mindsets and executives with entrepreneurial instincts. She is based in London, Ontario. What if you could get the answer to your biggest business challenge, in one sitting? Visit rebeccaliston.com to find out more.